Classic Chevy Owner Gets Repairs Done at Simard Automotive Before 3,500-Mile Drive

A Google reviewer by the initials of A.H. recently shared his feedback about his service experience at Simard Automotive in Fairbanks, Alaska. He needed a professional mechanic to completely go over his classic 1966 Chevrolet Carry All (what would now be called a Suburban) before taking it on a long drive back down to California. 

"Based on recommendations from local friends and a mechanic at another shop, I brought in my Chevy Carry All to get an inspection and tune up," A.H. writes in his Google review. "I was not disappointed. They did a great job going over my vehicle. They found issues we knew about and several we had overlooked."

When you need a thorough vehicle inspection in Fairbanks, look no further than Simard Automotive. We do many vehicle inspections, whether it's for DMV pre-registration, used car purchases or military changes of station. Our expert auto technicians can go through the vehicle from bumper to bumper and we'll provide you will a complete report of our findings. From major damage that requires immediate repairs to minor issues you should know about, our team will cover it all so you know exactly what kind of shape the vehicle is in.

In A.H.'s case, there were a number of things that we brought to his attention. Being a vehicle over 50 years old, there are bound to be some problems and then we had to work to track down replacement parts. Everything that needed to be done was taken care of, though, so A.H. was very happy with the results.

"In the end I had the front brakes done, several steering components replaced, four new shocks installed, front end alignment, full fluids change, lubrication of every grease point they could find and a full tune up," A.H. adds. "All the work was done well and as rapidly as parts for a 1966 could be found. As proof of the integrity of their work, I drove the Chevy straight out of Fairbanks, AK all the way home to Escondido, CA (3500 or so miles) without a single issue. I'll be glad to bring my vehicles back here every time we have need of quality repairs. Great staff, great shop."

Thank you, A.H. for trusting your classic Chevy to the Simard Automotive team and for sharing your story online. We're glad you made it all the way back to California safely and the Carry All is running better than ever. Any time you need automotive help here in Fairbanks, we'll be happy to serve you.

For anyone in the Fairbanks area in need of automotive repairs or maintenance—whether it's a classic car or a brand new vehicle—count on Simard Automotive. We have two locations in town, so you can call us today at (855) 690-0889 (Airport Shop on Aeronca Ave.) or (855) 639-5001 (Gaffney Road Shop). Or, you can book your appointment online for either shop location.

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