ATRA Lifetime Service Award
Gary Jennings Receives Lifetime Service Award from ATRA Oxnard, CA. November 25, 2009. Gary Jennings, manager of Jim Jennings Transmissions with his brother Bill, 601 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221, was honored with a Lifetime Service Award from the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA). The award ceremony took place at the 2009 Powertrain Industry Expo at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas during the Power Breakfast on Sunday morning, November 1, 2009.
Jennings received this award for devoting 23 years as a member of the ATRA Board of Directors, including nine years as president of the Association.
During his tenure with the ATRA Board, Jennings was instrumental in paving the way for the creation of ATRA's GEARS Magazine, which fast became the leader in technical and management support for automatic transmission repair shops around the world. He was also actively involved in the creation of ATRA's annual Powertrain Expo, and in revising ATRA's articles of incorporation to enable ATRA to include management training and support as an integral part of its member services.
Gary Jennings has long been an inspiration to the transmission repair industry, both for his professionalism as a transmission repair shop owner and his dedication to our industry, said ATRA CEO Dennis Madden. His contribution to the Association over more than two decades will influence the industry for years to come.
The Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association is a worldwide association of independent transmission repair shops, providing technical and management training and warranty support from coast to coast. With nearly 2000 members, ATRA offers nearly twice the warranty coverage of the largest chain of transmission shops.
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."
Your transmission technician went the extra mile. It saved me an extra trip plus caused minimal inconvenience to me. The goodwill built up by your father continues to grow with employees like JC.
Bill Mciimail of Baltimore Maryland
"I want to thank Jim Jennings Transmissions in Essex for the professional service JC provided to me last week. On Monday, I called you to set up an appointment for a transmission problem. On Tuesday morning, I dropped off my car at 7:00 AM. By 8:30, JC called and told me there was no transmission issue but I clearly had an engine performance issue. He asked if I used a local mechanic. I indicated I have taken my vehicles for years to Paul Stiffler across the street. He told me "I WILL RUN IT ACROSS FOR YOU TO PAUL". Amazing. By noontime, Paul diagnosed the problem, It needed a catalytic converter. By days end, I was back on the road. My Chevy Impala was running smoothly again. This professional courtesy from Jim Jennings Transmissions was above and beyond what I normally have come to expect. Many mechanics would have echoed: You don't have a transmission problem but I don't know what it is so come get your car. Your transmission technician went the extra mile. It saved me an extra trip plus caused minimal inconvenience to me. The goodwill built up by your father continues to grow with employees like JC."
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 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"
After 1500 miles later I am more than happy with their work ! The clutch engages so smooth now. I'm totally happy with the work . These guys will help you in every way they can to do it right the 1st time !
Kirby Summers of Baltimore Maryland
"Just wanted to thank Jim Jennings Transmissions for a very professional install of the clutch in my 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 ! I only had 32,000 miles on the used car and only owned it 2 months when it needed a clutch repair . I was the 2nd owner of this car . Researching this clutch online I found out that Ford had 4 technical service bulletin fixes on the premature clutch problems. Jim Jennings looked up my vehicle history and said that it had a new clutch replacement after 5,300 miles and showed me . They installed my aftermarket purchased McLeod RXT Dual clutch in a few days I was back on the road. After 1500 miles later I am more than happy with their work ! The clutch engages so smooth now. I'm totally happy with the work . These guys will help you in every way they can to do it right the 1st time ! I will be a returning customer as my son now needs a clutch for another 89 Turbo Supra he purchased."
.. 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."
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 will refer everyone to Jim Jennings Transmissions in Essex. They really made me feel at ease and the quality of work was the best I ever had at any shop. thanks jj.
Tiffany of Canton Maryland
"Jim Jennings Transmissions in Essex is the best auto repair place I have been too. I wish they did more than transmissions work because I would go there for everything. They called me at 8 am to let me know my car was there safe and sound and they would call and they were going to look at my car and call me back. They called me back at 10ish and found my transmission problem and fully explained what the problem was and gave me and estimate. At 11:30 am they called me back and said the transmission problem was fixed and my car was running great. Their prices and quality are excellent. They made me feel secure and at ease by keeping me up to date about my car. When I went to pick my car up, I was greeted by 3 of the workers and they were very friendly and made me feel at home. One guy explained to me what happened with my transmission and explained it in a mechanical way. The second guy explained it to me in a non mechanic way so I have a better understanding and even showed me the damaged part off my car in explanation. The three guys explained to me how to maintain my transmission and explained what I should ask the establishment who checks and replaces my oil so I get the best service out of them. I will refer everyone to Jim Jennings Transmissions in Essex. They really made me feel at ease and the quality of work was the best I ever had at any shop. thanks jj."
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!"
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!"