About the Owner


I am John Bland, the Transmission Man as most customers call me, owner of Advanced Transmission and Diesel LLC. Funny story, my customer found me by searching "John Bland transmission man" after I had left the previous shop I was working at and found me! I have been at Advanced Transmission and Diesel in Hardeeville since May 2018. I have always been in the auto repair industry. I was 13 years old when I built my first engine, and 15 when I built my first transmission in high school. I love racing, I love motorcycles - I guess you could say I love anything with an engine.

My grandfather was a big influence in my early years, and we had a neighbor that raced cars. It was in my blood since. I spent several years in NASCAR doing what I love: racing. I started at the bottom as a mechanic and worked my way up to crew chief. I built the first team Dollar General was part of and left in 2007 to stay home.

I am an ASE Certified and Ford Master Certified Technician. You can count on me to work on your vehicles.

At Advanced Transmission and Diesel, we will work on 4x4, differentials, racing transmissions, CVT, etc. We've got you covered!

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