Monthly Archives: June 2019

The Risks of Driving with a Damaged Motor Mount

The Risks of Driving with a Damaged Motor Mount

Whether you prefer to call them motor mounts or engine mounts, these simple connections are among the most important in your vehicle. They are what hold the engine in place atop the chassis. They use a combination of metal connections and rubber seals/pads to hold things in place and minimize the vibrations as the engine runs. A car’s engine generates a ton of power and torque and that’s why it’s so important to have healthy motor mounts. Over time, the rubber seals will often crack or wear out, and this leads to big risks. If the engine starts to move around, even just slightly, it can lead to engine issues, chassis/frame damage and handling problems. To put it bluntly, it’s very unsafe to drive with a broken or weak engine mount. According to the Fairbanks auto repair specialists at Simard Automotive, there are a ... read more

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Are the Rough Alaskan Roads Damaging Your Suspension?

Are the Rough Alaskan Roads Damaging Your Suspension?

Alaska is a beautiful place to live, but the roads can be rough. During the summer months is when a lot of road construction is happening to repair damage from over the cold winter. It's a never-ending cycle that leads to a lot of unpleasant driving surfaces. Then, some older country roads are just challenging to begin with. Suspension Damage Unfortunately, driving on Alaska's often-rough roads can take its toll on your car or truck's suspension system. The shocks, struts, springs and hydraulic lines can undergo so much extra stress, which will make an already bumpy ride even bumpier. A bad suspension system is not only annoying. It can also lead to other mechanical problems in the vehicle, including damage to the brakes, tires, wheels, axles, differentials and even the transmission/drivetrain system. Suspension System Inspecti ... read more

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Fairbanks Customer Always Satisfied with Service at Simard Automotive

Fairbanks Customer Always Satisfied with Service at Simard Automotive

William has been to Simard Automotive many times in recent years. He knows he can trust this local auto repair shop with all types of maintenance and repairs for any vehicle he owns. Recently, William was nice enough to share his feedback about us in a Google review. "Have taken three different vehicles here for everything from installing a winterization kit to 15,000-mile services to oil changes," William writes. "I've been satisfied with the work every time." William feel confident when he takes his vehicles to Simard Automotive because we offer honest service and quality repairs. Whether he needs routine maintenance services, more significant automotive repairs or custom auto work, our team is always there to help with genuine advice and timely communication. It's very important that our ... read more

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Why Are You Getting Less Gas Mileage Than You Expect?

Why Are You Getting Less Gas Mileage Than You Expect?

Gas is getting more and more expensive. It doesn’t matter if you drive a big gas-guzzling truck or a fuel-efficient hybrid. You still want to save as much time and money at the pump as you can. If it seems like your vehicle isn’t getting the gas mileage it should, it could be a result of numerous different automotive issues. Here are 10 of the most common things that can affect your MPG according to the Fairbanks auto repair experts at Simard Automotive: 1. Fuel System Problems There may be an issue in your fuel system, whether it’s a dirty fuel filter, a clog or leak in one of the fuel lines or something else. Getting a professional fuel system service might be recommended. 2. Using the A/C Too Much If you really crank up the air conditioner all the time, you won’t get very good gas mileage. You may want to get you’re ... read more

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