The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 18, 1995 · Page 28
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 28

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, May 18, 1995
Page 28
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8 Car Care 1995 Advertising Supplement to the Salina Journal Exploring the Mysterious Language Of Mechanics "Your timing belt is slipping," and "your rackamafraka is on the fritz" are two very different phrases on paper, but these words coming from a mechanic's mouth may just as well have the same meaning to some consumers. "Not knowing what a 'rack- amafraka' is or what it does can be confusing and intimidating to a car owner," said Pat Lazzaro, professional car driver. "But with basic knowledge about the parts of a car, anyone can learn the language of mechanics." Lazzaro offers "plain English" definitions of these mysterious words as a beginning to overcoming what she calls "autophobia"-the rational or irrational fear of the servicing of automobiles. • Carburator: a mechanical device that mixes fuel and air together in proper quantities to suit the vary- ing needs of the engine. The electronic equivalent of the carburator is the fuel injection system-it does the same thing, only it is computer-regulated and more precise. Alternator: provides electrical current that is then stored in the battery. It's called an alternator because it generates alternating current versus direct current. 263-4087 Steve's Auto Care and Car Wash 1305N.W.3rd Abilene C Marvin Leaping, Owner "WeecSdoitall" 825-0844 Free Brake (•spectioM Radiator Flush Includes up to 2 gallons antifreeze Air Conditioning Check (Does not include freon or parts) Tune Up • Oil Change Lubrication • Brakes Tires, New, Used & Repair Exhaust Systems A/C & Heater Repair 1622 East Iron Salina, Kansas 67401 LARRY ZRUBEK OPENS NEW TRANSMISSION BUSINESS Larry Zrubek, who has 20 years of experience in automotive transmission work, has opened his own shop. LARRY ZRUBEK TRANSMISSION REPAIR 815 N. Santa Fe Call Larry for quality work and fair prices 823-6506 Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday Catalytic converter: a pollution control device which as part of the exhaust system converts carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons into environmentally friendly substances like water and carbon dioxide. Thermostat a one-way heat sensitive door that regulates the flow of coolant from the radiator to the engine to get the engine to its operating temperature quickly, then keep it there. • Water pump: so named because it pumps water through the engine and out into the radiator, enabling the cooling cycle. • Timing chain/timing belt: a chain that synchronizes the internal mechanical operation of the engine, sort of like the conductor of an orchestra. • ABS: anti-lock braking system. High performance, electronically controlled braking system that pulses the brake pedal when it senses impending lock up. Because the wheels can't lock up, it is easier for a driver to keep control of the car. Lazzaro stresses that there are different maintenance schedules for each of the components and urges consumers to talk to their mechanic about them. 29 Minutes or the next one's FREE! Bring your car in for a genuine GM oil change, lube and inspection. Then punch your stopwatch. If more than 29 minutes elapse before we complete your service, your next oil change is FREE. In 29 minutes or less, here's what you'll get: / • Oil change (up to 5 quarts GM Goodwrench quality oil) • AC oil filter • Chassis lube • Fluid level checks - Brake fluid - Differential fluid (rear wheel drive) - Transfer case fluid (4 wheel drive) - Transmission fluid - Windshield washer fluid • Inspection - Drive belts - Hoses - Air filter - Tire pressure WITH THIS COUPON SAVE $5.00 Reg. 21.95 ALL MAKES AND MODELS Exjk5.31.95 J 2700 S. 9TH • SALINA, KS 825-8271 2700 S. Ninth Salina 913-825-8271

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