Northwest Automotive

Northwest Automotive Since 1996, Northwest Automotive has offered dependable service, experienced technicians, and affordable prices: an unrivaled customer experience.

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. We’ll get you back on the road ASAP.

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Did you know that your driving posture can have a serious effect on your safety? Poor posture can lead to an increased r...
11/23/2021
Why Your Driving Posture Matters

Did you know that your driving posture can have a serious effect on your safety? Poor posture can lead to an increased risk in serious injuries in vehicle accidents. Read more to learn what adjustments you need to make to ensure you have your seat correctly positioned.

These 9 tips for how to sit while driving could help you stay healthier—and drive safer.

11/23/2021

★★★★★
"NW automotive was honest and thorough when inspecting my conversion van. They got me fixed up and back on the road in just one day. I was super impressed with their communication and the quality of work. "
- A. L.

The thermostat is a vital device that sits between the radiator and the engine, and its purpose is to manage the flow of...
11/21/2021

The thermostat is a vital device that sits between the radiator and the engine, and its purpose is to manage the flow of coolant from the engine to the radiator. When this part fails, you will experience poor engine performance and fluctuations in engine temperature. Your car is also susceptible to overheating. Therefore, if you suspect you have a failing thermostat, please bring your vehicle to our shop!

The thermostat is a vital device that sits between the radiator and the engine, and its purpose is to manage the flow of coolant from the engine to the radiator. When this part fails, you will experience poor engine performance and fluctuations in engine temperature. Your car is also susceptible to overheating. Therefore, if you suspect you have a failing thermostat, please bring your vehicle to our shop!

If you're planning to do a lot of road traveling in the upcoming weeks, please do not hesitate to swing by our shop for ...
11/18/2021

If you're planning to do a lot of road traveling in the upcoming weeks, please do not hesitate to swing by our shop for a pre-trip inspection! Our team can ensure your ride is safe and take care of any repairs or services you've been putting off. We are always looking out for you and your loved ones' safety on the road.

If you're planning to do a lot of road traveling in the upcoming weeks, please do not hesitate to swing by our shop for a pre-trip inspection! Our team can ensure your ride is safe and take care of any repairs or services you've been putting off. We are always looking out for you and your loved ones' safety on the road.

A spare tire, tool kit, and jumper cables are a few among many things you should have stowed away in case of emergencies...
11/16/2021
Car emergency tools | Life Lanes

A spare tire, tool kit, and jumper cables are a few among many things you should have stowed away in case of emergencies. Before you do any holiday traveling, ensure you have these essential items in this article packed in your car. For additional safety measures, we invite you to visit our shop for a pre-trip inspection!

Often, we don't think about what we need in an emergency situation until we're in one. Whether you have a flat tire or another roadside emergency, you

Whether it’s a cold winter day or a humid one, having a dependable car defroster is critical to achieve visibility of th...
11/14/2021

Whether it’s a cold winter day or a humid one, having a dependable car defroster is critical to achieve visibility of the road. If you're having troubles with your defroster, bring your car to our shop for an inspection.

Whether it’s a cold winter day or a humid one, having a dependable car defroster is critical to achieve visibility of the road. If you're having troubles with your defroster, bring your car to our shop for an inspection.

Statistics shows that only 75% of automobile recalls get repaired. So if you are among the 25% of people who are not awa...
11/11/2021
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Vehicle Recalls

Statistics shows that only 75% of automobile recalls get repaired. So if you are among the 25% of people who are not aware of your vehicle recalls or ignore it due to its minor inconvenience, think again. Recalls can pose significant safety risks, which is why you should pay attention and get those repairs done ASAP. Read more on the dangers of recalls here.

Read about how car recalls happen—and why it’s important to take action if your car is recalled.

Most people use an ice scraper or defroster to clear off our windscreens on a frosty morning. But for those who are in a...
11/09/2021

Most people use an ice scraper or defroster to clear off our windscreens on a frosty morning. But for those who are in a time crunch, what are some tips and tricks that you have used to quickly speed up the de-icing process? From warm water in a bag to toothpaste to onions, we've heard some pretty crazy ideas that can do the trick! 😂

Most people use an ice scraper or defroster to clear off our windscreens on a frosty morning. But for those who are in a time crunch, what are some tips and tricks that you have used to quickly speed up the de-icing process? From warm water in a bag to toothpaste to onions, we've heard some pretty crazy ideas that can do the trick! 😂

How early is "too early" to start listening to Christmas/holiday music? Let us know what your go-to tracks are for your ...
11/07/2021

How early is "too early" to start listening to Christmas/holiday music? Let us know what your go-to tracks are for your holiday car jam sessions.

How early is "too early" to start listening to Christmas/holiday music? Let us know what your go-to tracks are for your holiday car jam sessions.

This time of the year is the perfect time to do a walk-around your car to test your vehicle lights, including your headl...
11/04/2021

This time of the year is the perfect time to do a walk-around your car to test your vehicle lights, including your headlights, tail lights, fog lights, signal lights, and brake lights for proper operation.

This time of the year is the perfect time to do a walk-around your car to test your vehicle lights, including your headlights, tail lights, fog lights, signal lights, and brake lights for proper operation.

We hope everyone had a fun and safe time celebrating Halloween and would love to see everyone's festive photos. Bonus po...
11/02/2021

We hope everyone had a fun and safe time celebrating Halloween and would love to see everyone's festive photos. Bonus points if you have some spooky decor for your car! 🎃

We hope everyone had a fun and safe time celebrating Halloween and would love to see everyone's festive photos. Bonus points if you have some spooky decor for your car! 🎃

If you hear spooky grinding sounds when pressing down on the brake pedal, it means your brake pads are worn out. We reco...
10/31/2021

If you hear spooky grinding sounds when pressing down on the brake pedal, it means your brake pads are worn out. We recommend you bring your car to us as soon as you can so you can have them inspected and replaced if needed. Don't procrastinate because worn brake pads can damage surrounding parts and decrease the effectiveness of your brakes overall.

If you hear spooky grinding sounds when pressing down on the brake pedal, it means your brake pads are worn out. We recommend you bring your car to us as soon as you can so you can have them inspected and replaced if needed. Don't procrastinate because worn brake pads can damage surrounding parts and decrease the effectiveness of your brakes overall.

If you are a parent of a soon-to-be teen driver, you should figure out the finances sooner than later. Make sure they kn...
10/28/2021
How a teen driver affects your budget | Life Lanes

If you are a parent of a soon-to-be teen driver, you should figure out the finances sooner than later. Make sure they know that there's more to it than supplying your car with gas. We highly recommend you go over the basics of buying a car and the costs associated with it, including insurance and maintenance & repairs. 💰

Tips for budgeting for a teen driver. Plus how to talk to your teen about driving responsibilities and the costs of actually owning a car.

You probably don't think about your tires enough. There are 3 aspects of tires that every driver should know about: infl...
10/26/2021
Tires explained | Life Lanes

You probably don't think about your tires enough. There are 3 aspects of tires that every driver should know about: inflation, rotation, and alignment. Read on to learn more about how these affect your driving experience.

How often do you think about your tires? While perhaps not the most interesting or engaging aspect of car ownership, tires are crucial. All things

10/24/2021

★★★★★
"I was very happy with the overall service and thorough inspection to my mom’s car. Thank you to all. Would recommend Northwest Auto to anyone looking for a professional place to take your car. "
- S. P.

Experts say that you should be washing your car every 2-4 weeks. 🧽🪣 When is the last time you washed your car, and how o...
10/24/2021

Experts say that you should be washing your car every 2-4 weeks. 🧽🪣 When is the last time you washed your car, and how often do you get your car cleaned?

Experts say that you should be washing your car every 2-4 weeks. 🧽🪣 When is the last time you washed your car, and how often do you get your car cleaned?

Being a dog owner has its perks, but your furry friend may shed a lot by nature. If you often take your dog along for ca...
10/21/2021
8 Ways To Remove Pet Hair From Your Car

Being a dog owner has its perks, but your furry friend may shed a lot by nature. If you often take your dog along for car rides, your interior may be covered in hair. We've got the easiest solutions for you (in fact, we have 8 of them)! Read more to find out what they are. 🐶

Do you have a pet and love it very much, but you just can't stand its hair all over your car? Here are some hacks for cleaning your car easily and still bringing the pet with you every time.

A burnt rubber smell might be fine at the race track but when it’s coming from your personal car, something is very wron...
10/19/2021

A burnt rubber smell might be fine at the race track but when it’s coming from your personal car, something is very wrong. This odor could be a sign that you have a slipping drive belt or even loose hoses rubbing against the drive belt. If you catch this smell, please bring your car to us so our team can check it out.

A burnt rubber smell might be fine at the race track but when it’s coming from your personal car, something is very wrong. This odor could be a sign that you have a slipping drive belt or even loose hoses rubbing against the drive belt. If you catch this smell, please bring your car to us so our team can check it out.

Pedestrian-vehicle collisions are 4x more likely on Halloweekend. Whether you have kiddos who are participating in trick...
10/17/2021
Halloween Driving Safety Tips

Pedestrian-vehicle collisions are 4x more likely on Halloweekend. Whether you have kiddos who are participating in trick-or-treating or not, you should do your best to practice extra safe driving. Follow these tips to ensure everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!

Kids are 4 times more likely to get struck by a vehicle on October 31 than on any other nights. Follow these driving guidelines for a safe Halloween.

The tire pressure warning light usually resembles a cross-section of a tire with an exclamation point and/or the letters...
10/12/2021

The tire pressure warning light usually resembles a cross-section of a tire with an exclamation point and/or the letters 'TPMS'. Whenever this light pops up on your dash, it can mean that one or more of your tires are very low in pressure. To be safe, you should inspect and refill your tires immediately.

The tire pressure warning light usually resembles a cross-section of a tire with an exclamation point and/or the letters 'TPMS'. Whenever this light pops up on your dash, it can mean that one or more of your tires are very low in pressure. To be safe, you should inspect and refill your tires immediately.

Are your windshield wiper blades streaking, smearing, or squeaking as they wipe across your windshield? If so, then you'...
10/10/2021

Are your windshield wiper blades streaking, smearing, or squeaking as they wipe across your windshield? If so, then you're probably due for a new pair of wiper blades. For assistance with replacing them, feel free to bring your car to our shop!

Are your windshield wiper blades streaking, smearing, or squeaking as they wipe across your windshield? If so, then you're probably due for a new pair of wiper blades. For assistance with replacing them, feel free to bring your car to our shop!

Halloween is merely weeks away. Besides carving pumpkins, dressing up in costume, and watching scary films, a great way ...
10/07/2021
Halloween Car Decorations - Decorate a Car For Halloween

Halloween is merely weeks away. Besides carving pumpkins, dressing up in costume, and watching scary films, a great way to celebrate is to decorate your car! Read more for spooky and fun Halloween car decor ideas.

Halloween car decorations are fun to do & a great way for show off your creative side as you are on the go. Turn your car into a spooky Halloween display

Happy October - this month is special to mechanics because it's CAR CARE MONTH! We invite you to our shop for a full ins...
10/05/2021

Happy October - this month is special to mechanics because it's CAR CARE MONTH! We invite you to our shop for a full inspection to kick off the new season.

Happy October - this month is special to mechanics because it's CAR CARE MONTH! We invite you to our shop for a full inspection to kick off the new season.

Corrosion takes place when a chemical reaction happens with the metal terminals on your car battery. It usually looks li...
09/30/2021
How To Clean The Battery Terminals On a Car

Corrosion takes place when a chemical reaction happens with the metal terminals on your car battery. It usually looks like a flaky layer of white or green discoloration. To keep your battery lasting longer, it is recommended to keep the battery terminals clean. For in-depth instructions on how to clean your battery, read more:

Are you having troubles cleaning your battery terminals? It’s indeed pretty hard if they are corroded and have not been … Continued

Being a good passenger is (almost) just as important as being a good driver. Aside from not distracting the driver, for ...
09/28/2021

Being a good passenger is (almost) just as important as being a good driver. Aside from not distracting the driver, for some, that means leaving the A/C and tunes alone too. What are some of your pet peeves when it comes to your passengers' actions while on the road?

Being a good passenger is (almost) just as important as being a good driver. Aside from not distracting the driver, for some, that means leaving the A/C and tunes alone too. What are some of your pet peeves when it comes to your passengers' actions while on the road?

Have you noticed your headlights going dim? 💡 Dim headlights that are steady can indicate a bad bulb or an electrical is...
09/26/2021

Have you noticed your headlights going dim? 💡 Dim headlights that are steady can indicate a bad bulb or an electrical issue. Flickering headlights could be a sign that your car battery is dying or the alternator is faulty. As soon as you recognize a problem with your car's headlights, it is important to bring your vehicle to our shop for assistance to ensure your safety on the road.

Have you noticed your headlights going dim? 💡 Dim headlights that are steady can indicate a bad bulb or an electrical issue. Flickering headlights could be a sign that your car battery is dying or the alternator is faulty. As soon as you recognize a problem with your car's headlights, it is important to bring your vehicle to our shop for assistance to ensure your safety on the road.

09/24/2021

★★★★★
"These guys are the best! Super knowledgeable, friendly and great rates. Done right the first time!"
- B. C.

Did you know that there is a difference between a yellow and red (sometimes flashing) oil light that could light up on y...
09/23/2021

Did you know that there is a difference between a yellow and red (sometimes flashing) oil light that could light up on your dash? A yellow oil light generally means you're low on oil whereas a red or flashing oil light means that your oil pressure is low. If you need assistance with either warning light, feel free to give our shop a visit!

Did you know that there is a difference between a yellow and red (sometimes flashing) oil light that could light up on your dash? A yellow oil light generally means you're low on oil whereas a red or flashing oil light means that your oil pressure is low. If you need assistance with either warning light, feel free to give our shop a visit!

Securing and hauling heavy items can be a challenge, especially if you don't have an SUV or a truck. Follow these helpfu...
09/21/2021
How To Secure Your Load On The Road

Securing and hauling heavy items can be a challenge, especially if you don't have an SUV or a truck. Follow these helpful tips and tricks for carrying heavy loads such as mattresses, sporting equipment, and luggage.

Check out these tips on how to strap and secure objects on top of you roof, and how to secure 4 common objects like mattresses and luggage.

Do you see blue or gray smoke spewing from your tailpipe? 💨 These colors of exhaust smoke are not normal. In most cases,...
09/12/2021

Do you see blue or gray smoke spewing from your tailpipe? 💨 These colors of exhaust smoke are not normal. In most cases, it may mean that you have an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. If you notice colored exhaust smoke, bring your vehicle to our shop as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis.

Do you see blue or gray smoke spewing from your tailpipe? 💨 These colors of exhaust smoke are not normal. In most cases, it may mean that you have an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. If you notice colored exhaust smoke, bring your vehicle to our shop as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis.

A cylinder head gasket is an essential component found between the engine block and the cylinder head. It is responsible...
09/09/2021
What Does It Mean When You Have a Blown Head Gasket?

A cylinder head gasket is an essential component found between the engine block and the cylinder head. It is responsible for containing pressure in the engine cycle as well as managing the flow of oil and coolant. Over time, high temperatures, vibrations, and general wear and tear can take a toll on the gasket. Read more to learn about the symptoms of a failing gasket:

Do you know how to recognize the symptoms of a blown head gasket? Read more and learn all about this important component of the engine!

Tailgating season is upon us (and we are excited as you are)! What are you looking forward to the most this game season?...
09/07/2021

Tailgating season is upon us (and we are excited as you are)! What are you looking forward to the most this game season? 🏈

Tailgating season is upon us (and we are excited as you are)! What are you looking forward to the most this game season? 🏈

When purchasing a car, all the various driver-assistance tech systems may seem very appealing. However, have you conside...
09/05/2021
Sensors and cameras for driver-assist systems make fixes pricey

When purchasing a car, all the various driver-assistance tech systems may seem very appealing. However, have you considered the costs of repairing them? And are they worth it? Read more to find out:

It's the trade-off for assistance in avoiding collisions.

Whenever you think of iconic cars in movies, what vehicles do you have in mind? Read more to find out Hollywood's top 10...
09/02/2021
Here are the 10 most famous cars in movie history

Whenever you think of iconic cars in movies, what vehicles do you have in mind? Read more to find out Hollywood's top 10 most famous vehicles in movie history:

Batman simply wouldn't be the same without his Batmobile. Neither would James Bond without his 1964 Aston Martin DB5. Let's not forget about Steve McQueen's Mustang in "Bullitt." Here are the 10 most famous cars in movie history.

With the new school year ahead, now is the perfect time to make sure your vehicle is fitted to handle the carpools, univ...
08/31/2021

With the new school year ahead, now is the perfect time to make sure your vehicle is fitted to handle the carpools, university commutes, and/or rides back to the office. We recommend 1) A tire inspection, 2) A brake inspection, 3) An oil change, and 4) Topping off of other fluids for your (and your kids') safety on the road!

With the new school year ahead, now is the perfect time to make sure your vehicle is fitted to handle the carpools, university commutes, and/or rides back to the office. We recommend 1) A tire inspection, 2) A brake inspection, 3) An oil change, and 4) Topping off of other fluids for your (and your kids') safety on the road!

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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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Did you know that your driving posture can have a serious effect on your safety? Poor posture can lead to an increased risk in serious injuries in vehicle accidents. Read more to learn what adjustments you need to make to ensure you have your seat correctly positioned.
★★★★★ "NW automotive was honest and thorough when inspecting my conversion van. They got me fixed up and back on the road in just one day. I was super impressed with their communication and the quality of work. " - A. L.
The thermostat is a vital device that sits between the radiator and the engine, and its purpose is to manage the flow of coolant from the engine to the radiator. When this part fails, you will experience poor engine performance and fluctuations in engine temperature. Your car is also susceptible to overheating. Therefore, if you suspect you have a failing thermostat, please bring your vehicle to our shop!
If you're planning to do a lot of road traveling in the upcoming weeks, please do not hesitate to swing by our shop for a pre-trip inspection! Our team can ensure your ride is safe and take care of any repairs or services you've been putting off. We are always looking out for you and your loved ones' safety on the road.
A spare tire, tool kit, and jumper cables are a few among many things you should have stowed away in case of emergencies. Before you do any holiday traveling, ensure you have these essential items in this article packed in your car. For additional safety measures, we invite you to visit our shop for a pre-trip inspection!
Whether it’s a cold winter day or a humid one, having a dependable car defroster is critical to achieve visibility of the road. If you're having troubles with your defroster, bring your car to our shop for an inspection.
Statistics shows that only 75% of automobile recalls get repaired. So if you are among the 25% of people who are not aware of your vehicle recalls or ignore it due to its minor inconvenience, think again. Recalls can pose significant safety risks, which is why you should pay attention and get those repairs done ASAP. Read more on the dangers of recalls here.
Most people use an ice scraper or defroster to clear off our windscreens on a frosty morning. But for those who are in a time crunch, what are some tips and tricks that you have used to quickly speed up the de-icing process? From warm water in a bag to toothpaste to onions, we've heard some pretty crazy ideas that can do the trick! 😂
How early is "too early" to start listening to Christmas/holiday music? Let us know what your go-to tracks are for your holiday car jam sessions.
This time of the year is the perfect time to do a walk-around your car to test your vehicle lights, including your headlights, tail lights, fog lights, signal lights, and brake lights for proper operation.
We hope everyone had a fun and safe time celebrating Halloween and would love to see everyone's festive photos. Bonus points if you have some spooky decor for your car! 🎃
If you hear spooky grinding sounds when pressing down on the brake pedal, it means your brake pads are worn out. We recommend you bring your car to us as soon as you can so you can have them inspected and replaced if needed. Don't procrastinate because worn brake pads can damage surrounding parts and decrease the effectiveness of your brakes overall.