Monthly Archives: May 2018

Is It Time for an Air Conditioning Tune-Up?

Is It Time for an Air Conditioning Tune-Up?

Summer is just around the corner and we are all looking forward to long days and warmer temperatures in Alaska. It may have been awhile since the last time you used your vehicle's air conditioner to cool you down, so that makes this time of year an ideal time to get your A/C system tuned up. Don't wait until it gets too hot or stuffy. Bring your vehicle down to either of Simard Automotive's Fairbanks repair shop locations and we'll make sure your air conditioning system is working its best. Inspection, Testing and Repair The first step to any air conditioning tune-up is to review the system and certain key components. Our technicians can run specific tests focused on the air temperature, quality and consistency. If any one of those elements is off, we can then inspect further to uncov ... read more

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Volvo Owner Values "Professional" Service at Simard Automotive

Volvo Owner Values "Professional" Service at Simard Automotive

Keith owns an older Volvo car and was experiencing issues that other auto shops in Fairbanks were unable to diagnose. Ultimately, he brought his vehicle into Simard Automotive and was able to get things resolved properly. Keith recently took the time to share a review (along with a 5-star) rating on Google about his experience at our shop. "Simard Automotive is a top-notch shop," Keith writes. "I had multiple issues with my old Volvo and they were the only shop in town with the code reader to accurately diagnose the problems. All were true professionals and the customer service can't be beat." At Simard Automotive, we use the latest technology to assist our knowledgeable and professionally trained t ... read more

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Be Sure and Check Simard Automotive Out on Social Media!

Be Sure and Check Simard Automotive Out on Social Media!

Whether you are a longtime customer of Simard Automotive or just trying to do your research in order to decide on a Fairbanks auto repair shop you can trust, be sure and follow us on social media. We are regularly posting helpful tips and information that will help you as a vehicle owner. Plus, you can find out the latest shop news and read the most recent customer reviews that our posted. Of course, if you have been a Simard Automotive customer yourself, we encourage you to share your own review and rating on whichever site you like to use. Here are some of the places we can be found online: Facebook Check Simard Automotive out on Facebook. We actually have two different pages for our Aeronca Avenue shop and our ... read more

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Cooling System Repairs at Simard Automotive

Cooling System Repairs at Simard Automotive

When you really understand what is happening inside a standard combustion engine, it’s fascinating. Repeated, controlled explosions are happening every second and that’s what provides power to your car, truck or SUV. Needless to say, this process generates a lot of heat and therefore your vehicle needs a good cooling system. Without the cooling system working properly, your engine will overheat and ultimately fail. This can cost you thousands of dollars in engine repairs or a complete engine replacement if it is not dealt with early on. Some older cars and specialty vehicles may use an air-cooled system, but most will have a fluid-based cooling system. The key components of the traditional cooling system are the radiator, the radiator coolant (aka “antifreeze”), the water pump, the head gasket ... read more

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