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Since 1954, we have been providing expert 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 "Electric Works."


Our namesake, Jess A. Lewis, was a well-known and accomplished individual in the automotive community. He was active in automotive transmission work as early as 1947. Jess had six automotive transmission patents to his name at a young age and held three Class A - Gas Experimental Dragster records. He became so well known in the automotive community that many had given him 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 operated 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. 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 contributing to our community by growing our business, creating new job opportunities, and striving to always provide excellent 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.

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.

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