Monthly Archives: October 2019

Customer Praises A++ Communication at Simard Automotive

Customer Praises A++ Communication at Simard Automotive

Jacqueline has an older car that has been through a lot. That's pretty common here in Alaska. It has been worked on quite a bit over the years and has kind of been "pieced together" as repairs have been needed. Yet, it's been a dependable vehicle for her. Unfortunately, it broke down recently and Jacqueline knew she had to turn to some local automotive experts to get the job done right. "A friend of mine recommended Simard and I have nothing but good things to say about them," Jacqueline says in her recent Google review. "They were prompt, courteous, helpful and above and beyond when it came to getting my car back on the road within my budget. It runs even better than it did before it broke down now and I am so grateful." Needless to say, there were quite a few issues with the car that were uncovered once the Simard Automotive technicians performed ... read more

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Why You Need to Get Your Brakes Checked

Why You Need to Get Your Brakes Checked

The Alaskan winter is just around the corner. This makes it a great time to take care of a number for key vehicle maintenance tasks. One of the most important is getting your brakes checked and serviced. For Fairbanks area residents, Simard Automotive is the local auto shop to turn to for all brake repairs and maintenance procedures. Brake Inspection It starts with a thorough inspection of the brake components. Sometimes, things just need to be cleaned as driving will kick up a lot of dirt and grease (and road salt in the snowy season). Keeping the brake parts clean will help keep them healthy and performing correctly. If any components need to be replaced, Simard Automotive will let you know. Brake Replacement Parts Generally, the brake pads are what will need to be replaced most often. They wear out quickly and often ... read more

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What it Means if Your Car is Leaking Radiator Coolant

What it Means if Your Car is Leaking Radiator Coolant

Your vehicle's cooling system is one of its most important systems. It is vital for keeping the engine from overheating when it is running at thousands of revolutions per minute (RPMs). The lifeblood of the cooling system is the radiator coolant (also known as radiator fluid or commonly referred to as antifreeze). It circulates from the radiator through all the key cooling components. If there is not enough fluid in the system or it is not recirculating properly, your car will likely overheat and that can lead to major engine damage. Coolant Leaks One of the best ways to tell if you might have a cooling system problem is to check for any coolant leaks. The radiator fluid is pretty easy to identify because it generally has a very bright yellow/green color ... read more

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Jeep Owner Turns to Simard Automotive for Vehicle Inspection and Repairs

Jeep Owner Turns to Simard Automotive for Vehicle Inspection and Repairs

Aloria was getting ready to move with her family's military change of station away from Fairbanks. However, she knew her Jeep was not fit to travel just yet. That's why she turned to the auto repair specialists at Simard Automotive's Airport shop on Aeronca Avenue to get it all fixed up and ready to ship. "Justin at the Airport location has had my full trust through this entire journey of getting my Jeep repaired," Aloria writes in her recent Google review. "He dealt with my warranty company on numerous occasions to make sure I was getting what I deserved from them." The first thing we did once the Jeep was in the Simard Automotive shop was to perform a thorough ... read more

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