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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.

Announcing Wheels To Thrive

Announcing Wheels To Thrive

    For a while now, we’ve been wanting to come up with a way to give back to our community. A few years back, we came across the idea to give a car away to someone in our community who is making a difference. It took us a few years to pull everything together, but it has finally become a reality. We are calling our project “Wheels To Thrive” and it is something we are super excited about. Please take some time to checkout the website we built especially for this at... 

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The Importance Of Kalispell Drivers Following Service Intervals

The Importance Of Kalispell Drivers Following Service Intervals

Your browser does not support video Today in our Loren’s Auto Repair blog, we’re going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your Subaru isn’t the only aspect of your life in Kalispell with recommended intervals: Let’s start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about laundry, watering the lawn and paying the bills? Now, what would happen if you didn’t follow these intervals? Well, you’d get more cavities. You’d... 

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Coolant/Antifreeze Service At Loren’s Auto Repair

Coolant/Antifreeze Service At Loren’s Auto Repair

Your browser does not support video Anyone that drives a car in Kalispell knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Good car care requires keeping your Subaru cooling system in good condition. A vehicle’s cooling system circulates water and antifreeze (coolant) through the engine... 

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Stay Headed In The Right Direction, Kalispell

Stay Headed In The Right Direction, Kalispell

Power steering is standard on nearly every car and truck in Kalispell, MT these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that’s driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at Loren’s Auto Repair in Kalispell for questions about your power steering. The pump generates power that assists auto owners as they steer their Subaru around Kalispell, MT. Power steering systems... 

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Ethics of Automotive Repair in Kalispell

Ethics of Automotive Repair in Kalispell

We’re going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Kalispell automotive service and repair industry hasn’t been given a pass either. Unfortunately, every profession in Kalispell has some bad actors that hurt the reputation of everyone else. On the automotive side, industry associations and professional licensing organizations are very... 

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On Board Diagnostics For Your Subaru

On Board Diagnostics For Your Subaru

Make an appointment with Loren’s Auto Repair to have your on board diagnostics analyzed. 1309 US Hwy 2 West Kalispell, MT 59901 406-755-7757 Today we’re going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Kalispell MT who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what’s involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnostic scans by a trained technician in Kalispell MT.... 

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When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

Hey Kalispell, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our MT streets? How can you tell on your Subaru? While there may be legal requirements for the Kalispell area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates. 2/32 is the depth of the tire tread wear indicator bars that US law has required to be molded across all tires since August 1, 1968. When tires are worn so that this bar is visible, there’s just 2/32 of an inch – 1.6 millimeters... 

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Kalispell Customer Detective Work

Kalispell Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Loren’s Auto Repair in Kalispell MT is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed. Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So it’s challenging to track down the actual cause of the problem. And it can be frustrating for the vehicle owner because it can take time and money to get to the bottom of a problem. If it’s not... 

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To Save Gas Around Kalispell: Keep Up with Your Scheduled Service

To Save Gas Around Kalispell: Keep Up with Your Scheduled Service

One topic that hits the news in Kalispell on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some MT car owners is to buy a vehicle that gets better gas mileage. For those of us Kalispell motorists who don’t want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can. Following recommended service intervals by coming into Loren’s Auto Repair is one of the best ways Kalispell car owners can keep their SUV running efficiently. That means... 

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The Loren’s Auto Repair Guide To Caring For Your Transmission

The Loren’s Auto Repair Guide To Caring For Your Transmission

Most cars and trucks have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Whitefish auto owners only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Whitefish. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hills, stuff like that. Think of your legs as the engine – there’s an ideal speed you can pedal and you change gears to leverage the work you’re doing. Lower gears for power on... 

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