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Maryann Croce

Owner, Croce’s Transmission Specialists

Member since: Feb 2016
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Maryann opened Croce's Transmission Specialists in 1999 with her husband Tony.  He had years of experience as an automotive technician and Maryann's background was customer service and banking as a branch manager of a local credit union. Over the years they noticed the anxiety in many at just the thought of auto repair. Together with their combined skill sets, they decided to address the "fear of auto repair." Maryann's three-legged approach includes; 1)  Educating customers and the community on vehicle maintenance and repair, so they could add years of life to their vehicles and get the most value from them. Weekly "You Auto Know" blog posts, car care events and clear explanations of the repair process are well received and have made them a local source to many. 2) Bringing professionalism to the auto repair industry and their caring team with continued training and advancement opportunities. 3) Encouraging and supporting the next generation of men and women coming into the auto repair industry through mentoring and scholarship donations.   As a result of their efforts, Croce's was the recipient of the 2010 CT. BBB Business Consumer Education Award. In 2011 the Greater Norwalk Chamber Small Business Award.  Maryann finds volunteering at Make A Wish of CT.  very rewarding. As a woman repair shop owner, she embraces the opportunity to empower women, with their vehicle concerns and believes she has a responsibility to be an example of professionalism for her customers, community, team, and the auto repair industry.  She feels blessed to have a great team of professionals that go the extra mile because they care for every customer's safety and satisfaction. 

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Maryann Croce lent her expertise to these automotive questions from our members:

My check engine light comes on showes a car with 3 lines behind it. The car shakes. What needs. To be fixed.

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Not much of a mechanic.. my left tire wobbles when I drive. Started as a small clicking sound but now it clicks all the time and my tire feels like it's going to fall off. I have stopped driving it really scared I'm going to loose my tire

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Hi there! I have been looking to buy a used vehicle that has AWD and can drive well in snowy conditions. I thought a Subaru (e.g. Forester or Crosstrek) might be an option, until I started reading about the CVT transmission. To be clear, I do not own a vehicle, so I just used Subaru/Forester/2014/Transmission to correspond to the Make/Model/Year/Category in the "Tell us about your vehicle" section above. I have limited knowledge of CVT transmission, but have read some online reviews to learn more. I noticed some people say CVT transmission can lead to expensive issues (e.g. replacing the entire transmission) if they are not maintained. It seems that Subaru recommends changing the transmission fluid every 50,000 km or so. Many of the used Subarus that fall within my budget have well over 50,000 km, so I run the risk of facing high costs of repairs on the CVT transmission (and maybe other areas) if the previous owner was not careful with maintenance. Can you offer any advice on whether I should even consider a used car with CVT transmission? Thank you for your time and expertise.

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Is a porsche more exspensive than a bmw as far as maintence

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Hi I brought a VW beetle 2004 and it was driving fine then is went through a storm and the check engine light has come on nothing else is to worry can drive fine every thing works fine I have been told the a sensor could of gotten wet but I wanted a second opinion

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