Local Mechanics You Can Trust… Serving Akron Since 1952

Local Transmission Repair Akron

Transmission Service & Repair

We're here to help you find the most cost-effective solution for all of your transmission problems. Whether it be a simple transmission fluid service, or repairing the current transmission, or even replacing it with a new (remanufactured) or rebuilt transmission.

Local Auto Repair Services Akron

Complete Automotive Repair

We service most makes and models of cars and trucks. Services range from simple oil changes and factory recommended services to major automotive repairs. Call today 330-733-1125 to schedule an appointment. We'll keep you going!

Local Undercarriage Oil Spray for Cars and Trucks Akron

Under Carriage Oil Spray

Our unique under carriage oil spray treatment for cars and trucks is a must with these Ohio winters. It helps prevent rust and corrosion and adds years of life to your vehicle. Don't wait in long lines. Call and schedule an appointment.

Your Local Transmission Repair Shop in Akron Plus Much More

Independent Transmission Shop Akron


In 1952, Guy Richard started Akron's first independent transmission shop in a two car garage on Pondview Ave. After hiring present owner John Wharton in 1960, Mr. Richard moved to a location in Akron on Brittain Rd, where John would take over as manager in 1967.


John eventually bought the business in 1974 and moved it to a location on East Market St. but quickly outgrew the space he had available there. The decision was made in 1978 to move to the company's present location on S. Seiberling Street and build a 10,000 sq. ft. facility that has since been expanded by an additional 3,000 sq. ft. Today, Richard's Garage boasts eight employees, 13 hydraulic lifts and one mobile lift which can raise 32 tons.


Richard's Garage has one ultimate goal – Customer Satisfaction. John helps keep his employees up to date on the latest technology by having them attend regular training seminars and other types of special events. Every vehicle that comes in the door is treated like it's the mechanic's very own. Plus, there is a strong sense of personal pride to keep the spirit of a local car repair shop that excels in doing a job well.


Auto Repair Shop Akron

Call Akron's Top Rated Automotive Repair Shop Today!


"I've been taking my vehicles to Richard's for years now. They've replaced 2 (different) transmissions for me as well as tons of other work. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my vehicles. Excellent, timely, fair and honest work every time. I can't recommend them highly enough."
- Todd S.
"Excellent service. Friendly atmosphere. If you need you vehicle oil sprayed they are the best and price is right."
- Tracy L.
"Our family has dealt with Richard's Garage for years. We trust them completely!! Excellent service and NO surprises on cost. The vehicle is diagnosed and potential cost is almost always communicated to you up front without 2 hrs of "diagnostic labor" charges. We love the staff and always have confidence in the repairs. Top notch outfit!!!"
- BBB Review
"Our daughter recently moved to Florida. When she lived in Ohio Richard's Garage always took great care of her car. She went to get her oil changed the other day and was given a laundry list of work that "needed" to be done. Kevin Wharton went out of his way to find a reputable, honest shop in her town that would give her a second opinion and most importantly a shop that would take over where Richard's Garage left off. Awesome customer service, so rare these days. Thank you for going above and beyond!!!"
- Janet H.
Kevin and his team are great. I've been going there for years, as my father and uncle did. A transmission shop you can truly TRUST. THEY WONT RIP YOU OFF!!! I would highly recommend that you reward this HONEST AND TRUSTWORTHY shop with your business. My '06 and '99 Cadi both had tranny problems. I was bracing myself for $1000+ and was so pleased they fixed them both times for around $200. Thanks Kevin and Team!
- Robert B.
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Automotive Service Association

Automatic Transmission Service Group

ASE Certified Mechanic

171 S. Seiberling Street
Akron, Ohio  44306
Auto Repair Shop Hours:
Mon. - Fri. 7:30am to 4:30pm
330 - 733 - 1125

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