Blairs Ferry Automotive: Marion, Iowa Auto Repair

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!

Fresh, Complimentary Serve-Yourself Coffee

Featuring Dustin Pruismann ASE Certified Auto Technician


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Our Customers' Reviews

Blairs Ferry Automotive deserves the highest possible commendation! Time and time again, they have proven an excellent business model: friendly, honest, reliable service, always acting in good faith, great business acumen, super fair pricing, quick turnaround, top notch work... need I say more?! RUN, dont walk, to Blairs Ferry Automotive for your every auto service need.

— Janna C., Cedar Rapids, IA

I am so satisfied with the service I received from this auto shop. Marty and crew are the best. They are honest people with lots of compassion. They will be my new mechanic.

— Monique B., Cedar rapids, IA

I moved here from Tennessee in 2012 without any knowledge about cars and auto body shops in CR and Marty and the crew has taken care of any mechanical needs since day 1. I always recommend them and give them high praises because they inform you of the matter plus go above and beyond to keep you rolling!!

— Jasmine S., Cedar Rapids, IA

Moving from one side of the country to the other and my truck broke down in the Cedar Rapids area. I wasn't sure where to go and decided on Blairs Ferry Automotive based on the reviews. Best decision ever! They had me fixed up so fast both me and the tow driver (he had barely gotten it off the truck) had to do a double-take. Sure enough it started right up and everything was great! Thanks to their fast, friendly service I was able to get back on the road and make it to my new home. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who asked.

— Chris K., San Diego, CA

Dustin and Team are great to work with. Their customer service skills are as good as their mechanical skills. A great group of people to work with. They earned my business moving forward.

— Diek B., Hiawatha, IA

This is by far the most honest auto business I've been to in all my years in CR. I will always come back here!

— Lynn W., Cedar Rapids, IA

I live in Dubuque. I found a 2007 Chevy Express 15 passenger van in Marion on Craig's List. I needed an inspection before making a decision. I scheduled an appointment on short notice. The owner of Blairs Ferry Auto, Dustin Pruismann, provided a thorough inspection with excellent advice. I was very impressed with Dustin's friendly attitude, knowledge, & experience. Dustin's comments on the condition of the van, including what repairs were needed and a cost estimate, helped me with price negotiations. We bought the van and are very pleased. I highly recommend Blairs Ferry Automotive. It's nice to work directly with the owner of the business instead of some giant corporation.

— Andy B., Dubuque, IA

These guys always give it to you straight. They are personable and kind, never treated me less than respectful, never dismissed my concerns or questions as if I know nothing but listened to and considered all i had to say. They matched a deal somewhere else I mentioned and I didnt even ask if they would. They are so down to earth, give you all the options (including the ones that might give them less of your money) and do an excellent job. We really trust these guys!

— Kayla B., Springville, IA

I have been having engine troubles all week and Blairs Ferry Automotive got me in and took great care of me! Thank you so much I truly appreciate it!

— Katelin P., Cedar rapids, IA

The service here is second to none. Every time I bring my cars in they somehow outdo themselves. I would, and always do, recommend them highly to all of my friends and family.

— Chad D., Marion , IA

In the 33 years I've lived in CR, I always wanted to find a shop like this. I finally have. Fantastic service. Fantastic people.

— Tim K., Cedar Rapids, IA

Never been anywhere for car issues where I felt so taken care of. These guys are amazing and have great customer service. I won't go anywhere else in town for car maintenance or repairs.

— Trent N., Local, IA

Great customer service!! Very personable!! Popped my tire and bent my rim. They got me a great price on a used rim and new tire!! Can't thank them enough for their friendly service! They also quick and efficient for oil changes! I will continue to give them my business!! Thank you, Blair's Ferry Auto!! BTW they have an app

— Brooke R., Local, IA

I trust them so much I take all of my business to them (personal and work)

— Brett S., Local, IA

Super kind, kid-friendly, and speedy service! What a great little auto shop!

— Jenny L., Local, IA

After dealing with small town shops my whole life I thought that I would lose that moving to Cedar Rapids. This place breaks the mold. They treat you like family and they are HONEST. Went in to change the breaks, they called and said the one just needed tightened and there would be no charge. I can't imagine another place in Cedar Rapids doing that. They are also VERY affordable and they really take the time to explain whats going on, and how they plan to fix it. Best place around!

— Kayla F., Local, IA

Blair's Ferry Automotive was recommended to me by two different friends. I have now had two oil changes, one tire rotation and a check engine light check performed by this team. I have been treated extremely well, very friendly, very practical and very reasonable. Thank you for being such a wonderful group!

— Terry R., Local, IA

Nothing but good things to say. They have gone out of their way to make sure all is right. No questions go unanswered or answered with generic statements. Fast, Dependable and Affordable what more can you ask for.

— Arian B., Local, IA

great shop, great people and great pricing. I am a customer for life and I always recommend them to my friends and family!

— Ben R., Local, IA

Dustin is my hero! He managed to fix my clutch, replace a broken ball joint, and have my Mitsubishi Eclipse back to me within one day! Great prices, outstanding service. I've finally found a mechanic in Cedar Rapids!

— Holly L., Local, IA

The only automotive repair shop I trust!! Since my first time there 3 years ago, I haven't gone anywhere else. The employees treat you like family and provide a professional work and waiting environment.-(nothing like the loud, awkward & cold 'other shops' in town..) **MOST IMPORTANTLY, the guys there know what they're doing and give honest prices for honest work. They fix what needs fixing and Do Not have the goal of squeezing every penny out of you.

— A Google User ., Local, IA

This place is amazing. They have a kid sized table and a bunch of toys and games. My one and two year old had a lot of fun while I was waiting for an oil change. The staff was polite and got my car right in and finished in 30 minutes. This was my most wonderful auto experience ever!

— Luke R., Local, IA

5 Stars

— Parveth R., Local, IA

5 Stars

— A Google User u., Marion, IA

Dustin and his crew are the only shop I will patronize in Cedar Rapids. Every time I have brought a vehicle in they have done excellent quality work, gotten the best available prices on the necessary parts, and never once have they tried to upsell me or "fix" something that wasn't necessary (unlike experiences I had with two other shops in town). I have taken three different vehicles there (european and domestic) and all have been kept in top shape by these mechanics. Whenever anyone in the area asks me about mechanics, I send them here.

— A Goggle User .., Local, IA

Honest mechanics, fair prices, speedy work, and never need to "re-fix" anything. Always done right the first time.

— Lance E., Local, IA

Cant beat the level of service, honesty and transparency that Dustin provides. Ive always got a straight forward estimate with a if I was you to follow which typically ends up saving me money. Always a pleasure to work with and they get the job done quick! (Posted on Facebook)

— Joe R., Local, IA

5 Stars

— Tim M., Local, IA

5 Stars

— Alana G., Local, IA

4 Stars

— Jeff B., Local, IA

5 Stars

— Fernando C., Local, IA

5 Stars

— Patrick K., Local, IA

These guys are so kind and go above and beyond! When I needed my A.C. fixed they laid out the options and discussed what was most cost effective, did a great job fixing it, and, on top of it all, fixed a lose wire in the door that was hindering the window operation just because the guys "had some extra time". When I asked if it cost extra they just smiled and said not to worry about it! Dodge was going to charge me $100 just to LOOK at it!!! Simply put, these guys are just kind, honest, good workers! Thanks!

— Kayla B., Local, IA

4 Stars

— Connie M., Local, IA

Fast, fair, courteous service

— Brian J., Local, IA

I know Im getting great service and the best deal when I take my car here. Honest mechanics are refreshing. They are fast at getting you back on the road.

— Traci M., Local, IA

5 Stars

— Steve M., Local, IA

Great Groupon deal

— Lucas C., Local, IA

Honest, trustworthy, reasonable. IF I have to send my car somewhere else he always send me to a good place. I have a Mini Cooper, Dustin keeps HyperHeaven running in tip top shape. If you are taking your car to someone other than Blair's Ferry Automotive in Marion, then you're going to the wrong place! My car stalled out today. He put me at ease and sent me to BMW in CR where he knew they could help fix the problem. I like this mechanic and his family. They have been very good to me since moving here 7 months ago.

— Mary B., Local, IA

Absolutely amazing service, everyone was very kind. Checked and fixed my car quickly and were very very helpful!

— Brisa G., Local, IA

No one else in the area comes remotely close to the service provided by Blairs Ferry Auto. Ive been here a couple times to get my car fixed up, once being a substantial repair. Honest people who will not try to cheat you. They will give you a great assessment on your vehicle and treat your car with care. Awesome customer service. Blairs ferry is a small and independent business that operates with integrity. Who the hell doesnt want to support that?

— Adam L., Local, IA

Very reasonable and timely

— Carol L., Local, IA

Honest and accurate friendly service

— Mike K., Local, IA

Fantastic family owned and customer oriented service. The best, bar none, in the Cedar Rapids area.

— Logan G., Local, IA

They back up their work and don't charge for anything your vehicle doesn't need. And they're nice.

— Kara D., Local, IA

Service was okay....

— Ashish K., Local, IA

Knowledgeable, friendly, quick, and convenient. Clean/Kid Friendly +++

— Michelle L., Local, IA

Most honest mechanics in town, won't go anywhere else! Love this place give them a shot !

— Alex T., Local, IA

Changed from 4 to 5 stars (2/13/2017): Today over the phone Dustin diagnosed my car issue, told me the exact part I needed from the parts store, and coached me on the repair myself. He said, "You can do this; if you can't, bring it over and I'll do it, but save the money and do it yourself." This is the second time a Blairs Ferry Auto team member has told me how to fix something on my own. They will continue to get my business on the issues beyond my skill level (which are a lot :). Thanks y'all! I've been a customer at this shop for 4 years. The mechanics are friendly, the service is timely. I have most of my work done here and the oil change price (now $25) is great for anyone. They answer questions and work with the customer. It helps to know a bit about what your card needs because it's never easy to postpone certain repairs, if you don't know for sure (but they'll shoot you straighter than any dealer will if you ask questions). I also appreciate that they allow me to bring in parts to be installed. Their prices are fair.

— Matt P., Local, IA

Thank you for your quick service getting my car back in shape. Car repairs can be so stressful. I feel so much safer now that it's fixed. You guys were great!

— SHERRIE B., Cedar Falls , IA

Honest, trustworthy, reasonable. IF I have to send my car somewhere else he always send me to a good place. I have a Mini Cooper, Dustin keeps HyperHeaven running in tip top shape. If you are taking your car to someone other than Blair's Ferry Automotive in Marion, then you're going to the wrong place! My car stalled out today. He put me at ease and sent me to BMW in CR where he knew they could help fix the problem. I like this mechanic and his family. They have been very good to me since moving here 7 months ago.

— Mary B., Marion, IA