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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 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe won't change gears. It will run fast speed, but won't change a gear. Read Answers


When stepping on The gas ir won't shift unless I hit 4000 rpms or it won't even shift if I don't let the gas pedal go wat could be causing that ? Read Answers

It is very cold where I live and I started my Astra one day and it would not rev up. Pressing accelerator never did a thing. I brought the car into the garage and put some Gas antifreeze in and got her all toasty warm. Now she starts and reves fine, but she then drops back t0 1500 rpm and will not rev again. She will astay going however at 1500rpm but she wont go pass that. I then shut her off and she will not start again. I thne wait for 20 minutes and go back and she will start. And I can rev her up but drops back to 1500 rpm and the whole process starts again. Read Answers

My 1987 Toyota 4Runner has a wacking noise (for lack of a better description!) from (it sounds like) the left front end, that starts at about 40 mph and increases as the vehicle speeds up. I've checked for something wrapped up in the drive shaft and axles, but can't find! Read Answers

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