Blairs Ferry Automotive: Marion, Iowa Auto Repair
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Featuring Dustin Pruismann ASE Certified Auto Technician

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Tires and Wheels

Helping Marion Drivers Get the Right Tires

Every Marion vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is eng... Read More

Tire Rotation and Balancing at Blair's Ferry Automotive in Marion

Tires do a lot of work for Marion drivers. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts while driving around Marion. They also support the entire weight of the vehicle, including you and your passengers. With ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Blair's Ferry Automotive: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? Thats a question Marion drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulde... Read More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

Hey Marion area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Iowa streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Marion area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-seconds of an inch is... Read More

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our American Fork area shoe stores?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pair of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warr... Read More

Below 45 Degrees in Marion: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Marion drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for all-season radials. Iowa drivers ran out and boug... Read More

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Marion, Iowa

Everyone in Marion, Iowa eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Marion, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several categories that will ... Read More

Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Blair's Ferry Automotive

Many Marion drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Marion area tire shops to get you the look you want. And for many Marion drivers, that look includes b... Read More

Saving Lives in Marion with Tire Pressure

All new passenger vehicles on our Marion, Iowa, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important thing is that you sti... Read More

Wheel Balancing at Blair's Ferry Automotive

So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? Marion drivers can tell if their tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds on Iowa roads. If one of the front tires is out, you feel the vibrat... Read More

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