About us


Established in 1978, on the basis of quality, customer satisfaction, and family ties, Ronnie Smith Transmission, LLC is the reason why thousands of customers have trusted us to repair their vehicle's transmissions over the past four decades.

As an Abilene born and bred businessman Ronnie Smith graduated from Abilene High School in 1965. He worked for Ben E. Keith unloading 100 lbs. of potato sacks. Prior to graduating school he meet his life partner in the 9th grade, Janette Anglin Smith, daughter of well known radiator mechanic Tom Anglin. After graduating Ronnie and Janette packed up and moved to Garland, Texas to work for his uncle. During the process gave birth to there oldiest son, Ronnie Len Smith. There he started and made a good living working on transmissions and learning everything he could from his uncle Billy Smith. Making only 80 dollars a week Ronnie supported his family having a 50 dollar house payment and paying on his 1957 Chev car. They lived and worked in Garland, Texas for the next 3 years until his uncle moved the business to Big Spring, Texas in 1968. After his uncle moved, Ronnie came back to Abilene to work for AMMCO Transmission. Janette Smith gave birth to there second son, Kenny Smith. Ronnie worked the next 10 years of his life learning all aspects of transmission work. Janette Smith started working in 1978 for Banyan International and later joined Ronnie in the business.

Today, Ronnie Smith Transmission, LLC has grown to become one of West Texas most popular family owned transmission shops. Our 12,000 sq. ft. facility houses over 12 lifts: 4 drive on and 8 side side lifts. Our employee’s have a combined experience of over 150 years, spanning from general mechanic to diesel performance. Each employee is trained that customer satisfaction is the #1 goal in our business.

Kenny Smith


Ronnie & Janette Smith


Wilson Medina


Richard Reed

Big Spring Manager

Chris Smith

Shop Manager

Callie Smith

Office Manager

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