Engine repair

Meridian Automotive provides complete car engine repair in Meridian, Idaho, for most cars, light trucks and SUV’s. For over 20 years we’ve been Meridian’s auomotive engine repair experts.

Meridian Automotive Mechanic


505 N. Main Street,
Meridian, ID 83642

(208) 888-3797

Vehicle Maintenance and Inspections Are Critical to Engine Health

When an engine is carefully maintained, it can make it into a mileage range well into six digits. Investing in regular vehicle inspections and maintenance will ensure maximum engine efficiency and performance. To keep your engine performing at its best you should do the following:

  • Perform regular oil changes. As the lifeblood of your car, oil is key. It is fundamental to engine performance.

  • Change the air filter as needed. Make sure you check the air filter for excessive soot and debris and change it when necessary.

  • Inspect the spark plugs regularly. Replace them according to your vehicles specific manufacturer recommendations.

  • Pay attention to dashboard warning lights and vehicle gauges. Bring your vehicle in to be diagnosed if the check engine light should come on.

  • Keep your tires properly aligned and inflated. Your tires affect vehicle safety, as well as ride stability. Misaligned tires can cause unnecessary strain on your vehicle and potentially cause unnecessary wear and damage to your engine. Properly maintained tires also have an effect on your fuel economy.

  • Have your brakes checked regularly. Bad, worn brakes cause unnecessary strain on your vehicle.

Avoid these bad habits to maintain engine performance and efficiency:

  • Revving the engine when you are in park or neutral.

  • Accelerating a cold engine hard before it has had the chance to reach normal operating temperatures.

  • Driving with an empty gas tank.

Complete car engine repair in Meridian, Idaho

Check Engine Light

When your check engine light comes on, it means that there is a problem with your vehicle’s emission, fuel, or ignition systems. A flashing check engine light is indicative of a serious problem. If it is on, but steady, it indicates that there is a problem, but it is not yet serious. Often times, engine problems have a domino effect, once something happens, and repair is put off, it will lead to further problems. In order to keep your repair bill as low as possible and minimize the amount of damage done to your engine, it is best to bring your vehicle in for an engine diagnostic as soon as the light is on, steady or not. Here is a list of possible causes of a steady or flashing check engine light:

  • Loose Gas Cap
  • Catalytic Converter Problem
  • Engine Vacuum Leak
  • Oxygen Sensor Is Failing
  • Worn Or Bad Spark Plug/Ignition Coil
  • Worn Or Bad Spark Plug Wires
  • Excessive Release Of Air Pollutants
  • Undue Gas Consumption
  • Broken Mass Air Flow Sensor
  • Broken Or Failing Oxygen Sensor
  • Problem With The EGR Valve

If your check engine light is on, do not hesitate to have us look over your vehicle. The sooner the problem is taken care of, the less damage you will do to your vehicle, which will help keep the repair costs to a minimum. Don’t just trust anyone with your engine repair services, trust the experts at Meridian Automotive.

Call us today or schedule an appointment online.


Aleaha Tussing
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I've been trusting Meridian Automotive with my business for years. Mike is great, always makes the experience a good one. He's professional, personable, and knowledgeable. The whole team always goes above and beyond to make repairs and maintenance painless, and they do it right the first time.
Melissa Trudell
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They are accurate in diagnosing the problem in my car and truck, fixed the problem and works like a top. I like their honesty, if they don't feel they can fix the problem, they won't try and bill you, they will recommend you to another shop who possibly can. I will continue to take our vehicles there as long as I'm getting great service that's affordable. Thank you for your great service.
Pamela Thompson
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Meridian Automotive has fabulous customer service and is especially good at follow up. Wish their prices were lower and they always try to soften the blow, very understanding and explain things too
Eric Call
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My check engine light came on while traveling from Twin Falls, and I needed to get my car in quick. They were wonderful to work with, they were able to squeeze me in, and did an excellent job, and charged me a very fair price. I will definitely use then again in the future.
Luke Karel
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The team at Meridian Automotive has done a great job on servicing our fleet vehicles. We had been using another company for years but started to notice a downturn in the quality of work and level of service. We made the switch to Meridian Automotive and are so glad we did. Do you want to be treated with kindness, respect, and integrity? If so, this is the place for you. They do quality work and provide piece of mind. We will continue to use Meridian Automotive for our business fleet vehicles. I will also be utilizing their services for my personal vehicles, and this includes a classic truck that my dad restored. I can assure you the only peolpe I would let work on that truck are those I trust completely.
Anette McClain
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John & Nick were exceptional in taking care of me and my car on short notice with a rather urgent situation. I highly recommend Meridian Automotive! Great communication and affordable repairs!
John Lehn
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They made quick repairs on my pickup to pass emissions test. Gave professional explanation of other potential issues. Decent prices and good customer service. I’ll be coming back.
Deanna Mullins
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Meridian Automotive provided excellent service with all expectations met, including pickup date.
Aaron Whipple
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The folks at Meridian Automotive has always been everything I want in a mechanic: knowledgeable, prompt, personable, professional, affordable, and easy to interact with. Brought my car in with a cracked cooling line, dropped it off for next day pickup because that's a convenient option for me, and everything was tip top after the in-and-out pickup process. They've been greeting me by name since the second time I stepped foot in the building, making it clear they care more about their customers than they actually have to.
Dominik Tolman
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My Durango had a bad wheel bearing, Meridian Automotive was able to get it in for an inspection, complete the work, and get it back to me in the span of 1 day's time. They do great quality work, quickly, and at great prices! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone
John Zacharias
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Really friendly group of people that are quick to work on a car and happy to help figure out car stuff. My wife's car went down and the check engine light was flashing. They were super helpful and were able to get things figured out quickly so that we could get her car back on the road. I would definitely recommend



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