Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE 1O Mid-season cleanup prolongs car life In uan'er, even our cars take on a sallmv appearance. The reason for tliii is a continuous accumulation of slush, grime and salt from winter driving arid tiie fact ttiat nobody wants to wash a car, or clean it out, in live dead of winter. But even in winter there usu- ally is a break a halfway nice weekend when the sun showing 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, tlujre 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 lias been constantly subjected to winter's ravages. New scrplches and rust marks probably have developed. If you ignore these until you get aroifd to them in spring, salt will have a chance to ac- celerate erosion, and rust may have worked its nasty way deep into the metal. A cleamup and careful bump- er-to-bumper inspection will alert you to deterioration you did not know hsd started. It also will improve your disposi- tion. Driving a clean car is a whole lot more pleasant than sloshing along in a sloppy one. You can't ignore the safety factor, cither. A grtne-laden car blends in with the scenery in a month like February. A clean one shines and tells other drivers you are there. Since you may not have suit- able weather to do a proper cleanup in your own driveway, consider a professional wash, touch-up and wait job. This should include the use of a pow- erful vacuum cleaner to remove the salt and grit that oats away at the carpeting. Your mid-winter cleanup will add considerably to UK life of your paint job. And, equally important, it will make life a little nicer during the remain- ing dreary winter. JOHN VANT LAND ECONO-SERVICE 1903 3rd AVE. S. GAS OIL CAR WASH AT DISCOUNT PRICES COMPLETE CAR CARE (Mechanic on Duty) COMPLETE IMPORT CAR SERVICE REPAIR Bus. 327-0303 Res. 328-5927 NO. I MINOR TUNE-UP INCLUDES: Installation of plugs, points, condenser Adjust timing Carburetor tune and adjustment Grease job (where applicable) Installation of winter oil and new filter Complete safety check O. 2 MAJOR TUNE-UP nd ENGINE ANALYSIS NCLUDES: Compression test and scope analysis Battery inspection and rest Testing spark plug wires Installation of plugs, points, condenser Adjust timing Carburetor tune and adjustment Starter testing Alternator or generator output test Installation of winter oil and new filter Grease job (where applicable) t.95 NO. 3 COOLING SYSTEM TUNE-UP INCLUDES: Reverse flushing of entire cooling system Inspection of hoses, con- nections, radiator cap and thermostat Pressure testing of entire system Inspection and tightening of belts Inspection and testing of heating unit Cleaning of radiator and motor block Installation of anti-freeze to desired strength Parts and materials extra All work guaranteed Car will be cleaned free of charge. Free Piclc-up and Delivery 14 Tune-up best insurance against hard starting A pre-winter tune-up remains the motorist's best insurance against starting problems. Tfiis was one of the findings of the most recent study of hard starting problems conducted by Champion Spark Plug Com- pany. Motorists in the United States and Canada were sur- veyed on their winter-time starting experience and on maintenance p e r f o r m ed on their cars during the winter. Results of the survey indi- cated: Motorists who corrected hard starting by charging their bat- teries had up to three times the incidence of repeated fail- ures than those who bad tune- ups performed. Motorists who replaced batteries to correct starting problems still had from 28 per cent more repeated trou- ble (in the U.S.) to 90 per cent more (in Canada) than tune- up purchasers. The effect of main- tenance was also demonstrated in the survey. In the United States, 28 per cent of all motor- ists had starting problems at least once during the winter. Canadian car owners, living in a considerably colder climate, had a 27 per cent rate of "won't starts." Key factor in these statistics, according to Champion, is the comparative rate of tune-up purchases. In the U.S., less than one out of every three motorists (33.1 per cent) purchased a pre- winter tune-up. In Canada, 41.G per cent bought tune-ups. Tlie fact that residents of colder areas are more tune-up conscious than their warmer climed counterparts is reflect- ed in regional breakdowns of starting problems. Motorists in the West North Central U.S. (including Minnes- ota, the Dakotas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska) had four per cent less starting trou- ble than motorists in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Geor- gia. Car owners in Ontario had four pei- cent less difficulties than California, Oregon and Washington State drivers. The message seems to road, for trouble-free winter driving start with a tune-up. (TEXACO] COMPL.E1 LEAVE YOUR WINTER CAR WORRIES TO US WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF: BATTERIES TIRES ANTIFREEZE OIL We will turn your winter driving into careful driving! NORTHWAY TEXACO 603 13th ST. N. PHONE 328-2637 Wooteo auto centre It's the little extras we perform that makes our service outstanding... In our service department no work is performed without fender covers or seat protectors, all grease and finger prints are wiped clean. We even vacuum the interior and empty your ash trays. 14.88 17.88 Woolco mufflers start at FALL TUNE-UP SPECIAL 6 Includes Champion spark plugs, plus points, rotor Cyl. and condenser. Price includes all labor, timing ad- justmenr, carburetor resetting and dyn a vision scope test to check all, hi-fension wires ond cylinder power. Cyl. MUFFLER SPECIAL Woolco Auto Centres carry a complete line of mufflers and tailpipes for most popular cars. Muffler and tailpipe assemblies for most import- Q QC ed cars are available. Installed NO ADDITIONAL SERVICE WORK IS PERFORMED ON CAR WITHOUT CUSTOMER'S KNOWLEDGE AND PERMISSION. For Appointment Phone 328-8014 Open Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.