Welcome to our Auto Repair Shop

Kelowna Transmission & Auto Repair is a full-service, family owned and operated auto repair shop located in Kelowna BC.

For over 20 years, it has been our mission to provide honest advice, high-quality work and excellent customer service.

We provide an environment where all of our customers, including women, feel welcome and respected.

Meet the Team

Ivar H.

Ivar H.

Owner, Red Seal Journeyman Automotive Technician & Transmission Specialist
Building Kelowna Transmission & Auto repair into the top of the line, reputable, full-service auto repair shop it is today is truly a dream turned reality for Ivar, who bought the small Kelowna business over 20 years ago. Ivar is an incredibly skilled and experienced technician, with a speciality in building transmissions. Ivar is grateful to be able to do what he loves, every day, with his family by his side. On weekends, Ivar and his wife Marcelle enjoy 4-wheeling and look forward to cruising the highway in their motorhome. Ivar is an honest technician and hopes you will consider his family owned and operated business the next time you need high-quality auto service or expert repairs, are interested in performance upgrades or simply trustworthy automotive advice.
Marcelle H.

Marcelle H.

Owner, Bookkeeper & Marketing
Definitely the peace keeper, supporting Kelowna Transmission & Auto Repair throughout the years has been ultimately fulfilling for Marcelle. Marcelle and Ivar moved to Kelowna in 1993 where together they raised their three wonderful children, Ryan, Randy and Mckenzie. Growing the business has presented Marcelle with opportunities to proudly support important organizations such as the Kelowna Women’s Shelter, the Okanagan College Trades Training Centre Complex as well as local community food banks. Marcelle and Ivar spend much of their free time side by side, an example of their life-long partnership outside of the family business. Marcelle believes all customers, including women, have the right to feel welcome and respected and hopes you will visit the shop the next time you’re in need of auto service, repairs or advice.
Brian T.

Brian T.

Brian joins Kelowna Transmission & Auto Repair with an impressive 45 years' experience in the automotive sales and service industry including 20 years as a dealership engine builder. Brian is also proficient in custom car design and building. Outside of work, he enjoys drag racing.
Randy H.

Randy H.

Service Advisor
Randy, son of Ivar and Marcelle, was happy to join the family business in 2013. Randy contributes a wealth of knowledge, exceptional customer service skills and a permanent smile. An interesting fact about Randy is that he has 9 screws and 1 drill bit in his foot. But that doesn’t stop him from enjoying our beautiful Okanagan to the fullest with hobbies like golfing and 4-wheeling. Randy looks forward to greeting you and ensures your 100% satisfaction the next time you visit Kelowna Transmission & Auto Repair.
Mckenzie H.

Mckenzie H.

Administrative Assistant
Born and raised in Kelowna and daughter of Ivar and Marcelle, Mckenzie happily joined the family business in the Fall of 2020. Although her role in administration and assisting Marcelle is ever evolving, she very much enjoys learning all about the day-to-day operations of running the business. Most recently, she obtained certification as the auto repair shops first aid attendant, an important role indeed. Looking to the future, Mckenzie would like to rescue/adopt as many dogs as possible.
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Matt F.

Matt F.

Red Seal Journeyman Automotive Technician
Born and raised in Kelowna, Matt has become an important member of Kelowna Transmission & Auto Repair team since joining the business 2013. Matt’s focus is on general auto repairs, vehicle inspections, diagnostics and fabrication. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing computer games. Matt also enjoys many outdoor activities such as dirt biking, 4-wheeling and camping, of course. Matt is a knowledgeable and experienced technician who takes great pride in high quality work.
Kyara C.

Kyara C.

Automotive Technician Apprentice
Born and raised in Kelowna, Kyara became an apprentice with the Kelowna Transmission & Auto Repair team in 2021. Outside of work, Kyara enjoys hiking, 4x4ing and camping in the great outdoors. She thoroughly enjoys exploring new places and spending quality time with friends and family, especially when working on her wheeling vehicles.


Kelowna Transmission & Auto Repair in the Community

We are honoured to support local organizations doing important work in the Okanagan.
Together, we can help those helping our community.

Okanagan College is committed to a sustainable future and to providing students with accessible, high education and training.

Kelowna Transmission and Auto Repair is proud to support local trades training and tradespeople by donating $10,000 to the development of Okanagan College’s new Trade Complex,  one of the most advanced and sustainable trades training facilities in the world.

Unfortunately, students (and their families) experience food insecurity, too.

Kelowna Transmission & Auto Repair is proud to support Pantry: A Student Food Bank, a campus organization supporting students at UBCO.

The Central Okanagan Food Bank is the largest food bank in the Interior of BC and provides nutritional food assistance to local residents facing financial and food insecurity.

Kelowna Transmission & Auto Repair proudly supports COFB by facilitating brand awareness through multimedia advertising, offering ongoing cash donations as well as participating in important fundraising events.

Kelowna Women’s Shelter provides individualized domestic abuse support, domestic abuse education, shelter, and basic needs including food and personal items, to women and children leaving abuse and violence.

For five years, Kelowna Transmission & Auto Repair provided support to the organization in many ways including facilitating brand awareness through multimedia advertising, a value of over $50,000, and over $30,000 in cash donations. 

Our Warranty Programs, an Investment in our Customers

Kelowna Transmission & Auto Repair is proud to be a local NAPA AutoCare Centre and pleased to offer the NAPA “Peace of Mind” Nationwide Limited Warranty at no additional cost to the customer. This warranty covers parts and labour on qualifying repairs for 12 months / 20,000 km, and, is honoured nationwide by a network of NAPA AutoCare Centres, so you're protected even while traveling.

Kelowna Transmission & Auto Repair is a proud member of ATRA, the largest Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association in the world. We are pleased to offer The Golden Rule Warranty on all automatic transmission work at no additional cost to the customer. With over 2000 members throughout the United States and Canada, this warranty plan allows repairs by member shops nationwide, giving you peace of mind while traveling.


  • We will offer honest advice and fair prices.
  • We will follow up with you to ensure you are completely satisfied with your experience
  • We will everything we can to ensure you feel important and respected.
  • We will offer friendly and helpful service.