By far the BEST experience I have had with any transmission shop or automotive tech in general was with Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited Repair Service in Jacksonville Florida. Alvie has a passion for his craft and takes the time to make sure you know what's going on, how and why. Not only did I get a great JASPER remanufactured transmission unit from Alvie for a great price, but I came out of the experience far more informed about the details of automatic transmissions than I had before. Follow up support was top notch and I felt like I mattered as a client. I have recommended Alvie a number of times and my friends have come away with the same great experience as I did. I will be back the next time I need transmission work, without a doubt. Huge thanks goes out to Alvie, Matthew and the whole shop (which by the way is clean and very well organized too). You can't go wrong with Alvie's! - Keith, Birdeye Review 5 Stars
*TOP NOTCH** I am new to the Jacksonville area as I just moved here from Atlanta where it is extremely difficult to find a trustworthy mechanic. But Alvie, his wife, and the other mechanic Kevin are GREAT people and very knowledgeable. Although I only came in for a standard "oil change", they made me feel CONFIDENT & COMFORTABLE bringing my vehicle to them for any type of service. I am proud to say that Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited Service is now my "GO TO AUTO-SHOP" ;-) - Leon
Alvie helped us so much last Dec. when our transmission died! He is very knowledgeable & answered all of our questions. His service was quick & made our Van run like new! Great Customer service and follow-up. - Heather
Want to express my sincere thanks to Alvie at Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited Repair in Jacksonville Florida. I took my Dodge truck into him and from the moment I walked into his shop and saw it...I knew I wanted this man working on my vehicle Extremely well organized with every tool, part and piece of equipment immaculate and in it's own place...you could literally eat off his floors...I am not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination...Alvie told me right off it may be a minor problem and he would check it out...as it turned out it was not...my Transmission was shot (had almost 180,000 miles on it). He then advised me I could go in one of two directions...I could replace it with a used transmission or a new JASPER re-manufactured transmission...he advised me based on his over 30+ years of experience...that if I put a used one in, I might get a good one that would last or I might get one that would go out in a very short time and they are risky (no warranty). He told me if he were I, he would opt for the new JASPER transmission with a three year warranty...I said Alvie, I am going to rely on your judgement and your experience and I'm going to opt for the new JASPER transmission...I know you wouldn't steer me wrong...to which he replied, "No, I would not...not intentionally anyway".
He then installed the new transmission in my truck and I have had it back now for over a month and it is running like new! I highly recommend Alvie and Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited Repair Service, if you want to put your vehicle in the hands of a experienced professional and a good, decent, and honest man, take it to Alvie. Rest assured, it is in good hands.Go by and see his shop and say Hi. Tell him Dino sent you! - Dino Cox, Jacksonville Florida as stated on our Facebook Page!
Thank you for the kind words Dino, Alvie
I can recommend Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited Service, very nice person to do business with - Barbara Alday Weathers, Facebook Review
Best all around place for an honest job, well done on your transmission. Never seen a person have a bad experience with Alvie ever.
- Joshua Riley Compton
Alvie has always done the best work ALWAYS reasonably priced, and family business is just hard to come by any more Alvie you're awesome!!
- John Jackson
Thank you so much Alvie for the outstanding work you did on my Hummer. I have never been to a place that has such great customer service with a clean and comfortable environment and you fixed my truck in a timely manner, I am so happy I came to your shop. Thanks again!!
- Kenyata Hayes
Alvie has the best transmission shop in this city and stands by his work!
- Melinda Richards-Kirkland
We were passing through with an RV and the AC went. We found Alvie's, and they fixed us right up, no trouble. The thing that makes me rate them so highly is how refreshingly honest and down to earth Alvie and the mechanic were. They found the issue, we were able to get the part (a valve), and they let us bring the overheated dogs out to the hose for a cool down. Highly recommend, if you want someone you can trust who won't overcharge. Lovely people. - Testimonial by: Sarah W. of Oakville, Canada on Yelp, 05/12/2015
Very impressive and a AAA+++ rating in my book! First thing you notice is how clean Alvie's shop is....you could literally eat off of the floor! And if a man pays that much attention to the details of his shop....well that was selling point number one for me. Number 2, Alvie was very honest and upfront with me. He could have sold me on the idea that I came to him with and made a ton of money, but it wouldn't have been the best way to go in the long run. Because of his suggestions and forethinking, I now have my transmission back! He is fast, he is detailed, he has many years of professional knowledge and I will... hands down... go back to him with any vehicle I have that requires transmission work. Hats off to you Alvie!
2004 Tahoe w/5.3L engine.......and now a perfect transmission!! - Joel Langdon
Alvie, "Thank you Mr Langdon for allowing me to help you with your transmission concerns. We at Alvie's wish for you many years of Smooth Shifting."
Our transmission failed outside of Jacksonville Florida Christmas Eve as we were driving down I-95 from out of state. Alvie could not have been any more accommodating, waiting for our tow and keeping his shop open until we could secure a last-minute rental car. The warranty company got him the replacement transmission late New Year's Eve, and he called me at noon on New Year's Day to let me know that we were good to return home. He literally had worked through the night and next morning (New Year's Day I remind you) to get me and my family back on the road.
He even called to make sure that we made it home safely. We owe him a debt of gratitude for his kindness and dedication. I can't even imagine how the ordeal would have turned out had we not had the "fortune" of breaking down a few miles from Alvie's shop. - Scott Gordon
Alvie Rock's! Alvie has done multiple transmissions for me over the years. Never a problem with any of them. Reasonable rate for top notch work! - Lance Semones
Had Alvie built a 700R and a Turbo 400 for me both are working up to my expectations , The 400 is behind a 525 cubic in in a 69 Chevelle SS. I have sent may jobs to Alvie and they were all satisfied. - Donnie Effler of Jacksonville Florida
My wife's KIA Spectra had some serious issues with the transmission shifting erratically and very hard, and no overdrive. Found several recommendations on the Internet regarding Alvie's, so decided to take it to him. He said he didn't work on KIA's but would try and run some diagnostics and see if he could help us determine if it was a very expensive issue or a cheaper issue.
He called us back soon and told us it appeared to be an electrical issue, and should not be extremely expensive to fix. He also recommended another shop to us and told us they were very good and trustworthy. We took it to the shop he recommended and total out the door cost for repairs was $577.00 (wow...saved us a couple of grand!)
Transmission now works perfect and we are very happy and thankful. Alvie really helped us with his diagnostics and referral. This man is one very good and honest person, and we will recommend him to anyone who has transmission problems. On a scale of 1 to 10...he's a 100 plus! - Robert Young of Jacksonville Florida
Great job troubleshooting the leak on my wife's transmission. 2 other shops, one of which was staffed with ASE Master mechanics, diagnosed the leak incorrectly as coming from the valve body cover and she was quoted ~$600 for the repair. Alvie spent just a couple of minutes and found where the leak was really coming from. It just goes to show that is no substitute for experience and attention to detail. Alvie knows his stuff! No one else I would call for transmissions, period!
- Roger Willis of Jacksonville Florida
I heard about Alvie's by word of mouth so when I needed service I called him. Alvie took the time and explained everything clearly. When I took the vehicle to the shop he gave me a tour and the place which was spotless. I used to work in the industry and some of the shops where I worked were total pig styes. This place is one clean shop. I took my SUV in there late Wednesday and had it back Friday afternoon. Can't beat that kind of service.
Thanks Alvie......Jeff Koppelman of Jacksonville Florida
Alvie, I appreciate your professional and honest work !!! Alvie installed a remanufactured JASPER transmission last month for my 2002 Toyota Highlander. I think it runs better than my 2012 Highlander that I also have.
I spoke with 4 other repair shops in the Jacksonville area that also did transmission work, however, Alvie is the EXPERT. Transmission work is all Alvie does; he does the work himself! The 3 year/100,000 mile warranty on parts and labor is the best in Northeast Florida.
Besides calling JASPER Engines directly, I called 3 other transmission remanufacturing facilities in the Midwest and Virginia. The companies that actually remanufactur or rebuild the transmissions. You need to know what you are buying.
Alvie's work was done on time and actually came in a few dollars under the quote. Now that is an honest man!!!
He also called me after 3 weeks to see how the car was driving and to make sure everything was running smoothly.
- Thank you again Alvie, David Stanley of Jacksonville Florida
Had trouble with a JASPER transmission installed in Tennessee. Alvie contacted JASPER and replaced the transmission, after the test drive he was not happy with the transmission's performance so he contacted JASPER again and obtained a second transmission to correct the problems. Alvie was professional and courteous throughout the entire process and kept me informed as the work progressed. I highly recommend Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited for all transmission work.
Bonus: He and his wife are very pleasant and a joy to know. Thanks for everything, Richard Hackett of Kingsland Georgia
Repy from Alvie: Thank you very much,,, Here if you need me..Alvie
Honest, Knowledgeable and Professional - Alvie gives you the best transmission service in town. - Thanks Alvie, Dave Waters of Jacksonville Florida