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. ...
Check Out Our Customer Reviews
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.
Some of us just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive, where you want to go or the look you’re after; there is a tire for you. The same is true about wheels. The hardest part is choosing from the thousands of wheels available. We may not be able to help with that, but we can help you get some things in mind before you consult with your Kalispell tire professional. Let’s start with...Read more of this article
Here’s a question for Kalispell, MT auto owners: How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your check engine light? Hey, it’s not there to create ambiance; it’s a warning that something’s wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson’s fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) If your check engine light comes on, check your gas cap. A loose gas cap can cause a false sensor reading that’ll make the check engine light turn on. Many conditions that...Read more of this article
When winter approaches in Kalispell MT, we break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing you want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your vehicle to be safe and reliable. It’s a good idea to get caught up on any neglected maintenance items anytime – but the stakes are higher in the winter. There are some specific things that we need to do in Kalispell MT to have...Read more of this article
A topic you might hear a lot about around Kalispell, MT is diesel engines. No, not semi-trucks and buses… we’re talking about diesel engine cars, SUVs and pick-up trucks. Most people in Kalispell, MT are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe have diesel engines. Nearly all import auto manufacturers offer a range of diesel engines abroad – even the ultra-luxury brands like Mercedes and BMW. For the most part, these diesel engines haven’t been available...Read more of this article
Good brakes are obviously very important. If you’ve ever had your brakes go out while you’re driving around the Kalispell area, you’ll know how terrifying it can be. Today we’ll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem, and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication that something’s wrong with the brakes is an unusual sound. It could be a squeal, chatter or grinding sound. Some brake pads have a little piece of metal embedded in them that...Read more of this article
Modern cars and trucks in and around Kalispell and the rest of Flathead Valley run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today’s vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really strains your electrical system, making it hard for the battery to keep up. Think about it: electric seats, seat heaters, power locks, windows and sun roofs. And then we have all...Read more of this article
Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Kalispell? Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Kalispell – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New airbags cost about $1,000, but go for $50 to $200 on the black market in Kalispell. Stolen airbags are making their way back into cars that have been in an accident. Of course, the danger...Read more of this article
Today in the Loren’s Auto Repair auto care blog, we’re going to focus on oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, recommended oil change intervals have gotten longer for Loren’s Auto Repair customers. High quality oil in a well-engineered vehicle such as Subaru, Honda, or Ford engines has lead to extended intervals. But it’s also lead to some confusion among Kalispell drivers. The old mantra “change your oil every three months or three thousand miles, whichever...Read more of this article
One Kalispell automotive service issue that doesn’t get much attention is driveline service. Drive trains and drivelines don’t get talked about very much around Kalispell, but they’re vitally important important to your vehicle. First let’s define what the driveline is: Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and transmission. The driveline starts there and includes all of the components that transfer power from the transmission to the...Read more of this article
You might have found yourself in a similar situation at some point: You go to get an oil change on your car and the person helping you at the service center recommends a new air filter for your engine. You say yes, hoping you did the right thing, but because you didn’t know exactly what the air filters exact purpose is you leave wondering. First of all, you did the right thing by getting a new engine air filter. Also, at Loren’s Auto Repair, we never want you to be too embarrassed to...Read more of this article