The challenges of offering Wasilla auto repair services are extremely rewarding. I help Wasilla's car owner keep their cars on the road longer and at a better price, while offering industry leading customer service.
I got my first dirt bike when I was 13 years old. When it broke, I took it apart and sent the motor out of state.
My neighbor told my parents, “That's a shame you spent all this money on a bike and it's in a box. He's never going to ride that again."
Within the week, that dirt bike was out of that box and back on the trails. I always had a knack machines and repair. It pushed me to pursue automotive shop in high school. Now I find myself offering the best auto repair in Wasilla.
10 Years Later
Fast-forward 10 years, when my friend and I moved from Colorado to Alaska on a whim. We rented a house and found jobs. I worked for a roofing company and I liked the exercise, working hard outdoors, but on the 15-below days I thought about finding something else to do.
I wanted something more long term, stable, not weather dependent.
I enrolled in UAA's GM ASEP classes and in no time at all graduated with an Associates of Applied Science in Automotive Technology.
Over the next several years I found myself working at a couple of different dealerships doing auto repair, before moving into an independent shop where I grew my skills working on most makes and models.
Now I offer My Services Direct to you
It has always been my passion to work for myself and own my own business. With the support of my family, friends and this wonderful community I have found the opportunity to make Peak Automotive happen and offer the best auto repair in Wasilla.
To keep running smoothly, your car needs oil, and oil filters. Oil helps in lubricating, cooling, and cleaning the internal engine components. Over time, oil becomes contaminated and breaks down. Your car needs an oil and filter change at regular intervals (check your car's manual). When it is time for a lube, bring your car in to Peak Auto.
Driving on tires that are too old, improperly inflated, out of balance, or not suited to weather conditions can be dangerous and can jeopardize your safety. Tires are designed with a very specific specifications in mind. Using them improperly can have sudden and catastrophic consequences.
Tires are expensive and we take any opportunity we can to repair them safely, this not only saves you money but keeps you safe on the road as well.
Small punctures can often be plugged and patched (it should always be both!) but sometimes there is just nothing we (or anyone) can do to save the tire.
If the hole is on the edge of the tire (outside the tread) it's probably unsafe to repair. The same goes for a tire that's been driven on while flat. In this case the sidewall has become weakened and the tire is no longer safe, and is not repairable either.
As time goes by, various auto repair and maintenance needs to be done. Most manufacturers recommend car maintenance in intervals of 30,000 miles. This is the 30k/60k/90k mile schedule (check your cars manual). The experts at Peak Auto will keep you on schedule, and help you preserve the condition of the vehicle, optimize its performance, and survive our winters. In other words we will keep your car running at its peak. The routine service usually includes the following:
- Fluid replacements
- Oil and Filter changes
- Tire rotation, spin balance, and pressure adjustments
- Inspection of parts and systems - gears, tires, brake pads, belts, hoses, etc.
- With higher mileage: spark plugs, belts, timing belts may become necessary to change
Anti-Lock Brake System
Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) ensures that the wheels don't stop spinning while braking, preventing the car from skidding and offering better control.
Brake Fluid Flushes
Brake fluid will absorb water from the air over time, causing the brake system to become corrosive, possibly damaging the system. It is important to perform a brake fluid flush regularly to ensure that your vehicle is using fresh fluid.
A brake hose is a tube carrying pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. A damaged hose can cause a lagged or slow brake. A leak in the hose can cause the brake, or the entire brake system, to fail. These don't need to be replaced very often, but should be replaced at the first sign of cracking, damage, or wear.
Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement
Brake pad problems can usually be identified by terrible squealing brakes. It will give you a head ache.
The brake caliper presses the pads against the rotor when you brake. A brake caliper problem could cause uneven braking.
Wheel alignment is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications.
The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear and driving straight down the road. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. Here at Peak Auto we can handle your steering needs.
We use high-tech diagnostic equipment to scan your car's digital log. This lets us pin point any problems the car may be warning you about. This help us inform you what the problem is so you can make a better educated decision bout the repair.
Dead batteries can be a sign there are other electrical issues with your car. Faulty alternators and much more can cause all kinds of issues in today's modern cars. Our expertise with electrical systems will ensure we find the problem and fix it right, so you are not left stranded in the woods.
Tune Ups ensure your car is operating at a level it should be. Parts wear over time and need to be replaced. Often times changing spark plugs, air filters and using the correct tire pressure can make a world of difference with your car and its fuel efficiency.
A timing belt is a part of your car's engine. The belt synchronizes the camshaft and the crankshaft so that the engine valves open and close at the correct timing.
A timing belt is a rubber belt that usually features teeth on the inside surface, while a timing chain is a metal roller chain. Most cars we drive now have timing belts instead of timing chains and gears. Although different manufacturers have their recommended mileage, you need to have your car's timing belt checked regularly.
A belt/chain failure can lead to very expensive repairs, often times completely destroying the engine.
No matter how carefully you drive, your car will occasionally need to be repaired. These repairs may include engine diagnostics, repairs, alignments, brakes, front end, rear end diagnostic services, and electronics service and repair.
If you need a service that is not covered here, give us a call and we will do our best to help you out. Even if that means recommending someone else for your job. We want you to have the best performing car you can.
Call to Keep your car running at its Peak
Your vehicles will be treated and repaired with the same passion that got me started