Steer Right in Marion

December 29, 2019

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Marion drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years... More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Iowa Roads?

December 22, 2019

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Iowa spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving is... More

Differential Service at Blair's Ferry Automotive: Viva la Difference

December 15, 2019

Every vehicle on Iowa roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle. But most Marion residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travels a much shor... More

A Stitch in Time at Blair's Ferry Automotive

December 8, 2019

You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it. A driver noticed his vehicl... More

Automotive Tips from Blair's Ferry Automotive: Alignment Inspection

December 1, 2019

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Marion drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Blair's Ferry Automotive will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspen... More