Baltimore MDTransmission 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.
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I would definitely do business with them again - they are trustworthy, reliable and communicate every step of the way! I was totally impressed!
Denni Arrup of Parkville Maryland
"When Hollenshades told me that the transmission computer relay was bad on my 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser that my daughter uses for college, I was concerned about her safety. Jim Jennings Transmissions was recommended to me to diagnose and repair my vehicles transmission. When I arrived there, all my fears disappeared with their friendly and helpful attitudes. They allowed me to drop the vehicle off early because of my work schedule and called me frequently to keep me updated. After testing, it was found it was a relay problem. The car was even finished 2 days early! I would definitely do business with them again - they are trustworthy, reliable and communicate every step of the way! I was totally impressed! One thankful and appreciative customer, Denni"
I have and will again depend on the excellent repair work of the mechanics and will and have recommend their location to anyone I know who needs transmission work.
David Q. of Essex Maryland
"This will be our second review of Jim Jennings Transmissions shop. We have a 2005 Chevy Malibu that we were told needed a transmission rebuild. This would cost us around $2500 elsewhere. That was almost 3 years ago. After a transmission flush and then a fluid top off a year later the car is still running great. I have and will again depend on the excellent repair work of the mechanics and will and have recommend their location to anyone I know who needs transmission work."
If you don't have that friend to recommend Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore to you, then take my word for it - they offer exceptional service!!
Stephen of Dundalk Maryland
"I had a reoccurring problem with my transmission CV axle seal . It was hard trying to find a reputable and honest transmission repair shop until I was recommended by a really good friend that knew the Jim Jennings family. I went to them, they fixed my transmission problem, and were courteous and honest. If you don't have that friend to recommend Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore to you, then take my word for it - they offer exceptional service!!"
All the transmission team were very courteous. I would recommend Jim Jennings for all your transmission repairs.
Middle River Maryland
Jay Carpenter of Middle River Maryland
"We took our Hyundai in for transmission repair, needed a transmission replacement and we shopped for the most reliable transmission shop we could find. After researching the internet, and reviewing the great customer comments, as well as an A rating from the BBB we decided to have our work done at Jim Jennings Transmission in Baltimore. The owner, Gary, was extremely helpful and even had shown us parts and what they had to replace. All the transmission team were very courteous. I would recommend Jim Jennings for all your transmission repairs."
Great place would recommend anyone to have their vehicle serviced there as employees go above and beyond to make sure your vehicle and your needs are met.
Joseph Collins of Baltimore Maryland
"Great place would recommend anyone to have their vehicle serviced there as employees go above and beyond to make sure your vehicle and your needs are met. Thank you JC and all the rest of Jim Jennings team for excellent service sincerely"
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 would recommend Jim Jennings Transmission to everyone in Baltimore
Glen Arm Maryland
Thomas Wilder of Glen Arm Maryland
"This Baltimore transmission shop is AWESOME! J.C. Spent over 45 minutes test driving my vehicle, found the transmission problem caused by the use of an unqualified shop and corrected it. They cleaned the engine & undercarriage of sprayed fluids. I would recommend Jim Jennings Transmission to everyone in Baltimore"
I have had 2 transmissions repair. They always back their work with integrity!
Middle River Maryland
George Hayes of Middle River Maryland
"Jim Jennings is the finest transmission shop in the Baltimore Area and let me tell you why. This past Saturday, I called the shop hoping somebody would be there. Gary, who I believe is the owner and he happened to be there catching up on paperwork heard my concern about what I thought was transmission fluid leaking after a recent servicing of the vehicle, he told us to bring it in. He could have easily blew me off until Monday. He put it upn the lift and checked it himself and he checked all fluids and to our relief found nothing wrong. In the past I have had 2 transmissions repair. They always back their work with integrity!"
I would be happy to recommend your transmission repair shop to everyone! Thanks again!
Bel Air Maryland
Mary Wyatt of Bel Air Maryland
"Thank you all so much for such wonderful service. My husband was away for work and you guys picked my car up for me on a Sunday because I was afraid to drive it with the transmission problem. You got the job done in the amount of time you told me and explained everything that was done in a manner that I could understand. I am so thankful for my brother and sister in law at T.J.'s Auto Body for recommending you guys to me! I would be happy to recommend your transmission repair shop to everyone! Thanks again!"
If you, or anyone you know, needs transmission work done, this is the place to go. Professional, friendly, helpful and so honest.
Summit New Jersey
Debbie Cook of Summit New Jersey
"I can not say enough good things about Jim Jennings Transmission. My car broke down in Baltimore while taking my kids back to college. It was towed to a place that could not do the work. Someone referred us to Jim Jennings. I called, from NJ, and spoke to Gary. I was very worried about trying to get things done from a different state. Gary could not have been more professional and helpful. He talked me through everything I had to do and even called me when they towed my car to him, just to let me know it arrived safely. If you, or anyone you know, needs transmission work done, this is the place to go. Professional, friendly, helpful and so honest."
Jim Jennings Transmissions is pleased to introduce our valued team of automotive repair & service specialists. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our customers get only the best auto repair in Baltimore, at the right cost, and to their complete satisfaction.
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".