Richmond's Brake Repair & Service Experts


Remember how your car’s brakes felt when they were new? You knew you could trust those brakes to stop you and your vehicle quickly, powerfully, and safely. Do you still feel that way? Or have you come to expect your brakes to be a little soft, to take longer to bring you to a stop?

If you can’t trust your brakes to keep you safe the moment you need them, then it’s the right time to call Aarrow Transmission – Richmond’s brake repair experts. Our Glen Allen-Short Pump and South Richmond-Midlothian car repair shops have the experience, technology, and quality brakes, pads, shoes, and accessories to get the job done right. We handle every make and model.

Great brake service, repair, and maintenance start with great mechanics. We’ve got them. Aarrow Transmission mechanics are ASE-certified. That means our mechanics have not only passed a rigorous certification test but also have a minimum of either one year of on-the-job training or a degree in automotive repair.

After performing a thorough multi-point brake inspection, we’ll explain exactly what needs to be done to meet your car’s specific braking requirements and get you back on the road safely. We’ll also provide you with a written estimate before we begin any brake service, replacement, or repair.


Tips for keeping your breaks healthy:

Keep up with scheduled maintenance.  One way to do that is by checking your brake fluid.  Brake fluid is a clear type of hydraulic fluid used in your car's brake system.  You can tell it needs to be changed by looking under your hood and see if it is a dark color.  You can read more about your brake fluid in your owner's manual or by visiting us at Aarrow Transmission




Signs you may need brakes

Not sure if 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.

You trust your brakes to take care of you and your family. Trust Aarrow Transmission to take great care of your brakes. Call today, or drop by one of our convenient car service and repair locations in West End-Glen Allen or South Richmond-Midlothian. We’ll make your brakes perform like new and we’ll get you back on the road in no time.




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