Monthly Archives: October 2020

Toyota Owner Appreciates Professional and Timely Service at Simard Automotive

Toyota Owner Appreciates Professional and Timely Service at Simard Automotive

This is usually a busy time of year at Alaskan automotive shops as many customers are in the process of getting their vehicles winterized. Fairbanks winters come upon us quickly, so it's smart to take the necessary steps now before the cold weather gets much worse. Cathryn needed repairs done on her Toyota, but was having trouble making an appointment at other local auto shops that were all booked up with winterization customers. It wasn't until she called Simard Automotive that she found someone willing to take a look at her car in a timely manner. "I needed a repair on my Toyota just at the time of year when everyone is getting their cars winterized," Cathryn writes in her recent online review. "I called thr ... read more

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Why Your Transmission Needs to Be Serviced Periodically

Why Your Transmission Needs to Be Serviced Periodically

Your vehicle's transmission is one of its most important systems. It is literally what makes the vehicle move down the road as it transfers power from the engine and sends it out to the drive wheels. Just like you help take care of your engine with routine oil and oil filter changes, you will want to do the same for your transmission. What Does a Standard Transmission Service Include? A standard transmission service at Simard Automotive will include draining the old transmission fluid (also known as transmission oil or automatic transmission fluid—ATF) from the transmission pan, cleaning the pan, replacing the transmission filter and replacing the pan gasket if necessary. In some serious cases when the fluid is really bad, a full transmission fluid flush may be recommended. The process is actually pre ... read more

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Are Your Tires Ready for the Alaska Winter?

Are Your Tires Ready for the Alaska Winter?

We all know that the winter season comes up fast on us here in Alaska. It's getting colder by the day, and it won't be long before ice and snow are problems on the roads in and around Fairbanks. We all know how to adapt to bad weather driving around here, though. That's what being an Alaskan is all about! Now is the time to check your tires and make sure they are ready for the winter weather. Many local residents will change out to snow tires this time of year. Whenever you are ready to swap out your tires, bring your vehicle down to Simard Automotive and we'll get it taken care of for you. If you don't yet have snow tires or all-weather tires and are thinking about using them this season, let us know and we'll get you a great deal on a set. If you are using all-weather tires or just sticking with your usual tires through the winter season, you should be fine. They do a great job keeping the road ... read more

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Local Family Knows They Can Always Count on Simard Automotive

Local Family Knows They Can Always Count on Simard Automotive

Kris recently wrote an online review of Simard Automotive in Fairbanks, Alaska. His family has been coming to our shops for many years, and it was nice of him to share his feedback. "Great service and pleased with the quality of work they do!" Kris writes. "My entire family has been sending our automobiles to Simard for anytime we need a repair!" Kris reflects one of the core customer service principals that drives the entire team at Simard Automotive. Our goal is to create customers for life. To know that multiple generations of Kris' family know they can count on us to provide quality automotive services with a friendly approach is proof positive that we must be doing some things right. We want our customers to know they can always trust our service advisors to provide detailed information and ... read more

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