Positive and Negative (Battery Care)

May 19, 2024

You notice when your smartphone's battery starts to go weak on you. It runs out of juice faster than it did when it was new. Bet you pay attention to that pretty closely. Unfortunately, many of us don't pay the same attention to the battery in our vehicles. If your battery got you through the c... More

Battery Replacement at Blair's Ferry Automotive in Marion

January 14, 2024

Hello, welcome to Blair's Ferry Automotive. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Marion runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Blair's Ferry Automotive are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors o... More

The Cable Guy (Battery Cables and Maintenance)

July 30, 2023

If you've ever noticed your vehicle's lights are dim or not working at all, the problem could be many things. But one possibility is your battery cables aren't doing their job. A power outage in your vehicle is similar to one in your house and needs to be repaired to get things back to normal. ... More

Automotive Tips from Blair's Ferry Automotive: Battery Testing

April 9, 2023

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Blair's Ferry Automotive when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Marion drivers and its tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. ... More

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