Proper car maintenance will help a vehicle live longer, just as proper muscle maintenance will help you save a car from drowning. Be a hero with today's Groupon: for $34, you get a winterization inspection (a $49.95 value) and an oil change (up to a $54.95 value) at Simard Automotive in Fairbanks (up to a $104.90 total value).
Simard Automotive, recipient of this year's Readers' Choice award for best auto repair shop, staffs ASE-certified technicians who dole out maintenance and repair services to keep cars driving smoothly in all seasons. During the winterization inspection, the mechanics help vehicles gear up for cold weather by checking the pads and block heaters, coolant gradient, cords, and Christmas CDs. In addition, the car caretakers visually and olfactorily inspect belts, hoses, wiper blades, and tires. Following winterization, technicians perform a 30-point inspection along with a chassis lube and an oil change that includes a premium filter and up to 5 quarts of oil, then finish up the one-hour procedure by topping off fluids and conducting an advanced battery health test by poking it to see if it's alive.
Though Simard Automotive sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Smith and Broadmoor
5200 Aeronca Ave.
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709