Auto Batteries

Meridian Automotive provides auto batteries, battery testing and battery replacement in Meridian, Idaho, for most cars, light trucks and SUV’s.

Meridian Automotive Mechanic


505 N. Main Street,
Meridian, ID 83642

(208) 888-3797

What does a car battery do?

The battery is your vehicle’s only source of electrical power. While you operate your vehicle, the alternator charges the battery. If your battery dies or is not charging sufficiently, you won’t be able to start the car or use any of its electrical components (radio, lights, electric windows, etc.).

Symptoms of a failed or failing car battery:

  • Car Doesn’t Start Or Struggles To Start
  • Electrical Components Don’t Work Well (Lights Dim, Or Flicker, Windows Roll Down Slower Than Normal)
  • Corrosion On The Battery Cables

Corrosion is the battery’s worst enemy. When you open the hood of your car and look at your battery, you may see a bluish or white powdery looking substance on the battery cables. This means that your battery is leaking acid and it is very dangerous. If left alone, this substance will corrode battery cables and terminal-ends. If your battery cables are corroded, your battery should be replaced.

When you bring your car in to Meridian Automotive for a battery test, this is some of the tests we will do to see if your battery is failing.

  • Perform A Load Test.
  • Test Charging System For Proper Operation
  • Test Alternator And Starter
  • Clean The Cables, Install Anti-Corrosion Washers
  • Remove And Replace The Battery If It Is Bad
Auto Batteries

Did you know?

We use a “clock saver” to make sure that your clock, stereo and other electronic components don’t get reset while we test or install batteries.

Winter is hard on batteries.  If your car is parked outside during the winter, the cold weather will make it harder for your car to start and will wear out the battery faster, increasing the chance of battery failure.  No one wants to get stranded on the highway, in the snow, with a dead battery.  Make sure that you get your battery checked out before winter.

Don’t just trust anyone with your car battery 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



We can help you fix exactly what you need!