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3 Minutes a Month Can Save Your Transmission

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When it comes to transmissions, your fluid level is essential. Too much or too little fluid can affect pressure, cooling abilities, and lubrication. In order to best care for your vehicle, it's important to know what to look for, so from our shop here at Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited here are a few tips. 

Attention: Ford Recall

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If you own a Ford vehicle you may be affected by this recall. According to CBS News, Ford recently announced a recall that affects over 1.3 million vehicles that are primarily located in North America. The recall was issued mainly due to problems with rear suspension and transmission control software.

Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

car parts At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.

Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

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At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost-effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Our trained technicians at Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

How are your transmission mounts?

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Your transmission mounts keep your transmission in place and suppress vibrations coming from the drivetrain. How do you know when to replace them or when they’re going bad. At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, our goal is to educate you about your vehicle so that you can drive it safely and prolong its life. 

How Do I Keep My Transmission In Top Shape?

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Transmissions are complex pieces of equipment. Systems and components rely heavily on one another, and everything needs to be in working order for proper function. When one thing fails, there’s a snowball effect, and malfunctions and damages begin to occur. What can you do to make sure you keep it working? At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, we want to help when you need it, but we also want to teach you how to maintain your vehicle on your own. Good maintenance is the single largest contributing factor to how long your transmission will last and how well it will continue to work. Here are a few key points on maintenance from the Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited technicians.

How To Avoid Transmission Failure

At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, we know that hearing you need a new transmission is a dreaded affair. Here’s some advice from the transmission experts on how to prevent that day from coming.

How To Prevent A Transmission From Overheating

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At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, we know that the key to keeping a transmission reliable and in shape is taking care to prevent an issue in the first place. Here, well explore a condition which has a lot of potential to cause your transmission harm: overheating.

JASPER - Products You Can Trust

Dennis Bertles a Navy Seabee Veteran

At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville we provide only the best products to our customers and that’s why we are proud to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. Every day at our shop we provide repairs for a multitude of customers who truly rely on JASPER products to keep their vehicles going strong. Meet Mr. Dennis Bertles, a Navy Seabee veteran and an awesome guy that loves his JASPER products. He depends on JASPER’s 3-year, 100,000-mile warranty and loves the products that they offer.  Mr. Bertles has a Jasper Vortec 5.3L long block engine replacement and a Jasper transfer case replacement in his 2005 Tahoe. Thank you Mr. Bertles for your service to our country and for your dedication to the JASPER brand.

Keeping Track of Maintenance - Why It’s So Important

mechanic working on car Keeping track of maintenance done on your fleet vehicles and commercial trucks is one of the most important aspects of fleet management. At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:

New Transmission or New Car - Exploring ALL The Options

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So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL is here to help.

There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car...but should you? Here are some factors to think about.

Quality Work is as Important as a Quality Product

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At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, we pride ourselves on specialty knowledge and ability. Once you’ve settled on a transmission to invest in, it’s important not to cut corners on the homestretch. We’ve got you covered here and you can expect top quality repairs for your top quality product.

Taking Proper Care of Your Transmission

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While transmissions are extremely complicated and it takes a professional hand to work on one, taking care of the one you have isn’t difficult. At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, we understand the importance of caring for your transmission properly, so that it stays in good condition for as long as possible.

The Ins and Outs of Your Transmission

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Automatic transmissions aren’t easily understood outside of specialists like those at Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a series of articles, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing, and how it works.

Transmissions - the key to better fuel economy

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There have been a lot of technological advancements, and breakthroughs in efficiency to make modern cars, trucks, and SUVs so much more fuel-efficient than their counterparts. While engine design certainly plays a huge role, automatic transmissions have come a long way as well, contributing greatly to the gas mileage of your vehicle. From Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, here are some ways transmissions have changed to meet the demands of fuel efficiency.

Used Engines and Transmissions - Are They Worth the Risk?

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Nobody wants to put an engine or transmission in their car. However, when that time comes, it’s important to make an informed decision - here are some things to consider when installing a used engine or transmission, from Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL.

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