About Us. At Loren’s Auto Repair, we combine skill with integrity resulting in auto service & repair of the highest caliber! Give us a call today at 406-755-7757 for your automotive needs. We’re in the Ashley Square Mall at 1309 Hwy 2 West in Kalispell Montana.
AAA Top Shop Gold
The AAA Approved Auto Repair Top Shop award is given to the shops with 98% or higher customer satisfaction rating in a survey conducted by AAA. Top Shops are also judged by AAA to have excelled in “business integrity, professional standards in automotive repair, outstanding customer service and community involvement.” Loren’s Auto has received the honor of Top Shop every year since 2001. More About Us
ASE/NAPA Technician of the Year
In 2001, Loren Sallee was awarded the 2001 Spokane Area’s ASE/NAPA Technician of the Year award. This prestigious award is a result of Loren’s Auto’s commitment to educating and protecting the consumers of Kalispell, while providing amazing customer service and accurate repair.
One Stop Convenience
Loren’s Auto is a state-of-the-art facility. It offers customers highly recognized, top quality products and services:
Loren’s Auto features a complete tire, service, and repair operation with ten service bays. We have a laser alignment machine and all of the latest diagnostic and service equipment and can handle all makes and models, foreign and domestic, including all major and minor repairs.
Customers enjoy access to fast, affordable tire service, express lube lanes, front-end alignment and a full line repair service.
The goal at Loren’s Auto is to listen intently to your concerns, to answer any questions you might have, and to provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision about your car repairs. Our goal is to teach — never to sell — and to make sure that you’re comfortable in your decisions. Before you authorize any repairs, we want you to know what the repair does, why we recommend that you do it, and how much you can save in the long run by having the repair done.
History of Kalispell
Kalispell (ˈkæl əˌspɛl, ˌkæl əˈspɛl) is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. The 2015 Census estimates put Kalispell’s population at 22,052. The Kalispell Micropolitan Statistical Area has a population of 93,068 and it is the largest city and commercial center of northwest Montana. The name Kalispell is a Salish word meaning “flat land above the lake”. Kalispell is also the gateway to Glacier National Park.
Working using his own capital, Charles Edward Conrad, a businessman and banker from Fort Benton, Montana, formed the Kalispell Townsite Company with three other men. The townsite was quickly platted and lots began selling by the spring of 1891. Conrad built a large mansion in Kalispell in 1895. Kalispell was officially incorporated as a city in 1892 Since that time, the city of Kalispell has continued to grow in population reaching 19,927 in 2010. As the largest city in Northwest Montana, Kalispell serves as the county seat and commercial center of Flathead County. The city is considered a secondary trade center with a trade area of approximately 130,000. The city also is home to Kalispell Regional Medical Center, which boasts a 150-bed facility.
Nestled in the Flathead valley, Kalispell is 31 miles (50 km) from Glacier National Park and 22 miles (35 km) from Hungry Horse Dam. Skiers have access to Whitefish Mountain Resort on Big Mountain and Blacktail Mountain Ski Area each 17 miles (27 km) away. Flathead Lake is 7 miles (11 km) away. Buffalo Hill Golf Club, designed by Robert Muir Graves, serves the needs of golfers.
The tribal schools nearby offer classes in the Kalispel–Spokane–Flathead language, a language nest, and intensive language training for adults. There is a Salish language school and training center in Arlee, Montana.
Heaven’s Gate (1980) was filmed in and around Kalispell.