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November 11, 1971

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In winter, even our cars take on a sallow appearance. The reason for this is a continuous accumulation of slush, grime and salt from winter driving . . . and the fact that nobody wants to wash a car, or clean it out, in the dead of winter. But even in winter there usually is a break -- a half- way nice weekend when the sun is showing and streets are fairly dry. This is the time to give your car a mid- winter clean-up. Even though you know it may be a mess three days later, there is good reason to do this. Over a period of three or four months, since you last invested in a good polish and wax job, your car has been constantly subjected to win- ter's ravages. New scratches and rust marks probably have developed. If you ignore these until you get around to them in spring, salt will have a chance to accelerate erosion, and rust may have worked its nasty way deep into the metal. A cleanup and careful bumper-to-bumper inspec- tion will alert you to deterior- ation you did not know had started. It also will improve your disposition. Driving a clean car is a whole lot more pleasant than sloshing along in a sloppy one. You can't ignore the safe- ty factor, either. A grime la- den car blends in with the scenery in a month like Feb- ruary. A clean one shines and tells other drivers you are there. Since you may not have suitable weather to do a proper cleanup in your own driveway, consider a profes- sional wash, touch-up and wax job. This should include the use of a powerful vacuum cleaner to remove the salt and grit that eats away at the carpeting. Your mid-winter cleanup will add considerably to the life of your paint job. And, equally important, it will make life a little nicer dur- ing the remaining dreary winter. POI,I,UTI NG PERCENTAGE Three out of every five cars on the road are in need of tune-up work at any given time, according to Champion Spark Plug Company. 4 Automotive & Machine Shop South First Street - "Check:t3p" By JODY C.ARR Have you ever noticed how different your favorite shoes feel with new soles and heels? Because the wear had accumulated so gradually, you had been quite comfortable in those shoes and had not real- ized how worn they were. This is rath- er like the sud- den improve- ..... ~:::::~" ment in your car when you install new tires. You may have become accustomed to the vibrations and noise of your old tires. Suddenly, with new ones, the car seems to glide. You feel a dramatic change in the handling of your car, too. Especially with some of the newly developed tire de- signs. Don't "Kill" Tires Your new tires can be ex- pected to last longer if they are properly balanced and aligned. But even the best of them may live a short life if either of these factors is ig- nored. It is not unusual for mis- alignment to scrub off a third of a tire's tread. This can amount to several times the price of the wheel alignment job that could have prevent- ed such waste and would have made your car a safer one. How do you know if your car's wheels need aligning? Your first clue may come from erratic steering. The car may wander or pull from one side to the other. Some- times misalignment causes a shimmy similar to the ac- tion of an out-of-balance tire. Why does your car need Tune-Up No. 2 now? Engmes generate heat Lots of it Only a properly operating cooling system can remove that excess heat, keep your engine at the proper temperature Drive with a worn V-belt. faulty radiator cap or thermostat, or a leaking hose and youre asking for trouble: overheating, incon- venience, road breakdowns, possible expensive repairs You can avotd trouble with a Tune-Up No 2 a thorough check of the entire cooling sys- tem plus replacement of worn or defechve parts Ask your service station oper- ator to gwe your car a Tune-Up No 2 and resist he replace worn-out components with Gates top-quahty coohng sys- tem parts They re available everywhere lib Denver Colorado 80217( Page $4 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, November 11, 1971 1B17 Ol~jmpic ~w. Nlo. -- Mr. View Automotive Service For Call Alex 426-3971 AL COURTER'S ?o~t'~c ~'~cY- G.~.C."[~uc~'s American N~otors Introduces a Pontiac's Price Fighter '72 VENTURA II 2-DOOR COUPE 250 bbl., 3-speed, E78x14 wws, Radio, vinyl trim, plus a lot more as standard equipment. '72 VENTURA II 4-DOOR 250 bbl., automatic, radl power steering, E78X14 wws, trim rings, custom carpets, more. Darrel Says: "Let the other small car dealers see these!" -- ALSO -- '72 GREMLIN The hottest small car today. Not only in performance but price and value. 232 6-cyl., 3-speed floor shift, custom trim, 6:00x13 wws, am radio, much more. ONLY BEFORE THE PRICE IS OVER .... $100 TO $300 ON ALL '72 MODELS! Over 25 Used Cars and Trucks Ready for Delivery! at 233 So. First See . . Darrel Andrews * Steve Nelson * Burl Nye 426-8252 426-8252 426-8252 426-856 ] 491-0948 426-4532 For Service work, Warranty work and Body work call . . . Dick Miller -- Service Manager 426-8252 Leasing thru A.B.C. Leasing Co. for all models :~ ! ?i::.i:i.:~i:i:i::::ii:< -:...:...., .:?i:: ! ::i!iiii::ii:ii:ii:!?i?: ::ii:iii!ii~{i:i:~:~;i!~ :i IHIdlw" At Mason County Federal Credit Union we loan money for new car purchases at 10% per year or 5/6% per month, including loan protection insurance (credit life) with 20% down (cash and/or trade-in). Here are some examples of the 10% rate. $1,000 x 12 mo. @ $87.91 per mo. = $1,054.91 $1,000 x 24 mo. @ $46.14 per mo. = $1,107.36 $2,000 x 24 mo. @ $92.28 per mo. @ $2,214.72 $2,000 x 36 mo. @ $64.52 per mo. = $2,322.72 $3,000 x 24 mo. @ $138.42 per mo. = $3,322.08 $3,000 x 36 mo. @ $96.78 per mo. = $3,848.08 ii!i ::;i!i;!:!' :i!;i~i:!i> " i' Federal Credit Union 4fh & Cedar Shetton, Washington ,,.all bl Thursday, November 11, 1971 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page S-5