Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Marion?

July 23, 2023

Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Marion?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Iowa approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New airbag... More

The Importance of Marion Drivers Following Service Intervals

July 9, 2023

Today in our Blair's Ferry Automotive blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Marion with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about laundry, water... More

Relax When the Wind Blows in Iowa: Winter Car Prep for Marion Drivers

May 14, 2023

When autumn comes around in Marion, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Marion drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Marion driver... More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Blair's Ferry Automotive

April 16, 2023

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Iowa news. Marion people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Marion motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commuters, gro... More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Marion

September 18, 2022

The hottest Iowa news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again the price of gas in Marion. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Marion can do to grea... More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

September 4, 2022

At Blair's Ferry Automotive we've had a lot of Marion customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Iowa. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of a... More

Busting Automotive Myths in Marion, Iowa

August 28, 2022

Myths passed around our Marion, Iowa community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to ... More

Maintenance on My Mind

June 26, 2022

Ask any Marion man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be no. Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car in ... More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

October 31, 2021

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Marion Bigfo... More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Blair's Ferry Automotive

August 1, 2021

Good vehicle care for us Marion residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required different... More