Monthly Archives: September 2017

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Alaska's Fall and Winter Seasons?

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Alaska's Fall and Winter Seasons?

Summer is officially over and fall is here. Another long Alaska winter is just around the corner, so it's time to make sure your car, truck or other vehicle is ready for the change in seasons. We'll have more rain, snow, colder temperatures and slicker roads. You want your vehicle performing well no matter what the weather brings, and you also want to stay safer as a driver. Now is the time to get ready. Bring you vehicle(s) into Simard Automotive in Fairbanks for the preventative maintenance and automotive repairs you need heading into the fall and winter months. Here are 10 of the most important maintenance steps you can take this time of year: 1. Oil Change Getting your oil changed every 3,000-5,000 miles is important no matter what the season. Sometimes, Alaska's harsh weather puts even more strain on your engine or you may have your car sitting around for longer periods of non-use. Kee ... read more

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Simard Automotive Employee Profile - Craig Malecki, Shop Foreman

Simard Automotive Employee Profile - Craig Malecki, Shop Foreman

Craig Malecki has been a vital part of the Simard Automotive team for the past three years. He has embraced his role as Shop Foreman, which is crucial to the success of the shop. He is essentially the glue that holds the repair facility together.  As Shop Foreman, Craig is responsible for managing the work flow of the auto repair shop. He is in regular communication with the Service Advisors upfront to prioritize the repair jobs and help keep everything organized. Then, he is overseeing the repair technicians to make sure they are doing the work that is assigned. It's an important leadership and organization role, and Craig is a natural fit in the position because he always keeps things running so smoothly. Craig is an automotive repair industry veteran, bringing over 15 years of experi ... read more

Learn More About the Simard Automotive Arctic Maintenance Schedule

Learn More About the Simard Automotive Arctic Maintenance Schedule

When you live in a place like Fairbanks or the surrounding Alaska communities, you can expect the environment to be quite a bit harsher on your car, truck or service vehicle. We have short summers and long winters with unpredictable weather and tough road conditions. You need good maintenance to keep your vehicle running great throughout it all, which is why you need Fairbanks' own Simard Automotive on your side. Simard Automotive has two auto shop locations in Fairbanks and we service all types of vehicles. We offer what we call the Arctic Maintenance Schedule, which is designed specifically for Alaska's unique driving conditions. Around here, regular factory recommended maintenance won't suffice. Your vehicle needs special care and attention throughout the year. The Simard Automotive Arctic ... read more

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Longtime Simard Automotive Customer Shares His Feedback

Longtime Simard Automotive Customer Shares His Feedback

Michael is a longtime customer of Simard Automotive. There is no other shop in Fairbanks he would rather take any of his vehicles to. He is such a happy customer that he recently shared his story on our website's Reviews page, the Simard Automotive Facebook page and on Google. "I really like that whatever I ask Simard to fix, it gets fixed," Michael says in his online reviews. "The biggest reason I take my vehicles here is because they are trustworthy." On a recent visit to Simard Automotive for preventative maintenance, one of our technicians noticed that one of Michael's brake lights was out. We recommended he have it replaced while at the shop. As long as we have the new bulb in stock, most brake lights are e ... read more

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