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

Automotive Tips from Blair's Ferry Automotive: Rotor Problems

April 22, 2018

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Marion.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less ... More

Super Slick at Blair's Ferry Automotive in Marion: Synthetic Oil

April 17, 2018

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more exp... More

Wiper Blades in Iowa

April 10, 2018

If you're gonna drive around the Marion area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems like y... More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Marion Motorists

April 7, 2018

Marion residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the fi... More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Blair's Ferry Automotive

April 6, 2018

Okay. You went to your local Marion car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Marion service center, but on the way, the Check Engine l... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Blair's Ferry Automotive

April 5, 2018

Most Marion folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Marion market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would hav... More