About

stranaghans-kelownaCOMPANY HISTORY & DRIVING THE ROAD TO SUCCESS

In the beginning, the Integra Tire Auto Centre in Kelowna was one man’s passion for cars…and trucks…and tractors. Doug Stranaghan opened the doors of OK Rubber Welders in its original Leon Avenue location in 1955. Legend has it that Doug’s philosophy went something like this:

“The only two tools you will ever need are WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it moves and it shouldn’t, use duct tape. If it doesn’t move and it should, use WD-40.”

But like most legends that’s only half truth. Over the subsequent decades, Doug and his wife Janet, who also made significant contributions to the business, strove for simplicity.

“If you put customers first, then they will do the same for you.”

Continuing support and the loyalty of their clients is a huge part of Integra Tire Auto Centre Kelowna’s success in the Okanagan. Since those early years, we continue to adhere to this tradition.

The Stranaghans - Kelowna - 10th AnniversaryIn order to accommodate the company’s steady growth, we moved from Leon Ave to the corner of Gordon & Bernard in 1960, and to our present location, 2160 Enterprise Way at the corner of Dilworth and Enterprise, in 1975. Today, Integra Tire Auto Centre Kelowna is still family owned and operated. Doug’s son Larry previously ran the company for 22 successful years. The company is now under the care of Doug’s other son, Bruce Stranaghan.

Today, we have state of the art equipment and top of the line products for all our customers’ needs. So contact us today!

Oh… and as far as the legend of the WD-40 and the Duct tape goes? They’re still around…and they still work!

 

 

 

The Team

Astrology Sign: Taurus
Food: My wife’s curried chicken
Drink:  Red Wine
Band: Fleetwood Mac
TV Show: Game of Thrones
Movie: The Sting
Hobby: Videogrphy/Photography
1st Car: 1965 VW Beetle
Dog or Cat: Both
Toilet Paper-over/under: Over
What is the best dish you can cook/BBQ: BBQ Salmon on a cedar plank
If you were  wrestler what would be your stage name: Bruiser Bruce
If you were a superhero what would be your special power: to Fly
Best thing about Kelowna: Weather

Astrology Sign: Scorpio
Food: Perfectly cooked steak
Drink: Rusty Nail
Band: Zac Brown Band
TV Show: NCIS Los Angeles
Movie: Rio Lobo
Hobby: Kayaking
1st Car: Morris Minor
Dog or Cat: Dog
Toilet Paper-over/under: Over
What is the best dish you can cook/BBQ: Cabbage Rolls
If you were  wrestler what would be your stage name: Rockin Randy II
If you were a superhero what would be your special power: To be able to read a woman’s mind
Best thing about Kelowna: Weather

Astrology Sign: Cancer
Food: KD & Brown Beans
Drink: Coffee
Band: Alice in Chains
TV Show: A Team/magnum PI
Movie: Equilibrium
Hobby: Exotic pets
1st Car: 1974 International 1110 Pick up
Dog or Cat: Dog
Toilet Paper-over/under: Under
What is the best dish you can cook/BBQ:  KD & Brown Beans
If you were  wrestler what would be your stage name: Bad Bad Leroy Brown
If you were a superhero what would be your special power: Read Minds
Best thing about Kelowna: The People

Astrology Sign: Cancer
Food: DQ Double Cheese burger
Drink: Paralyzer
Band: The Cars
TV Show: Dukes of Hazard
Movie: Moving
Hobby: Koi Pond
1st Car: 1969 Mazda 1800
Dog or Cat: Dog
Toilet Paper-over/under: Over
What is the best dish you can cook/BBQ: Meatloaf + Scalloped Potatoes
If you were  wrestler what would be your stage name: Wiener Man
If you were a superhero what would be your special power: X Ray vision
Best thing about Kelowna: Weather

Astrology Sign: Cancer
Food: Hamburgers
Drink: Coke
Band: Metallica
TV Show: Dukes of Hazard
Movie: Beverly Hills Cop 1
Hobby: Video games
1st Car: 1963 Comet Convertible
Dog or Cat: Dog
Toilet Paper-over/under: Over
What is the best dish you can cook/BBQ: Hamburger/Smokies
If you were  wrestler what would be your stage name: Renal Assassin
If you were a superhero what would be your special power: Strength to free up rusted bolts
Best thing about Kelowna: My job is here

Astrology Sign: Libra
Food: Donair
Drink: Chocolate Milk
Composer: Beethoven
TV Show: Parks and Rec
Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy
Hobby: Working on cars/outdoors
1st Car: 1988 Jeep YJ
Dog or Cat: Dog
Toilet Paper-over/under: Under
What is the best dish you can cook/BBQ: Steak and Potatoes
If you were  wrestler what would be your stage name: Holy Hammer
If you were a superhero what would be your special power: Control Time
Best thing about Kelowna: Weather

Astrology Sign: Leo
Food:  Banana Bread
Drink: Dragon Stout
Band: The Roots
TV Show: How it’s Made
Movie: John Q
Hobby: Basketball
1st Car: 87 Honda Accord
Dog or Cat: Dog
Toilet Paper-over/under: Over
What is the best dish you can cook/BBQ: Ducana & Salt Fish
If you were  wrestler what would be your stage name: Mr Normus
If you were a superhero what would be your special power: Super Human Strength
Best thing about Kelowna: Summer

Astrology Sign: Virgo
Food: Sushi
Drink: Cab Sav
Band: Loreena McKennitt
TV Show: The Walking Dead (Have you seen our Road Trip video?)
Movie: Practical Magic
Hobby: My Husband
1st Car: Mustang
Dog or Cat: Cat
Toilet Paper-over/under: Yes please
What is the best dish you can cook/BBQ: Curried Chicken
If you were  wrestler what would be your stage name: Spider
If you were a superhero what would be your special power: To zap peoples ego into smithereens
Best thing about Kelowna: The scenery

Astrology Sign: Sagittarius
Food:
Home Cooked
Drink:
Rye/Sprite
Band:
Anything Country is Good
TV Show:
Deadliest Catch
Movie:
Pure Country
Hobby:
Fishing
1st Car:
1969 Impala Custom 2 Dr
Dog or Cat:
Dog
Toilet Paper-over/under:
Over
What is the best dish you can cook/BBQ:
Anything I cook/BBQ is best at the time
If you were  wrestler what would be your stage name:
What’s a Wrestler
If you were a superhero what would be your special power:
Mind reading – to stay 1 step ahead of my wife
Best thing about Kelowna:
The Lake – see Hobby