About Tip Top Transmissions

Providing Quality Service for Over 20 Years

Tip Top Transmission has been serving customers and their cars for over 20 years. With two decades of service, we’re proud to be your go-to Salt Lake City transmission repair shop. Don’t be fooled by our name, either. While transmission services are our specialty, Tip Top is a complete, holistic automotive repair shop. We offer comprehensive fleet services including brakes, suspension, tune-up, timing belts, oil changes, differential services, front and rear axle repair, and of course transmission repair, replacement and flush.

Whether it’s your commuting vehicle, family truckster, casing machine or heavy duty machinery that needs some work, we do it all. Clutch replacement for stock, racing and heavy-duty towing applications with single or dual side ceramic pads are no problem. Need regular servicing of an entire fleet? Right this way. We take care of you, our neighbors, and have built a reputation based on service, customer care, honesty and competitive prices. Located in the heart of the city, our family owned and operated business has built its reputation on service, quality and affordable rates.

Quality, experience and service are the pillars of Tip Top Transmission. With over 90 years of combined quality (both service and parts) automotive experience, we truly treat our neighbors like family. For that matter, we treat out-of-towners like family, too. Everyone at Tip Top genuinely loves what they do–and we know it’s not “just” a car or truck you’re bringing to us. We understand you need to get to work, take the kids to school and maybe even take the truck on an epic hunting trip because that’s what we do, too. Referrals have always been our leading source for new customers, and that’s the biggest compliment we can hope to receive. Please meet our staff and see what Tip Top can do for you:

Meet the Team

Joey Candalaria

Joey is the President, technician, diagnostician and electrical specialist at the shop. As if that wasn’t already an overflowing buffet of a plate, he’s also an avid hunter, outdoorsman and Jeep enthusiast. He may have a soft spot for jeeps, but at Tip Top, all vehicle makes and models are serviced so you can keep enjoying your own hobbies.

Kyle Rowley

Kyle is the Vice President, technician and transmission re-builder. He enjoys collecting guns, camping and of course, hunting. Kyle has a degree in automotive repair, and that isn’t any BS–well, actually, it is. All of Tip Top’s employees are true experts in the industry, with the background and papers to prove it.

Herb Santizo

Herb is the Manager and part specialist at Tip Top. He’s an art enthusiast, basketball player and scout leader. Bilingual and fluent in Spanish, Herb is the go-to specialist for our many Spanish speaking customers.

Sean Savage

Sean is the service writer and a technician at the shop. He’s an angler, foodie, golfer and outdoor enthusiast, too. It’s no surprise that he’s yet another hunter on our team, rounding out the trifecta.

Ross Hansen

Ross is the Diesel Technician at Tip Top Transmissions. He is an automtoive expert with over 20 years of expereince in the field. Ross is known for his great sense of humor around the shop. In his spare time, Ross enjoys fishing and spending his time outdoors.