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Northwest Automotive

Northwest Automotive Since 1996, Northwest Automotive has offered dependable service, experienced technicians, and afford We’ll get you back on the road ASAP.

At Northwest Automotive, dependable service, experienced technicians, and affordable prices come together for an unrivaled experience. Putting our customers first every step of the way, we offer transparency from start to finish, keeping you up to date on your vehicle’s progress. We’re experts when it comes to electrical repairs, brake service, and routine maintenance, but there’s no problem our team can’t handle.

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Wheel alignment is key to your vehicle's safety and tire health. If you notice any of the following symptoms, swing by o...
10/27/2022

Wheel alignment is key to your vehicle's safety and tire health. If you notice any of the following symptoms, swing by our shop for a wheel alignment check and service:
☒ Uneven Tire Tread
☒ Crooked and Shaky Steering Wheel
☒ Vehicle Drifiting Left or Right"

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10/27/2022

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Ever wondered how often you should be washing your car or if there is such a thing as washing it too much? Read on to fi...
10/25/2022
How Often Should You Wash Your Car? | Life Lanes

Ever wondered how often you should be washing your car or if there is such a thing as washing it too much? Read on to find out what is best for you and your vehicle.

A good rule is to wash your car every two weeks, but is it bad to wash your car too much? Find out how often should you wash your car.

Auto Mechanic Joke of the Week: Why was the driver not able to reverse automatically? Because he had a manual transmissi...
10/23/2022

Auto Mechanic Joke of the Week: Why was the driver not able to reverse automatically? Because he had a manual transmission.

10/23/2022

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"Trustworthy and good service!"
- M. T.

What is spookier than monsters and ghosts? Extensive car damage (of course). If you notice any scary sounds coming from ...
10/20/2022

What is spookier than monsters and ghosts? Extensive car damage (of course). If you notice any scary sounds coming from your vehicle, please do not wait to visit our auto repair shop for an inspection soon!

One part of the braking system that often goes amiss is braking fluid. If it has been 2 years or more since you had your...
10/18/2022

One part of the braking system that often goes amiss is braking fluid. If it has been 2 years or more since you had your brake fluid serviced, please swing by our shop for a fluid exchange soon!

From dash cams to phone mounts to air purifiers, there are a ton of useful car gadgets to beef up your car. Check out th...
10/16/2022
Which car gadgets should you buy this year?

From dash cams to phone mounts to air purifiers, there are a ton of useful car gadgets to beef up your car. Check out this article to learn more about how these gadgets can help you on-the-go and where to buy them.

You like keeping your car up to date with the latest tech and safety features. So, of course, you’re wondering which car gadgets you should buy this year. Well, from MagSafe phone chargers to devices that alert you about your..

With many brands making synthetic oils, it can be hard to figure out what brand is the best. Read on to learn about the ...
10/13/2022
The Best Synthetic Oils For Your Engine

With many brands making synthetic oils, it can be hard to figure out what brand is the best. Read on to learn about the top choices chosen by experts in the industry. Let our auto repair shop help you with all your synthetic oil changes!

Your engine shouldn’t have to deal with low-grade oils. It cradles you from A to B; it gives you its...

Is filling up on fuel in the morning actually better? Many people believe that the crisp and cool morning makes gas dens...
10/11/2022

Is filling up on fuel in the morning actually better? Many people believe that the crisp and cool morning makes gas denser, meaning you get more for your money. However, this myth is proven to be wrong as it makes no difference when you fill up. Fuel is stored underground in temperature-controlled tanks!

Tire rotations are a simple, yet effective way to extend the life of your tires by ensuring the tires wear evenly. Don't...
10/09/2022

Tire rotations are a simple, yet effective way to extend the life of your tires by ensuring the tires wear evenly. Don't skip out on this service the next time you are due for vehicle maintenance!

Car stalling is a technical way of saying that a car's engine has stopped working properly. Typically, it happens when a...
10/04/2022
Car Stalls at Idle: What Causes a Car to Die While Idling?

Car stalling is a technical way of saying that a car's engine has stopped working properly. Typically, it happens when a car idles. Stalling can be a frustrating and dangerous issue, which is why you should seek repairs at our shop ASAP. Read on to learn about the potential reasons that can be causing your vehicle to stall:

What causes a car to die while idling? Here are some of the possible answers that can help you if you find yourself in a situation like that.

Tomorrow is National Boyfriend Day - how about treating your significant other with an oil change service? A healthy run...
10/02/2022

Tomorrow is National Boyfriend Day - how about treating your significant other with an oil change service? A healthy running engine = more date nights!

To celebrate National Coffee Day today (and International Coffee Day on Oct 1), grab yourself a cup of joe and enjoy it ...
09/29/2022

To celebrate National Coffee Day today (and International Coffee Day on Oct 1), grab yourself a cup of joe and enjoy it on your commute! If your vehicle needs a boost of energy, swing by our auto repair shop for a tune-up today.

If your vehicle is drifting left or right and can't drive in a straight path, you are most likely due for a wheel alignm...
09/27/2022

If your vehicle is drifting left or right and can't drive in a straight path, you are most likely due for a wheel alignment. Stop by our auto service shop today for an alignment check!

Having trouble starting your car or have problems with accessories, such as power locks or windows? We welcome you to ou...
09/25/2022

Having trouble starting your car or have problems with accessories, such as power locks or windows? We welcome you to our auto repair shop for a battery test today! Our expert mechanics will let you know whether it can hold a proper charge or if it is time to replace your car battery.

09/23/2022

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"Courteous, professional service as usual. Thanks to your mechanics, my old Outback may just outlive me!"
- G. M.

Our professional technicians can take care of your tires so that they can properly maintain contact with the road and av...
09/20/2022
What is hydroplaning? | Life Lanes

Our professional technicians can take care of your tires so that they can properly maintain contact with the road and avoid hydroplaning in rainy conditions. Aside from tire maintenance, here are some helpful tips to avoid hydroplaning:

Learn what hydroplaning is, how to avoid hydroplaning, and what to do when hydroplaning to minimize problems and regain control of the car.

Our auto repair shop can make your next camping trip fun and free from car troubles. 🏕 Bring your vehicle to our facilit...
09/18/2022

Our auto repair shop can make your next camping trip fun and free from car troubles. 🏕 Bring your vehicle to our facility for an oil change and a pre-trip inspection ahead of time!

Old cars: when should you fix them and when should you replace them? Truthfully, it comes down to the cost and extent of...
09/15/2022
Should You Repair or Replace Your Car

Old cars: when should you fix them and when should you replace them? Truthfully, it comes down to the cost and extent of the repairs. Read on to decide when it is time to let go of your car:

Is it time to get a new car or is it best to repair the vehicle you already have?

Did you know that it is recommended to replace your windshield wipers every 6-12 months? At our auto service shop, we ca...
09/13/2022

Did you know that it is recommended to replace your windshield wipers every 6-12 months? At our auto service shop, we can help you take care of your wiper blades so that they can take care of you!

Blind spot detection and backup cameras are only a few of the many features that are becoming the standard in a vehicle'...
09/11/2022
Latest Car Safety Features Becoming Must-haves

Blind spot detection and backup cameras are only a few of the many features that are becoming the standard in a vehicle's ADAS or Advanced Driver-Assistance System. Read on to learn more about the newest safety features in today's modern cars.

Car manufacturers have rolled out many new car safety features in the last few years. Learn more about adaptive headlights, blind spot detection and more.

Our friendly team of repair specialists is always here to listen to your concerns and provide answers on how we can keep...
09/08/2022

Our friendly team of repair specialists is always here to listen to your concerns and provide answers on how we can keep your car running newer, longer, and better. All you have to do is call or visit us today! 📞

The traction control system manages the stability and steering performance of a car by monitoring the ways its tires and...
09/06/2022
5 Causes of Traction Control Light Coming On

The traction control system manages the stability and steering performance of a car by monitoring the ways its tires and wheels grip the road. There are many potential causes why your car may lose traction, including poor weather conditions. If your traction control light illuminates and you suspect a problem, please do not hesitate to visit our auto repair shop for inspections.

Here are some of the top reasons for your traction control system light coming on. Continue reading to learn how to get this issue fixed!

New school year = new tires? Check your tread depth to find out! We welcome you to our auto service shop for assistance ...
09/04/2022

New school year = new tires? Check your tread depth to find out! We welcome you to our auto service shop for assistance on tire inspections.

They say kids inherit their parents' driving style and habits... what is something you picked up from your parents' driv...
09/01/2022
Teens Inherit Parents’ Driving Habits

They say kids inherit their parents' driving style and habits... what is something you picked up from your parents' driving (good or bad)?

Is your teen driving? Here's how to lead by example to teach them to develop great defensive driving and safety habits.

In celebration of National Beach Day, we want to know: what is your dream beach to go to? Let our team make your road tr...
08/30/2022

In celebration of National Beach Day, we want to know: what is your dream beach to go to? Let our team make your road trips to the beach possible by ensuring your car is safe for the road. 🌊

Our repair facility is committed to staying up-to-date with new state-of-the-art equipment and tools so that we can perf...
08/28/2022

Our repair facility is committed to staying up-to-date with new state-of-the-art equipment and tools so that we can perform work with 100% satisfaction. Bring your car to our shop for all your automotive repairs!

The PCV valve may sound like gibberish to the average driver, but it is an integral part of the system that regulates pr...
08/25/2022
PCV Valve: Signs Of A Bad PCV Valve and How to Test It

The PCV valve may sound like gibberish to the average driver, but it is an integral part of the system that regulates pressure and airflow in your engine. Read on to learn more about this essential engine component and when you may need to replace it.

Knowing the early signs of a bad PCV valve and how to test the valve can save you money and stop further damage. So, keep on reading to learn more!

Your vehicle's HVAC system isn't just convenient - it's a necessity! Our team can make your commute and road trips comfo...
08/23/2022

Your vehicle's HVAC system isn't just convenient - it's a necessity! Our team can make your commute and road trips comfortable with regular service and inspections.

This week is Brake Safety Awareness Week, and to celebrate, we invite you to our auto repair shop for a comprehensive br...
08/21/2022

This week is Brake Safety Awareness Week, and to celebrate, we invite you to our auto repair shop for a comprehensive brake inspection. We'll have you riding with confidence.

08/20/2022

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"Just moved to Kalispell and Northwest Automotive was recommended. Made my first visit today and they are as advertised. Great communication, quick, great waiting area. Very pleased."
- E. K.

Traffic tickets can be a result of anything from speeding to distracted driving - don't get caught making a costly mista...
08/18/2022
The Truth About Traffic Tickets

Traffic tickets can be a result of anything from speeding to distracted driving - don't get caught making a costly mistake that can result in an accident, injury, and/or auto repairs.

Do traffic tickets actually deter bad driving behavior? Learn the stats about common violations and just how important it is to drive defensively.

How are your tire grooves looking? To measure your tread depth, try the penny test to determine whether it is time for n...
08/16/2022

How are your tire grooves looking? To measure your tread depth, try the penny test to determine whether it is time for new tires.

With all the colorful symbols on your dashboard, it can be difficult to keep track of what they all mean. If you notice ...
08/14/2022
Car Dashboard Symbols Guide | Life Lanes

With all the colorful symbols on your dashboard, it can be difficult to keep track of what they all mean. If you notice a dashboard warning light on, it's safe to bring it to our shop for testing. Read on to learn more about what these symbols mean.

The symbols on your car dashboard, such as the tire exclamation point light, indicate potential issues with your vehicle you should know how to address.

Ice cream isn't the only thing that can keep you cool -- make sure your climate control system is in check by bringing i...
08/11/2022

Ice cream isn't the only thing that can keep you cool -- make sure your climate control system is in check by bringing it to our auto repair shop!

Fuel additives tend to have impressive claims, but do they actually improve your engine performance and boost efficiency...
08/09/2022
Fuel Additives: What Are They & Do They Work?

Fuel additives tend to have impressive claims, but do they actually improve your engine performance and boost efficiency? And are they worth the cost? Read on to learn more about gasoline additives to make the judgment for yourself.

Gasoline additives make a lot of promises to improve your car's performance and engine health, but do these popular products really work as advertised?

Back-to-school season is right around the corner. If you are taking the kiddos to and from school, make sure that the fa...
08/07/2022

Back-to-school season is right around the corner. If you are taking the kiddos to and from school, make sure that the family car is safe to drive by bringing it to our shop for a safety inspection!

Engine steam and a spiked temperature gauge on the dashboard are the two common signs that your car is overheating. To a...
08/04/2022

Engine steam and a spiked temperature gauge on the dashboard are the two common signs that your car is overheating. To avoid a catastrophic breakdown and engine damage, please remember to bring your car to our shop for cooling system maintenance.

The definition of a tune-up has changed and evolved as the automotive industry has become more advanced over the last se...
08/02/2022
What Exactly Is a Tune-Up?

The definition of a tune-up has changed and evolved as the automotive industry has become more advanced over the last several decades. Read on to learn more about the modern vs. traditional tune-up.

Tune-ups may be something that most will have the dealership do today, but they absolutely can be done at home in your own garage.

Did you know that the average car has about 50 lbs or over 20 kgs of copper wiring --- that is A LOT of metal! In fact, ...
07/31/2022

Did you know that the average car has about 50 lbs or over 20 kgs of copper wiring --- that is A LOT of metal! In fact, the majority of it makes up your electrical system. Leave all the copper work to the mechanics at our auto repair shop.

We work on all makes and models! 😂🤣
07/27/2022

We work on all makes and models! 😂🤣

Our auto repair shop can help you cover more miles before needing a tire change. Let us assist you with all your tire ma...
07/26/2022
Car Tires 101

Our auto repair shop can help you cover more miles before needing a tire change. Let us assist you with all your tire maintenance needs.

Car Tires 101

Listening to a source of entertainment can make your drives more fun and overall less stressful. What is your current fa...
07/24/2022

Listening to a source of entertainment can make your drives more fun and overall less stressful. What is your current favorite song, podcast, or audiobook to listen to when you're behind the wheel?

We're all familiar with the "New Car Smell", but did you know that scent is made of over 50 chemicals? Read the article ...
07/21/2022
What Exactly Causes the New Car Smell?

We're all familiar with the "New Car Smell", but did you know that scent is made of over 50 chemicals? Read the article below to learn more about whether the smell is actually safe to breathe in.

There’s just something enticing and strangely desirable about it. But what actually causes the new car smell, and are there health concerns to be aware of?

07/21/2022

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"Honest shop, they give a good assessment of your vehicle's health and make recommendations, but no upsell pressure. I've always been happy with the quality of their work and price."
- A. W.

Driving in a packed car can be taxing for some of us. As a driver, what is one rule that you set for all your passengers...
07/17/2022

Driving in a packed car can be taxing for some of us. As a driver, what is one rule that you set for all your passengers?

A white substance around your oil cap or in your engine oil can be a cause for concern. If you notice a milky appearance...
07/14/2022
What is This White Stuff Under My Oil Cap?

A white substance around your oil cap or in your engine oil can be a cause for concern. If you notice a milky appearance next time you check your motor oil, please come by our auto repair shop for a check up to be sure. Read on to learn about the potential causes:

Wondering what to do with that white stuff under your oil cap? You are not alone. Keep on reading our handy guide to learn all about it!

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20 2nd Ave E
Kalispell, MT
59901

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8am - 5:30pm
Friday 8am - 5:30pm

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+14067569511

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If your teen is about to take your car out for a spin for a formal dance, make sure you go over some of these vital safety tips. While it's important that they have fun, it is just as vital that they come home safe.
A thermostat is a cooling system component that is vital to your engine's health. If it fails, your car is likely to leak coolant and/or overheat. If you suspect you have a faulty thermostat, please come by our auto repair shop for an inspection today.
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"The northwest automotive team has always been very professional. I would highly recommend them."
- . B.
Car tires come in various sizes, tread patterns, brands, and prices to fit your driving needs. Read on to learn more about winter tires, summer tires, all-season tires and their differences.
Every driver should have these 5 essential items in their car emergency kit. In combination with our auto maintenance services, you'll be able to hit the road confidently.
Is your car slipping or having problems with shifting gears? Is it making grinding sounds or delaying acceleration? If you answered yes to these questions, your car may be due for a transmission flush. We invite you to our shop for superior transmission services!
Auto Mechanic Joke of the Week: Why was the jumper cable not allowed in public? Because he would start anything!
Got a road trip coming up, but you're often a victim of car sickness? Read on to learn how you can make it to your destination without nausea. Let us take care of your car before you embark - come to our shop for a pre-trip inspection.
Auto Mechanic Joke of the Week: Why did the mechanic go to visit an eye doctor? To get drops of blinker fluid for his eye!
Your vehicle shouldn't feel like a bouncy castle... If your car is suffering from excessive bouncing, please bring your car to our auto service shop to have your shocks and struts inspected.
Auto Mechanic Joke of the Week: Have you seen a car with zero tires? It is totally unwheel 😂.
Have you thought about trading in or selling your car recently? If you want to get a bang for your buck, it's all about timing! Read on to learn more.
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