Richmond's Brake Repair & Service Experts


When you can’t trust your brakes to keep you safe, it’s time to have them looked at. The team at Aarrow Transmission has earned a reputation as Richmond’s brake repair experts. Whether you are looking for brake repair in our Glen Allen-Short Pump repair shop or brake repair in our South Richmond-Midlothian location, we’ve got the experience, technology, and industry-leading parts needed to get your brakes back in shape. From pads and shoes to brake accessories, we can handle cars of every make and model. We’ve got you covered whenever you need professional brake repair in Richmond.

We wouldn’t be able to offer Richmond’s best brake services, repairs, and maintenance without excellent mechanics. Our ASE-certified crew is second to none. Not only have they all passed a rigorous certification test; they also have either at least one year of on-the-job training or a degree in automotive repair. After our mechanics perform a thorough multipoint brake inspection, we’ll walk you through what needs to be done to get you back on the road safely. We take the time to understand your car’s specific braking requirements in order to do long-lasting work. Because we value transparency, we’ll provide you with a written estimate before we get started.

How Often Do My Brakes Need To Be Serviced?

There are a lot of factors that go into how often you’ll need your brakes serviced, including your specific vehicle, the kind of climate that you drive in, and your individual driving pattern – for example, how often you drive or how hard you brake. As a rule of thumb, brake fluid can last 2-5 years and your brake pads or shoes may last anywhere from 20,000 to 80,000 miles. Although your owner’s manual will have a recommended brake maintenance schedule, we can help you determine the best schedule for you and your car.

What Does Brake Repair Include?

Most car owners will have some knowledge about common maintenance and repairs, but if you’re not an expert, trying to diagnose the problem can be overwhelming. At Aarrow Transmission, we’ll always make sure you understand exactly what services your car needs, as well as why it needs them. If you have questions about your brake repair in Midlothian or The West End, please feel free to ask. In general, when your brakes need attention, it will involve one of the following services:

  • Brake pad or brake shoe replacement
  • Brake rotor resurfacing or brake drum turning
  • Brake rotor or drum replacement
  • Brake fluid exchange or flushing
  • Brake line leak repair
  • Brake light diagnosis
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Tips For Keeping Your Breaks Healthy

The simplest way to keep your brakes healthy is to stick to a maintenance schedule. Start by making sure you check your brake fluid, which is a clear hydraulic liquid that’s used in your brake system. If you look under the hood and notice that your brake fluid is a darker color, that’s a sign that it needs to be changed. Not quite sure where to go from there? We’re happy to help.   Visit us at Aarrow Transmission for brake fluid flushing services that will keep your car at peak performance.

Signs you may need a brake replacement

Not sure if it’s time to get your brakes checked?

While some common brake issues are pretty easy to notice, many of them fly under the radar until it’s too late. If you’re not sure whether or not it’s time to get your brakes checked, look (or listen) for these warning signs:

  • Brakes are soft, spongy, and take longer to bring you to a stop
  • Brakes grind or squeal when you apply them
  • Your dashboard’s brake status light is red or amber
  • Wobbling, vibration, or scraping when braking
  • Leaking fluid
  • Car pulling to one side when braking
  • Bouncing up and down when you stop short
  • Burning smell while driving
If you see any of these warning signs, don’t delay. As time goes by, your brakes will only become less reliable.Properly functioning brakes keep you, your family, and your car safe. Let Aarrow Transmission keep your brakes in great shape. Call today, or drop by one of our two convenient car service and repair locations. We’ll get you back on the road in no time.




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