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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extremely honest information, and saved me a TON of money! I have already spread their name around to several friends, and will continue to do so in the future.
Kendall Manges of Parkville Maryland
"My check engine light had come on and after having the diagnostics run, I was informed of the codes and notified by a local mechanic that the errors looked to be more "technical issues" than mechanical. I unfortunately had first taken my car to AAMCO who wanted to completely take apart my transmission and do a transmission rebuild, which was going to cost me at minimum, $2300. However, I wanted to a second opinion, and was referred to Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore by 2 other local mechanics. I was EXTREMELY happy I was able to take my car to them, because they indicated there was nothing mechanically wrong, and all they had to do was do a computer reflash. The whole deal was completed in less than 24 hours, and my bill was about $400. Jim Jennings' customer service was wonderful (as they rushed to complete the work so that I didn't have to pay an additional day for my rental car) and also gave me extremely honest information, and saved me a TON of money! I have already spread their name around to several friends, and will continue to do so in the future."
.. thanks GARY, thanks DEXTER, thanks JC and also the entire team of Jim Jennings. Thanks very much.
Ayoola Ojo of Essex Maryland
"I never had problems with transmission and honestly I would have to check with my dictionary on how to spell the word.. until one bad day when I unknowingly bought a used 2005 Nissan Quest with a bad transmission..2005!! Transmission became my favorite word.. I called everywhere, googled every shop and sent a lot of emails .. all the results I got back made my situation more of a headache and stress... until I got referred to Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore. I called and spoke with Gary, he was more concerned about my conditions not even the vehicle..he gave ideas upon ideas which really made me relaxed.. I felt really well that I had to go in for a shop quote.. when I got to their repair shop, Gary and I took a tour and that was the first time I saw what a transmission looked like.. he kept it 100% .. I was like wow... this man really has nothing to hide...I put my van in their transmission repair and less than one week I got it out with the help of their repair financing program they offered.. the van runs great and they even put my tags on and also I want to thank you guys very much for the bolts and screws you put on the panel covering the radiator.. I noticed it later on.. thanks GARY, thanks DEXTER, thanks JC and also the entire team of Jim Jennings. Thanks very much."
They are honest and genuinely care for the customers, you leave there comfortable with your decision and reassured. The Jim Jennings Transmissions team is extremely professional and dedicated to making the customer happy.
Myron Strong of Pikesville Maryland
"These are the best transmission repair technicians that I have ever met. They are honest and genuinely care for the customers, you leave there comfortable with your decision and reassured. The Jim Jennings Transmissions team is extremely professional and dedicated to making the customer happy."
Jim Jennings Transmission is a very professional transmission repair shop. the price is right and they treat you like family
Phyllis of Baltimore Maryland
"Jim Jennings Transmission is a very professional transmission repair shop. the price is right and they treat you like family. They even gave me a tour and an education lesson about transmission repair."
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!!"
I would like to thank all who helped and worked on my Toyota RAV 4 transmission repair.
Joan O'Neill of Baltimore Maryland
"I would like to thank all who helped and worked on my Toyota RAV 4 transmission repair. Thank you for the Jim Jennings Transmissions customer service. J.C. was very helpful explaining things to me so I understood what was going on with my car and what they had to do. Thank you also to my son in law for recommending Jim Jennings to me."
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."
The entire team of technicians at Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore treated us like family!
Daytona Beach Florida
Arlon King of Daytona Beach Florida
"Thanks for doing such a professional and timely job on our transmission replacement. The entire team of technicians at Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore treated us like family!"
Now I do not hope to have another transmission problem, but if I do- you know who I would be going to!
White Marsh Maryland
Jessica Esochaghi of White Marsh Maryland
"My car broke down and I was told that it was a transmission problem and the transmission repair shop I went to was suggesting that I get a rebuilt transmission for $3000! Well, I sure did not have that kind of money laying around and had almost given up, when I decided to get a second opinion from another transmission shop in Baltimore. And that is when I met the amazing team at Jim Jennings! They did a thorough diagnostic and found out that my problem was not even transmission. Long story short, I ended up paying WAYYYY less and my car is running smoothly till now! By the way its been 5 months :) And I must mention the excellent customer service, they kept me informed, explained things very well and the main store owner was so down to earth and helpful. Now I do not hope to have another transmission problem, but if I do- you know who I would be going to!"
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. "
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.
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".