Cutting-edge Technology and Training
All of their equipment is state of the art. All service includes an 12 month unlimited mileage warranty and even longer for some parts through the manufacturer. Loren's employs six technicians, all ASE certified, four of whom are master certified. All of their technicians receive ongoing updated training. This intensive training is necessary for today's technology and it ensures vehicles are repaired to customer satisfaction. We have the latest web-based information systems with sophisticated diagnostic tools. Loren's also offers a free local shuttle service within the Kalispell Area for their valued customers that provides rides conducive to the customer's schedule. Their facility ...
An Active Member of Our Community
Loren's Auto Repair Inc. is owned and operated by Loren and Denise Sallee. With over 38 years experience in automotive repair, with 40 years in the valley, Loren understands the demands of today's automotive technology and meeting the needs of each customer. Loren's Auto Repair was awarded the SBA's Montana Outstanding Achievement in Pollution Prevention for 2000. A Certificate Of Recognition from the Montana Eco Star Recognition Program for demonstrating leadership and excellence in pollution prevention was also awarded in 2000. Other awards include the AAA MountainWest Certificate of Approval and the Blue Seal Of Excellence award from ASE for being ...
Loren’s Auto in the Spotlight
When your car is in need of repair, don't despair, take it to Loren's Auto Repair located in Ashley Square, 1309 Hwy 2 West in Kalispell. Loren's Auto Repair has provided quality auto service in the Flathead Valley since 1993, and has earned accreditation in AAA's Approved Auto Repair Program. The focus of this program is to identify the top service facilities in the area. Loren's is a full-service auto repair facility. They repair most domestic and foreign cars, as well as light and medium duty trucks and motorhomes. They are the authorized Workhorse Custom Chassis repair center for this area. ...
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I took my vehicle to Loren's when a friend suggested that I go there after disappointing results with the local VW dealer. The people at Loren's were able to diagnose my engine problem. They were able to locate and repair a cracked seal that was missed at the previously mentioned center. In addition, they performed an oil change, put in a battery cut-off, replaced a defective freeze plug, replaced my oil pan. I am very pleased with the professionalism and workmanship at Loren's. They took the time to listen to my concerns, address those concerns, and update me on the progress ...
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.
If you’re gonna drive around the Kalispell area, you’ve got to be able to see! So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important. We’ve all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our windshield is just dirty. It seems like your wiper blades are always at their worst when you need them the most. But windshield wipers are like most other vehicle parts– they require regular attention in order to work their best. You...Read more of this article
Kalispell auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Kalispell, MT are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause for vehicle failure? Nope, it’s not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But, if you take good care of your Subaru coolant system, it will take good care of you. A Subaru’s engine creates a lot of heat – so much heat, that if it is not properly cooled, the engine can lock up, resulting in massive damage and costly repair bills. But when everything...Read more of this article
Hello Kalispell motorists! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your Subaru feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter’s job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your engine. A clogged fuel filter can actually choke off the engine so that it won’t start or run. Some fuel filters have a bypass valve that allows fuel to go around the clogged filter so your car...Read more of this article
At Loren’s Auto Repair we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV’s. But our MT friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been used extensively in Europe and Asia. In fact, in some markets, there’re nearly as many diesel powered passenger cars as there are gasoline. Here’s who’s announced or is expected...Read more of this article
Hello Kalispell, let’s talk about brakes. Braking, as all MT motorists know, is slowing or stopping your vehicle. As you can imagine, brakes are engineered to work well on a particular vehicle application. For example, you would expect more powerful brakes on a heavy-duty pickup that routinely hauls big loads and pulls trailers, than you would on a compact car. And a Corvette that can go over 180 miles per hour would have much different braking needs than the family mini-van you drive around...Read more of this article
Many Kalispell drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically, electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering for a few years now. An electric motor directly provides the power assist to make steering easier. Undoubtedly we’ll see much more of this in Kalispell as full electric cars and electric hybrids become more common. The vast majority of cars and trucks serviced at Loren’s Auto Repair in Kalispell...Read more of this article
Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Kalispell drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your Subaru steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years, a lot of Kalispell vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve fuel economy. The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older MT vehicles, and...Read more of this article
Let’s talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions to our Kalispell environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for us very soon. For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the Kalispell area. Flex Fuel vehicles can run on gasoline or on E85 fuel. E85 is a mixture of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. The ethanol is made from corn. The benefits are in using less petroleum and reduced...Read more of this article
Today we’re talking about shocks and struts. They’re so easy to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road – so they’re very important. Without shocks, your wheels would be bouncing over bumps and lifting in corners. The shocks push the tire down to the road to maximize traction. Good shocks equal good ride quality and safe handling. Visit Loren’s Auto Repair to have your shocks...Read more of this article
The cooling system keeps MT motorists’s engines from overheating while they are driving around Kalispell, Big Fork and Columbia Falls. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let’s talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen. The radiator is the part most Kalispell drivers associate with the cooling system. Coolant flows through the radiator which has fine cooling fins that draw the heat out of the coolant and dissipate it into the air. To make...Read more of this article