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.

Higher Mileage Service Intervals For Kalispell

Kalispell motorists have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers; safety equipment like airbags; and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in Kalispell but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car in MT. Because new cars are more expensive, Kalispell residents are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine... 

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Under Pressure in Kalispell: TPMS

Your browser does not support video Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat fixed in Kalispell or your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006 and 2007 models may have them as well. The system has a warning light that is mounted on the dashboard that will go on if one... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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?

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... 

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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... 

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