Fairbanks Auto Repair

Yearly Archives: 2019

Antilock Brakes

Antilock Brakes We rely on our brakes to safely slow and stop our vehicles. You’ve probably had the experience where you’ve slammed on your brakes and started to skid. When your wheels are locked up, you are just sliding over the road. And if the road is wet or slick or covered with gravel – you really get out of control. Steering is next to impossible. That is why anti-lock brake systems (ABS) were invented: to help you maintain control in extreme stopping conditions. As mentioned, control is lost when your wheels lock up. ABS keep your brakes from locking – helping you stop while maintaining your ability to steer. Sensors on each wheel equipped with ABS monitor wheel spin and compare it with vehicle speed sensors. When you are pressing on the brakes, still traveling forward but your wheels are not turning, the ABS system steps in and modulates the brakes. They ABS quickly “pumps” the brakes, not allowing the wheels to lock up wh ... read more

5 Reasons To Keep Your Car Well-Maintained

Thanks for visiting The Front End Shop auto care blog. Today's post lists 5 important reasons FAIRBANKS drivers should follow recommended maintenance schedules. 1. Be Safe A well-maintained car doesn't put you and your passengers at unnecessary risk. Think brakes, headlamps, tires. 2. Get Better Fuel Economy Regular maintenance is an investment in optimum fuel economy. Inadequate tire pressure, a dirty fuel system and a clogged air filter are just a few things that reduce fuel economy. 3. Preserve Resale Value How many FAIRBANKS used car buyers will pay full Blue Book for a car with a filthy engine, clogged filters and bald tires? 4. Don't Void Your Warranty Your warranty claims may be denied if your service history doesn't fulfill the minimum requirements recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. 5. Save Money Regular maintenance reduces the chance of catastrophic failures and repa ... read more

Wheel Alignment In Fairbanks, AK

Wheel Alignment In Fairbanks, AK Fairbanks drivers ought to be concerned about wheel alignments for two primary reasons: safety and money. When your wheels are out of alignment, they can pull to one side, maybe pretty hard. A moment of inattention could put you into on-coming traffic or off the road. And a bad alignment will chew up your tires very quickly while driving on Alaska roads and surface streets. We had one guy last summer at The Front End Shop who said his vehicle wheels were a little out of alignment before a family vacation, but he didn't think it was that bad so he didn't take care of it before he left. A couple days and a lot of highway driving later, his front tires were worn down to the cords. He had to take a half day out of his fishing vacation to get to town and find a tire center to replace his worn tires. All f ... read more

Diagnostic Service

Diagnostic Service Jan 26th, 2019 Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course, you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doctor will have to examine you, ask some questions and probably run some tests before she can tell you what’s wrong and give you treatment options. This same scenario plays every day at auto repair facilities in Alaska. When the cause of the concern isn’t obvious, the vehicle will need to undergo a diagnostic process. The typical vehicle has about 30,000 parts, including several networked computers and miles/kilometers of wiring. Finding exactly what is wrong can be very complicated and take some time. The most experienced technicians at The Front End Shop are the ones who tackle the difficu ... read more

What Customers Like About Us At The Front End Shop

What Customers Like About Us At The Front End Shop January 15, 2019 At The Front End Shop in Fairbanks, a big part of the service we provide for our customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions. Even though we try to be proactive in our education, we sometimes get busy fixing cars and need a reminder. Please, just ask. We've found our customers like the service reminders. This is especially true of our returning customers. They've grown to trust that our recommendations are based on the vehicle manufacturer's published maintenance schedules and that we're not just pulling them out of the air. We know that you live a busy life in Fairbanks with a lot more to think about than wondering if it's time to replace your PCV valve. Part of our process when you come in to The Fro ... read more

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