About Us



Started  in 1961 by Bob Johnston Fair field Automatic Transmission has operated  one a simple principle. "Expert transmission and auto repair  at a fair  price. Fairfield Automatic Transmission Specialists Inc. has been a  locally owned and operated automobile transmission repair business for  over 50 years in Fairfield Ct. In 1961 Bob Johnston quantified his  passion for the automobile business and opened Fairfield Automatic  Transmission. As Bob’s business began to grow so did his customer base.   Subsequently he needed more space. In 1964, Bob moved his young company  to its present headquarters at  2196 Kings Highway East, in Fairfield,  Connecticut. In the new location the business flourished. Over the next  several years Fairfield Automatic Transmission continued to grow.  Several building additions and key staff  additions served to outline  the character of Fairfield Transmission. 



Ever since we started in the automatic transmission repair business we have tried to be responsive to our customers. We value each customer and try to build the best possible professional relationship with them.We depend on their positive impressions to uphold our reputation built on quality and integrity. You can depend on Fairfield Automatic Transmission Specialists Inc. for the highest quality and most professional service in the industry. After all, our success is a dire 




In 1987, Scott Johnston, the second generation of the Johnston team came aboard. Scott Johnston brought a new set of skills to the family business. Having graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and from Saint Anselm College with a B.A. in liberal arts/ humanities; Scott brought a unique combination of technical aptitude and business ethics,

With the foundation built by his father, the loyalty and experience of  good shop management, and a supporting cast that includes the best technicians in the business, Fairfield Automatic Transmission has grown exponentially from the beginning. Scott lives in Fairfield with his wife Linda. His interests include Make a Wish of Ct. and youth ski instruction at Stratton Mtn in Vt

Steve Taylor -Shop Foreman , Rebuilder Steve joined our team in 1977 as an entry level installer. Through commitment, hard work and loyalty, Steve parlayed a mechanical aptitude into becoming a state-of-the-art transmission rebuilder. Well respected by our customers and his peers.his duties include Customer Service, Rebuilding, Diagnostic Analysis, and shop operations. 

Steve lives in Fairfield with his wife Cathy. His free time is spent playing golf, and working outdoors


Paul Kutis- Rebuilder, Diagnostic Tech, Swing Tech Paul has been with Fairfield Automatic Transmission for over 20 years. Paul also broke into the field as a transmission installer, and like his predecessors continues to make the transition to rebuilding an easy one. Paul brings with him a knowledge of electronics, keen computer skills, and an analytical mind that makes him one of the best diagnosticians and trouble shooters today. Paul lives in Stratford and his hobbies include home remodeling and baking

Marty Bruno -Customer Service, Rebuilder, Diagnostic Tech, Swing Tech,

Marty brings with him almost 40 years experience in the transmission industry. beginning his career in 1979 after graduating high school., Marty lives in Stratford with his wife Maria and is very involved in his community. he has a strong passion for boating and is the current Commodore of Pootatuck Yacht Club



 We specialize in all driveline repairs of your vehicle. Including Transmission( both automatic and standard) transfer case and differential repairs. 



 We offer a liberal One year unlimited mileage warranty. Nationwide warranty available through ATRA 




Our Fleet and Municipality program is the best in the business, offering timely and cost effective repair, plus free pickup and delivery.

Please contact us for latest pricing and service


Senior Citizen, Public Service, and MIlitary Discounts

 We offer a 10 percent discount on any repair for those listed above 

Community Support and Involvement


We are proud to support our community and local charities including Make A Wish, Pan Mass Challenge, Little League and Babe Ruth baseball.

Any program requesting support should contact us



     Technically Speaking
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  Q: When should I have my vehicle serviced?
   A: Every 20 to 25 thousand miles.  
Q: Does my SUV require any special maintenance?
   A: Yes it does. If your SUV has 4-wheel-drive (most of them do), it has an extra transfer case, an extra differential and an extra driveshaft that need maintenance. Internal lubricants breakdown from time, heat, and wear. It is critical that you support the integrity of these fluids, by checking levels and replacing them periodically just as you would do in any automobile.

Q: My transmission is shifting strangely, do I need a whole new  transmission?
   A: Probably not. Today’s vehicles are highly sophisticated and many transmission functions are controlled electronically by various sensors, chips and even mini-computers. Many complaints are just a result of a faulty sensor or a bad electronic connection. Problems like these can often be easily diagnosed by simply using a scan tool to extract your vehicle codes and code  

Q: Does my transmission have to be taken apart in order to determine what’s  wrong?
   A: Contrary to what many “experts” tell you, most problems can be diagnosed without what we call an R.D.I.,( Removal, Disassembly and Inspection). We can usually diagnose a problem with a simple scanning operation to determine if your problem is an internal issue or an external signal / sensor problem. 

ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL US AT 203-255-2404 OR EMAIL US AT  scott@ffldtrans.com

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(203) 255-2404 FAX 203-255-3417


Monday - Thursday: 7am - 5pm

Friday - 7am - 4pm

Saturday- Closed

Sunday: Closed

Email us at scott@ffldtrans.com