Our History

50+ Years of Specialized Service

In 1963, Mister Transmission co-founders Bruce Brillinger and Jerry Etkin opened the doors to Canada’s very first specialized transmission service centre in Richmond Hill, Ontario. For the first time, Canadians could take their vehicle to a specialist instead of being forced to take their car back to the dealer. Customers now had a choice.

We received such a great response that we opened additional stores in Barrie, North Bay, Brampton and Burlington. In 1969, the automotive aftermarket business really took off in Canada. Specialist shops were taking repairs back from car dealerships that were providing poor service for customers, and forcing them into long waiting lists. In 1969 Mister Transmission was converted into a franchise business.

Looking towards the Future of Transmission Repair

Mister Transmission is still Canada’s most trusted and most recognized brand for transmission service and transmission repairs. We constantly keep up with the latest technology in order to offer our customers the best service. Our iconic orange and black logo and famous jingle: “Hey Mister, you’re a friend of mine,” keep us true to our roots.

We remain consistent. We have stayed true to the specialized model, focusing solely on transmissions. We have never lost track of our core values, we stick to what we know best. We have the training, the technology and the tools to do transmission repair properly, evidenced by a very successful half-century in business.

We’re looking forward to the next 50 years!


About Mister Transmission

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Customer Reviews
Gerry always ready to help,...
Thomas Ansieta
Gerry always ready to help, honest, going the extra mile
Date: March 6, 2021
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My car was towed in...
KASSANDRA ANTONE
My car was towed in from a dealership. Cecil understood my Global warranty. His team finished the work on my car in less than quoted time. Since getting my car back, it's running SO smooth! Excellent customer service. I would recommend Mr Transmission before going to a dealership..
Date: March 6, 2021
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Mister transmission on Pembina winnipeg...
Leo Linag
Mister transmission on Pembina winnipeg location - call them and drop off my japan -JDM right hand drive car due to transmission promblem and after 7 days “because parts is little hard to get on this car but they make it possible “ and when I got my car it’s all clean and wash on the outside and the transmission is soooooo smoooothhhhhh and they come with a warranty too on the the transmission, the guy there is easy to talk to,knowledgeable,and explain all the details,letting you know what needs to get done and what’s not - great quality work -just wish the price is a little lower but for the quality of work you get what you pay - highly recommended! Will be back in the future.
Date: March 5, 2021
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Fast and efficient service.
Jessa Schneider
Fast and efficient service.
Date: March 5, 2021
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Great service from the team...
Rick Fujs
Great service from the team !Alex took time to explain issues with transmission.Most important to me was his up front honest approach.Communication - Mr. Transmission called me before I called them to keep me posted on status of work and time line completion.Thank you Mr. Transmission, Alex and the crew working in the service bays.
Date: March 5, 2021
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Great place. Awesome service and...
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Great place. Awesome service and friendly staff. I'm back on the road again!
Date: March 4, 2021
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I brought my truck in...
Harry Tucker
I brought my truck in to the dealer for what I felt was a wheel bearing issue and was told that my transmission had failed and that I should buy a new vehicle. I thought this was odd since the transmission appeared to be "at least ok" and was also surprised that the service people were asking when I wanted to buy a new vehicle. Hmmmmm.I took the truck into Mr. Transmission for a second opinion. Chris at Mr. Transmission was incredible. He took a look at the transmission, recommended some transmission work to bring it to 100% AND fixed the wheel bearing failure that I had originally brought to my dealer that they didn't do anything with.Chris is professional and thorough and walks you through everything that you need to know. His prices are competitive, his warranty is excellent and he is highly recommended if you want someone to give you no-nonsense, friendly, honest and professional service for your vehicle.
Date: March 4, 2021
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Reliable and courteous. My go...
Bill Greer
Reliable and courteous. My go to place since I moved here.polite staff.
Date: March 4, 2021
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Honest guys. They tell you...
Mario Celio
Honest guys. They tell you exactly what you need done.
Date: March 4, 2021
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The mechanics and staff at...
Gus Volpe
The mechanics and staff at Xpert are awesome. They really check your car over and the work is always well done. I would recommend xPert to anyone looking for professional and reliable service.
Date: March 3, 2021
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Featured Services
Transmission Repair

The evolution of transmissions has made these machines and systems increasingly complex. When transmission repairs are required, determining the cause and cure for what ails can be tricky.

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Transmission Technology

At Mister Transmission we have access to leading-edge diagnostic equipment, enabling us to offer you the fastest and most accurate findings about what’s going on inside your vehicle’s transmission.

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Transmission Maintenance & Service

Just as you have other parts of your car serviced, your transmission needs maintenance to ensure a long life and avoid transmission problems.

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How To Take Care Of Your Transmission In...
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How Much Does Transmission Repair Cost?
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January 28, 2021
Why You—Yes You—Need To Check Your T...
Checking one’s transmission fluid is an integral part of vehicle ownership. If you
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January 21, 2021
What Is A Transmission Solenoid?
The “transmission solenoid”. Or maybe you heard it as “solenoid pack”.
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January 14, 2021
5 Ways Transmission Service Can Help
Regular service is crucial for the long-term health of your vehicle’s transmission.
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January 7, 2021
FAQs About The Torque Converter
Torque converters are key components of transmissions. How often do they require
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November 30, 2020
5 Tips For Transmission Maintenance
Good transmission maintenance practices mean the difference between years of
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November 25, 2020
Are CVT Transmission’s Difficult T...
You’ve heard of automatic transmissions. You’ve heard of manual transmissions.
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November 18, 2020
How To fix A Slipping Transmission
What is the fix for a slipping transmission? It’s simple. Just pop the hood of your
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November 12, 2020