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
They did a good job,...
Lisa Overland
They did a good job, pretty fast so far so good. Shifts good.They did break an exhaust sensor, did not mention it to me after l showed the warning light to em. Cost me anouther $200 at Midas while getti g an oil change.
Date: June 29, 2022
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Very nice staff and service...
Rehman Sherazi
Very nice staff and service with enough satisfaction to your questions and concerns.
Date: June 28, 2022
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Great people and service!!Service: Transmission
Robert Vieth
Great people and service!!Service: Transmission
Date: June 28, 2022
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Zaff was really good.Services: Body &...
Ze Ad
Zaff was really good.Services: Body & Trim, Oil change
Date: June 27, 2022
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I have used this location...
D Anderson
I have used this location (Centennial Pkwy.) for transmission repair and preventative maintenance work on several occasions, with more than one vehicle over the years. Owner Steve is both courteous and knowledgeable. The work done here is honest and reliable. They are not in the business of overcharging for work that isn't required! I would highly recommend this location to anyone in need of transmission repair or service.Service: Transmission
Date: June 27, 2022
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Great service and honest !Fixed...
NatyBe Creator
Great service and honest !Fixed my problem with very little headaches!
Date: June 26, 2022
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Doctor Matt and his crew...
Michael Crofton
Doctor Matt and his crew fixed up a bad situation on a 700R4 in an old car. It’s tough to get ANY shop these days to even consider working on ol school Detroit muscle. They’ve touched both my cars and I wouldn’t have anyone else deal with my drivetrain issues. Thnx again Matt
Date: June 25, 2022
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Fantastic place! Staff so friendly...
Dave Nelson
Fantastic place! Staff so friendly I would work there!!
Date: June 24, 2022
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Excellent people small family business
Casperft Dubbert
Excellent people small family business
Date: June 23, 2022
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A true “five stars” service...
Adnan Isakovic
A true “five stars” service by a professional Team of experts!Had intermittent transmission issues with my old SUV and previously tried to get help from the dealership, with no resolution - until I called Eric.Got immediate attention and effective service. Eric is passionate about his business and someone you can trust without reservations. You will get the best transmission job done for a fair price.Highly, highly recommended!
Date: June 23, 2022
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Featured Services
Transmission Repair

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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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