Our History

60+ 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 60 years!


About Mister Transmission

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Customer Reviews
They fix my transmission issue,...
DIEGO CARRASCAL
They fix my transmission issue, other garages make me change the gearbox... Mister Transmission diagnosed correctly the issue and changed the correct parts
Date: February 6, 2023
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I will definitely refer this...
Paul Valle
I will definitely refer this Mr. Transmission location to all my friends and family. From answering my call to the delivery of the vehicle the staff were friendly, understanding of my situation, explaining the repair required and communicating on a regular basis the status of the vehicle. Upon picking up the truck the technician Chris explained what to expect as the vehicle re learns the new transmission. In these times it is most pleasant to experience this level of Expertise, and Professionalism . Very much Appreciated! Coming from years of business experience myself the Team at Mr Transmission Orillia are Awesome people to do business with. “Thank you, Thank you”!!!!!😀
Date: February 5, 2023
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The team at Mister Transmission...
Austin Robinson
The team at Mister Transmission were great to work with. I felt well informed about the repairs needed! Work was done in a timely manner and cost was lower than expected which is always a plus!
Date: February 5, 2023
Website: Google
Just when I was going...
David Ireland
Just when I was going to retire the old Ram brought the old girl here, 4×4 finally works, flex fuel works, engine light that's been on for years is off. Highly recommend this place for any automotive work !!!
Date: February 5, 2023
Website: Google
Wes was both knowledgeable and...
Victoria Kostyniuk
Wes was both knowledgeable and considerate, qualities which are rare today. I felt confident that he would repair my transmission in a competent and honest manner. I cannot say enough about how pleased I am with his service.
Date: February 4, 2023
Website: Google
Our regular mechanic referred us...
Cory Baron
Our regular mechanic referred us to Mr. Transmission after the CVT in our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder needed replacement. It is a far better option than working directly with the dealership. The price was fair, service was professional, expectations were clear, and there is a 3 year warranty on the work, compared to 1 year from Nissan. We had a minor post-service follow-up that they looked at with no issue or extra charges. We also had a second vehicle in for a suspension replacement and transmission flush. Phil kindly agreed to take my car on an additional road test to assure me all was good. I'm glad to recommend Mr. Transmission and appreciate the professional service from Phil and team!
Date: February 2, 2023
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Very pleased with the assessment...
Noel Smith
Very pleased with the assessment and repair of my vehicle. The technician also found and repaired faulty work from recent work performed by another business. Had this been missed it could have been very costly in the near future. Will use “Mr. T” in Calgary for all my service needs in the future.
Date: February 1, 2023
Website: Google
I was referred to Mr....
Dream Space
I was referred to Mr. Transmission on Queenston Road in Stoney Creek when there were obvious issues going on with my vehicle. The owner is very nice and Dan went above and beyond. I truly appreciate all they did for me and would highly recommend them to anyone needing work done. My vehicle runs like a dream and I expect the work that was done will extend the life of my vehicle for another 5 to 6 years versus buying a new car. Thanks Dan/Mr. Transmission!
Date: February 1, 2023
Website: Google
Great service & staff!
Luc Landry
Great service & staff!
Date: February 1, 2023
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Very good service
Tony Novembre
Very good service
Date: January 31, 2023
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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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Recent Blogs
5 Ways To Avoid Transmission Problems
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How Mister Transmission Rebuilds A Trans...
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4 Transmission Services To Help Your Aut...
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Why It’s Better To Trust Your Tran...
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What Is An Automatic Transmission Rebuil...
Learn how an automatic transmission rebuild works, when these rebuilds are necessary,
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The Big Mistake To Avoid When It Comes T...
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