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.
Brakes really aren’t optional equipment for Kalispell car owners. And taking care of them isn’t optional either. A regular brake inspection is on every MT car’s maintenance schedule. At Loren’s Auto Repair, our team will check your brake system and let you know if there are any essential problems. Of course, if you’re having trouble with your brakes, get your car into your Kalispell or...Read more of this article
Kalispell drivers know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your Subaru engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine’s cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors. There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the first method, fuel is injected into a port and allowed to mix with air and before it is drawn into the cylinders. In the second method,...Read more of this article
If the fuel system in your Subaru is dirty, you will be hurting your MPG and losing performance as you drive around Kalispell, MT. Unless they drive a vintage car, Kalispell drivers have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your Subaru owner’s manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system. Your professional and courteous service advisor at Loren’s Auto...Read more of this article
Myths passed around our Kalispell MT community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the Subarus of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be virtually maintenance free and that anyone who says otherwise is out to rip you off. To get the truth about auto myths you hear around the Kalispell area,...Read more of this article
When you get an oil change, it’s always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the auto maker recommends. But sometimes we’re asked if we’d like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for Kalispell motorists. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic...Read more of this article
Kalispell car owners know that under-inflated tires wear out more quickly. Under-inflation is also a major cause of tire failure for MT auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of under-inflated tires. It’s hard for many Kalispell motorists to tell when a radial tire is under-inflated. If your automobile manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your tire is considered significantly under-inflated...Read more of this article
Your browser does not support video A lot of people get custom wheels in Kalispell. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you’re not careful. Sometimes, once they’re mounted, they just don’t fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don’t want that. Consulting your Loren’s Auto Repair tire professional can ensure you get the right fit. First he’ll ask you a series of questions...Read more of this article
Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn’t feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle’s wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into potholes, smacking a curb or other object are great ways to knock your car out of alignment. Then one or more of your wheels starts pulling in a slightly...Read more of this article
Your browser does not support video Let’s talk about air quality in Kalispell. It’s a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Kalispell car owners began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle? Cabin air filters are now coming on most new Subarus in Kalispell. These filters clean the air in the passenger compartment. They can filter particles down to three...Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article