Ask Blair's Ferry Automotive: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

March 31, 2019

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which co... More

Get Where You're Going with Power Steering Service in Marion

March 24, 2019

Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Marion. If you took an informal poll around Marion you'd probably find that most vehicle owners have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Mari... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Marion Vehicle

March 17, 2019

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Marion area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to wa... More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Marion Drivers

March 10, 2019

People in Marion have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000 km to 13,... More

Blair's Ferry Automotive Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

March 3, 2019

Today's Blair's Ferry Automotive post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Blair's Ferry Automotive service advisor will know the proper coolant for your ve... More