Spring is in the air and Alaska's short summer season is just around the corner. As the weather starts to warm up a little, it's important to get your vehicle ready. The cold winter months can take a toll on certain automotive systems and components, and summer driving will put different demands on the vehicle.
Simard Automotive is here to help with all your automotive repairs and preventative maintenance needs during the spring season. We can save you time, headaches and money by taking care of certain maintenance services now before any major problems develop.
Here are some recommended spring maintenance services to consider:
No matter what season you're in, it's important to get your oil changed as recommended by your vehicle manufacturer. Whether that's every 3,000, 5,000 or 10,000 miles, this is a vital preventative maintenance step to take. Even if you didn't drive your car much during the winter, it's still a good idea to get an oil change now.
Along with an oil change, you'll want to rotate your tires. This extends the lifespan of the tires and keeps the tread wear more even over time.
Bring your vehicle into Simard Automotive for a brake inspection and standard brake service to replace the brake pads, as well as inspect and clean all the various brake components that will keep you safe on the road.
Cooling System Inspection
The cooling system and radiator perform different, yet equally important, functions during cold winter months and warmer summer months. It's smart to get your cooling system inspected and possibly do a flush of the radiator coolant during this change of seasons.
Simard Automotive can perform a free wheel alignment check. If things are out of alignment, we can handle any repairs and adjustments that are needed.
Windshield Wiper Replacement
Odds are you gave your windshield wipers a good workout this winter. It's probably time to replace them.
Other Maintenance Services
Transmission service, air filter replacement, fuel system cleaning, exhaust system tune-up and air conditioner testing are some of the other preventative maintenance services you may want to consider this time of year.
Whatever auto repairs, inspections or maintenance services your vehicle needs, count on the automotive experts at Simard Automotive in Fairbanks, AK. Be sure and ask about our Arctic Maintenance Schedule and Million Mile Warranty programs designed especially for the Alaskan climate. Call us today at (855) 690-0889 (Aeronca Ave.) or (855) 639-5001. Or, schedule your next service appointment online.