In 1963, over 50 years ago, Ralph Hanser had a dream to offer quality service to automotive customers.  The dream began in a two bay service station. 
With the road to the present having many turns and twists along the way, Hanser’s has managed to reach far beyond any original expectations.

Hanser’s companies consist of towing and recovery, truck and car repair, used, automatic transmissions, and a late model salvage company providing quality auto parts in Billings.


About Us

Wrecker & Recovery

Hanser’s has locations in Billings, Big Timber, Columbus, Livingston, Lewistown and Hardin. One little blue wrecker has grown into over 150 pieces of operating equipment including seven roadside service trucks, excavation equipment, and seven specialized hazmat emergency response units.

Auto & Truck Repair

Hanser’s has 29 foot service bays including a hoist capable of lifting up to 60,000 pounds providing service for diesel and motor coach repair. Our heavy-duty truck department has 125-foot drive through bays.  Trucks and trailers need not be separated.  We are a warranty outlet for Workhorse Chassis and HWH leveling systems and slide outs.

Volume Transmission Rebuild Center

Hanser’s state-of-the-art rebuild center includes torque converters, valve bodies, and solenoid rebuilding. All of our transmissions are tested on a computerized dyno tester which ensures our customers a quality unit at a fair price. Hanser’s sells transmissions throughout an eight state area.

Salvage Company

Hanser’s has over 2,000 late model cars and trucks available. Our computerized inventory is tied in with ARA, Gold Seal, Premier Auto Recyclers and United Recyclers. Low mileage products and quality recycled parts unites us with this group of prestigious recyclers.

We have over 60,000 square feet of building on 24 acres with over 100 enthusiastic, competent employees who want to serve the motoring public.


Hanser’s is a single call for all of your automotive needs.