Dowdy's Auto – Idaho's Premier Engine Repair Specialists

Encountering engine trouble can be one of the most daunting experiences for any vehicle owner. From the mysterious noises and unexpected stalling to the fear of being stranded, the pain and inconvenience of engine problems cannot be overstated.

At Dowdy’s Auto, we understand the anxiety and urgency that comes with needing engine repairs, whether they’re minor maintenance tasks or major overhauls. That’s why we’re dedicated to offering the best engine repair services in Idaho, ensuring your vehicle is back on the road, performing at its best.

Our Engine Repair Services:
From Minor Tweaks to Major Overhauls

Routine Maintenance and Tune-ups

Regular maintenance is vital for your engine’s longevity. Our services include oil changes, filter replacements, spark plug inspection, and timing belt checks to ensure your engine runs smoothly and efficiently.

Cooling System Repairs

Overheating can severely damage your engine. We take care of cooling system repairs, including radiator repair or replacement, coolant flushing, and leak repairs to prevent overheating issues.

Fuel System Services

From cleaning fuel injectors to repairing fuel pumps and replacing fuel filters, our technicians ensure your fuel system delivers the right mix of air and fuel to your engine.

Engine Rebuilding or Replacement

For engines that have suffered extensive damage, we offer rebuilding services or can replace the engine entirely, giving your vehicle a new lease on life.

Diagnostic Services

Utilizing the latest diagnostic tools, we identify issues within your engine’s intricate systems, ensuring accurate and effective repairs.

Emission Repairs

We help you keep your vehicle environmentally friendly by diagnosing and fixing any problems that could lead to failed emissions tests.

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

Choosing Dowdy’s Auto for your engine repair needs means entrusting your vehicle to a team that stands for speed of service, accuracy, quality, honesty, and integrity. Our commitment to these principles is evident in every repair job we undertake:

  • Speed of Service: We strive to complete most services the same day. Should your repair require more time, we offer shuttle services within a limited area and coordinate rental cars that can be picked up at our facility.
  • Accuracy and Quality: Our use of the latest diagnostic and repair tools, combined with our team of ASE-certified technicians, ensures high-quality repairs. We opt for OEM or better quality parts from leading suppliers like NAPA, backed by one of the strongest nationwide warranties for your peace of mind.
  • Honesty and Integrity: At Dowdy’s Auto, transparent communication is paramount. We operate based on agreed-upon estimates, with any variations approved by you. We invite you to inspect any replaced parts and consult with our technicians for a thorough understanding of the repairs conducted.

As a trusted auto repair partner in the Treasure Valley for over 30 years, Dowdy’s Auto isn’t just any shop, we’re a family built on a foundation of honesty, respect, and fair prices. With five convenient locations across Boise, Meridian, and Ontario, OR, we’re always here to ensure your engine repair experience is stress-free, reliable, and efficient.


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