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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), Marty, Robert, James, 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

2004 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
181,743
Service Date
6/30/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE
  • IGNITION COIL – Remove & Replace – F150,V8 Each Additional – [Includes: Test.]
  • IGNITION COIL – Remove & Replace – F150,V8 One – [Includes: Test.]
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace – F150,V8
  • THROTTLE BODY CLEANING SERVICE
 
Wayne H. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/30/2020

2017 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
88,878
Service Date
6/19/2020
Services Performed
  • INSPECTION
  • SERPENTINE BELT TENSIONER – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models – [Includes: Replace Belt (if necessary).]
 
Loraine B. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/23/2020

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe

Mileage
157,828
Service Date
6/19/2020
Services Performed
  • INSPECTION FOUND RADIATOR TOP TANK CRACKED AND LEAKING LOWER RADIATOR HOSE OE CAD CAP SEAL IS TORN
  • RADIATOR – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
 
Mary M. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/21/2020

2009 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

Mileage
116,158
Service Date
6/1/2020
Services Performed
  • COOLING SYSTEM DRAIN AND FILL
  • COOLING SYSTEM SERVICE
  • INCLUDES UNDER HOOD INSPECTION , FLUIDS, FILTERS AND TIRE INSPECTION
  • INSPECTION
  • OIL & FILTER CHANGE
  • REPLACE FOG LAMP BULB
  • REPLACE TAG LAMP BULBS
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace – All
  • THROTTLE BODY SERVICE
 
Tonie M. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/1/2020

2012 Ford Escape

Ford Escape

Mileage
113,262
Service Date
5/22/2020
Services Performed
  • SHOCK &/OR STRUT ASSEMBLY – Remove & Install or Remove & Replace – Both – [DOES NOT include disassemble or alignment.]
 
Bobby W. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/28/2020

2005 Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango

Mileage
135,571
Service Date
5/11/2020
Services Performed
  • ALTERNATOR DRIVE BELT – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models – [Includes: Serpentine type Belt(s).]
  • CLEAN THROTTLE BODY
  • COMPLETE VEHICLE INSPECTION AS PER INSPECTION SHEET
  • EVAC AND RECHARGE AC SYSTEM
  • EVAPORATOR CORE – Remove & Replace – Front – [DOES NOT include Air Conditioning System recover, evacuate and/or recharge.]
  • INSPECTION
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection. Road test vehicle.
  • OIL PRESSURE SENDER OR SWITCH – Remove & Replace – Pressure Switch
  • REPLACE WIPER BLADES
  • Road Test , Lift Check, Remove Trans Pan install new filter and reinstall trans pan
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace – V8,4.7L Eng
  • STABILIZER BAR CONTROL LINK – Remove & Replace – Both Sides
  • WASHER PUMP – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
 
Debbie P. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/12/2020

2008 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon

Mileage
106,380
Service Date
5/11/2020
Services Performed
  • INSPECTION FOUND NO ISSUE WITH TRANSMISSION AT THIS TIME OTHER THAN FLUID CONDITION FILTER AND FLUID CHANGED MUST MONITOR TRANSMISSION FOR ANY SHIFTING CONCERNS
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection. Road test vehicle.
  • Road Test , Lift Check, Remove Trans Pan install new filter and reinstall trans pan
 
Linda H. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/11/2020

2012 Honda Ridgeline

Honda Ridgeline

Mileage
201,342
Service Date
5/8/2020
Services Performed
  • Trans Drain and fill. Includes computer scan , road test and leak check
 
John Z. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/8/2020

2007 Ford Focus

Ford Focus

Mileage
64,687
Service Date
5/8/2020
Services Performed
  • BATTERY – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models – [Includes: Test.]
  • FUEL FILTER – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
  • OIL & FILTER CHANGE
  • Road Test , Lift Check, Remove Trans Pan install new filter and reinstall trans pan
  • TIRE ROTATION SET TIRE PSI
 
Barbara B. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/8/2020

2018 Kia Optima

Kia Optima

Mileage
22,967
Service Date
5/7/2020
Services Performed
  • tire rotation set tire psi
 
Rick M. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/8/2020

2007 Buick Lucerne

Buick Lucerne

Mileage
228,275
Service Date
5/1/2020
Services Performed
  • FLUSH COOLING SYSTEM FILL WITH PROPER COOLANT MIX NOTE COOLING SYSTEM IS SUPER RUSTY DUE TO DEX COOL MAY HAVE COOLING SYSTEM ISSUES
  • INSPECTION FOUND NO ISSUES WITH ABS OR TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection. Road test vehicle.
  • THERMOSTAT – Remove & Replace – V6
  • TIMING COVER GASKET – Remove & Replace – V6 – [Includes: R&I Oil Pan.] – [Includes: Replace Front Oil Seal(s).]
 
Herbert B. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/2/2020

2007 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Mileage
171,918
Service Date
4/30/2020
Services Performed
  • INSPECTION
  • INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET – Remove & Replace – V8,4.6L Eng
  • PINION SHAFT SEAL – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models – [DOES NOT include R&R Collapsible Spacer.]
  • TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY – Overhaul Removed – All Applicable Models – [Includes: Inspect and replace all necessary components, reassemble and adjust.]
  • TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY – Remove & Replace – V8
  • UPDATE CASE ASSEMBLY SERVO BORES
  • TOW SERVICE
 
James M. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/1/2020