Under Pressure in Marion: TPMS

August 13, 2023

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Marion, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 20... More

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Blair's Ferry Automotive

July 16, 2023

When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to match yo... More

Talk to Blair's Ferry Automotive About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

February 26, 2023

Custom wheels are one way that Marion folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be m... More

Helping Marion Drivers Get the Right Tires

June 5, 2022

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... More

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

March 27, 2022

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 ... More

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

September 26, 2021

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... More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

February 21, 2021

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... More

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

January 31, 2021

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... More

Below 45 Degrees in Marion: Consider Winter Tires

January 10, 2021

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... More

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Marion, Iowa

August 9, 2020

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 ... More