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What Does My Transmission Do?

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At Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, transmissions are our specialty. We know exactly how they work and exactly how to maintain and repair one. You know you have a transmission, and you know it’s important, but what does it actually do? Here’s the simple answer to a complicated question.

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How To Protect Your Transmission When Towed

If your vehicle breaks down and you have to be towed make sure you are aware of proper steps to protect your vehicle's transmission. The vehicle’s configuration determines how it should be properly towed to avoid transmission damage. Specifically, it matters if your vehicle is front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive and whether it’s an automatic or a manual. From the professionals at Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, here’s how to tow your vehicle:

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Does Idling Hurt Your Transmission?

transmissionPeople idle their vehicles for a variety of reasons - to warm it up on cool days and to keep it cool on warm days. But what does idling mean for your transmission? Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL has the answers.

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Know When to Change Your Transmission Fluid

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Our goal at Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL is to provide you with the best transmission service possible. One way we do that is by helping you understand a little more about your transmission and the way it works. Knowledge about your vehicle and its systems allow you to catch problems when they arise and deal with them appropriately, saving you money and easing some of the stress of car ownership. You probably already know how to check your oil, and when to change it. Checking and maintaining transmission fluid is something people tend to understand far less about, however. Here’s what you need to know.

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Options for When Your Transmission Has Bit the Dust

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Transmission failure is never a fun subject. But, if your transmission has finally bit the dust, don’t panic. Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL has the solutions you need that will save you time and money in the long run. We're here to help you explore all your options so you can make the best decision for you and your vehicle.

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Manual vs. Automatic. Which is More Efficient?

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By now, it’s likely you’ve heard someone claim “manuals get better gas mileage than automatics.” While in the past this has certainly been true – driving an automatic was truly a sacrifice, dramatically affecting acceleration, reliability, and gas mileage – is it still the case in the modern era? Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL has the answers.

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