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

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Appointments Preferred, but Walk-Ins Always Welcomed!

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Featuring Dustin Pruismann ASE Certified Auto Technician

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Drive Train

Drive Train Service in Marion at Blair's Ferry Automotive

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y... Read More

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... Read More

For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... Read More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Iowa Roads?

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... Read More

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Marion

Screeching tires, crunching metal it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Marion, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Marion drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occurs, you... Read More

Are There Blind Spots in Marion?

All Marion drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Marion.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we can g... Read More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Marion?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Marion and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Iowa market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Marion area roads today, and many more being developed. Y... Read More

Differential Service at Blair's Ferry Automotive

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Marion, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Blair's Ferry Automotive service advisor that your differential... Read More

Vive la Differential at Blair's Ferry Automotive in Marion

There are a lot of drivers in Marion who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in Iowa these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Marion folks don't even have to thin... Read More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Marion, Iowa

Every car in Marion, Iowa, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles:Common sense... Read More

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