Dowdy's Auto – Idaho's Premier Alternator Repair Experts

The alternator is the heart of your vehicle’s electrical system, charging the battery while your car is running and powering the electrical system. When it fails, it doesn’t just leave you stranded; it can create a domino effect of electrical problems, from dim lights and malfunctioning accessories to a dead battery and complete vehicle shutdown. Recognizing the signs of alternator trouble early—such as dimming headlights, warning lights on the dash, or strange noises—can save you from the inconvenience and potential danger of being stuck on the side of the road.

At Dowdy’s Auto, we understand the critical role your alternator plays in your vehicle’s overall performance and reliability. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing top-quality alternator repair services, ensuring your vehicle stays powered up and ready for the road.

Our Comprehensive Alternator Repair Services

Alternator Diagnostics

Using advanced diagnostic tools, our ASE-certified technicians will accurately diagnose the source of your electrical problems, determining whether it’s the alternator, battery, wiring, or other components at fault.

Alternator Repair or Rebuild

Whenever possible, we will repair or rebuild your existing alternator to save you time and money, focusing on sustainability and efficiency.

Alternator Replacement

If your alternator cannot be repaired or rebuilt, we offer high-quality replacement services, using OEM or superior quality parts to ensure reliability and longevity.

Electrical System Check

After any alternator service, we perform a comprehensive check of your vehicle’s electrical system to ensure everything is functioning correctly, preventing future issues and ensuring your safety on the road.

Battery Services

Since alternator issues can impact your battery’s performance, we offer battery testing, charging, and replacement services as needed to keep your vehicle’s electrical system in top condition.

Why Trust Dowdy’s Auto for Your Alternator Repair Needs?

When you choose Dowdy’s Auto for your alternator repair, you’re selecting a service provider that values precision, quality, and transparency in every job. Here’s why we’re the trusted choice for alternator repairs:

  • Expert Technicians: Our team of ASE-certified technicians has the experience and training to handle alternator repairs on all makes and models, ensuring your vehicle is in expert hands.
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment: We use the latest diagnostic equipment to pinpoint your alternator issues quickly and accurately, ensuring efficient and effective repairs.
  • Quality Parts: For repairs and replacements, we use only OEM or better quality parts, backed by one of the strongest nationwide warranties, giving you confidence in the durability and performance of your vehicle’s electrical system.
  • Transparent Service: We believe in honest, upfront communication. We’ll explain the issues and your options clearly, ensuring you understand and are comfortable with the repair plan before we proceed.

Dowdy’s Auto has been a trusted name in the Treasure Valley for over 30 years, built on a foundation of honesty, respect, and fair pricing. With convenient locations across Boise, Meridian, and Ontario, OR, we’re always here to make your alternator repair experience as smooth and stress-free as possible.


3183 S. Federal Way
Boise, ID 83705

MON – FRI: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM



1645 W Grove St
Boise, ID 83702

MON – FRI: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM



1890 S. Meridian Rd
Meridian, ID 83642

MON – FRI: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM



4850 N Elsinore Ave
Meridian, ID 83646

MON – FRI: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM



1821 SW 4th Ave
Ontario, OR 97914

MON – FRI: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM



1202 W State St, Boise,
ID 83702

MON – FRI: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM