Check Your Shocks and Struts at Blair's Ferry Automotive

February 23, 2020

Today we're talking to Marion drivers about shocks and struts. They're so easy for Iowa folks to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road so they're very important.Without shocks, your wheels would ... More

A New Battery in Marion

February 18, 2020

Hello Marion drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Marion, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new battery... More

Blair's Ferry Automotive Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

February 17, 2020

Iowa service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Marion drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Blair's Ferry Automotive fuel system cleaning: Over time, th... More

Automotive Tips from Blair's Ferry Automotive: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

February 16, 2020

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Marion drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expens... More

Cool Breeze: Air Conditioning Service at Blair's Ferry Automotive in Marion

February 16, 2020

Most Iowa auto owners know that their vehicles need regular preventive maintenance like changing the oil and filters, rotating the tires and refilling the washer fluid. But did you know that your air conditioning system needs routine maintenance as well? Taking care of your air conditioning syst... More

The Economy of Maintenance for Marion Drivers

February 15, 2020

Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Marion drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't like... More

The Right Automotive Fluids for Marion Drivers

February 9, 2020

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Marion drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even caus... More

Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Blair's Ferry Automotive

February 6, 2020

Hello Marion! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them more... More

Don't Stack the Mat

February 2, 2020

In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why. It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ... More