Wondering if you need a transmission repair? Look for some telltale warning signs: Problems shifting gears; grinding or shimmying; unusual noises or odors; or leaking transmission fluid. If your car is trying to tell you it has a transmission problem, listen to it – and schedule a repair with Aarrow Transmissions. You’ll find us in South Richmond-Midlothian and Glen Allen-Short Pump. We’ll prevent you and your car from requiring more expensive repairs down the road.
Here are some of Richmond’s most common transmission repairs:
Correcting fluid levels
Most transmission problems are caused by low fluid levels. In many cases, our technicians may be able to restore your transmission fluids without need for a repair at all. Adding or replacing transmission fluid is an inexpensive fix; but without proper fluid, your transmission may suffer excessive wear and potentially severe damage. Remember: If you suspect your transmission requires a repair, the most important thing you can do is act quickly.
Repairing leaking seals
Sometimes low transmission fluid is a symptom of another problem: a leaking seal in the gearbox, driveshaft, or other transmission component. Some seals can’t be accessed without some removing some components; that’s a task best left to the transmission experts like ASE-certified technicians here at Aarrow. But most transmission seals are inexpensive and easy to replace; these aren’t the kind of repairs that you’ll want to put off.
Transmission solenoids are valves which open and close to control the flow of transmission fluid. When these solenoids fail, your car’s shifting can become erratic – moving back and forth, skipping gears, or even becoming stuck in gear. Identifying failing solenoids is the perfect task for our advanced diagnostic equipment. You can count on Aarrow to diagnose – and repair or replace – any transmission solenoid quickly and efficiently.
Freeing jammed clutches
If your car remains stationary for too long, the clutch could get stuck; you may be able to correct the issue by putting the transmission in neutral and pushing the car to start. But if inactivity isn’t the cause, your clutch may need the kind of expert care and repair you’ll find at Aarrow Transmission. Whether the root cause is a blockage, a leak, a worn bearing, or something else entirely, you can count on us to free your clutch and get you safely back on the road.
Replacing worn or damaged bearings
The bearings in your transmission are designed to keep components such as your input or output shafts spinning smoothly. If these bearings are worn or damaged, things can get a little rough; you may hear whining or growling, or feel some unusual vibrations; you may also see some fluid leakage – a prelude to even more serious problems. Don’t wait for the ride to get rougher. Let Aarrow keep a small repair from becoming a bigger one.
Rebuilds and replacements
The better you care for a transmission, the longer it will last. But no transmission lasts forever. Eventually your transmission will require more than a single, standard repair; you’ll need a transmission rebuild or transmission replacement. When that time comes, you can trust us for efficient, expert service and top-quality parts. Learn why Richmond trusts their transmission repairs to us – call Aarrow today!