4 Delaware LocationsAuto & Transmission Repair Service
Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care, with 4 Delaware locations in Newark, New Castle, Middletown, and Claymont, is a family-owned & operated, service auto repair shop specializing in automatic transmission repair. The automotive specialists at each of our 4 shop locations are highly qualified and ready to deliver the technical knowledge & skills for your every transmission and auto repair need.
Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care realizes that there are many auto repair companies in Delaware to choose from for repair and that is why our shop strives to provide prompt and courteous service to all who visit our business in the hope that you will come back to us for all of your automatic transmission and auto repair needs.
Look around our web site and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to drop by any of our 4 Delaware shop locations in Newark, New Castle, Middletown, and Claymont. We are here to help you.
Supporting Our Troops
Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care is proud of our troops and happy to be an official drop-off location in the Newark & Middletown area for the national non-profit known as Cell Phones for Soldiers. If you have an unwanted cell phone and wish to help we would welcome your participation!Donate Now
Dashboard Warning Lights
Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care knows a light on a dash that will not go away can be troubling. We invite you to use our online index of dashboard warning lights to help you identify the problem and schedule a free diagnosis today so our technicians can help solve your problem today!Online Index
We are pleased to arrange towing services in the areas of our 4 Delaware transmission shops to those not able to drive the vehicle to our shop. If you have a vehicle problem call us today to schedule a tow truck to your location.Details
We offer a fleet program for companies in Delaware that are looking for reliable and dependable services for their company vehicles. We offer the highest level of preventative maintenance intended to keep your valued fleet vehicle's on the road.Find Out Why
Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care offers our customers in the Delaware area nationwide protection. Our warranties are among the best in the automotive repair industry.Learn More
Check Engine Light
Check engine light problem? Bring your vehicle to any of our 4 Delaware transmission shop locations and let an ASE-Certified transmission specialists perform a FREE computerized diagnostic scan to get you safely back on the roads of Newark & Middletown.Learn More
As a mechanic I am confident coming to your business.
Stan Kaminski of Newark Delaware
"I just wanted to say thanks for fixing all my transmission problems over the many years I have used your shop. Whether its was front wheel drive in my wife's 1999 Buick or my rear wheel drive 1968 Pontiac Le Mans, you always came through. You guys are always thorough and the work was done right. Tell your crew I appreciate their good work. As a mechanic I am confident coming to your business. I recommend it to my friends should their vehicles need servicing. Keep up the good work."
You have earned our trust not only in your integrity but in your knowledge of transmissions
Jersey City New Jersey
Laurie Hall of Jersey City New Jersey
"In the 3 years since we bought our son's '99 Mustang it has had repeated transmission and clutch problems. The car is now in DE with our son who is a student there. When the Mustang recently began showing signs of yet more problems with the transmission/clutch we weren't sure where to turn. Should we have the car towed home to our mechanic in NJ or trust a total stranger in DE to diagnose and fix the problem? If we did the latter, would we get fleeced? Looking for advice we called AAA. They recommended Benchmark Transmission. My son immediately drove his car over to Benchmark. Dante and Rich checked the car over, spoke multiple times with me on the phone about their findings, and ultimately suggested that they try some simple and inexpensive adjustments to see if those might solve the problem. They did. My son picked the car up 24 hours after dropping it off and says it shifts perfectly now. Because the labor involved was not extensive Dante even refused to accept payment for his work/time. Thank you, Dante and Rich, for your honesty, for not suggesting that the only course of action was to pull the transmission and search for the root of the recurrent problem. You have earned our trust not only in your integrity but in your knowledge of transmissions as well. Rest assured that if we should need transmission work in the future, we will trust you to do it. "
Our gas mileage improved, shifting was much better, and we couldn't be happier.
Charles Baynard of Henderson Maryland
"To the Principe boys: We brought our 33' RV to Newcastle for transmission repair and an engine tune-up in June. We then drove it to Maine, about 600 miles or so, from Maryland and back. We never had one problem!! Our gas mileage improved, shifting was much better, and we couldn't be happier. You guys are the greatest. We will recommend you to our friends and, if we need any work done, we'll be back!! Thanks so much for your friendly and professional service. Helen and Charles B."
Mitch and his team are excellent. He always goes above and beyond to make sure our car is taken care of.
kim maloney of Middletown Delaware
"Mitch and his team are excellent. He always goes above and beyond to make sure our car is taken care of. I can't recommend their customer service enough "
Benchmark Transmission gives me the confidence that as long as I want to keep my vehicles, they will keep them running good condition.
Rod Pelkey of Newark Delaware
"I am the owner of 3 late model Ford Explorers (92, 93, 95) and a 99 Subaru Legacy. I have been dealing with Benchmark, Dante (Owner) for over 8 years. I have not alway taken the best care of my vehicles in terms of preventive maintenance, and checking into the little noises that give you that feeling that something is wrong, therefore I've experienced more problems than necessary. Despite my neglect, whenever I've taken my cars to Benchmark, I have always been treated to the best of service. Benchmark has both replaced and repaired transmissions in my vehicles, and has done wonderful work, and at a reasonable cost. I have never been dissatisfied, Dante is always willing to work with me. I have nearly 300,000 miles on one explorer, 200,000 on anther, and over 150,000 on the Legacy. Benchmark Transmission gives me the confidence that as long as I want to keep my vehicles, they will keep them running good condition. Thanks Benchmark!"
I will be having all of our cars serviced at Benchmark in the future, because I know I can trust them. It truly was a pleasure doing business with them.
Sherry Keefe of Middletown Delaware
"I arrived at Benchmark Transmission sure that I was going to get the same estimate that I had just received at Union Park Honda. I was so wrong!! When Mitch called me with the estimate and it was $3800.00 less, I was in shock. I was about to buy a new car instead of having this one repaired because of the cost. I will be having all of our cars serviced at Benchmark in the future, because I know I can trust them. It truly was a pleasure doing business with them."
I would like to extend my thanks to Rich and Don for quickly diagnosing my daughters Toyota problem. It was more severe than any of us expected. Your shop was right up front with me on my options since we are so far away. They kept our vehicle save and secure for over a week and never asked
Trenton New Jersey
Michael Boughton of Trenton New Jersey
"I would like to extend my thanks to Rich and Don for quickly diagnosing my daughters Toyota problem. It was more severe than any of us expected. Your shop was right up front with me on my options since we are so far away. They kept our vehicle save and secure for over a week and never asked for anything in return. To the entire staff in Middletown - THANK YOU."
I can recommend Benchmark Transmission without reservation. It's a pleasure dealing with you guys.
Robert Wickes of Landenberg Pennsylvania
"I am writing to offer my comments on the transmission service I have received from Benchmark Transmission. Benchmark has consistently stood behind their lifetime warranty which I purchased for my rebuilt transmission! When the small stainless steel bearing in the transmission failed at 270,000 miles, you diagnosed the problem and fixed it, all under the Benchmark warranty. You and the crew at Benchmark Transmission also correctly diagnosed the failure in the drivetrain center carrier bearing, which was causing annoying noise and vibration. Replacing the driveshaft assembly corrected the problem. Throughout my relationship with Benchmark Transmission I have been struck by your commitment to customer satisfaction, to staying with the problem and "getting it right" . To those of us who are committed to keeping a car running beyond 100,000 miles, I can recommend Benchmark Transmission without reservation. It's a pleasure dealing with you guys."
We applaud your attention to detail, outstanding customer service, reasonable pricing, honesty, integrity and quality service!
James Schnatterer of Newark Delaware
"Integrity & Honesty is something that can be hard to find these days! Dante and his staff offer just that along with superb and quality service at Benchmark Transmission of Newark, DE. Having a daughter that just turned 16, we were faced not only putting her out on the roads, but finding a car that was safe and reliable for her to drive. Dante and staff were there to help us determine if our 1991 vehicle that needed a transmission was worth fixing and handing down to our daughter. Dante took the time to go over the vehicle to ensure safety and reliability. The transmission service they provided was OUTSTANDING quality and the car drives like new thanks to Benchmark. We can't thank Dante and his staff enough for being patient with us. His honesty in what needed to be done to make this car reliable enough to put our daughter in is something that we truly value. I applaud your attention to detail, outstanding customer service, reasonable pricing, honesty, integrity and quality service! We will continue to highly recommend your shop to anyone needed transmission work. James & Julie"
I truly appreciate the professional manner and service that you and your technicians exhibited.
Charles Miller of Exton Pennsylvania
"You and your service team did an automatic transmission repair on my 2005 Nissan Armada in February 2010 and I wanted to send you a personal email thanking you for a job well-done. I truly appreciate the professional manner and service that you and your technicians exhibited. I just arrived home today from a 1500 mile trip to the Carolinas and the car ran great. Thanks for the great service. If I ever find the need for transmission service I will give your shop a call. Thank you. "
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AAA Approved Auto Repair
Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care is proud to be an AAA Approved Auto Repair shop serving the greater Newark & Middletown area with a complete range of automotive repair services by a certified and professionally trained team of technicians. Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care understands that the thought of having a vehicle repaired can be quite stressful for many people. As an AAA Approved auto repair shop, Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care is glad that being an AAA Approved Auto Repair shop we are able to help alleviate the stress many people feel by being one of over 7,700 auto repair shops across North America that provide our customers in the greater Newark & Middletown area with a 12 month or 12,000 mile guarantee on all of the work done at our shop!
Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care maintains AAA's tough performance standards while providing each of our customers with the professional and courteous service they both expect and deserve. As an AAA Approved Auto Repair shop serving the greater Newark & Middletown area, Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care is required to hire and employ trained automotive repair specialists that have earned certification by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Also as an AAA Approved Auto Repair shop, Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care is also required to use state-of-the art tools and equipment when doing repairs, as well as adhere to the AAA customer service satisfaction criteria.
ASE Certified Automotive Repair
Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care is an automotive repair facility providing the greater Newark & Middletown area with high quality auto repair services from a team of specialists, some of which are ASE Certified technicians. The team members on the Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care staff that are ASE Certified are part of one of the largest non-profit organizations in the world. Currently over 350,000 thousand fellow automotive repair professionals like those working at Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care are ASE Certified. Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care understands that for today's consumer, automotive repair is more complex than it has ever been. And as vehicles become increasingly more complicated, so too does the technology and diagnostic tools to repair them. This is why we are ASE Certified, because we know how important it is for people in and around the greater Newark & Middletown area to locate knowledgeable and competent automotive professionals.
ATRA - Automatic Transmission Shop
Founded in 1954, the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) is an international trade association for the professional automatic transmission repair industry. ATRA is headquartered in Oxnard, California and has over 2,000 members. The ATRA membership consists of more than 2000 repair specialists, students, schools, and suppliers, all supporting the training, research and improvements for transmission repair.
ATSG - Automatic Transmission Service Group
Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care has a great appreciation for our membership with ATSG, the Automatic Transmission Service Group. As a member of the ATSG, our customers in the greater Newark & Middletown area can rest assured that our automatic transmission repair shop is dedicated to providing nothing less than quality a complete range of repair services from a team of specialists that are connected to a nationwide network of resources about the repair and service of automatic transmissions. Each technician on our team has access to ATSG technical support resources, including the ATSG telephone hotline, technical bulletins, and seminars.
The ATSG telephone hotline gives our technicians access to 10 full-time industry leading automatic transmission repair specialists who are ready to share their expertise on a wide range of vehicles ranging from the 1940's to today's most advanced automotive.
Technical Bulletins are another great benefit of being an ATSG member. Our membership gives us ongoing access to technical bulletins that keep our technicians up to date on part changes, updates, and how to fix common problems with automatic transmissions, and the latest automatic transmission diagnostic equipment.
ATSG seminars are another great benefit for Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care being an ATSG member. Every year ATSG develops new seminars that our staff attends to keep them up to date with the latest information in addition to current fixes on the most common of transmission repairs.
Transgo Automatic Transmission Parts
Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care is dedicated to giving our customers in the greater Newark & Middletown area the best automatic transmission repair possible. To accomplish this we in part rely on our affiliation with Transgo. Since 1959 Transgo has been engineering high-quality products for automotive repair shops like Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care that specialize in the repair, service, and rebuilding of automatic transmissions. The Transgo products our shop uses helps us to both increase the durability of our customers' automatic transmissions as well as improve the overall drivability of their vehicles.
Transtar Automotive Parts
Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care is pleased to give our customers in the greater Newark & Middletown the peace of mind in knowing that our transmission shop purchases a wide variety of quality transmission parts from Transtar Industries. Transtar is a worldwide leading distributor of OE transmission parts for the automotive industry. Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care will often purchase and use Transtar parts for rebuilding both automatic and manual transmission, torque converter repairs, electrical diagnostic equipment, specialty tools and service items, and parts for repairing vehicle drivelines. Transtar Industries is located in Cleveland Delaware, was founded in 1975 by Monte Ahuja, and has over 1,500 dedicated professionals ready to help shops like Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care keep our customers safely on the roads of the greater Newark & Middletown area.
Sonnax Automotive Replacement Parts
Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care relies on Sonnax to help us keep our customers' vehicles running smoothly in and around the greater Newark & Middletown area. Sonnax has a reputation of being a leader in the designing, manufacturing, and distribution of high-quality parts for the automotive aftermarket. Parts that are critical in helping Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care give our customers one quality repair after another. Sonnax provides our shop with innovative parts for transmission rebuilds that meet or exceed OE standards. They also give us access to a complete line of components for torque converters needed for both standard, high-performance, and heavy-duty applications.