Blair's Ferry Automotive Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

August 21, 2022

Hello Iowa! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll have... More

Need a New Battery? Call Blair's Ferry Automotive Today

August 7, 2022

Hello Marion drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Marion, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a... More

The Blair's Ferry Automotive Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

June 19, 2022

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally o... More

Iowa: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

October 3, 2021

Iowa residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a... More

Wired! (Battery Cable Service)

November 15, 2020

Colder weather brings out the worst in a vehicle's battery. On a very cold day, you may have experienced that your engine cranks slowly when starting. But while it may be the battery itself, it may also be the parts that transfer the power to other the other electrical components, the battery c... More

Blair's Ferry Automotive Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

July 12, 2020

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Marion residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can actu... More

Blair's Ferry Automotive Alternator Replacement Service in Marion

June 7, 2020

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around Marion is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane depar... More

Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)

May 3, 2020

Quick question. Which is tougher on a vehicle's battery, the heat or the cold? Believe it or not, it's the heat. Think about it. The battery often sits in the engine compartment next to that motor generating lots of heat. That can accelerate corrosion in the battery and may even cause water i... More

Automobile Fluids For Your vehicle

April 19, 2020

If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Marion, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you drive ar... More

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

March 29, 2020

Today, Blair's Ferry Automotive is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Marion are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you ha... More