Richmond's Brake Repair & Service Experts

When safety is paramount, trust the brake repair experts in Richmond, VA – Aarrow Transmission. Our skilled team has built a reputation for being the go-to brake service and repair specialists in the region. Whether you get your brakes serviced in Glen Allen or Midlothian, you'll experience the expertise, cutting-edge technology, and top-quality parts needed to restore your brakes.

Our ASE-certified mechanics, a hallmark of excellence, not only pass rigorous certification tests but also possess at least one year of on-the-job training or a degree in automotive repair. After conducting a comprehensive multipoint brake inspection, we provide a detailed explanation of the required services to ensure your safe return to the road. Transparency is key, and we offer a written estimate before commencing any work.

Brake Service Frequency

Understanding how often your brakes need servicing is crucial. Factors such as your vehicle type, driving climate, and patterns influence the frequency. Generally, brake fluid can last 2-5 years, while brake pads or shoes may endure 20,000 to 80,000 miles. Though your owner’s manual offers a recommended brake maintenance schedule, our team can help tailor a plan that suits your specific needs.

Tips For Keeping Your Breaks Healthy

If you have questions about your brake repair in Midlothian or Glen Allen, please feel free to ask. In general, when your brakes need attention, it will involve one of the following services:

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What Does Brake Repair Include?

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.

  • 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

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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