The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 14, 1996 · Page 24
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 24

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, October 14, 1996
Page 24
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ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE SALJNA JOURNAL MONDAY, -OCTOBER14,1996 .CAJICARE /ll Steps To Saving On Your Auto Insurance The best way to save on auto in- tomatic seat belts). 'Buying home owners and auto surance is to shop around for the insurer that best suits your needs. Most drivers find that an agent who represents different insurers can offer a variety of recommendations about what policy is right for them. Here are some steps you can take to reduce your insurance rates from the experts at the Independent Insurance Agents of America. Remember, insurers generally offer discounts for. •Safety features Anti-lock brakes, air bags and passive restraint systems (i.e., au- •Defensive driving Clean violation record, driver's- ed courses for teenagers and defensive driving or accident prevention courses for adults. •Security systems Alarms, electronic locks and disabling devices. •Changing driving habits Commuting by public transit, using a company vehicle for work- related travel and car-pooling. •Formal agreements not to drink and drive The availability of a discount for signing such an agreement varies among insurers and states. policies from the same company If your home and your car are insured by different companies, check the cost of carrying both policies by one insurer: Your agent can give you guidance as to which insurers offer discounts. You can also lower your insurance by requesting higher deductibles—the amount of money you pay before you make a claim. Increasing your deductible on collision and comprehensive coverage from $100 to $250, or even $500, will bring your rates down. Remember, too, that where you live can affect your premium. Veteran Vehicles Deserve Special Care Information indicates that the majority of the 230 million cars in the United States today are classified as "older," meaning they've been on the road for more than five years. In fact, the typical car or light truck has been accumulating miles for more than eight years and has well over 50,000 miles on the odometer. If one of your own cars falls into that category, what can you do to keep it on the road longer? Just follow these tips to help it purr for miles to come: • Replace the air filters every year if you live in an urban environment and every three to six months if you live in the country or drive on gravel roads. • Repair or replace oxygen sensors, PCV valves, EGR valves, catalytic converters and other components that affect emissions. Skip these repairs and you may sacrifice fuel economy and performance, and run the risk of tainted emissions. • Replace hoses when they start to feel hard — probably every five or six years. • Check the battery, starter and alternator. The average life of a battery is two years. The starter and alternator should last longer, but wear down with each turnover. • Check your brake pads. They will need to be replaced more often if you tend to drive in stop-and-go situations. • Rotate your tires every 6,000 miles, and align them when they begin to wobble or drift. • Most importantly, find the right oil for your vehicle — and then change it at least every 3,000 miles, according to the experts at Kendall® Motor Oil. Oil is a car's lifeblood. If it's not of the highest quality, the rest of the vehicle suffers. New Age Paint Technology Has Arrived In Your Area! Glasurit is tested and approved. It meets all quality standards for appearance and performance. The car of a lifetime deserves the finish of a lifetime! BASF • Meguires Sherwin Williams • 3M Products Tools, Since 1978 - Your complete Auto Refinishing Headquarters Body Shop Supply, Inc _J913) 825-2241»108 N. Broadway * Salina New engines work cleanly and without friction, but as they mature, deposits naturally build up. The oil's function is to dislodge and catch those particles before they cause scraping in the bearings, cylinders and hundreds of other moving parts. Oil affects fuel c6nsumption, component wear and, ultimately, the life of the vehicle. WINTER IS COMING! We Have A Latye Selection Of Batteries And Supples To Choose From! <§> We Carry fXIDE WINTERIZE NOW! Alternator & Starter Service 8th & Pacific / 825-4466 / Mrs: M-F 7am-6:00pm OIL CHANGE SPECIAL Up to 5 qts. of oil, Genuine GM, Mazda, or Mopar oil filter, complete lube. Fill windshield washer reservoir and safety check all for: I t plus tax l Hm ^m ^WKIH^HW "^mfmm^ '^» "^ ^^^ "mm "mm. iv -mm -mm -mi -mm -mm -i With Fast Personal Service At BENNETT AUTOPLEX, INC. Pontiac, GM Truck, Jeep/Eagle, Mazda 651 S. Ohio, Salina / 823-6372 Coolant System Flush Service Includes 2 gallons of Coolant (Does not include Dexcool)

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