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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They did an excellent job identifying and repairing our transmission problem; the repair was done quickly; and we were charged a reasonable rate.
Eugene Sobul of Essex Maryland
"When our Honda Civic was having transmissions problems, we researched many different locations in the area. We were discussing our search with our neighbor and she referred us to Jim Jennings Transmissions. She told us that they were a reliable company and they have been in business for many years. We read numerous reviews about them, from several websites, and the impression we gathered was Jim Jennings was a trustworthy transmission shop. We took our Civic in and we received friendly, honest, and knowledgeable customer service. They did an excellent job identifying and repairing our transmission problem; the repair was done quickly; and we were charged a reasonable rate. We will definitely bring our vehicles to Jim Jennings in the future, and we highly recommend their team to anyone who is looking for a dependable company."
their honesty and integrity will have me going back to them if I need work done again...and now I'll be the one recommending them...thanks Jim Jennings Transmissions!!
Bill Severn of Baltimore Maryland
"Recommended by a few members of my church, I was still expecting to spend between $2000-$3000 for a transmission rebuild or a replacement, but Jim Jennings computer diagnosed the transmission problem as an electrical one, and I paid less than $140 total! Jim Jennings could have been like a lot of area transmission repair shops and hit me BIG time in the wallet, but their honesty and integrity will have me going back to them if I need work done again...and now I'll be the one recommending them...thanks Jim Jennings Transmissions!!"
Thank you for the time to build a good transmission, to my specs! I'll send all my work to you because you take the time that other shops don't.
Bel Air Maryland
Ryan Kammer of Bel Air Maryland
"Thank you JC. There are guys out there that want a good transmission build, you understand. Thank you for the time to build a good transmission, to my specs! I'll send all my work to you because you take the time that other shops don't. You know how to as automatic transmission to customer specifications!"
I really appreciated his honesty and would recommend him to anyone who has a question about a company's integrity.
Owings Mills Maryland
Joel of Owings Mills Maryland
"Gary Jennings at Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore was a huge help in my decision as to whether to do a transmission repair or not. He was very up front with me. I really appreciated his honesty and would recommend him to anyone who has a question about a company's integrity."
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."
first heard about Jim Jennings Transmissions from my Professor at Towson University. He told me about a sting that the news conducted to catch dishonest transmission shops. He said that Jim Jennings was used as the control shop to verify if the transmission repairs were good or bad and to assess what the average cost of repair should be.
Neil of Parkville Maryland
"I first heard about Jim Jennings Transmissions from my Professor at Towson University. He told me about a sting that the news conducted to catch dishonest transmission shops. He said that Jim Jennings was used as the control shop to verify if the transmission repairs were good or bad and to assess what the average cost of repair should be. That stuck in my mind. In 2002, I needed a transmission for my 1993 Ford Aerostar. Against my better judgement, I went somewhere else to save money. The transmission was fixed, but stopped working after two months. It was fixed under warranty, but took six months to be completed, then it broke down again 2 months after the 1 year warranty expired. Of course I was told that it was different parts that failed this time and charged and additional $500. I swore that if I ever needed transmission work again, I was going straight to Jim Jennings. When I bought my 1999 Ford Expedition with, what I thought was a bad transmission, I took it straight there. They diagnosed the problem and found out that the transmission was fine, but a sensor had come unplugged. The only cost I paid was for the tow! I truly believe some other place would have charged thousands of dollars and I would have never been the wiser. I am confident that, had my truck needed a new transmission, Jim Jennings would have done it right the first time. Thank you Jim Jennings for your honest, efficient and courteous service!"
.. 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."
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"
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"
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."
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".