The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 14, 1996 · Page 25
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 25

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, October 14, 1996
Page 25
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12 • CAR CARE • MONDAY, OCTOBER 14,1996 'ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE SAUNA JOURNAL Five Tips On Driving In Winter Snow Snow. Whether you're driving to it on weekends for fun or through it during the week for work, the following tips from legendary off-road racing champion, Ivan "Ironman" Stewart, ease the challenge of driving in it. One of the first tips is to always turn the steering wheel back and forth when driving in snow. Driving straight may cause you to dig into the snow, while the back and forth motion gives you improved grip and a better track to drive on. If you steer your vehicle back and forth you get better traction as opposed to driving straight and digging into the high center of the snow. What are the best tires to use in the snow? While all-terrain tires provide adequate water channeling and better traction in the snow than normal street tires, a good, designated snow tire is your best bet Even a mud/snow combination tire won't provide as much traction. When driving off-road in the snow, Stewart offers two more pieces of advice: Always carry a tow strap; and, if two or more vehicles are driving off-road, send one vehicle out ahead to test the depth of any undriven snow pack, thus, leaving another free to tow the "test" vehicle if it gets stranded in deep snow. Stewart brings it all home in his fifth tip: Be smooth. The smooth application of throttle, steering and brakes helps maintain constant tire traction, contributing to enhanced vehicle control. Stewart, along with Bill Burke, an off-road driving instructor and professional guide, demonstrates how to drive through several different off-road driving conditions and situations in a fast-paced 30- minute video called The Way Out. Stewart and Burke explain how off-road trail ratings (degree of difficulty) are gauged and how to drive in sand, through water and over rocks in your four-wheel drive vehicle. Besides snow, the pair also offer advice on how to drive in mud and follow it with an invaluable lesson on winching. In addition to providing viewers with off-road driving tips, The Way Out advises how best to prepare for an off-roading adventure. Suggestions for supplies and equipment to pack, as well as pre- trip vehicle maintenance, are given. Filmed entirely in Moab, Utah, using the new Toyota Tacoma 4WD pickup, The Way Out is available free of charge while supplies last To order, just dial Toyota's toll-free number 1-800549-1990, and ask for The Way Out. Tire Sales & Welding Supplie 404 Weit Second Minneapolis, KS 913-399-3189 Things You Auto Know... Always apply a new coating of rustproofing on the inside of panels that have been repaired or replaced. WE'LL STEER You IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION! • Trucks • Cars • Motorhomes • Semis •And More! Call Us For An Appointment & Free Estimate 827-1721 SAVE BIG BUCKS on At PRO LUBE Having'your automatic transmission fluid (ATF) changed annually is as important to your transmission's life as regular oil changes are to your engine. Our new Transmission Saver™ service is the only one that exchanges virtually 100% of your used fluid for clean new fluid. And that is just what your transmission needs to prevent problems down the road. Come see us for more details! WORKS UKE LIQUID BALL BEARINGS 5 Limited Offer*: *io Your Next ATF Change with... OFF A CHANGS FOR THE WTO™ Just clip this coupon and bring it to; PRO LUBE Central Mall Salina (913) 823-6683 8 am - 6 pm M-Sat. One coupon per customer. No photocopies or other facsimiles accepted. Good ferone Transmission Saver™ ATF exchange. 'Coupon expires Dec. 31,1986

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