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.
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...Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article
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 →Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article
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...Read more of this article