Latest NewsBenchmark Transmission is always happy to share the latest news & information about what is happening at our 4 family-owned transmission repair shops in Newark, Middletown, New Castle, and Claymont. These "happenings" might include announcements about new additions to our teams of rebuilders & technicians, new transmission services for our customers in Newark, Middletown, New Castle, and Claymont, employment anniversaries, being voted best transmission shop in Delaware, obtaining an A+ Rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau), a rebuilder at a shop becoming a Certified ASE Master Technician, a new tool for diagnosing and troubleshooting transmission problems, and more. Please feel free to request a price quote or schedule an appointment for a vehicle repair or service any time using our online forms.
4/24/2018Benchmark Transmission & Auto Care is pleased to announce that in addition to specializing in automatic transmission repair, our Newark location is now offering complete auto repair services to our customers in and around the Newark Delaware community.
Benchmark Transmission is proud to announce the development and launch of our new website. Our new website will enable use to provide you with an abundance of useful information about keeping your car or truck on the roads of the great state of Delaware. Included in our new website is our updated customer testimonials, Map & Hours, Services, and Meet Our Staff pages!
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I took my vehicle here and I have received nothing but complete professionalism, promptness and they were so helpful. Made me understand what was going with my vehicle in layman's terms so that I could understand the process!
Kathy Mays of Seaford Delaware
"I took my vehicle here and I have received nothing but complete professionalism, promptness and they were so helpful. Made me understand what was going with my vehicle in layman's terms so that I could understand the process! Dontae has kept me informed every step of the way. The honesty of this place was unbelievable. At this point they don't think it is my transmission and possibly a reprogamming of a module and he even helped get my car to the dealer at no cost to them. If in the future I need transmission repair work, it will be here. This is an honest place to take your vehicle. I will refer them to anyone!! Thank you Benchmark Transmission of Newark, you guys rock! "
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."
Benchmark Transmission operates with integrity, takes pride in its work, and treats the customers with courtesy
Richard Broad of Fairfax Virginia
"While I was in Middletown Delaware on business, I experienced what I thought was a transmission problem and took my car to Benchmark Transmission Middletown Delaware. Craig and John made a FREE assessment of the problem that morning, advised me of the cost, and indicated they could fix it by the next morning. When I asked if they could do the job that afternoon, they said they would try. I received a call back by 3:30 that afternoon indicating the car was ready. When I picked it up at 4, I was greeted in a pleasant manner and the charge was exactly what they had indicated. They had replaced a broken Transmission cooler line and the car now runs fine. Most places, realizing that I am not an auto mechanic, would have likely tried to install a new transmission, taken a couple of days to so, and charged a small fortune. I could not have been any more satisfied with the service. Benchmark Transmission operates with integrity, takes pride in its work, and treats the customers with courtesy I have rarely experienced. This is the finest experience I can recall ever in the maintenance of my car. It was a pleasure doing business with such high quality people."
We will continue to bring our vehicles to Benchmark Transmission and recommend you to our friends and family.
Johnna Kriner of Hockessin Delaware
"Dante, thank you for the wonderful service you have provided throughout the years. The transmission work you and your crew completed on our Yukon and Blazer, and Jeep. have been efficient, honest and reliable. The price has always been fair. We will continue to bring our vehicles to Benchmark Transmission and recommend you to our friends and family."
I decided to get it checked out by an expert at Benchmark Transmission before I did any damage
Wilbur Rivera of Newark Delaware
"Mr. Dante Principe Jr.,Two weeks ago, I took my 98 VW Golf to the Smith VW dealer for a non-transmission related problem. Upon completion of that work, the dealer told me that my 2nd gear on my Automatic Transmission was sticking and that I needed a new transmission. I told them I did not want them to do that type of work on my car. I decided to get it checked out by an expert at Benchmark Transmission before I did any damage.I looked in the Yellow Pages and decided to call your office and get an estimate. You told me that I should bring the car in and allow you check it out at "no charge". You mentioned it could be something simple which would greatly reduce the repair cost. Last week I Brought my car in to your shop in Newark Delaware. You checked the car and found out the programming on the throttle body and the transmission where not responding. I think you relearned these components and you fixed my car. When you called me, you told me that there was no charge for the work you did to my car. As I drove my car home and felt how smoothly the transmission shifted from gear to gear: I immediately started to "thank god" for taking my car to your shop and dealing with you. As I write this note to you, I realized how rare it is to find people like you that are willing to help people in trouble without taking advantage of them and/or expecting anything in return.Sincerely yoursWilber Rivera"
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."
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. "
The service from every employee at Benchmark Transmission is unbelievable. They are very trustworthy and fair.
Rodney Pett of Philadelphia Pennsylvania
"The service from every employee at Benchmark Transmission is unbelievable. They are very trustworthy and fair. I noticed that they treat every car as if its their own. The quality of work is unbeatable. I own three trucks. They first fixed my van. They are now working on my truck. It looks like my cars like to break down in the area of their auto repair shop in Wilmington~Newark Delaware and I don't blame them. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!"
I was doubtful such an extensive repair, such as mine,could turn out as well as it did. After 5 months and over 4000 miles it still performs flawlessly.
Joseph Schiavi of Wilmington Delaware
"Dear Mr. Joe Principe,I wanted to thank you for the superb job you did rebuilding my 1997 Toyota 4 Runner at your Wilmington Transmission shop. I was doubtful such an extensive repair, such as mine,could turn out as well as it did. After 5 months and over 4000 miles it still performs flawlessly. It is quiet now as I remember it when new.Again,my thanks; I will refer your Benchmark Transmission Shop at every opportunity. Very Truly YoursJoseph R. Schiavi "
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."
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