Arrive Alive in Marion

July 28, 2018

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Marion. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Iowa roads.The truth is that all of us are ... More

Service Center Standard and Procedures

July 27, 2018

All Iowa pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Marion automotive ... More

PCV Valve Service at Blair's Ferry Automotive in Marion

June 25, 2018

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A ... More

Marion Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

June 20, 2018

Let's talk about air quality in Marion. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Marion drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?Now, it's only been in the last few years that cabin air f... More

The Blair's Ferry Automotive Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

June 14, 2018

A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Marion area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Marion can conserve fue... More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Blair's Ferry Automotive

June 5, 2018

Today in the Blair's Ferry Automotive auto care blog, we're going to talk to Marion drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Blair's Ferry Automotive customers. For example, recently four of the world's largest... More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Marion, Iowa

May 28, 2018

Every car in Marion, Iowa, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense ... More

Blair's Ferry Automotive Alternator Replacement Service in Marion

May 22, 2018

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around Marion is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane... More

Battery Maintenance Tips From Blair's Ferry Automotive

May 6, 2018

When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your ... More

Recommended Service Intervals at Blair's Ferry Automotive

April 30, 2018

Most people in the Marion area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standard... More