Specialized Auto Repairs By Our Highly-Skilled Mechanics
The average car engine has thirty mechanical moving parts and up to one-hundred micro-processor controlled systems that govern everything from transmission shifts to ignition timing. Vehicles are packed with up to 100 million lines of computer code that mechanics have to be able to read, analyze and reprogram. Our staff are invested in ongoing professional development that gives METRO a leading edge in diagnostics. We are committed to constantly updating tools and training, which allows our mechanics to efficiently and accurately pinpoint evolving vehicle issues. Our expertise saves our customers both time and money.
Check out our list of engine and transmission services to find out how we can help you:
Clutch Repair in Fairbanks, AK
In a perfect world, no one would ever need to replace a clutch. Proper shifting technique limits wear on the pressure plate and disc. However, situations like getting stuck in the ditch, hauling water, snow machines, and boats on icy or muddy terrain---these driving routines inherent in the Alaska lifestyle, make clutch maintenance tricky. Hydraulic seal failure, master cylinder or slave cylinder wear, will all result in a clutch pedal that engages or disengages poorly. METRO offers regular inspections and adjustments that allow customers to get the most out of their clutch’s lifespan.
Clutch pedal hits floor
Clutch pedal disengages too high
Engine revs under load or going uphill
Burned rubber or dishsoap smell
Trouble shifting gears/li>
Car & Truck Engine Repair in Fairbanks, AK
At about 100,000 miles, most car and truck engines enter their first significant maintenance cycle. A renewal of major components is required in order for your vehicle to approach its second 100K miles. At METRO, we love keeping cars on the road and car payments out of your life. We can help to ensure that the second half of your car's life will be as trouble-free as the first.
Persistent check engine light (CEL)
Rough idle or uneven ignition
Stalling when braking or idling
Engine knocking or tapping noises
Sweet smelling or white exhaust
Car & Truck Exhaust Repair in Fairbanks, AK
The exhaust system in a car or truck is difficult to maintain in Fairbanks. Salt brine used on winter roads, combined with a constant freeze/thaw process, creates an accelerated decay of the metals used in exhaust pipes. Mufflers and catalytic converters can become blocked with metal debris. This leads to a myriad of engine performance issues that can masquerade as tuning problems.
Loud or percussive engine noise
Reduced fuel efficiency
Sulfur or rotten egg smell
Check engine light
Head Gasket Repair in Fairbanks, AK
We have repaired nearly 2000 Subaru head gaskets at our auto shop in Fairbanks. Between 90,000-120,000 miles, Subarus enter a standard maintenance interval which generally requires the replacement of the timing belt, water pump, and other wear parts on the motor. Let our expert team help you get another 100,00 miles out of your vehicle!
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Alaska is special and so are our maintenance intervals. Metro understands the unique challenges of maintaining a vehicle in Fairbanks and how they relate to timing belt replacements. Our team knows exactly when to replace a belt and which belts perform the best in sub-arctic environments. We even include water-pump and pulley replacement services to help you save time and money!
Learn more about timing belt replacement
Car and truck transmission maintenance is especially important in Alaska. Extreme temperature fluctuations degrade the lubricating properties of fluids, which leaves this major vehicle component vulnerable to wear and premature failure. The many electrical components present in both a transaxle and transfer case, respond uniquely to Alaska's climate. We make it our business to prevent repairs with specialized and proactive maintenance recommendations. When parts do fail, we make it our business to get you back on the road by replacing only what is worn.
Vehicle hesitates after shifting
Grinding between gears
Transmission fluid leaking or dirty
Smell of burned rubber/ceramic
Bitter smell of burned dish soap
Contact Metro Garage for Your Engine or Transmission Repair
In Fairbanks, most of us depend entirely on a car or truck to get around. Deferred maintenance is the number one reason for unexpected and often unnecessary repairs. Major maintenance intervals can be planned for and budgeted. It’s the surprise repair that breaks the bank.
At METRO, we have proven that regular maintenance, by a trained and caring mechanic, will keep you on the road in the most cost-effective and confident way. Our commitment to training, cutting edge equipment, and decades of gathered knowledge of vehicle behavior in the Fairbanks locale, sets us apart from the industry standard.
We are proud of what we do. Fair estimates, quick and respectful service, as well as solutions tailored to your budget and timeline make us what we are: your local, friendly engine and transmission experts.
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