Bad Vibes (Disc brake rotor problems)

December 4, 2022

If you were to name the most important safety feature on your vehicle right now, what would your answer be? A lot of driving experts would agree that its your brakes. Most newer vehicles use a well-engineered and efficient style of brakes called disc brakes. The name disc brakes comes from one ... More

Automotive Tips from Blair's Ferry Automotive: Brake Noise

May 8, 2022

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Marion. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they wont stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are expos... More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

May 1, 2022

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

April 10, 2022

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Marion driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Blair's Ferry Automotive will ... More

For Brakes' Sake (Brake Rotor Service in Marion)

February 20, 2022

Think of how much abuse your brakes take. Day in and day out, they stop your vehicle when it's going fast and when it's going slow. Maybe your vehicle has been vibrating when you brake, or maybe it seems like your stopping distance is a little bit longer than it used to be. Then it's time to get ... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Marion

August 4, 2019

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Marion area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Marion area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you... More

Odometer Rollback on Your Marion, Iowa Vehicle

December 24, 2018

How do Marion drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Iowa consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Iowa seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Marion, Iowa... More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

July 31, 2018

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Marion area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication that... More

Automotive Tips from Blair's Ferry Automotive: Rotor Problems

April 22, 2018

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Marion.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less ... More