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3208 International St, Fairbanks, AK   |   907-455-7450

Good Vibrations? Not when they come from engine mounts.

When I drove a race car, I loved the experience of romping on the gas pedal and watching the 327 engine in my Camaro jump. So much power waiting for the race track when they dropped the green flag.  However, because this is not Ford VS. Ferrari, and I’m actually just a Fairbanks woman who […]

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CVT Transmission Services

Do you have a CVT Transmission in your vehicle? It seems like a new thing, these CVT, but they have been around for a long time! This Volvo 66 has one. If you don’t know whether or not your new ride has one, you should find out! These transmissions are notoriously finicky in subarctic climates […]

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Suspension is where it’s at for summer safety in Alaska

Springtime! So many of our clients will have canoes strapped to the rack of their Honda Element. The boxy SUV will be fairly smashed to the ground with camping gear. A road trip is usually on the docket for Memorial Day weekend, and you see these vehicles struggling happily for a summit, trailhead or river […]

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Subaru CVT Transmission Hack

Do you own a 2010-15 Subaru Legacy or Outback? This means you also own a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).  Subaru has issued vehicles with CVT transmissions extended warranties. One point five million vehicles are protected by Subaru’s additional coverage on a feature that has proven problematic in the following vehicles: 2010-15 Legacy and Outback; 2015 Legacy and Outback with […]

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Rust Is Not a Hidden Cost

Rust is costing us a fortune in Fairbanks.Listen to what our data says. It speaks loudly. We see customer cars an average of three times per year for regular maintenance and repairs. From the car you just drove off Kendall’s lot to the 200K-miles, loved-up commuter your high schooler is now driving, we have a […]

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Garage or Not

The WORST Thing for Your Car? A Heated Garage You may or may not have a garage, depending on where you fit into the Cycle of Life in Alaska. Maybe you just graduated to a gray-water system in your cabin. Maybe you even just got a washer so weekends are not spent at the laundromat. If […]

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Metropolitan Garage Series

Common Alaskan Automotive DIY Fails: Air Filter Installation We are handy in Fairbanks and we know it. And it’s not all ego. We have to be? Now, we don’t all live the dramatic lives of Alaska Reality TV. Almost a million people live in AK and yet THE MAJORITY of us live 20 minutes from a […]

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