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.


What is That? Check Engine Light Service At Loren’s Auto Repair

Your browser does not support video Okay. You went to your local Kalispell car wash and while your Subaru was under the dryer, the check engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the Subaru! You head for the nearest Kalispell service station, but on the way, the check engine light stops flashing, and just glows red. Hmm. Maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem. You decide to wait until payday to... 

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Upsizing Wheels and Tires

Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Loren’s Auto Repair

At AutoNetTV we love doughnuts. So let’s pretend you have three doughnuts right in front of you for today’s discussion about upsizing wheels and tires. Hey, don’t eat them now – your going to need them later. Many Kalispell auto owners want to accessorize their car – you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Kalispell area... 

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Preventative Maintenance

Why People In Kalispell Hesitate to Get their Vehicle Serviced

A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Kalispell MT roads have one or more service or repair that’s needed, but hasn’t been taken care of. Now that’s a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in the U.S. alone. Some of the neglected items are minor. Others are serious safety concerns. There are several reasons why we hesitate to take care of recommended services;... 

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Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth In Whitefish

Your browser does not support video There’s a segment of the Whitefish population that’s not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Mistaken perceptions have crept into the MT area over time. Many Whitefish motorists think the root lies in the fact that modern cars are so reliable. Reliability has improved dramatically in recent years. Quality surveys report fewer problems with new cars than ever before. Back when cars spent more... 

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Shake It Up in Kalispell!: Why Wheel Balancing

Your browser does not support video Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, us Kalispell motorists generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle’s wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance. This means that as the wheel spins, there is a slight wobble to the path of the tire. For best... 

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Tire Maintenance Kalispell

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Loren’s Auto Repair

Your browser does not support video When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to match your moods and outfits, then cheap shoes can be what you want. But if you spend a lot of time on your feet, you probably... 

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Easy Miles

Your browser does not support video   Have you ever noticed that your car maker has a schedule in your owner’s manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let’s define what severe driving conditions aren’t: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for twenty miles or more at a constant rate of 65 miles per hour in 75°F weather with only passengers on board. Change any one of those parameters... 

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Brake Repair in Kalispell

Put On The Brakes: Brake Service At Loren’s Auto Repair

Your browser does not support video When it comes to preventive maintenance and car care, most Kalispell motorists know how critical it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order. The pads and shoes are known as the friction materials in the brake system. They push together, providing friction, which stops the vehicle.... 

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Automobile Fluids

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

Your browser does not support video Kalispell auto owners’ current vehicles have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids. It’s essential for Kalispell drivers to always use the right type of fluid for their Subaru. Your service advisor and your owner’s manual... 

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How Much is Enough for Kalispell Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Your browser does not support video Most Kalispell drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the technician tells us they’re need to be replaced long before all the tread is worn off. Just how much tire tread wear... 

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