Lonnie's truck had been sitting unused for almost a full year before he was able to afford repairs. Unfortunately, another shop fixed it before and apparently did a poor job. The transmission totally blew out a short time after the supposed repairs. This time, he knew not to trust anyone but Simard Automotive with the transmission replacement.
"I haven't had my truck since December due to the transmission going out after having someone else fix it," Lonnie says in his review on Google. "Not only did Brad [Davids] get me a new dealer transmission, but he also got everything needed for it, too—all OEM for a very reasonable price to me."
There are different options to consider when you have major transmission problems. It is one of your vehicle's most crucial components, and without it you won't be able to drive anywhere. Whenever there is internal damage within a transmission, it usually goes beyond just making minor repairs and replacing bad parts. In some cases, the transmission can be rebuilt and reinstalled. In others, the best recommendation is to replace it. Simard Automotive will always walk you through your options and help you find the best solutions.
Sometimes, we can track down a used transmission that fits your make and model. In Lonnie's case, we had to go directly to the manufacturer to find a new OEM (original equipment manufacturer) transmission for his truck. By having Simard Automotive do the work instead of the dealership, Lonnie was able to save roughly $4,000 on what he expected to pay for a new transmission installation.
"I was expecting to spend $12K for everything and it was under $8 to my happy surprise," adds Lonnie. "Everything works way better now then it did and that's all thanks to Brad and Vinny [at Simard Automotive]."
If you are experiencing transmission problems like Lonnie, bring your car or truck into Simard Automotive in Fairbanks. We'll get to the root of the problem and let you know your best options for repair, rebuild or replacement. We'll give you the information and insight you need to make sound decisions about your vehicle's transmission. Call Simard Automotive today at (855) 690-0889 (Aeronca Ave. shop) or (855) 639-5001 (Gaffney Rd. shop), or schedule your appointment online.