Tuesday, September 2nd, 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.

Helping Kalispell Drivers Get the Right Tires

Helping Kalispell Drivers Get the Right Tires

Your browser does not support video Every Kalispell vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it’s a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is engineered for good traction on dry or rainy MT roads. But the rubber compound in summer tires gets stiff when temperatures drop below 45°F, and snow and mud can pack... 

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Maintenance Free Myth

Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear Kalispell car owners say, “What’s up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don’t break down.” While it is true that today’s cars and trucks are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexity demands higher tolerances for everything. For example, most Kalispell car owners don’t realize how high tech automotive fluids have become. Fluids like, engine... 

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Maintaining Your Diesel in Kalispell

Maintaining Your Diesel in Kalispell

Your browser does not support video Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven’t been as common in Kalispell because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Kalispell drivers driving diesel-fueled vehicles on the road, especially in passenger cars and SUV’s. Diesels are popular in Kalispell because they get better gas mileage than gas-powered... 

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Battery Replacement At Loren’s Auto Repair In Kalispell

Battery Replacement At Loren’s Auto Repair In Kalispell

Hello, welcome to Loren’s Auto Repair. Today’s focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Kalispell runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we’re most concerned with here at Loren’s Auto Repair are those in our customer’s vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, car batteries wear out and need to be replaced. There are a couple of things Kalispell drivers should know when looking for a new battery. Look for two measurements that come... 

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A Cold Day In Kalispell

A Cold Day In Kalispell

Your browser does not support video Most Kalispell drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy MT interstate but don’t worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown at the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Kalispell rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot Subaru. A lot of Kalispell drivers judge their vehicles’ air conditioning systems as “non-essential” and so may neglect them in favor of repairs and maintenance... 

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KGEZ Interviews Travis About The Wheels To Thrive

KGEZ Interviews Travis About The Wheels To Thrive

John Hendricks and the KGEZ Good Morning Show crew recently invited Travis over to their station to talk about the WheelsToThrive car giveaway program.  They were also kind enough to record it for us.  Thanks KGEZ!    Read More →

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Big Fork Drivers: Is It Time To Replace Your PCV Valve?

Big Fork Drivers: Is It Time To Replace Your PCV Valve?

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... 

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Our Wheels To Thrive Car Giveaway Is In Effect

Our Wheels To Thrive Car Giveaway Is In Effect

    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... 

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The Importance Of Kalispell Drivers Following Service Intervals

The Importance Of Kalispell Drivers Following Service Intervals

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... 

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Coolant/Antifreeze Service At Loren’s Auto Repair

Coolant/Antifreeze Service At Loren’s Auto Repair

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... 

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