Monthly Archives: June 2020

The 6 Most Common Cooling System Problems

The 6 Most Common Cooling System Problems

The cooling system is one of the most important systems in any vehicle on the road. It circulates fresh coolant from the radiator through the engine in order to keep it from overheating. If something is wrong with the cooling system, it will potentially lead to much bigger problems. Not only will the engine start to overheat, but internal components can fail and cause major damage.  It is best to deal with any cooling system issues before it wreaks havoc on your engine. Engines are not cheap to replace or repair, so you do not want to hold off on cooling system repairs for very long. Simard Automotive has identified the follow 6 things as the most common cooling system problems that drivers encounter. Let's take a look at each issue and how you want to deal with them. 1. Radiator Leaks Perhap ... read more

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Proud to Be a Part of the Fairbanks Community

Proud to Be a Part of the Fairbanks Community

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone across the globe. Though we've been fortunate to live in Alaska and away from a lot of the craziness, our community has still been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in various ways. We're proud to see the people of Fairbanks band together when it counts. Local BusinessSimard Automotive is a locally owned and family-operated business. This is our community and every one of our team members has strong connections to this area, whether they are lifelong residents or more recent transplants. We all know how Fairbanks can draw you in and make you feel at home. That's what this town is all about. Doing What's Right At Simard Automotive, we've been fortunate to keep both our shops open and running normally, even if we have to do some things a little differently to protect our staff and customers. People through ... read more

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Simard Automotive for the Win!

Simard Automotive for the Win!

Traci drives a 2015 Toyota RAV4. It's been a reliable vehicle for her over the years, but it had been having consistent brake issues for the past year. She took it to the dealer multiple times to get it fixed. Unfortunately, nothing they did seemed to resolve the brake problems. That's when Traci figured it was a good idea to shop around and get a different professional opinion. After doing her research on the best independent auto shops in Fairbanks, she decided to take her RAV4 to Simard Automotive. "Simard Automotive for the win!" Traci says in her recent online review. "After the Toyota dealer refused to consider a Toyota Technical Bulletin specifically for RAV4s, I called Simard Automotive. Service Advisor, Justin, listened to my concerns and fit me in within a few days of my call." Once the vehicle was in the ... read more

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Customer Stories

Use Your Senses to Detect Car Trouble

Use Your Senses to Detect Car Trouble

Obviously, when your check engine light comes on, you know you might have an automotive issue that requires professional attention. There are other very clear signs like flat tires, an overheating engine, a car that won't start, a transmission that won't shift into a certain gear, and more. When you experience these, there's no doubt you have a significant problem worth taking to a mechanic for a proper diagnosis and repairs. However, what about the little things that aren't quite as obvious? How can you detect minor issues before they develop into major automotive problems? Well, this is where you can lean on four of your five senses. We're talking about hearing, feeling, smelling and seeing. Taste shouldn't come into play, and please don't put any auto parts in your mouth for any reason! As for the other four senses, they can actually tell you a lot about t ... read more

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