All of us have those days when we’ve got a bunch of errands to run. Suppose on your day off you need to get gas, pick up some groceries, swing by your ATM and get the kids from school. Now you could make four trips, but that would be a waste of time and money – totally inefficient. Instead you get organized and hit the ATM first and get some gas next. Then you go to the supermarket and pick up the kids on the way home. Way better use of your time.
Hello drivers, lets talk about fuel. Fuel, whether gasoline or diesel, is delivered to your car, truck, SUV, minivan, or fleet vehicle engine to be burned to generate the power needed to keep you moving. This fuel leaves a residue as it moves through your fuel system. This may not seem like much, but it can cause big problems. Gum and varnish build up inside fuel lines, your throttle body and injectors. It’s like plaque build-up in your arteries – it restricts the free flow of fuel and can even clog your vehicle fuel injectors.
A customer came into the shop with their temperature warning light on with their car over heating and in a panic. After it cooled down, we discovered the water pump was leaking and needed to be replaced. Water pumps do wear out as they pump the coolant that cools the engine while its running. We also checked the radiator hoses, serpentine belt, and tensioner which were okay, but did note that the coolant needed to be changed which many customers do not associate with engine maintenance.
My customers have been asking for more information on synthetic oil and how it affects their engine. Basically the inside of your engine gets really hot because of friction from the moving parts and from burning fuel. Oil lubricates the moving parts to keep them from getting too hot.
The problem comes when oil turns to sludge, which is kind of a thick jelly. Sludge clogs up little passages so that the oil can’t protect parts of the engine. So the two best ways for auto owners to prevent sludge build-up is to always change their oil on schedule; and to use synthetic oil.
I can tell you from 1st hand experience that Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited is operated by a very helpful and honest guy. As you can tell by looking at it, he takes pride in his shop and this goes for workmanship as well. My son and I drive from Orlando, Florida anytime that we need transmission work done. - Barbara YP Review
"Thank you, please come again." Alvie
I had my Mustang trans rebuilt at Alvie's last year and I recommend him to everyone I talk to. His shop is the cleanest trans shop in town and he prides himself on customer service. Alvie knows his stuff and is honest and easy to understand. I work in the automotive industry and have seen ALL the shops in town, and Alvie is where I take my vehicle,,, and I live in St Augustine... - bozac52 Review YP
Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimiteds comes highly recommended if you are looking for an honest, able and trustworthy mechanic to fix an ailing transmission. He has always been thorough and backs up his work without fail. No job is done halfway... but done the right way. He has the full confidence of Roy Samples(JR) and all that we have sent to his shop. - Joyce Samples
Well I'll start off by saying I had great service. He had me in and out really quick and my car runs great . I highly recomend Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited Repairs. - Joe, YP Review
"Thank you for the great review, come again" Alvie's
8019 Main St N
Jacksonville, FL 32208
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