How Long Should I Expect My Car Or Truck To Last?
As reported some years ago by the Raybestos Company (an international manufacturer of automobile parts) vehicles built in America in 1980 could be expected to live, on average, 100,000 miles. By 1986 they would last 150,000 miles and by 1993..... 200,000. It is commonly believed vehicles produced after the year 2000 will achieve 250,000 to 300,000 miles before being retired to the salvage yard. In fact, the federal government thinks they will be on the road for 20 to 25 years.
Vehicles produced in the last 20 years are more expensive than those built years earlier because of the tremendous development and engineering investments made to make them more fuel efficient, less polluting and longer lasting. With their increased cost and life expectancy, it is financially prudent to maintain, repair and continue to use these longer lasting vehicles. It is far more sustainable than throwing them away as we did years ago when the quality wasn't there.
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 completely trust Jim Jennings to perform service on my car. Thank you!
Frances Cary of Catonsville Maryland
"Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore is incredible. I had a transmission replacement in October and I received excellent service for a fair price and my car was promptly returned to me. Recently, my car I broke down and had no idea what the repairs would be. Mr. Gary Jennings gave an in-depth explanation what the possibilities could be, and then their repair shop diagnosed that I had a bad radiator. The radiator was replaced by the end of the day. Jennings does not usually do other repairs, focusing on transmissions repair. But as a previous customer, they were willing to help me when I had the radiator problem. I completely trust Jim Jennings to perform service on my car. Thank you!"
I think they are the most honest and effective transmission people in all of Maryland.
middle River Maryland
Louis Workmeister of middle River Maryland
"I received quotes of up to $4000 to replace my transmission from other repair shops. All of the quotes stated that the transmission could not be repaired that it had to be replaced. Jim Jennings repaired my transmission for $703.00 Dollars. Not only that but they took before and after pictures explaining to me exactly what the transmission problem was. I think they are the most honest and effective transmission people in all of Maryland."
The transmission repair and towing costs were very affordable and my car runs great! Thank you so much!
Michael Williams of Towson Maryland
"The customer service I received from Gary and his well-trained technicians was excellent. What I most appreciated was that when I contacted Jim Jennings Transmissions, they took the time to listen to and address each of my concerns. The transmission repair and towing costs were very affordable and my car runs great! Thank you so much!"
We can't begin to say enough good things about the EXCEPTIONAL customer service we received from JC! It's so nice to know there are businesses with integrity that truly care about their customers!
TJ Brooks of Catonsville Maryland
"In December 2007, we had to have the transmission and ECM replaced in my 2001 Toyota RAV 4. We struggled with whether to incur the $5,1000 expense that we had not budgeted for or to just scrap the car and buy a new one. To make a long story short we went ahead and had the transmission and ECM replaced. Fast forward 3 years. The RAV 4 has been running just fine and out of the blue we get a call from JC at Jim Jennings Transmissions. JC told us that he had learned, through an online forum, that there was a possible transmission warranty enhancement available through Toyota to cover the replacement of the ECM and transmission on our model year RAV 4. JC suggested we contact Toyota for more information. We did just that and on Friday we received a reimbursement check from Toyota in the amount of $5,147. JC most certainly did not have to notify us about the extended warranty (Toyota should have done that!). JC stood to gain nothing...but our eternal gratitude...for making that phone call. We can't begin to say enough good things about the EXCEPTIONAL customer service we received from JC! It's so nice to know there are businesses with integrity that truly care about their customers!"
I would recommend Jim Jennings Transmissions to any one looking for a first rate, highly professional transmission shop. Thanks again.
John Wiley of Timonium Maryland
"I recently had my transmission repaired at Jim Jennings Transmissions and the customer service was outstanding. They were always ready to answer any questions I had. They were honest, courteous and reasonably priced. My SUV runs better than it has ever run since having the transmission serviced. I would recommend Jim Jennings Transmissions to any one looking for a first rate, highly professional transmission shop. Thanks again."
Jim Jennings Transmission gets 10/10 from me! Thank you all!
Alex Darnell of Baltimore Maryland
"Jim Jennings Transmissions in Baltimore provided me with EXCELLENT service! I was able to talk to someone on the phone before bringing my car to them to get an idea of what my transmission problem was. We went on a test drive to see exactly what my problem was, and computer diagnose any additional problems that I was not aware of. The service was quick, and not excruciatingly expensive. I was treated as if I had been coming to them for years. That's the way ALL repair shops should be. Jim Jennings Transmission gets 10/10 from me! Thank you all!"
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 will most certainly return to Jim Jennings Transmissions, as well as recommend them for their quality of work and compassion for their customers and their rides. Thank you all!
Chris T of Pasadena Maryland
"I had been trying to track down and resolve a drive line vibration in my 2002 Ford F-150 for about 3 years. I've taken my truck to many repair shops, all of which half-way listened to my theory of what might be the problem, and proceeded to throw parts at it (new shocks, new tires, wheel bearings, front end suspension work, etc) or blame the vibration issue on my modified suspension (6" lift kit). I have owned this truck since it was brand new and am rather meticulous about its maintenance and care. You really would have to see the truck to understand just how meticulous (she's real clean). Just when I was about to give up hope that I could have this drive line vibration issue resolved, a family member of mine recommended I give Jim Jennings Transmissions a call. I called and spoke with J.C. and could immediately sense he was a very knowledgeable transmission technician and actually listened to my theory of what might be the issue, as well as what all previously has been done to the truck in attempt to resolve it. I dropped my truck off in early February to have it looked at and ultimately picked it back up in early March. During its one month stay, my aluminum drive shaft was removed and balanced, as well as a complete rebuild of my rear axles and differential rebuild. To most people 1 month would seem like a long time to complete the work mentioned. But what they don't realize is the amount of effort Jim Jennings Transmission put in to investigate the problem, as well as any small change to the truck would follow with a call to me to come and test drive it to see if I noticed improvement. They would also make sure I was happy with the service and if I wanted to continue investigating. Between the drive shaft and rear axle work, I am now very pleased with how my truck runs. It's been a month since I picked it up and I'm driving down the highway with a smile now that the vibration issues are finally gone. As stated earlier, I've had this truck since it was brand new. We've been together a long time. I hope to have many more years and miles with this truck and if when I need any work that would require the level of attention to detail that this truck deserves, I will most certainly return to Jim Jennings Transmissions, as well as recommend them for their quality of work and compassion for their customers and their rides. Thank you all!"