Dowdy's Auto – Your Go-To for Heating & Cooling System Repair in Idaho

Nothing tests the patience and concern of a driver quite like an overheating engine. Whether you’re stuck in rush-hour traffic or heading out for a weekend adventure, the sight of that temperature gauge creeping into the red can bring everything to a scorching halt. Overheating not only disrupts your plans but can also cause serious, costly damage to your engine.

At Dowdy’s Auto, we understand the importance of a reliable cooling system for your vehicle’s performance and your peace of mind. That’s why we offer comprehensive cooling system repair services across Idaho, ensuring your ride stays cool and composed, no matter the conditions outside.

Our Comprehensive Heating & Cooling System Repair Services

Cooling System Diagnostic

Utilizing advanced diagnostic tools, we accurately identify issues within your cooling system, whether it’s a faulty thermostat, a leaking radiator, or a malfunctioning water pump.

Radiator Repair and Replacement

The radiator is crucial for dissipating heat. We offer radiator repair services for minor issues and complete replacements for cases of significant damage or wear.

Water Pump Service

The water pump circulates coolant throughout the engine. We can repair or replace faulty water pumps that are critical to preventing your engine from overheating.

Thermostat Replacement

A malfunctioning thermostat can lead to overheating or overcooling. We replace defective thermostats to maintain optimal engine temperature.

Coolant Flush and Fill

Over time, coolant can become contaminated, reducing its effectiveness. We provide coolant flush services to remove old coolant and debris, followed by a fill with fresh, high-quality coolant.

Hose Inspection and Replacement

Coolant hoses can become brittle and leak over time. We inspect all hoses, replacing any that are damaged to ensure a leak-free cooling system.

System Leak Test

Using pressure tests and other diagnostic methods, we locate and repair leaks within the cooling system, ensuring every component is secure and functioning correctly.

Why Choose Dowdy’s Auto for Your Heating & Cooling System Repair Needs?

Entrusting your vehicle’s cooling system repairs to Dowdy’s Auto means choosing a team that prioritizes quality, expertise, and transparent service:

  • Expert Technicians: Our ASE-certified technicians are highly skilled in all aspects of cooling system repair, equipped with the knowledge to handle any issue your vehicle may face.
  • Advanced Repair Techniques: Leveraging the latest repair techniques and tools, we ensure that your cooling system repairs are performed efficiently and effectively, meeting the highest standards of quality.
  • Quality Parts: We use only OEM or superior quality parts for all repairs and replacements, ensuring your cooling system operates reliably and extends the life of your engine.
  • Transparent Service: We believe in open communication with our customers. We provide detailed explanations of the issues and the necessary repairs, along with a clear, upfront estimate, so there are no surprises.

Dowdy’s Auto has been serving the Treasure Valley for over 30 years, founded on principles of honesty, respect, and fair pricing. With convenient locations across Boise, Meridian, and Ontario, OR, we’re dedicated to making your cooling system repair experience as seamless 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