At Loren's Auto Repair, our goal for over 28 years has been the same: to provide the best quality auto repair with a highest level of service available in Northwest Montana. We like to call it "Service with Integrity". With 10 full service bays and a team of certified professionals ready to serve you, we can help keep your vehicle running safe and worry free.

Shake It Up in Kalispell!: Why Wheel Balancing

Your browser does not support video Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, us Kalispell motorists generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle’s wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance. This means that as the wheel spins, there is a slight wobble to the path of the tire. For... 

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Tire Maintenance Kalispell

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Loren’s Auto Repair

Your browser does not support video When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to match your moods and outfits, then cheap shoes can be what you want. But if you spend a lot of time on your feet, you probably... 

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Easy Miles

Your browser does not support video   Have you ever noticed that your car maker has a schedule in your owner’s manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let’s define what severe driving conditions aren’t: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for twenty miles or more at a constant rate of 65 miles per hour in 75°F weather with only passengers on board. Change any one of those parameters... 

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Brake Repair in Kalispell

Put On The Brakes: Brake Service At Loren’s Auto Repair

Your browser does not support video When it comes to preventive maintenance and car care, most Kalispell motorists know how critical it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order. The pads and shoes are known as the friction materials in the brake system. They push together, providing friction, which stops the vehicle.... 

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Automobile Fluids

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

Your browser does not support video Kalispell auto owners’ current vehicles have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids. It’s essential for Kalispell drivers to always use the right type of fluid for their Subaru. Your service advisor and your owner’s manual... 

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How Much is Enough for Kalispell Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Your browser does not support video Most Kalispell drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the technician tells us they’re need to be replaced long before all the tread is worn off. Just how much tire tread wear... 

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Higher Mileage Service Intervals For Kalispell

Kalispell motorists have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers; safety equipment like airbags; and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in Kalispell but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car in MT. Because new cars are more expensive, Kalispell residents are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years... 

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Tire Pressure

Under Pressure in Kalispell: TPMS

Your browser does not support video Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat fixed in Kalispell or your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006 and 2007 models may have them as well. The system has a warning light that is mounted on the dashboard that will go on if one... 

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The Right Tires Kalispell

Helping Kalispell Drivers Get the Right Tires

Your browser does not support video Every Kalispell vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it’s a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is engineered for good traction on dry or rainy MT roads. But the rubber compound in summer tires gets stiff when temperatures... 

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Maintenance Free Myth

Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear Kalispell car owners say, “What’s up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don’t break down.” While it is true that today’s cars and trucks are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexity demands higher tolerances for everything. For example, most Kalispell car owners don’t realize how high... 

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