Blairs Ferry Automotive: Marion, Iowa Auto Repair
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Children's area provided, complete with board games and toys

Enjoy our complimentary WiFi Internet Access while you wait in our comfortable lounge!

Appointments Preferred, but Walk-Ins Always Welcomed!

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Featuring Dustin Pruismann ASE Certified Auto Technician

Car Care Tips

Maintenance

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

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... Read More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Blair's Ferry Automotive

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... Read More

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Marion car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Marion, Iowa, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manufa... Read More

Keep Your Marion Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey Marion - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very impor... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Blair's Ferry Automotive

Most Marion folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Marion market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have been ... Read More

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

No matter how well they're made, vehicles are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall notices to Marion residents and to fix the affecte... Read More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine.The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Marion

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Marion area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Marion drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshield is... Read More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

If you're reading this article in Marion, Iowa, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Blair's Ferry Automotive tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Y... Read More

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Blair's Ferry Automotive

These days many people in the Marion area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service maintenan... Read More

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