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The Area’s Transmission Repair Experts - Helena, MT

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Our Services

  • General Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Differential Repair
  • Oil Change

Here at Smith Transmission we have a wonderful team! We are here to serve you. Our customers are always our number one priority. We specialize in handling all of your automotive & transmission service needs. Visit our team at Smith Transmission in Helena and we’ll meet your every expectation. Our friendly staff welcomes you to our facility and makes you feel right at home.

Transmission repairs are a major concern for many drivers because they are often very complicated. At Smith Transmission, we provide worry-free transmission services. You can trust us to perform all of the necessary transmission services with exacting standards. We go above and beyond to make sure you are happy with our service and leave with an improved and fully operational vehicle. All of our transmission repairs are backed by our quality warranty, so you have nothing to worry about when you trust your auto repair to us. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to make sure your vehicle’s transmission remains in optimal condition. Our transmission service skills are unmatched in this area. 

Our facility is equipped to handle all of your automotive repair needs. We enjoy educating our customer in all the best practices for their auto services, and keep you informed every step of the way. We do our very best to get all of your repairs right the first time, saving you time and money. Should something need a follow-up we are here make it right! The highly-trained and experienced technicians at Smith Transmission will only perform the necessary services and repairs to your vehicle. When you drive away from our shop after a repair, we make sure you’re not returning a week later for the same service. We’ve established relationships with our customers and they know that they can depend on us for any of their vehicle repair needs. At Smith Transmission, we look forward to exceeding your expectations and making sure you are safely back on the road. Schedule an appointment with us today! We’ll get our service bay ready to fix whatever problems you’re having with your vehicle.

Our History

Smith Transmission begain in 1977 when Clarence Smith opened the business.  It’s been said that his business started in his own garage out in the valley in the mid-70’s. Having no other shops specializing in transmission repair there was indeed a market for just such a business. In 1979, Bruce Napier purchased the business from Mr. Smith and built the current building and moved Smith Transmission to 1435 National Avenue.

Around 1984 Rob St. Clair purchased the business & equipment and operated the shop until 1987 when Keith Barnard took over. Keith operated the shop, building the business, customer base and reputation for 14 years. He decided to move into the software side of the automotive industry and in 2001 sold the shop to Shawn Hanser.  

Shawn has been the leader now for the last 16 years continuing the high quality and value repair work done at Smith Transmission. Shawn brings the backing of a state of the art central rebuilding facility in Hanser’s Automotive out of Billings, MT.  

Smith Transmission has been the Helena area’s leader in transmission repair now for almost 40 years!

Why Choose Smith Transmissions - Helena?

  • Rapid, Accurate Diagnosis & Repair
  • Quality Workmanship, Fair Prices
  • ASE Certified Technicians
  • Customer Care & Convenience
  • Commitment to Our Service-Oriented Code of Ethics