Plugging Away (Spark Plug Replacement)

April 30, 2023

If you drive a vehicle with a gasoline engine, thank the spark plugs for igniting the gasoline/air mixture in each cylinder that keeps your vehicle traveling smoothly down the road every day. Your spark plugs work hard, firing thousands of times in a well-choreographed order, and you usually don... More

Straight Ahead (Wheel Alignment)

April 23, 2023

If every road was straight and smooth, we wouldn't have to worry much about wheel alignment. But they're not, so we do. Hitting potholes or driving on rough pavement can knock your vehicle out of alignment and you'll notice it in one of several ways. Your steering wheel may not be centered when ... More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Blair's Ferry Automotive

April 16, 2023

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Iowa news. Marion people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Marion motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commuters, gro... More

Automotive Tips from Blair's Ferry Automotive: Battery Testing

April 9, 2023

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Blair's Ferry Automotive when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Marion drivers and its tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. ... More

Exhaust Service at Blair's Ferry Automotive in Marion

April 2, 2023

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Marion residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Blair's Ferry Automotive is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control co... More