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Since 1954, we have been providing the finest automotive and transmission repair services to our neighbors in Fort Wayne, Indiana and surrounding areas. We are located in Downtown Fort Wayne in close proximity to the "Electric Works" project. 


Our namesake, Jess A. Lewis, was a well-known and accomplished individual in the automotive community. He opened the doors to Jess Lewis Transmission in 1954. Prior to that, he was active in automotive transmission work since 1947. Jess Lewis had six automotive transmission patents to his name at a young age, as well as holding three Class A - Gas Experimental Dragster records. At one point, many had given Jess the nickname of "Mr. Transmission." In addition to these accomplishments, Jess Lewis authored "400 Turbo Tricks," a manual containing information regarding the GM 400 Hydra-Matic transmission. 

Jess Lewis ran the business for 30 years, and Jess Lewis Transmission has only changed hands twice since Jess himself owned it. The current owner, Danny Mills, purchased the business with his father back in 1995 at only 24 years old. 

Today, we are still a family-owned and run business, and our goal is to offer the best service at the best price we can to our customers. We are proud to be part of the Fort Wayne Community, along with being part of a business that has a long-standing history in the City of Fort Wayne, and strive to do our part in creating that community by growing our business, creating new job opportunities, and ensuring we do our best to provide quality service. 

All our employees are transmission experts that receive regular training with the Automotive Transmission Service Group (ATSG) to maintain their skills and knowledge of current transmission technology. We are the leading transmission repair shop in the Fort Wayne area. 

What you can expect from us:

  • Competitive pricing

  • Latest in computer diagnostics to ensure we make the right repair

  • Ability to service all makes and models, both foreign and domestic (automatic and manual)

  • Large inventory of OEM as well as after-market parts

  • Knowledgeable, friendly staff to assist with any vehicle problem

  • Ability to communicate with us at your convenience: Even if we're not in the office, you can communicate with us on your time - by making appointments with our online scheduling tool, asking for a quote or more information via our contact form, and leaving a voicemail at (260) 424-1087 or sending a text message to (866) 492-1286.

    • Can't make it in to pay your invoice while we're open? Ask us about using our text-2-pay feature.​

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