Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

October 31, 2021

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Marion Bigfo... More

Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

October 24, 2021

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Marion Vehicle

October 17, 2021

Marion drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Iowa come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Marion area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system called TPMS consists of sensors on ... More

Tracking True in Marion: Wheel Alignment

October 10, 2021

At Blair's Ferry Automotive, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Blair's Ferry Automotive alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are inspected for problems.... More

Iowa: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

October 3, 2021

Iowa residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a... More