What Is an EGR Valve? (EGR Valve Service)

October 22, 2023

If you've ever felt your vehicle hesitate, go, then hesitate again, you might think there's something wrong with the transmission. After all, it's not moving smoothly down the road. But there are plenty of malfunctions that can cause those symptoms, one of them being something you may have nev... More

Exhaust Service at Blair's Ferry Automotive in Marion

April 2, 2023

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Marion residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Blair's Ferry Automotive is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control co... More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

January 9, 2022

Most Marion drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicl... More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation ? PCV Valve Service at Blair's Ferry Automotive

June 20, 2021

Hello Marion! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Iowa vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regula... More

Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)

October 18, 2020

Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by. You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immediately thinks, aha! A broken muffler. Well, your exhaust system is composed of many more parts than just... More