Things Aren't Always What They Seem

August 26, 2018

If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle. And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire. But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in Iowa was heading to work on a hot July day and noticed... More

Why People in Marion Hesitate to Get Their Vehicle Serviced

August 20, 2018

A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Marion, Iowa, roads have one or more service or repair that's needed but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in North America alone. Some of the n... More

Blair's Ferry Automotive Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

August 12, 2018

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Iowa. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Marion residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write oil change every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to the safe... More

Synthetic Oil for Marion Autos

August 6, 2018

If you are a driver in Marion and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it do... More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Blair's Ferry Automotive

August 5, 2018

For those of you in Marion, Iowa who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes about 25... More

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Blair's Ferry Automotive

August 4, 2018

When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Marion can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around Marion wh... More

Economics of Maintenance for Marion Auto Owners

August 3, 2018

Buying a new car in Marion is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Marion who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second th... More

Wiper Blades in Iowa

August 2, 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 your wip... More

Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Blair's Ferry Automotive

August 1, 2018

The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing Iowa residents to review their finances. More and more Marion drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North America today have ... More