Blairs Ferry Automotive: Marion, Iowa Auto Repair
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Children's area provided, complete with board games and toys

Enjoy our complimentary WiFi Internet Access while you wait in our comfortable lounge!

Appointments Preferred, but Walk-Ins Always Welcomed!

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Featuring Dustin Pruismann ASE Certified Auto Technician

Car Care Tips

April 2018

Recommended Service Intervals at Blair's Ferry Automotive

Most people in the Marion area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standard... Read More

Automotive Tips from Blair's Ferry Automotive: Rotor Problems

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Marion.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less ... Read More

Super Slick at Blair's Ferry Automotive in Marion: Synthetic Oil

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more exp... Read More

Wiper Blades in Iowa

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 y... Read More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Marion Motorists

Marion residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the ... Read More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Blair's Ferry Automotive

Okay. You went to your local Marion car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Marion service center, but on the way, the Check Engine l... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Blair's Ferry Automotive

Most Marion folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Marion market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would hav... Read More

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Marion Drivers

Hello, Marion residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Marion auto owners don't need to filter their fuel ... Read More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

Hey Marion area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Iowa streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Marion area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-seconds of an ... Read More

Marion Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Blair's Ferry Automotive in Marion is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Iowa are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's... Read More

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