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If there’s one thing we know at Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, it's the importance of a transmission. While engines get a lot of the spotlight in conversations about vehicles, we know that the transmission is the unsung hero of your automobile. We want you to know just how important it is, too.

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Leaky transmissions can be a pain, not only do they make a mess on the underside of your car, and in your driveway, but the transmission fluid is expensive and inconvenient to deal with. At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL we want to provide you with some information on where transmission leaks start and how to end them so that maybe we can eliminate any future leaks.

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Manual transmissions aren’t necessarily simple, but they’re much easier to understand in concept than their automatic counterparts. You’re probably aware there are gears in manual transmissions - but there’s a little more to it than that. Here are some of the major components you’ll find in a manual transmission.

Shafts - There are three main shafts inside a manual transmission. There’s an input shaft where engine power is transferred via the clutch, and that drives the layshaft, also known as the countershaft. The countershaft has different sized gears to achieve various gear ratios. Corresponding gears on the countershaft connect to the output shaft. The output shaft is connected to the driveshaft, which powers the differential. 

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Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors that are sometimes difficult to pin down. From Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip. Our highly trained technicians are ready to get you going with a top transmission.

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This place is TOP NOTCH! GREAT people. Seem very honest and straight shooters. Alvie and his partner seemed to be genuinely great people from start to finish. I was traveling from South Florida to up north while towing a boat and needed a new trans put in after it blew up on 95. It’s an old truck and he noticed a few other things that weren’t that safe and fixed them for very cheap just to make sure I was good. I live 4 hours away from the shop. I explained to him that I was having some issues with my father who had a stroke and couldn’t make it up to him for a couple of weeks and I really wasn’t sure when I’d even get there but I really needed my work truck back. They ended up finding someone to tow my truck to me for just the gas money. 8-9 hour round trip and I only paid for gas. They really went above and beyond to get me my truck when they knew I was having trouble getting up to get it. Great people and I will be a customer for life if I ever need them for anything! Thank you, guys!
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We were traveling from southwest Florida to Savannah and started having car trouble. We were sent to Alvie’s Transmission and from the time we pulled in they were very helpful. We were a car load of six women and they were very honest about what may be wrong and recommended what to do, even offering solutions like driving the van to my home town. If you are in this area, don’t hesitate to use Alvie’s.
Joey Long
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Alvie is a top-notch technician. He did a great job of making me feel like a valued customer. His knowledge and honesty are second to none. He earned a lifelong customer and I will be recommending him to everyone I know.
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Here at Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited, we take pride in our work and that’s why we choose only the best of products for our customers. We already have faith in Jasper Engines and Transmissions because of the products they provide and the warranty that backs them up, but this latest news justifies our choice even more. There are thirty NASCAR® team/driver combinations in 2021 that are using the JASPER 4-Speed Transmission. Of those thirty team/driver combinations, eighteen are being used for the NASCAR® Cup Series and twelve are being used for the NASCAR® Xfinity Series.

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8019 Main St N
Jacksonville, FL 32208
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