Car tune-up

Meridian Automotive provides complete car tune-ups 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 is a tune-up?

Human beings go to the doctor for a checkup every six months to a year just to make sure all is well. We call these checkups “well visits”. A tune-up is basically a well visit for your vehicle. It can also be used as an excuse to introduce yourself to a new mechanic if you have recently moved.

What happens during a tune-up?

When you bring your vehicle in for a tune-up, a mechanic will analyze your vehicle’s performance, inspect your vehicle’s engine, and make any adjustments if they are needed.

Your mechanic will usually complete the following tasks when performing a tune-up:

  • Visually check the fuel-system components of the engine. Makes sure the fuel filter is clean and free of clogs, and making sure that if the filter was clogged, that it didn’t cause damage to the fuel pump. They will also look to see that the fuel system is free of grime and deposits.
  • Check fuel pumps performance and fuel pressure.
  • Check the spark plugs to try and determine their age, and look for signs of wear.
  • Make sure the spark plugs are functioning properly.
  • If applicable, check the ignition timing and idle, adjust if needed.
  • Inspect your engines PCV valve.
  • Check to see if your engine air filter and cabin air filter are in need of changing.
  • Check coolant and oil levels.

When the technician has finished looking over your vehicle, they will go over their findings with you. They will let you know what items of maintenance may need attention. Maintenance recommendations will vary from vehicle to vehicle based on their specific vehicle manufacturer recommendations, mileage, and age.

Car Tune Up Meridian, Idaho

How often should I bring my vehicle in for a tune-up?

Service requirements will vary from vehicle to vehicle based on manufacturer, and vehicle age and mileage. However, it is usually recommended to have a complete vehicle look over at least once per year. Of course if you have any concerns you can bring your vehicle in for an inspection at any time.

Your vehicle manufacturer-recommended schedule for tune-ups and other maintenance can be found in your vehicle owner’s manual.

Don’t just trust anyone with your car tune-up, 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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