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April 29, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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April 29, 1971

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In automotive #ervlce, nececalty has llt~zaIly become the mother of Invention. New developments In service equipment and t~chnlques have been broughO:about by a gFowlng short- age of mechanics. In 1960, there was one mechanic for every 60 ears. Today the ratlo is over one to 90 and conservative estimates raise ~at figure to one mechanic for 120 cars during the present decade. How to handle the increased load? Electronic instrumenta- tJon, power equipment and specialized tools make it pos- sible for mechanics to diag- now, and correct car trou- ble~i~ a fraction of the time it took just a few years ago. Imagine having four tires in- stalled, wheels aligned and balanced.., all during a lunch hour stop! Some Repairs Routine Accident repairs which would have been prohibitive- ly expensive if not impossi- ble, now are routine, thanks to impressive new equipment which scientifically "de- crashes" the car. Electronic testing equip- ment makes it possible for a technician to analyze an en- gine's condition with extreme accuracy, pinpoint potential- ly troublesome components and put the car back into optimum performance con- dition in much less time ac- tually, than the old fashioned "guess and replace" tune-up used to take. In the long run, such serv- ice is a true bargain, since the owner is paying for the parts and service he needs, yet no failure-prone compo- nents go overlooked. The tremendous increase in the popularity of air con- ditioning in cars has added another dimension to auto- motive service. Whereas these units once were handled only by a limited number of spe- cialists, many shops now offer air conditioning service. Developments in tools and training techniques have made this possible. New traIning facilities are being made available to serv- ice stations .and repair shop personnel by car factories as well as by manufacturers of parts and services equipmen t. This promises ~o add to ranks of qualified service techni- cians needed today and in If the results of a survey just released by the U.S. De- partrnent of Transportation are any indication, many motorists are deluding them- selves about the safe me- chanical condition of their cars. Three quarters of the 14,500 motorists surveyed described their cars as "very safe," yet vehicle inspection reports show over half the cars on the road need repairs to re- store them to safe mechani- cal condition. Twelve percent of the mo- torists answering the D.O.T. questionnaire called their cars only "somewhat" safe. The study, conducted by Intext, Transportation Re- search Division, Scranton, Pa.,involved a representative sampling of car owners in 50 states. Purpose of the survey was to determine the atti- tudes and habits of the too-. toring public, as related to vehicle maintenance. Significant among the linci- ings disclosed by DOT: peo- ple who are relatively knowl- edgeable about their cars re- port V2 to '/3 fewer accidents or near-accidents due to me- chanical trouble than those who are not. The report also shows that the more knowl- edgeable owner is more likely to be conscientious about car care. How do people feel about car care as it relates to safe- ty? Eighty-six percent of those surveyed believed that regular maintenance helps prevent accidents. Ninety- one percent agreed that all states should have compul- sory vehicle inspection. Introducing... the future. Easing the Load Improved dissemination of information on new models, available to all service per- sonnel, means that most rou- tine maintenance operations can be handled by literally hundreds of thousands of service stations, garages and other Ou.tlets throughout the country. This helps to ease the load on franchised car dealers who then are able to accommodate customers with special problems requiring their service facilities. Here's a pastime that will fascinate all members of your family. Packaged in pairs in clear poly bags, these cute ARCO ARK animals make interesting gifts or unique collector items. Select the animals of your choice each time you purchase a gasoline fill-up (rain. 8 gallons) at ly DAYS 426-1815 1st & Railroad Shelton EVES 426-2663 CHAMPION Page 5-6 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, April 29, 1971 Clean sidewall design, radial darts on shoulder Triple-tempered nylon cord construction Everyday low prices 6.50 x 13 blackwall tubeless plus Fed. Ex. Tax $1.76 per tire and .four old tires WHITEWALLS $4.00 more per tire USE OUR RAIN CHECK PROGRAM: Because of an expected heavy demand for Goodyear tires, we may run out of some sizes during this offer, but we will be happy to order yo~;r size tire at the advertised price and issue you a rain check for future delivery of the merchandise. ANY OF THESE SIZES-- 7.75 x 14 ONE LOW 7.75x15 PRICE 8.25 x 14 WHITEWALLS }3.00 more each Blackwall tubeless plus $2.14 to $2.32 Fed. Ex. Tax per tire (depend. ing on size) and four old tires FREE MOUNTING ON ALL TIRES ! "~'t ~llb O0 plus ,L95 Fea. i~i/iiill iiiiii'~e al stii:rtlf:lgt~Orp~IP~ p,us $1.30 Fed. Ex. Tax and old tire i [i] ~anl~CH~Cards" GOODYEAR--THE ONLY POLYGLAS TIRES * BRAKES * BATTERIES * BALANCING * RECAPPING 5th and East Main 19th and Pacific Ave. Front and Grove Puyallup Tacoma Shelton Ketchikan, Alaska Serving Northwest Motorists ./or 51 Years' * TUNE.UP * ALIGNING (I * TRUCK TIR, E 628 Surwell SERVICE Bremerton Thursday, April 29, 1971 - 5helton-Mason County Journal - Page 5-3