Baltimore Transmission Repair & Service
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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A business I can truly trust and I will recommend Jim Jennings Transmissions to my family and friends. Thanks for all your help!
Diane of Odenton Maryland
"Excellent repair team! A business I can truly trust and I will recommend Jim Jennings Transmissions to my family and friends. Thanks for all your help!"
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"
Jim Jennings did a great job getting my car's transmission repair completed in a timely manner at a price that didn't break my bank. The folks there were very helpful in explaining what needed to be fixed and were very courteous and friendly as well.
Steve of Baltimore Maryland
"Jim Jennings did a great job getting my car's transmission repair completed in a timely manner at a price that didn't break my bank. The folks there were very helpful in explaining what needed to be fixed and were very courteous and friendly as well. I would recommend Jim Jennings Transmissions to anyone in need of transmission adjustment work. Thanks again to Jim Jennings for all of their help and service."
I'm so respectful to the team at Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore for their passion and professionalism. They work for honor and work with honesty and integrity. I'll recommend to anyone who has concerns about their car transmission repair.
Eden Cheng of Halethorpe Maryland
"I'm so respectful to the team at Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore for their passion and professionalism. They work for honor and work with honesty and integrity. I'll recommend to anyone who has concerns about their car transmission repair."
If I ever do need any transmission work this is the place I will go. Thank you Jim Jennings transmission.
Sonja Okeke of Rosedale Maryland
"I call Jim Jennings transmission, concerning my 2013 Nissan Pathfinder' s transmission. They could have easily lied and took complete advantage of me, but instead look up my warranty and directed me back to the Nissan dealership and told me exactly what to say, so I would not be taken advantage of at the shop. They were a great help and a pleasure. If I ever do need any transmission work this is the place I will go. Thank you Jim Jennings transmission."
Just wanted to say how pleased I am with the service and staff at Jim Jennings Transmissions. I am a repeat customer and will continue to be a repeat customer
Bill of Essex Maryland
"Just wanted to say how pleased I am with the service and staff at Jim Jennings Transmissions. I am a repeat customer and will continue to be a repeat customer. I recently had my 2002 Ford F350 Powerstroke Diesel's transmission, transfer case and differential repair serviced at Jim Jennings. As expected, the work was great and completed on time as promised. I have another appointment in the near future to have my other vehicle serviced at Jim Jennings also. There are several transmission shops in the area, but I feel Jim Jennings has the experience I count on to do the job properly."
If you are in need of Transmission work I highly recommend this company and Ask for Ray for he was my service adviser and is a very courteous and compassionate gentleman. Thank you and your team for repairing my Jeep Liberty.
Betty Borgese of Essex Maryland
"I would like to thank Jim Jennings for repairing my Jeep Liberty in a very timely manner, Also for a very fair and competitive price. If you are in need of Transmission work I highly recommend this company and Ask for Ray for he was my service adviser and is a very courteous and compassionate gentleman. Thank you and your team for repairing my Jeep Liberty. "
I was very satisfied with excellent and polite service. Thank you Ray for keeping me informed of the problem and transmission repair required. Highly recommend them
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Jim Bradley of sparrows point Maryland
"I recently had a transmission repair at Jim Jennings Transmissions. I was very satisfied with excellent and polite service. Thank you Ray for keeping me informed of the problem and transmission repair required. Highly recommend them."
They requested I take the car to the dealership and have it fixed for free! This saved me a lot of money and shows what a honest and respectable establishment Jim Jennings is.
Rob Johns of Edgemere Maryland
"I took my wife's car to Jim Jennings for repair fearing the worst. The vehicle had been shifting hard and revving in between changes. The car was seen at Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore and found to have problem with the computer, not the transmission. The transmission repair team at Jim Jennings did some research and found an obscure recall on this vehicle. They requested I take the car to the dealership and have it fixed for free! This saved me a lot of money and shows what a honest and respectable establishment Jim Jennings is."
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."
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John (JC) Chalk
Bob (BK) Kommalan
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.
John (JC) Chalk
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.
Bob (BK) Kommalan
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".