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.
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...Read more of this article
Your browser does not support video Improved fuel economy has two benefits for Kalispell motorists: less fuel is necessary and fewer emissions are released. Big Fork cars and trucks run cleaner than ever. Kalispell motorists may not realize that the first federally mandated pollution control device came out almost fifty years ago. MT car owners that were around in the early 60′s may remember that the PCV Valve came out on 1964 model cars. PCV stand for Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The crankcase...Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article
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....Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article