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

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... Read More

Wired! (Battery Cable Service)

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

Blair's Ferry Automotive Alternator Replacement Service in Marion

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... Read More

Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)

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... Read More

Automobile Fluids For Your vehicle

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... Read More

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

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... Read More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Blair's Ferry Automotive

Today in the Blair's Ferry Automotive auto care blog, we're going to talk to Marion drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Blair's Ferry Automotive customers. For example, recently four of the world's largest vehicl... Read More

A New Battery in Marion

Hello Marion drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Marion, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new battery... Read More

The Right Automotive Fluids for Marion Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Marion drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even caus... Read More

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