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...
Posted in Timing Belt
on March 31, 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...
Posted in Steering
on March 24, 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...
Posted in Fuel System
on March 17, 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,...
Posted in Maintenance
on March 10, 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...
Posted in Fluids
on March 03, 2019