The earlier you respond to any car issue, the better off you’ll be. So if your check engine light comes on, don’t stress. Instead, schedule an appointment at our Glen Allen-Short Pump or South Richmond-Midlothian car repair shops. Whether the issue is as minor as a loose gas cap, a bad sensor, or something more, you can trust Aarrow Transmission’s ASE-certified mechanics to keep a small engine issue from turning into an expensive one.

The check engine light is an important tool, but not the only signal that your car’s engine may need service or repair. There are several others, including:

  • Reduced power
  • Reduced mileage
  • Strange noises
  • Strange odors
  • Rough-running
  • Stalling

Many drivers are relieved to know that a lot of common engine problems have relatively easy and inexpensive fixes. If your mileage has dropped off, for example, the remedy may be as simple as performing a tune-up or even just adding some fuel cleaner; if your car isn’t running smoothly, the fix might be as simple as replacing old spark plugs.

On the other hand, a problem as simple as faulty spark plugs could lead to a larger one. If your spark plugs are causing your car’s engine to misfire, this could damage your catalytic converter, requiring a much more expensive repair. No matter the issue, our expert mechanics and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment will identify it for you. And before we begin any work, we’ll make sure that you have a clear understanding of what we’re doing and why.

The best way from keeping small engine problems from requiring big repairs is to follow your manufacturer’s suggested auto maintenance schedule. Bring your car into Aarrow Transmission for its scheduled maintenance, and our expert mechanics will closely monitor the systems and components of your car’s engine. If an engine part or system begins to show signs of wear or malfunction, we’ll repair it before it’s a problem – not after.

A check engine light is a wake-up call, not a cause for stress or panic. If you see that light, or see other signs of engine trouble, call Aarrow Transmission.  We have convenient repair locations in West End-Glen Allen and South Richmond-Midlothian. We’ll give you the peace of mind you deserve, and get your car’s engine purring again.




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