Gary & Bill Jennings accompanied with one of their rebuilders, Richard Bennington attended the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association?s annual convention and trade show at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.More News
The Jennings family know reputation and customers are our most valuable assets and pledge to always do the "right thing" to protect them. That means our shop promises to diagnose transmission problems for all of our local and surrounding area customers in an honest, efficient and expert manner. Our shop strives to provide prompt and courteous service to all who visit our automatic transmission repair center in the hope that you will return when you need transmission related work and refer your friends.
Jim Jennings Transmissions offers our customers in the Baltimore area nationwide protection. Our warranties are among the best in the automotive repair industry.Learn More
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Their striving for honest, quality work truly showed with my experience on the phone and at the repair shop. I would strongly recommend Jim Jennings Transmissions to anyone else seeking transmission repair.
Perry Hall Maryland
Collin Edwards of Perry Hall Maryland
"While having trouble with my transmission (5R55S), I was reading online about how positive the reviews are with Jim Jennings Transmissions in Essex. I decided to take my car in and John Chalk (JC) checked it out on a test run. I was told I needed either a transmission replacement or transmission rebuild done. I chose to get the rebuild done. After the service was completed, I immediately noticed that all the troublesome problems I had before were now gone. My experience with Jim Jennings Transmissions and their team of well-trained transmission technicians from start to finish was nothing short of excellent. I would give Jim Jennings Transmissions an A for their service, quality of work, and their amazing amount of knowledge and expertise on transmissions. I was talked to as though I was part of their family. Their striving for honest, quality work truly showed with my experience on the phone and at the repair shop. I would strongly recommend Jim Jennings Transmissions to anyone else seeking transmission repair."
I was very satisfied with my transmission service at Jim Jennings Transmissions. They were very professional and kept me up to date with what was going on with my car throughout the long transmission rebuild process. Would take my car back there if I had any issues again with my car.
Travis of Baltimore Maryland
"I was very satisfied with my transmission service at Jim Jennings Transmissions. They were very professional and kept me up to date with what was going on with my car throughout the long transmission rebuild process. Would take my car back there if I had any issues again with my car."
I am truly lucky that I drove by Jim Jennings at that time I highly recommend that you see them asap. We appreciate your honesty and professionalism!!
Douglas Bouns of Essex Maryland
"When I had a transmission problem and I didn't know who to turn to so as I was driving down the street I found Jim Jennings Transmissions and gave them a call not knowing all the great years as a transmissions repair shop they had and commitment to greatness they have. I am truly lucky that I drove by Jim Jennings at that time I highly recommend that you see them asap. We appreciate your honesty and professionalism!! We used your services and had a great experience!"
The well-trained technicians at Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore are top notch and your waiting room is nicer than most doctor's waiting rooms!
Meg Stratton of Towson Maryland
"Thank you Gary and the whole Jim Jennings Family for your outstanding professional knowledge and customer service. The well-trained technicians at Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore are top notch and your waiting room is nicer than most doctor's waiting rooms!"
The transmission repair and towing costs were very affordable and my car runs great! Thank you so much!
Michael Williams of Towson Maryland
"The customer service I received from Gary and his well-trained technicians was excellent. What I most appreciated was that when I contacted Jim Jennings Transmissions, they took the time to listen to and address each of my concerns. The transmission repair and towing costs were very affordable and my car runs great! Thank you so much!"
Jim Jennings Transmission are very honest people. They could have made a lot of money from having a transmission repair.
Robbie Johnson of Baltimore Maryland
"Jim Jennings Transmission are very honest people. They could have made a lot of money from having a transmission repair. JC helped me alot. He called me back and told me to take my GMC Terrain to any GM dealer and get it fixed for nothing because my transmission was still under warranty."
I will always recommend your company to family and friends as the best transmission repair shop in Baltimore!
William Rogers of Belair Maryland
"On behalf of my daughter Adrianne and myself I wanted to thank you once again for checking the problem we were having with her 1997 Ford Escort . And, also, before I forget, please thank the transmission technician for his valuable assistance. The effort you men put forth in trying to track down the problem in her car was beyond what I expected. Because of her difficult personal situation you really helped out. I will of course do what you recommended and drive the car personally for a while to see if the transmission problem reoccurs. I'll close by, once again, promising I will always recommend your company to family and friends as the best transmission repair shop in Baltimore!"
Bottom line...transmission problem brought...transmission problem resolved... at a very fair and reasonable rate . I may add that the office staff is very professional, courteous, and personable. I would highly recommend them to anyone. THANKS GUYS
Chuck Cintas of Essex Maryland
"The epitome of 1st class service! I have been to Jim Jennings Transmissions in Essex many times in the past over the years and have had nothing but the most professional transmission service. The work was always on time and complete as appointed. The team of transmission repair technicians are friendly and always eager to assist with any problems I may be concerned about. Bottom line...transmission problem brought...transmission problem resolved... at a very fair and reasonable rate . I may add that the office staff is very professional, courteous, and personable. I would highly recommend them to anyone. THANKS GUYS"
I completely trust Jim Jennings to perform service on my car. Thank you!
Frances Cary of Catonsville Maryland
"Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore is incredible. I had a transmission replacement in October and I received excellent service for a fair price and my car was promptly returned to me. Recently, my car I broke down and had no idea what the repairs would be. Mr. Gary Jennings gave an in-depth explanation what the possibilities could be, and then their repair shop diagnosed that I had a bad radiator. The radiator was replaced by the end of the day. Jennings does not usually do other repairs, focusing on transmissions repair. But as a previous customer, they were willing to help me when I had the radiator problem. I completely trust Jim Jennings to perform service on my car. Thank you!"
Look no further if you ever need any transmission repair and transmission rebuild work done and want a professional and reliable job!
Paul Hollenstein of Dundalk Maryland
"I have had several older cars with transmission problems that I brought to Jim Jennings for transmission repair and a possible transmission rebuild. The work was always done quickly and professionally. The transmissions out lived the cars it was in. I had JC do a transmission rebuild on my daughters 1990 Toyota Camry last year. I just brought it back for it's yearly check up and as usual it runs like a Swiss clock. Look no further if you ever need any transmission repair and transmission rebuild work done and want a professional and reliable job!"
Gary's job is simple.....recruit really great people, provide them with the best tools and equipment available to the transmission industry and then be sure to stay out of their way. Besides working with such talented professionals in the family business for 30 years, he has also served as a member of the board of directors of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association for 22 years. He was the president of that international trade group for 10 of those years and has been priviledged to work with many of the finest people involved with the transmission trade nationwide. Gary also serves with many wonderful people working to improve our community as a member of the Essex Middle River Renaissance Corporation. Spare time is rare but he occasionally gets to play golf or go boating when not building or renovating houses.
Bill has been an integral part of our family's business for more than 35 years. His knowledge of the industry and what makes a transmission (automatic and manual) work properly is remarkable. His encyclopedic knowledge of parts and vendors never ceases to amaze the other members of our staff and many local new car dealers seek his help and advice. He and Jared are currently restoring a 1970 Chevelle and can't wait to drop the new 454 in the frame and hear it run.
JC is "the man" when it comes to Dodge trucks. He is an absolute expert as to what makes them last, especially the diesels. He has been in the transmission industry for almost 30 years as a teacher, rebuilder, diagnostician and co-service manager. He "knows transmissions" and 4 wheel drive vehicles. JC is one of the most generous people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. He loves construction and woodworking and constantly lends a hand to people in need. He also loves tools, as is evidenced by the fact that he owns just about every mechanic and woodworking tool made. He spends his weekends building or renovating houses. Stop in and test his knowledge. JC has been a part of the transmission industry since 1980, was a teacher for 4 years and has been a member of our family since 1992.
Charlie has the toughest job in the building. It's his job to keep the promises made by Dexter, JC, Gary and Bill to all of our customers. It is his challenge to get all the work done in a timely manner..... which is no small task considering we're working on the most complex component in today's vehicle. Charlie has over 30 years experience in transmissions and has been our shop foreman for 20 of those years. He knows transmissions. Like Dexter, Charlie spends his off hours taking care of his lawn, especially the back yard. It is more of a nature park than a back yard. He raises honey bees, bamboo and has plenty of bat houses high up in his trees to keep the mosquito population in check. Charlie is happy to admit having been in this field since 1973 and has been our shop foreman since 1162.
Jared is the third generation Jennings (Bill's son) to have "the gift" when it comes to transmission repair. He did not land this position by birth right....he's an electrical genius. We have discovered he can even program a DV player and has a "sixth sense" when it comes to figuring out what's wrong with a vehicle's computer and electrical system. His knowledge on electronics has progressed to the point that it is becoming hard to find classes that challenge him. Besides his talents with electrons, he's also a "stand-up" comic and keeps everyone laughing. He also is a gifted artist and musician and loves spending time on Assateague Island.
Santo is another veteran of the transmission business....18 years. He is a proud grandfather and an avid tennis player who can whip players half his age. Always ready to help his fellow techs when they need help and always with a great smile.
Rick, besides being a fanatic when it comes to automatic transmissions, is a devoted father and husband. Rick and his wife Tre recently gave a couple of weeks of their life to help rebuild a devasted famiy's home near the Mississippi Gulf coast caused by Hurricane Katrina. They were humbled by the experience but yet feel richer for it. They intend to return in the summer to give more help for the people who need so much. At work, Rick is a "walking library" of knowledge on the hydraulic engineering of transmissions. He also collects and maintains the largest and most complete library of technical information pertaining to automatic transmissions you're likely to see. Rick, Tre and their kids are very active in their church and home school.
Doug's life is split between performing magic on automatic transmissions, boating with his family and serving as the assistant minister of his church. Everyone has heard the old saying...."it's difficult to soar like an eagle when you work with turkeys". Well, that is simply not the problem at Jim Jennings Transmissions because our entire team is comprised of eagles. Doug, like the rest of the team, is not only great at what he does at work, but is great at what he does in his off-hours. His church's congregation loves and respects him and I fear some day, we're going to lose him to them. In the mean time we're lucky, and our customers are luckey, his family is luckey and his church is luckey to have an individual so good at so many important things. You won't find a better person than Doug Kroener.
BK is possibly the best technician to be on our team in 51 years. His brain seems to work differently than most other people....he simply "sees" how things go together. He probably should have been an engineer. Bob is also a proud grandfather and his number one hobby is Star Trek. He has a hugh collection of memorabilia.
Donna, our office manager, has been a wonderful addition to our team. She came to us with plenty of experience..... she had been managing a Schmidt's Baking Outlet for the past 10 years. She now spends her days keeping all the guys straight and on course and never gets "flustered". Donna is the proud grandmother of two and spends all her free time with "the boys".