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.
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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Great people to do business with. Honest and fast transmission repair estimates. Reliable customer service, warranties are actually valid as stated. Very competitive prices on work. Highly recommended for your transmission needs.
April of Essex Maryland
"Great people to do business with. Honest and fast transmission repair estimates. Reliable customer service, warranties are actually valid as stated. Very competitive prices on work. Highly recommended for your transmission needs."
I would recommend Jim Jennings Transmission to anyone who wants GOOD QUALITY TRANSMISSION SERVICE!!! Thank You Very Much.
Marlene of Essex Maryland
"Jim Jennings Transmissions is the best place in Baltimore to have your vehicle's transmission repaired. The customer service from their team of transmission technicians there is far better than I received in a very long time. The quick and speedy service is excellent!!! I would recommend Jim Jennings Transmission to anyone who wants GOOD QUALITY TRANSMISSION SERVICE!!! Thank You Very Much."
Hands down Jim Jennings is the best transmission repair shop in Baltimore!
Ms. Carrington of Essex Maryland
"I put a lot of effort into searching for a safe vehicle to transport my family. So when the core of my vehicle needed transmission repair, I sought out true experts to not only get me back on the road, but keep me there for the long run. The team of transmission specialists at Jim Jennings Transmissions were not only skillful professionals, but welcoming, which made me comfortable with the price of my quality service. It was a justified trade-off. Hands down Jim Jennings is the best transmission repair shop in Baltimore!"
I will choose them again even though I live in York PA I will drive to Baltimore just to get what I need fixed they are reliable, quick, and get straight to the job.
Tarsha williams of York Pennsylvania
"I was browsing through the websites when i came across jim website so i said that is not far from where my van is so I emailed them at first to see if they could help and they did they towed my van and got it up in running in a day. I will choose them again even though I live in York PA I will drive to Baltimore just to get what I need fixed they are reliable, quick, and get straight to the job. Thanks to all the workers that I talked to I no 1 was JC and the others i really appreciated your work and kindness"
Jim Jennings Transmissions truly are customer service oriented and very professional. There are still some great businesses left in this world and I experienced it first hand with them
Durham North Carolina
Anthony of Durham North Carolina
"We were on our way to Philadelphia when the clutch from our Nissan Pathfinder decided to go out. I spent about an hour in a gas station parking lot trying to fix it myself not knowing what the real problem was. I then turned to the phone book and saw a huge ad for Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore with their number. I called and I was truly lucky that they were there on Saturday. Gary answered and made all the arrangements to have the Pathfinder towed to their shop and he personally picked my family and I up and brought us to the airport so we could rent a car and be on our way. Then on Monday when they took apart the transmission and found out the problem, they made some adjustments to their schedule to have me done on Tuesday so I can make it back to work on Wednesday. Jim Jennings Transmissions truly are customer service oriented and very professional. There are still some great businesses left in this world and I experienced it first hand with them."
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."
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!"
I am extremely pleased with how courteous the team was to me , how they kept me informed concerning the repair's progress, explained what was needed and why, promptly it was completed, and "went the extra mile" to make the entire experience easier for me.
Beth Woody of Nottingham Maryland
"I have been recommending Jim Jennings Transmissions to my friends and family members for the past week. Recently, my car had a transmission leak . The shop that I took it to was unable to do the transmission repair and recommended Jim Jennings Transmissions. - I am extremely pleased with how courteous the team was to me , how they kept me informed concerning the repair's progress, explained what was needed and why, promptly it was completed, and "went the extra mile" to make the entire experience easier for me."
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."
I will not hesitate to have my car repaired at Jim Jennings Transmissions.
Dominic D'Apice of Odenton Maryland
"I recently had a few questions about my transmission and my extended warranty. Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore took the time to answer every question with a lot of detail. There is no doubt in my opinion they truthfully care about their customers. If I need a transmission repair or rebuild I will not hesitate to have my car repaired at Jim Jennings Transmissions."
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".