Welcome to ATSI, Lawrence’s “REAL” Transmission automotive specialists.

ATSI opened for business in 1993 on a back street, unknown to a lot of locals. It started from a figment of the imagination that was fed with pure ethical decisions that allowed it to grow into what it is today.

ATSI provided the city of Lawrence with complete automotive repair that was superior to others allowing it to grow as a company. (The owner of ATSI had a passion for transmission repair and referred to the way ATSI performed it as transmission correction at a higher level.) After seven years at 2720 Oregon St. ATSI, then referred by the full name Automotive Technology Specialists Inc., took their passion for transmission correction to the back of a used car lot on 23rd Street with a new triangle logo, a shortened name, and the new mission they live by, Transmission correction at a higher level.

After another seven years buried and embarrassed to be in the back half of a used car lot. ATSI bought and moved to their present location at 1226 E. 23rd Street, with an eight bay shop and for the first time Main street frontage. ATSI decided to take their warranty to the next level by making all work and repairs carry the same coverage as their transmission, 3 years 50,000 mile parts and labor warranty with no excuses. With numerous shops in the area claiming to be transmission shops, ATSI offers- Real transmission check outs with preliminary check outs only $39.62! ATSI also recommends a complete courtesy check, so that customers have a detailed assessment of their vehicles condition before they make any decisions on any overhaul or repair. ATSI believes that their savvy clients, given the accurate information, time and all questions answered, are in a position to access their needs and make a decision that is in their best interest with no hassles from a service writer. ATSI has the capability to properly test, repair, rebuild or give the customer an option for an outsourced transmission.

Unlike many pretenders, posers or installers, all warranty work is done and decided by ATSI. ATSI believes it is unethical to sell a repair, part, service or a transmission without being responsible. ATSI backs its new repairs and rebuilds with a 3yr 50,000 mile warranty. Whatever service, repair or build is done at ATSI our competent knowledgeable staff is there to handle the job and ensure it is done right.

All of the owners family has at one time worked at ATSI. Duane’s oldest Dustin helped build the business and now owns Standard Tire and Auto in Perry Kansas. Michael his younger son has helped build the business as well as saving people in addition to cars working as a Paramedic.

Michael is currently operating as the Service Manager and is currently working here to help maximize the best customer service any automotive shop could offer. Greg Pearson is the newest addition to the customer service department. Greg has joined our team working as ATSI’s newest service advisor. Greg comes to ATSI with excellent customer service and a strive to make sure your experience and appointments are best they can be. Contributing to the success of ATSI and your vehicle are the technicians listed as follows; Danny Munck, ATSI’s lead technician and rebuilder has spent over 10 years with ATSI. Bill Holloway is our lead “all area” ASE technician and lead removal and installation technician. Bryson Conaway is our part time technician and is currently attending University of Kansas School of Business. Cheryl Cox one of the owners does the accounting and customer relations. Duane Cox the other owner is there on a daily basis testing, training, cleaning and handling needs as they arise. We are currently looking to expand our professionally dedicated staff with another highly qualified automotive technician. We’re not eliminating- we’re adding someone driven to solve customers problems-someone that’s proud to stamp their work with an ATSI 3yr/50,000 mile warranty which we carry on all new repairs- And if you have the experience, the knowledge, the drive and want to join the team- Then ATSI wants you. ATSI offers excellent pay, benefits and a friendly work place. All employment positions at ATSI are setup for success as we offer the most elite Transmission repair and complete vehicle repair that anyone could ask ever for- Come out and apply

In the age of no service, meaning poor accountability and lack of responsibility, this group of dedicated individuals, are here in 2011 and for many years to come, to provide full accountability and responsibility; as they set the industry standard for automotive correction at a higher level.

We service more than just your transmission and offer the following services:

  • Transmission repairs and overhauls
  • 3,000 Mile Schedule Service
  • ABS Testing
  • Brake Service
  • Radiator Fluid Exchange
  • Steering Services
  • Transmission Fluid Exchange
  • All new repairs carry a 3-year or 50,000 mile parts and labor warranty

For a full list of services, click here.