Most modern transmissions have a “limp mode” or “safe mode” that they may default to if an error is detected. What does it mean if your transmission has entered safe mode, and where do you go from there? Delta V Motorsports in Richmond, VA has the answers you need.
When you are having trouble with your car or truck starting and you open the hood up to take a peek to see this....you'll see what an overly corroded battery looks like. This happens naturally over time on vehicle battery terminals. If you are like 99% of normal Richmond drivers, you don't check your oil or your battery so you don't keep an eye on the amount of corrosion that's building up on your car or truck battery. Here at Delta V Motorsports, we do and there are solvents that we can use here in the shop during a battery maintenance service that will help slow the corrosion process but nothing that can prevent it 100%. Way before it gets to this point, we will be suggesting you consider replacing the battery.
We see this with our fleet customers, our regular Richmond car pool drivers and our diesel truck drivers so it isn't just one type of driver that ends up with a nightmare on their hands costing thousands of dollars to repair, asking about the costs of a JASPER replacement engine! The fact is your driving habits and maintenance habits can easily avoid this issue! 6 EASY STEPS - Service, Tires, Don't Ignore Service Engine Lights, Keep it Clean & Stop Driving Crazy!
Our fleet truck customers do not need to spend valuable time in the shop with transmission issues due that could have been avoided by servicing their fleet vehicles based on their owner's manual recommendations! Especially if it is simply changing a clogged filter, changing fluids or clutch issues! Our transmission technicians here at Delta V Motorsports in Richmond believe that service = saving high repair bills! Therefore, we believe in a proactive approach!
First I must tell you that we had previously received a quote to fix our 2002 Volkswagon Beetle for upwards of $3200 so it sat for almost six months. I had also taken it to two other shops only to be told later that they don't work with anything too complicated. As a last ditch effort to get the car running after sitting so long, I did some research and found these guys. Instead of quotes over $3000 these folks called and told me that it's all done and the final figure is $297. I put the vehicle through its paces over the last couple of days and it runs fantastic. It's a bit of a drive for me but they will be doing all the auto work for my wife's VW from here on out. Friendly staff also. Glad to finally run into an honest auto repair shop. - Tom N. (5 star review on Yelp)