Privately owned by two licensed red seal technicians, AutoPlace is an example of two men who took their passion for vehicle repair and helping others and built a thriving business that supports a safe driving experience for the community in which they live.

AutoPlace has come a long way since 1978. Computerized equipment and optimized to run vehicle diagnostics, the Company invests in their people and technologies to ensure customers have a consistent and positive experience each time they visit. 

As partners with one of the largest wholesale automotive parts suppliers in North America, AutoPlace guarantees competitive pricing on parts that meet or surpass industry and national safety standards. 


Owner/Managing Partner/Senior Technician

Erwin started his first business back in 1983. He now owns and manages four businesses in the Okanagan Valley with his partner Larry. He is a Red Seal Certified Technician since 1982 and has an extensive background in all things business. He is dedicated to providing the best value and customer service experience and he does it with a no-nonsense hands-on approach, a wicked sense of humour, and an uncanny ability to think outside the box. When he's not working, which is rare, he LOVES to fish and feed Zoomer, our...

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Owner/Senior Technician/Logistics Manager

Larry started in the mid-'90s as an Automotive Technician with Autoplace. Before long he and Erwin became partners and they haven't looked back since. He's been a Red Seal Certified Technician since 1989, with exceptional diagnostic and technical expertise. Larry uses those skills to provide our customers with an unparalleled level of both Automotive and golf cart service and maintenance at our sister compay Kelowna CartsPlus Ltd. He also manages our rental delivery and transport division, driving ou...

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Born in Kelowna, Cole has been a part of our team for 6 years. He brings a lo...

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1st Year Technician

Born right here in Kelowna, Andre joined us in 2018. He's entering h...

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Apprentice/Lube Tech

Bennet was born in Germany and started with us in 2021. A bit shy but wh...

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Shop Foreman

Neil joins us from Alberta. A Red Seal licensed technician wit...

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Front End Manager

Born in Winni...

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Are you someone who is inspired to grow personally and professionally, consider yourself customer conscious, and eager to learn? We’d love to hear from you!

Service Advisor

Vehicle Service Advisor

As a vehicle service advisor, you will be helping customers make decisions about the care and maintenance of their vehicle. We are a long-time family-owned business in the community of Kelowna with a history dating back to 1978. To do this job you will require good English skills both written and verbal, keyboarding skills, a valid driver's license with at least three years of driving experience, and a clean driving record. Preference will be given to training an individual who understands basic automotive repair and parts terminology or prior experience in the automotive repair industry.

Duties will include interacting with shop repair staff, determining and understanding the required repairs, preparing estimates, sourcing parts, contacting customers to clearly communicate and prioritize repair needs, and gaining repair authorization. Road tests, basic vehicle checks, and examining and understanding what the customer is experiencing are essential components of this position. To accomplish these good clear communication skills are required.

Ideally, you will enjoy problem-solving, creative thinking, have the desire to create a better workplace, work cooperatively with others, and above all find solutions for customers.

If you're ready for a change and up to the challenge send your resume to

Junior Service Advisor

We are looking for a Junior Service Advisor to build a career within our family owned &
operated local auto repair center. We’ve been at the same location since 1978!
Currently we have an opportunity for a customer service counter person with excellent
oral and written communication skills. If you are interested in contributing to an amazing
customer experience, we want you part of the team!
We are looking for a self-motivated team player with a positive attitude! We seek
individuals who value customer satisfaction. The service advisor is responsible for
ensuring great customer service by following the service process. They will deal
directly with clients to achieve high customer service and vehicle maintenance
requirements. * * Perform inbound and outbound telephone calls * Perform Service
Advising – handle service-related questions and concerns * Perform service cashier
duties as required * Perform other related duties as assigned *
Requirements: Graduation from high school * Some experience in a customer service
environment preferred * Valid driver’s license and insurance required * Previous
experience is preferred but not required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * Knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repair *
*Knowledge of automotive servicing methods * Ability to follow oral and written
instructions * Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work, including the public. * Ability to perform daily
record-keeping * Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and
meet deadlines * Ability to work in a team-based environment and achieve common
goals * Ability to maintain and perform top-level professional integrity and appearance
as a service advisor
Job Type: Full-time
Experience: * service writing: 1-2 years (preferred) but not required * automotive
dealership: 1-2 years (preferred) but not required *
Work remotely: * No