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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE 14 MORE THAN MAPS happy family plclced np more than road maps when ma do visit to their favorite service outlet. They had their car checked from, biimpcr to and from tread lo top. Now, all they have to do enjoy their spring or sum- mer holiday trip, assuming dad nnd his tl follow iho map Easing The way The familiar sign "We Trust In the Others Pay is becoming increasing- ly rare in automotive service facilities. A growing number of facilities and the motorists they serve are putting their trust in credit cards. The trend is having a signifi- cant effect on tlie service in- dustry Tite m otoris t need no longer delay vital repair work until he can raise the ready cash. And the facility owner has a Ust of benefits including sim- plified billing procedures. Also, it is no longer necessary to keep large amounts of cash on the premises. Gasoline stations, more than of item, are the most common areas of credit servic- ing. Virtually all oil companies offer credit cards to customers, primarily for gasoline, oil aaid minor repair services. Also, oil companies are allowing such service as tune-ups to bo charged on credit cards. Independent service outlets numbering more than are climbing on the credit band- wagon in ever growing Volume. Many honor credit cards' from banks, travel organizations and individual facility credit card set-ups. The more than auto dealership service departments are also showing increased iiv tcrcst in financing repair work through a wide variety of credit sources. Many banks will exteoid per- sonal loans for needed repair work at going commercial rates consistent with state usury laws. As a result, there is no need for a person with established credit to risk driving an unde- pendable, unsafe car because he doesn't have the ready cash. For him, good transportation is in the cards credit cards. Car Care No one ever planned a car breakdown. The annoying in- convenience a breakdown pro- duces makes it as welcome as an overdrawn notice from Uie bank. Conversely, few people ever plan a maintenance schedule to insure against breakdowns. However, the wise car owner w31 schedule his car's ser- vicing needs on a routine basis to avoid a sudden and some- times expensive loss of trans- portation. Here's a list of necessary services, listed according tt> when they should be perform- ed, check radiator level, fan belt, transmission cdl, tires, battery, windshield washer fluid, lights. EVERY TWO in addition to the above, change enginejoil, tost aittiair pollution system. EVERY FOUR MONTHS-. Chartge oil filter, clean air fil- ter. EVERY SDC MONTHS- Have an engine check, lubri- cate the chassis, test battery, check wiper blades, brake sys- tem, wheel alignment, wheel balance tires. EVKUY 12 Flush cooling system, install new antifreeze, repack front wheel bearings, replace anti- air pollution elements, major engine tune-up. EVERY 24 Replace fan belt, radiator, noses, radiator caip, thermo- stat, wiper arms, exhaust sys- tem, universal joints, shock ab- sorbers, major brake service. EVERY 30 Replace battery and cables, ad- just transmission linkage, re- place tires. By baring all these services performed and by taking nor- That's Oil, Folks Most cars built today ore equipped wifii an oil filter. That's one reason engines can go for longer periods between oil changes. But when the filter gets clogged, dirt and sludge get into the engine and could spell trouble. So change the oil and the filler at recommended intervals. mal care of tba appearance of your oar, you'll do more than have dependable transportation at all times. You'll be driving a car as good as new when that final car payment is matte. And .that will help you from getting those overdrawn no- tices from the bank. Initial Track Built In 1915 Proving grounds were intro- duced by the automobile indus- try in 1924. But what probably was the first test track design- ed specifically to test and1 eval- uate production vehicles was buult by a Detroit auto maker back in 1915. A half-mile plank- ed track circled a steel-fabri- cated "hill" more than 40 feet high, which cars had to climb prior to leaving the factory. Cars were also required to plow through a sand pit and travel around the track at all speeds before being approved for shipment. Before the track was built, newly assembled vehicles were tested on nearby city streets. WAKE GET OUR SPRING TUNE-UP "CHICK" MaclNTOSH'S LAKEVIEW Southern Alberta's Largest Distributors Of CHAMPION SPARK PLUGS MOOG FRONT END PARTS BLUE STREAK ABEX BRAKES MUNROE SHOCK ABSORBERS WALKER MUFFLERS FRAM FILTERS VALVOLINE RACING OIL STEREO 8 TRACK TAPES FOR HOLIDAY LISTENING BAALIM WHOLESALE LTD. COR. 2nd AVE. and 10th ST. 5, PHONE 327-8587 "Through Service We Grow" ;