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

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

July 4, 2021

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... More

Keep Your Marion Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

June 27, 2021

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... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Blair's Ferry Automotive

May 2, 2021

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 ... More

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

March 28, 2021

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... More