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Welcome to Transmission Doctor and Auto Care,
your preferred car service shop in Alachua, FL!

If you’re looking for auto repair in Alachua, FL, you’ve found us. Here at Transmission Doctor and Auto Care, we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a car service shop you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Our specialty has always been and continues to be transmission repair. However, in 2008, due to increasing demand from our customers, we added “& Auto Care” to our name and expanded our service offerings to include complete auto servicing. We service all makes and models of vehicles, including motorhomes. Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Automatic & Standard Transmission Rebuild Specialists
  • Manufacturer’s Scheduled Maintenance
  • Major Engine Repair
  • Brakes
  • Timing Belts
  • Tune-Ups
  • Air Conditioning Service & Repair
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Clutch Repair

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About Transmission Doctor and Auto Care Alachua, FL

Transmission Doctor and Auto Care has an impressive 27+ year history in the Alachua, FL area. The business was started by Rick Cahill in 1993 servicing 1-2 cars per week. In 1996, Jim Markle joined Rick as a transmission rebuilder. Jim soon realized he had a passion to simply “help people fix their cars” and in 1999 he decided to purchase Transmission Doctor from Rick.

Our growing team of highly trained and qualified technicians includes Jim (ASE Master Certified), Nick, Marty, James, Jon, and Cody. Combined, they bring over 73 years of experience to our loyal customer base. When you call or stop by our brand new state-of-the-art facility we opened last year you’ll be greeted by Tracy, our Shop Manager/Service Writer who will see to it that you’re treated like a long-time friend.

Every customer receives a free 24 point external and electronic diagnostic check. That is followed up with an honest diagnosis and a fair price. We tell you what needs attention first and what can wait until a later date. Our entire team takes pride in being a repair shop that you can trust. In addition, if you’re interested, we’ll take the time to educate you on the details of each and every repair.

Over the years, word of mouth and personal referrals have been our best advertising. Family and community involvement are essential to Transmission Doctor and Auto Care and we support local businesses and our schools with sponsorships and attending events on a regular basis. Jim can also be heard on 97.3 “The Sky” radio where he does a brief commercial about our services.

Our longevity and reputation in the Alachua area speaks volumes… the Transmission Doctor and Auto Care is here to help people. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2013 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento

Mileage
130,965
Service Date
7/16/2021
Services Performed
  • INSPECTION
  • COMPLETE VEHICLE INSPECTION AS PER INSPECTION SHEET
  • SHOCK &/OR STRUT ASSEMBLY – Remove & Install or Remove & Replace – Both Sides – [DOES NOT include disassemble or alignment.]
  • SHOCK &/OR STRUT ASSEMBLY – Remove & Install or Remove & Replace – Both Sides – [DOES NOT include disassemble or alignment.]
  • STABILIZER BAR CONTROL LINK – Remove & Replace – Both Sides
  • AXLE SHAFT – Remove & Replace – Front,One – [NOTE: For Independent Suspension Type Axles, this operation consists of removal and installation, dissassembly and reassembly of the Axle Shaft Assembly and replacement of the Axle Shaft.]
  • ALIGN ALL 4 WHEELS TO FACTORY SPECS
 
Craig S. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/17/2021

2015 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
74,272
Service Date
7/2/2021
Services Performed
  • COMPLETE VEHICLE INSPECTION FOUND TPMS LIGHT ON, ALL TIRE PRESSURES CORRECT INCLUDING SPARE. NOISE FROM LEFT FRONT, VERIFIED WHEEL BEARING WITH STETHOSCOPE AND ADDITIONAL TECHNICIAN.
 
Katie S. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/4/2021

2007 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Mileage
300,000
Service Date
6/30/2021
Services Performed
  • INSPECTION
  • WHEEL HUB – Remove & Replace – Rear,One Side – [Includes: Calibration.] – [Includes: Replace Inner and/or Outer Bearings, Cups, Seals and repack (where applicable).]
 
Jonathan H. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/30/2021

2014 Buick Encore

Buick Encore

Mileage
104,989
Service Date
6/30/2021
Services Performed
  • INSPECTION FOUND IGNITION COIL AND PLUGS WITH BAD CORROSION IN 2 CYLINDERS COIL AND PLUGS MUST BE SERVICED AND RECHECKED
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace
 
Carolyn B. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/30/2021

2006 Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango

Mileage
185,153
Service Date
6/18/2021
Services Performed
  • INSPECTION
  • INSTALL WIPER BLADES
  • Changed Motor Oil & Replaced Filter, Added 5 QTS Synthetic Motor Oil, Lube Chassis, Check all Fluid Levels
  • FLUID DISPOSAL FEE
 
Becky H. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/18/2021

2005 Jeep Liberty

Jeep Liberty

Mileage
91,348
Service Date
6/17/2021
Services Performed
  • INSPECTION
  • INSPECTION
  • WATER PUMP – Remove & Replace – V6
  • MOUNT AND BALANCE 4 TIRES
  • ALIGN ALL 4 WHEELS TO FACTORY SPECS
 
Cheryl P. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/17/2021

2006 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
91,619
Service Date
6/10/2021
Services Performed
  • INSPECTION
  • DIFFERENTIAL PINION SEAL – Remove & Replace – F150 Two Piece Driveline – [Includes: R&I Brake Disc Rotor.] – [DOES NOT include R&R Collapsible Spacer.]
 
Bob M. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/11/2021

2005 Scion xB

Scion xB

Mileage
99,575
Service Date
6/10/2021
Services Performed
  • Changed Motor Oil & Replaced Filter, Added 5 QTS Premium Motor Oil, Lube Chassis, Check all Fluid Levels
  • Fluid Disposal Fee
  • ROTATION
  • COMPLETE VEHICLE INSPECTION – DOUBLE CHECKED BRAKES AND NO SAFETY CONCERNS FOUND
 
Barbara B. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/11/2021

2010 Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger

Mileage
176,004
Service Date
5/4/2021
Services Performed
  • ALIGN ALL 4 WHEELS TO FACTORY SPECS
  • Changed Motor Oil & Replaced Filter, Added 5 QTS Standard Motor Oil, Lube Chassis, Check all Fluid Levels
  • COOLANT RECOVERY TANK – Remove & Replace
  • INSPECTION
  • MOUNT AND BALANCE 4 TIRES
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace – V6,3.5L Eng – [Includes: R&I Upper Intake Manifold.]
  • Fluid Disposal Fee
 
Joseph P. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/4/2021

2011 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
147,616
Service Date
4/30/2021
Services Performed
  • 4 WHEEL THRUST ALIGNMENT
  • INSPECTION FOUND REAR BRAKE ROTORS HAVE RUNOUT CAUSING A BRAKE PULSATION REAR ROTORS NEED TO BE SERVICED
  • MOUNT AND BALANCE 4 TIRES
 
Clint P. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/4/2021

2009 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

Mileage
159,812
Service Date
4/29/2021
Services Performed
  • INSPECTION FOUND CODES STORED FOR P0741 TCC STUCK OFF FLUID WAS INSPECTED AND WAS VERY DARK WITH SEMI FOUL ODOR FLUID WAS SERVICED DRIVE 500 MILES THEN INSPECT
  • Road Test , Lift Check, Remove Trans Pan install new filter and reinstall trans pan
 
Joanne G. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/30/2021

2017 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
78,988
Service Date
4/29/2021
Services Performed
  • Changed Motor Oil & Replaced Filter, Added 5 QTS Synthetic Motor Oil, Lube Chassis, Check all Fluid Levels
  • WIPER ARM &/OR BLADES – Remove & Replace – Blade,Both
  • Fluid Disposal Fee
 
Rick M. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/30/2021