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
Honest and respectable. I was referred and I have to agree, the man knows his stuff. Thank you Alvie. - Crystal Patterson of Hilliard Florida
Hands down,,,,, the best Transmission Shop in town... :) :) Alvie got me in and out and I did not need a new Transmission.... Thank You Alvie's - Joseph Richards, Jacksonville Florida
BY FAR THE MOST HONEST AND ATTENTIVE MAN IN THE TRANSMISSION BUSINESS. I DON'T LET ANYBODY WORK ON MY TRANSMISSION BUT HIM. - Chris Culbreath of Jacksonville Florida
Best transmission guy in town, very knowledgeable, honest, and he has a great website! - Brian from Jacksonville Florida