Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Welcome to the area!

Welcome! New in town and don't know us yet? Ask around, we are confident in our reputation! We would love to help you out if you ever have transmission needs!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Keep your transmission safe by remembering this "Turn Around Don't Drown!"

April showers may bring May flowers, but can also bring flooding! Keep your transmission safe by remembering this "Turn Around Don't Drown!"

Friday, July 27, 2018

Advanced Transmission hosts WIT CVT Workshop presented by ATRA Gulf States Chapter - May 17th, 2018

Advanced Transmission hosts 
WIT CVT Workshop presented 
by ATRA Gulf States Chapter
May 17th, 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Recent Reviews from Our GREAT Customers!

Best service I’ve ever gotten from a shop, when I moved here I started having problems with my Tahoe they went above and beyond to get it resolved.
-Chris S. Gulf Shores, AL (Apr. 2018)

These guys are great! Honest, trustworthy work. Honest, trustworthy people. Will be back.
-Tony Z. Daphne, AL (Apr. 2018)

I have use these guy 2 times and scheduled a 3rd. The service has been outstanding from jonathon. The owners met with me about a particular problem he was familiar with as he had owned the same model in the past. He scheduled it to work on it himself and I was thrilled with the fix. They went beyond what I expected and had me back in the road in less time than expected. I highly recommend.
- Henry Y. Daphne, AL (Apr. 2018)

Always professional and friendly!!!
- Wesley C. Bay Minette, AL (Apr. 2018)

This is a first rate business run owned and operated by some very fine, reputable people. We have been doing business with them for about 20 years and have nothing but platitudes to offer. Exceptional service, trust them with your vehicle and you will not be disappointed.
-Tom M. Spanish Fort, AL (May 2018)

I never expected to be kept so well informed! First class operation! Could not have been treated better.
-Steve L. Summerdale, AL (June 2018)

Prepare to be Wowed!!!! They fixed my car at a fair price and while they were repairing it I was given a loner vehicle. They went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied!!! The small things make all the difference in the world! They even vacuumed my front carpet!! WOW!!! It’s such a relief to feel like you’re not being taken advantage of!!! Thanks Advanced Transmission! Job well done!
-Marquilla D. Spanish Fort, AL (June 2018)

No one likes to break down on the road, especially at night a long way from home, but that's exactly what happened to my daughter and 4 or her friends on the way to Gulf Shores. As luck would have it, the tow truck operator knew of Advanced Transmission and the experience was stellar every step of the way. Jonathan kept me updated via text at every step of the removal, repair and reinstallation process, and was always available for phone conversation and questions. While no transmission repair is welcome news, I feel confident that the unit will serve us well for years to come. Highly recommended! Well Done!
-Frank C. Waxhaw, NC (June 2018)

-Willie W. Fairhope, AL (June 2018)

They did a fantastic job and even checked up with me on how it was doing. This is the third vehicle they have taken care of for me. I will use them again and I do recommend them if you have any transmission problems.
-Vernon P. Daphne, AL (June 2018)

They kept us up to date on everything that was being done to the transmission. Even told us our new battery was leaking acid and took care of that. I have nothing but praise for them. They made an unpleasant surprise bearable.
-Merrill W. Daphne, AL (June 2018)

Marvin Wilson is one of the best transmission technician I have ever met. I can remember seeing him working at a young age working in his dads (Woody Wilson) shop in Eight Mile, Al. Woody Wilson was the best around during that time and now Marvin is carrying on that family tradition. Not only do you get professional services with Advanced Transmission, but your treated like family. I highly recommend Marvin Wilson and the Advance Transmission team for your transmission repairs.
-Shane S. Mobile, AL (June 2018)


Thursday, July 19, 2018


Look what happened to one of our own during a storm! Donnie was driving to work when lightning struck his car! Thankfully, he walked away uninjured.. but his car was not so lucky. Please educate yourself on the dangers of lightning and how to stay safe!

Click here to see Lightning Safety Tips and Resources from The National Weather Service:

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

5 hour transmission rebuild in just 5 minutes!

Advanced Transmission presents A 5 Hour Transmission Rebuild in just 5 Minutes!
Special thanks to our transmission rebuilder Donnie Lanzer
and our digital content producer Samantha Carroll!

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Kindness Rocks!

Here at Advanced Transmission, we believe that one message (or rock) at just the right moment can change someone's entire day.. We've been seeing these kindness rocks everywhere and wanted to join the fun. 

We got our whole team and families involved and spread the love (or rocks) all over Baldwin County!
 (Gulf Shores, Foley, Summerdale, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Fairhope, Bay Minette, Loxley, Stapleton, Silverhill, & Robertsdale)

Happy Hunting!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


It's time to think about your vehicle's transmission because; HEAT IS THE #1 CAUSE OF TRANSMISSION FAILURE! Here are some tips to protect your vehicles transmission from overheating.
  • Check your transmissions fluid level & condition.
  • *Service your Transmission, changing the filter & fluid.
  • Always follow the manufactures recommended tow (weight) limits.
  • DO NOT tow a boat or camper in overdrive. Remember press the tow haul button when towing.
  • Install an *External Transmission Cooler. This will keep your transmission cooler when you tow a boat, get stuck in stop-n-go traffic or mountain terrain driving on vacation.

Check out our current *Summer Specials (Valid now through August, 31 2018)

Monday, May 28, 2018

Who says you can't have fun at work?

Special thanks to our friend Grant and his super cool Pacer!!

Marvin's World isn't the 1st movie that Grant's Pacer has starred in! Check out this clip from Nigel & Oscar!

Friday, May 18, 2018

April Showers Umbrella Facebook Contest Winners!

Our Customer Alan & Marvin (Owner)

Samantha (Admin. Assistant) & Our Customer Robin (& Jeter)

Our Customer Joanna & Jonathan (Service Adviser)

Laura (Owner) & Our Customer Wesley

Samantha (Admin. Assistant) & Our Customer Jeremy

Click here to follow us on Facebook to 
join in on the fun and contests!:

Thursday, May 3, 2018

How to describe your complaint to the Auto Shop

Watch this video to help you describe your car complaint to the Auto Shop.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Look at this transmission connector on this Traverse! 
The hard-plastic shroud from the factory had a sharp edge and sliced the loom and this wire in two! Thank goodness, we caught this fairly simple fix and our customer did not need major transmission work done on his vehicle!

Monday, April 23, 2018

March 2018 Contest Winner

Congratulations to our customer Barney Foster! He won a drawing from our Facebook page for an Alabama National Championship Collage!  

Make sure to like and follow our Facebook page so you can win cool stuff too!! 
Click below to be taken straight to it:

Monday, April 16, 2018



Advanced Transmission in Spanish Fort hosted their bi-annual Car Care Clinic, Saturday April 14, 2018 free to the motoring public.  In conjunction with the Car Clinic, Advanced Transmission gave local Scouts the opportunity to earn their “Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge” by helping them understand different principles of an automobile, and how these principles interact to provide smooth, efficient performance.  Troops represented at the Clinic were Troops #117, #47, #82, & #143. The staff at Advanced Transmission provided hands-on training how to properly check and service vital fluids, tips for better fuel efficiency, changing a tire and much more helpful information.  Advanced Transmission located at 10670 US Hwy 31 in Spanish Fort provides this community service twice a year in April and October. For further details call (251) 626-6061 or visit them on the web at or Facebook.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

SFHS Engineering Club Electric Car

Look who stopped in to see us this week!
Cody Plato, Corey Boeggeman, & Lauren Rider (not pictured) from SFHS Engineering Club with their electric car we sponsored. 
Great job on the car & good luck at competition! Go Toros!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

We love our customers! Thank you so much!!

Absolutely great service. Contacted me by email and phone with details and very prompt. Jonathon was super helpful. They gave me photos of the job as well as a detailed report. I highly recommend advanced transmission.
- Henry Y. of Mount Hope, KS (Mar. 2018)

This place is awesome Johnathan is great courteous and patient lol. Yes it cost me a chunk of money but the quality & time frame that it was completed is outstanding. I'm very happy with my new transfercase. Thank y'all I will be back with any repairs i may have in the future.
- Charles J. Robertsdale, AL (Mar. 2018)

Awesome, friendly, knowledgeable, professional, HONEST & affordable. These are just a few of the words I can use to describe the folks at Advanced Transmission. This is our 2nd time using their services, & we are more than pleased! This visit ended up not even being related to our transmission but they were able to diagnose & repair the issue in a very timely manner and had us back on the road within 48 hours. Thanks Advanced Transmission!!
- Keri B. Daphne, AL (Mar. 2018)

I just heard the best testimonial about Advanced Transmission on Archangel Radio. The customer experienced honesty & integrity rather than being taken advantage of for the sake of money to be made. So good to hear of a business that still places the customer’s best interest over making a dishonest dollar! 
- Jan S. Stapleton, AL (Mar. 2018)

Great experience. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Didn't do any work that wasn't authorized. Gave tips to correct other problems. Will definitely return for future service.
- Donald W. Atmore, AL (Mar. 2018)

Great Experience with the entire process. This is our third vehicle we taken to them and as expected Great Work. Friendly staff and fast service. Was able to tell us about recall information and fixed everything that needed repairs. 
- James H. Spanish Fort, AL (Mar. 2018)

I absolutely love Marvin and Laura Wilson!!! They took wonderful care of my truck in a very timely manner!!! They were efficient and knowledgeable and my transmission is happy and working properly!!!!! Thank y'all so much for everything!!! 
- Shawne L. Wilmer, AL (Feb. 2018)

I cannot recommend this business enough to everyone in need of transmission service. I was notified of every move they made and exactly what they were going to do in regards to costs. They were cordial and professional in every manner. In my case, specifically, because I was broken down and on my way home to Florida, they had me out of there as quickly as they could. THEY WILL TAKE GREAT CARE OF YOU!!!! Thanks Advanced Transmission!!!
- Ty B. Melbourne Beach, FL (Feb. 2018)

Excellent customer service. Great people to work with. They determined the issue with my transmission & it was very reasonable on the cost of the work.
- William M. Robertsdale, AL (Feb. 2018)

Laura & her crew helped us with our customer in her area get back on the road. Seeing how we are located in South Carolina, working was much appreciated. 
- Marc R. Spanish Fort, AL (Feb. 2018)