Friday, April 25th, 2014

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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.

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Columbia Falls MT

A lot of gas is wasted in the Columbia Falls area by dirty fuel delivery systems. Let’s start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That’s why there’s a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean gas it needs to run efficiently. The fuel intake components get coated with gum and varnish over time. This results in fuel being delivered inefficiently and some of that gunk getting... 

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Keep Your Cool In Kalispell

/>Your browser does not support video Kalispell auto owners rely on their car’s coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your Subaru engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it’s cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there the coolant/water mix circulates back through the engine to absorb more heat. There’s a reason we mix coolant and water. Water alone actually does... 

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Following Recommended Intervals For Your Subaru

If you’re reading this article in Kalispell, MT, then you probably care about your car and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional and courteous Loren’s Auto Repair technician tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your heart beats a little faster, your blood pressure rises. You worry about spending more money than you had planned. And you worry that if you say “no”, you might be harming... 

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Automobile Fluids For Your Subaru

If you’ve walked through the automotive fluids of an auto parts store in Kalispell, you’ll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what’s right for your vehicle? As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you drive around the Kalispell area. Your vehicle manufacturer has specified a particular type of fluid for every system from the motor, to the cooling system, brake fluid and so on. When you realize... 

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Hey Kalispell Drivers, How Many Miles Are On Your Car?

Nowadays, Kalispell car owners are paying more at Kalispell gas pumps. For some families in the greater Kalispell area, it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That’s got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many MT car owners are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehicle for a year or two longer than before. Even now, 2/3 of the personal vehicles on our local Kalispell, MT freeways have over 75,000 miles on them. The average... 

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Kalispell Exhaust And Emissions Service

Kalispell Exhaust And Emissions Service

Many Kalispell auto owners don’t realize that there is more to exhaust system maintanance than just tailpipes and mufflers. And if you can see smoke, or if it’s too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Loren’s Auto Repair is really a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, in the U.S., the federal government required catalytic converters for all cars in Kalispell in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. MT and federal emissions requirements... 

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Fall and Spring Checkup In Kalispell

Fall and Spring Checkup In Kalispell

When I was a kid in Kalispell, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it’s about time to get into Loren’s Auto Repair for my checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don’t need seasonal service. My friend is (technically) right about some things, but from a practical standpoint, a seasonal check up still makes sense. Back when my dad was teaching me about how to take care of the family Subaru,... 

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Wiper Blades In MT

Wiper Blades In MT

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... 

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Coolant Antifreeze Service In Kalispell, MT

Coolant Antifreeze Service In Kalispell, MT

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... 

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Fuel Filter Replacement

Fuel Filter Replacement

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... 

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