Richmond, Hopewell and Midlothian Auto Repair Services

 Affordable Auto Repair Services

We perform a full range of auto repair services for our customers. Whether it’s an ongoing issue with your transmission or a sudden problem with your radiator, bring it and we’ll take a look. Our mechanics are certified and experienced. They treat your car with care while it is in the shop.

Some of the repairs that we provide include:

Tune Ups

Oil / Lube / Filters

Cooling System Maintenance

Fuel Injection Service / Fuel Filters

A/C Services





Cabin Filters

Fluid Exchanges/ Flushes

Headlight Repair & Replacement

Belts and Hose Inspection/ Replacement 

Wheels & Tire Services

Tie Rods- Inner and Outter

Ball Joint Replacement

Wheel Bearings and or Wheel Hub Assemblies

Brake Repair

ABS Repair

Tire Services

Tire Pressure Check

Tire Sales & Replacement

Tire Rotation & Balancing

Wheel Alignment

Chassis and Suspension Repair

Shocks and Struts

CV & Drive Axle

Steering Repair

TPMS Service and Check

Maintenance Services

Coolant Flush

30/60/90 mile maintenance

Virginia State Inspections

Cabin Filters

Dash Lights

Factory Scheduled Maintenance

Air Filter Replacements

Wiper Blade Replacement

Fluid Checks & Services

Computer Diagnostics

Oil Changes

Tune Ups

Trip Inspections

Maintenance Inspections

Check Engine Light Diagnostics and Repair

Brake Service and ABS Repair

Transmission Flush

Brake Flush

Power Steering Flush

Shocks and Struts Repair

Chassis and Suspension

Tire Pressure Sensor

Suspension and Steering


Diagnostic Services

Traction Light

Brake Lights

Check Engine Light Diagnostics

Electrical Diagnostics and Repair

Differential Diagnosis

Drivability Diagnostics & Repair

Heating And Cooling Diagnostics

ABS Diagnostics

Airbag Diagnostics

Smoke Test


Engine Repairs or Replacement and Transmission Replacement


Transmission Replacement

Transmission Flush

Axle Repair & Replacement

Flywheel Repair & Replacement

Clutch Repair & Replacement

U-Joint Repair

Engine Performance Check

Radiator Services

Water Pump Services

Fuel System Maintenance

Ignition System Repair

Engine Replacement

Belt Replacement

Hose Replacement

Ignition System Repair & Maintenance

Electrical Services




Power Windows

Broken Wires

No Start Services

Door Locks

Electrical Lighting Issues

Exhaust Services

Dual Exhaust

Custom Exhaust Fabrication

Exhaust System Upgrades

Muffler Repair & Replacement

Catalytic Converter Repair

Exhaust Manifold Repair

Chrome Tips

Heating & Air Conditioner Repair (R134 & 1234YF)

Radiator and or Hose Replacement 


Heater Core Replacement

Water Pump Replacement  

Coolant Flushes

Heating And Cooling Diagnostics

Auto A/C Repair and Service – Servicing R134 & newest 1234YF Freon

Belt Repair Service

Compressor Repair & Replacement

Evaporator Repair & Replacement

Condenser Replacement 

A/C Lines

Refrigerant Replacement

Hybrid Services
ASE Certified Techs You Can Trust
Oil Change
Your hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) has an internal combustion engine (ICE) that requires oil changes just as conventional vehicles. Depending on your make and model you can choose from a regular oil change or (synthetic blend) or full synthetic
A/C Repair and Maintenance
Hybrid and Electric vehicles for the most part have an all electric Air Conditioning (AC) system powered by the High Voltage (HV) battery. It is important to understand that most AC systems in these vehicles also work to provide both heat and AC. Proper training and tools are essential when servicing this equipment and Platinum Plus Auto Repair has been through extensive training to be able to service and repair Hybrid and Electric vehicle components.
Battery Replacement
While HEV and EV cars are well built and efficient, high voltage batteries eventually need to be replaced. We can recommend the best replacement battery for your vehicle make and model. Additionally, we can repair existing HV batteries if a module has become weak or defective. It is also important to keep your 12 volt system functioning properly. We offer a variety of absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries.
Battery Maintenance and Conditioning
Hybrid and Electric vehicles rely on a high voltage battery to power its electrical systems such as Braking, Steering, Transmission, A/C Compressor, and many other components. To keep your battery performing efficiently we recommend regular inspection of cables and connections, and occasional battery testing to measure and analyze voltage and capacity.
Battery Air Filter
High voltage batteries generate a great deal of heat and need adequate air circulation to maintain the correct temperature. Like other air filters in your vehicle this filter catches dirt and debris and can become clogged, therefore restricting air flow. We recommend this air filter be inspected at each service and replaced at least once per year to keep the battery compartment cooling at its best.
Your hybrid (HEV) and Electric vehicle (EV) has a different braking system than conventional cars and trucks. While you still have brake pads, rotors, and fluid, the system is computerized and electrical. When you press on your brakes you actually send energy (electricity) back to your high voltage battery which is called Regenerative Braking. Your brake system should be inspected regularly and fluid should be drained and replaced at least once a year.
Low Rolling Resistance Tires
You have a Hybrid or Electric vehicle because you value the great mileage. Keep your mileage with the proper replacement tires. Always replace HEV and EV tires with new Low Rolling Resistance Tires. Energy is saved by the design of the tire and how it makes contact with the road, eliminating drag, and increasing overall mileage. As with any tire, keeping the proper tire pressure is very important in getting the best fuel economy from your tires.
Computer Diagnostics and Dash Lights
Your HEV and EV Dash Lights may look different than a conventional vehicle. With more and different computerized motor systems, there are many warning lights for a highly computerized car. In some instances a computerized diagnostic will be required to determine the cause of your vehicle drivability or malfunction issues. Some common diagnostics include:
Battery level (Health of the Battery), Steering, Braking, and Transmission.
Orange triangle light “!” is the HV (high voltage) warning light “B” is braking light “intelligent low gear for braking”
Turtle light – Gen 1 Prius “you’re going to fast” the battery can’t keep up , slow down
Some dash lights are simply indicator lights such as the “Ready” light or some form of Ready to Drive which simply means engine is on and the car is ready to be driven.
Hybrid Inverter
The inverter converts energy from the high voltage battery. Because of the high level of heat generated the inverter has a coolant fluid which protects and keeps the inverter at a safe working temperature for the vehicle. As with all vehicle fluid it deteriorates over time. We recommend draining and replacing this fluid once per year to keep your inverter functioning well.
Steering & Suspension
Your HEV and EV car have Electric Steering and Suspension. This allows for very precise handling and integration with the Regenerative Braking System. This system should be regularly checked for any issues.
Preventative Maintenance Schedule
Oil and Filter 3K -5K…Longer with Synthetic 6 months CVT Fluid Change / Filter 30K 2 years A/T or Standard Transmission Fluid Change 60K 4 years Air Filter & A/C filter 15K as needed Spark Plugs (Iridium last longer) 60K 4 years Valve Clearance Insp. / adjust 60K 4 years EGR cleaning / De-carbon ICE 90K 5 years ICE Coolant 60K 3 years CVT / Inverter/ DC-DC Converter Coolant 90K 5 years Brake Service 30K yearly Change Brake / Clutch Fluid 60K 2 years 4WD Service 30K 2 years HV Battery Testing / Connection Cleaning 120K 6 years
Financing Options

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Fleet Services and Extended Warranties

SilverRock Warranty (Drive Time Customers)

All Extended Warranty Plans

Factory Scheduled Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance (PM)

Pre-Purchase Inspections

Virginia State Inspections

Emergency Repairs

If your car won’t start or it’s leaking fluids, take it in to one of our shops. We have mechanics on staff to diagnose what the issue is. Some common emergency repairs are dead batteries, faulty alternators, flat tires or strange noises coming from under the hood.

You may also have a problem involving one of the lights on your dashboard. Platinum Plus Auto Repair can help with any of the dashboard lights that might spontaneously light up. We provide engine diagnostic services that will pinpoint where the problem is. Have an extended warranty? We will submit a claim for you! Just sit back and allow Platinum Plus to do the rest.

SilverrockCarvana, GWC, Car Shield, Enterprise Fleet Management, Protect My Car those are just to name a few.


  • Oil light
  • Brake light
  • Airbag light
  • High temperature light
  • Check engine light

Routine Maintenance

Some automotive repair services are part of the regular upkeep of your car. Platinum Plus Auto Repair can tune up your vehicle, rotate your tires and change your oil to keep your car running smoothly Stop by one of our locations in Midlothian, Richmond or Hopewell for one of these services:


How does steering and suspension repair contribute to smooth handling and stability?

Steering and suspension repair plays a crucial role in ensuring smooth handling and stability for your vehicle. By addressing any issues or damage in these systems, you can maintain optimal control and a comfortable driving experience. The steering system, comprised of various components such as the steering wheel, steering column, and power steering fluid, allows you to direct the movement of your vehicle with ease. When properly maintained, it enables precise maneuvering and responsiveness, resulting in smooth handling.

On the other hand, the suspension system is responsible for supporting the weight of the vehicle and absorbing road impacts. It consists of components like springs, shock absorbers, and struts, which work together to minimize vibrations and ensure stability. When the suspension system is in good condition, it helps the tires maintain constant contact with the road surface, preventing excessive bouncing or swaying. This promotes a smoother and more controlled ride, especially on uneven terrain or during cornering.

If the steering or suspension system is faulty or damaged, it can negatively impact the handling and stability of your vehicle. Problems such as misaligned wheels, worn-out suspension components, or leaking power steering fluid can lead to issues like difficulty steering, wandering or vibrating steering wheel, uneven tire wear, or excessive body roll. These issues can compromise your ability to control the vehicle properly and may result in a less comfortable and safe driving experience.

Therefore, by prioritizing steering and suspension repair and ensuring these systems are in proper working order, you can enhance the overall handling, control, and stability of your vehicle. Regular maintenance, inspections, and addressing any potential issues promptly can help you enjoy a smoother and more enjoyable driving experience while promoting safety on the road.

What types of auto repair services does Platinum Plus Auto Repair offer?

At Platinum Plus Auto Repair we provide a wide range of auto repair services to ensure your vehicle is running smoothly. Our services include:

1. Transmission Service & Repair: Our experts can diagnose and repair any issues with your vehicle’s transmission, ensuring optimal performance and extending its lifespan.

2. Coolant Exchange & Cooling System Repair: We offer coolant exchange services and cooling system repairs to prevent overheating and keep your engine running at the right temperature.

3. Steering & Suspension Repair: From diagnosing and fixing steering issues to repairing worn-out suspension components, we have the expertise to enhance your vehicle’s handling and ensure a comfortable ride.

4. Engine Repair Services: Our skilled technicians can tackle various engine problems, performing necessary repairs and replacements to keep your engine running efficiently and reliably.

5. Brake Repair Services: We offer comprehensive brake system services, including brake inspections, pad and rotor replacements, and brake fluid flushes, to ensure your vehicle’s braking performance is at its best.

6. Wheel Alignment: Proper wheel alignment is crucial for tire longevity and vehicle handling. Our technicians can assess your vehicle’s alignment and make adjustments as needed, ensuring even tire wear and optimal handling.

With our expertise and commitment to quality service, you can trust Platinum Plus Auto Repair for all your auto repair needs.


Let's Get Your Car Fixed Up


Hull Street

Phone : (804) 303-9828

Email : [email protected]

11530 Hull Street Road, Midlothian, VA. 23112

Monday - Friday : 8am-6pm


Broad Street

Phone : (804) 716-2330

Email :  [email protected]

7805 West Broad Street, Henrico, VA. 23294

Monday- Friday : 8am-6pm