Dayton Auto Repair

Ethan’s Honest Automotive Service & Repair is a proud member of the Dayton, Idaho community. We love the Cache Valley location of this small town and the close-knit area. If you want the best Dayton auto repair and maintenance available, then you need to hire Ethan’s Honest Automotive. 

Dayton, Idaho is not the same as Dayton, Ohio—as any resident will tell you. These two cities could not be more different, not the least of which is that Dayton, Idaho is in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and Dayton, Ohio is located in the Midwestern plains. We know which place we’d rather be. Even though Dayton is a small town, it has a rich and proud history. From the first settler, Joseph Chadwick, arriving in 1867 to today, Dayton has maintained an excellent municipal center. We are so happy to call this community home. 

In order to serve Dayton with the best service possible, we have a few core tenants we live by. These are:

  • Relationships first
  • Family
  • Integrity and honest
  • Dedication to excellence
  • Always learning and growing
  • Community involvement
  • Charity and consideration 

When you come to Ethan’s Honest Automotive, you will witness all of these vales in action. We will never recommend services you don’t need just to take more of your money. The “honest” in our name is there for a reason. 

Most of our customers in Dayton use us for oil changes and tire rotations. The weather in Cache Valley is mild enough that a yearly maintenance schedule should be more than enough. Make sure to bring your car to your yearly check-up and get your oil changed regularly, and you will have a car that works great for a long time. 

Sometimes things go wrong with our vehicles, however. Maybe you got into an accident. Perhaps the car is old and something just failed. In those cases you can still use Ethan’s Honest Automotive. Our team members are experts in all types and sizes of vehicle. Foreign, domestic, manual, or automatic, we can fix any problem you are currently experiencing.

Most requested services in Dayton

Auto Repair

One day you turn on your vehicle and the check engine or ABS light is on. You can’t get the light to turn off. Does this sound familiar? This exact situation happens to a lot of people. But, don’t worry. You won’t have to spend a fortune having an auto repair shop redo your entire car. At Ethan’s Honest Automotive we provide the following auto repair services:

  • ABS Lights
  • Traction Control Lights
  • Electrical Diagnostics
  • Vibration Issues
  • Shakes in Steering
  • Fuel Pumps 
  • Window Regulators
  • Radiator Replacements
  • And more . . . 

Oil Changes

In Dayton, Idaho, oil changes rule the day. Oil changes are extremely important. If you do no other vehicle maintenance, you should  change your oil regularly. You don’t have to take the time to do this yourself, though. It is a harder job to do right than it looks. Instead, hire Ethan’s Honest Automotive. We are the best in the business at oil changes. Set up regular oil changes with us today. 

Brake Service

In Cache Valley, and everywhere, you need working brakes. A full brake workup is unusual for many auto repair shops, but not Ethan’s Honest Automotive. We examine the following parts every time you bring in your vehicle for brake work:

  • Master cylinder
  • Brake hoses
  • Brake linings’
  • Drum hardware
  • Brake fluid
  • Brake lubricant
  • Wheel bearings 

Don’t wait until your brakes fail and put you in a scary situation. Contact Ethan’s Honest Automotive today for a brake check. 

A/C Service 

A lack of A/C will not kill you. However, it will make your vehicle extremely unpleasant. Why suffer in the hot Idaho summers without A/C. At Ethan’s Honest Automotive we are familiar with all of the reasons why an A/C may have failed. Hose, pump, or other breaks pose no problem to us. We can even recharge the A/C whenever it begins blowing a little warm. . 

Suspension service

Without a suspension your ride will be even more miserable than if you’re A/C was missing. The suspension governs the bumpiness of your ride. It even connects to the power steering. If your power steering goes out, you will struggle to turn your steering wheel. So, the lack of suspension can also be dangerous. Bring your vehicle to Ethan’s Honest Automotive in Dayton, Idaho. We can work on these suspension parts:

  • Shocks and strut 
  • Power steering 
  • Suspension fluid
  • Tire wear
  • Busing or mount

Transmission service

Transmission are also very crucial to the running of your car. If the transmission is broken, the car will not drive. By far the most common transmission problem is the presence of dirty oil. At Ethan’s Honest Automotive we provide transmission fluid changes. While we are changing your oil we will do the following things:

  • Change or replace the screen or filter
  • Clean the pan
  • Install a new pan gasket


Tune-ups are the most generic type of vehicle service we provide. In fact, every auto shop has their own tune-up procedure. At Ethan’s Honest Automotive we will do the following:

  • Inspect your engine
  • Replace the spark plug
  • Replace the air filter
  • Replace the fuel filter

At the end of the tune-up, your vehicle will be running better than ever. It should even have slightly better gas mileage.

Services provided by Ethan’s include:

A/C Service
Windshield Wipers/Washer Fluid
Wheel Bearings
Differential Services
Coolant Flushes
Transmission Services
Tune Ups
Brake and power steering services
Timing Belts
Tie Rods
Rack and pinion
Ball Joints
4-Wheel Drive