The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 14, 1996 · Page 26
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 26

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, October 14, 1996
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ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE SAUNA JOURNAL MONDAY, OCTOBER 14,1996 » CAR CARE • 13 Is Your Winter Checklist Complete? Review your car care checklist Antifreeze. Battery. Oil change. Snow tires. When getting ready to drive through winter weather, most of us will remember those. But what about that high-precision fuel delivery system? The one where we've heard even microscopic particles of sediment or deposit can throw a wrench into the works. Maybe not. Winter starting is challenging enough without allowing a dirty fuel system in the mix. Low temperatures can cut your battery's available power in half. Cold, thick oil puts more drag on an already stiff engine. Chilled gasoline, especially reformulated gasoline required by antipollution regulations in many areas, doesn't vaporize as readily for combustion. If your fuel injectors or carburetor jets, valves and combustion chambers are fouled with deposits, you might have three strikes against you when you turn the key some frigid morning. Auto clubs and service organizations report up to 80 percent of wintertime service calls are for cars that won't start. Stan Sprague, fuel and lubricants scientist with Slick 50 Technologies in Houston, Texas, notes modern fuel-injected engines are at extra risk from deposits caused by gasoline and combustion. "Dirty injectors may stream the fu- el instead of misting it or may even become plugged," Sprague says. "Deposit buildup on the intake valves and in the combustion chambers can cause trouble too," he adds, "by actually absorbing some of the fuel needed for starting." Many auto professionals now recommend regular use of an advanced technology fuel system formula, especially during cold weather—eyen for motorists who use a detergent gasoline. That's because not all detergents and fuel additives are alike. "Some gasoline detergents and fuel injector additives create deposits on the valves or in the combustion chambers," Sprague warns. These older detergent formulas also use an oil carrier which thickens in the cold and can cause valve sticking. New-generation, advanced deposit-control chemistries can actually remove built- up deposits from „ o all parts of the fuel * 0 system and keep them off for several thousand miles. They also have much better cold- weather performance to help cold engines start easier and run smoother. Slick 50 Fuel System Formula was one of the first of the new technology products on the market. It is highly regarded and considered one of the most powerful modern cleaners available. You'll find a wide range of formulations, potencies and prices on the shelf. Many still use less expensive, older technology from the 1950s that can cause deposits. As a rule of thumb, look for a reputable brand and expect to pay about ten dollars for fully concentrated, new-generation deposit control. L FULLERS'S 'PARTS Locating Service To 49 States Call Toll Free 825-0234 We can help you find almost anything you need for your car. 01E, Pacific, Salina Beginning next month, the Salina Journal advertising department will run a weekly column, "The AutoMotive Bazaar". The column, written by Ken Chester, Jr., provides helpful tips on automobile maintenance, automobile purchasing^ and other information about automobile ownership. Chester has a long history in the automobile industry, including a passion for cars that started in his teens. His father was a technician for US Air, and Chester enjoyed anything mechanical. He worked as a car salesman when he was a senior in high school and wanted to work for Chrysler Corporation after he graduated from Suffolk University with a degree in accounting. Chrysler wasn't hiring, so he went to work for GTE and ended up in Iowa. He began writing for Iowa Network Services and then started his business, AutoBuyer Plus, to assist carbuyefs with analyzing and purchasing automobiles. His syndicated columns run in newspapers nationwide and offer advice to help minimize the financial burdens of purchasing automobiles by suggesting tips for "Wheelin 1 & Dealin"', "Under the Hood", and "Car Concerns". Look for Chester's column weekly in the Salina Journal. *• Salina Journal Come See The Professionals At... World Of Wheels 632 S.Bnwdway, Salina • (913)823-7297 c/tuto <Pa.iti Since 1942 DIVISION OF DUNLAP AUTO, INC. Quality Parts At Discount Prices Our Auto Parts Professionals Have Over 146 Years Experience. 223 North Santa Fe, P.O. Box 121, Salina, Kansas 67402-0121 Mon.-Fri. 7:30-6:00 913-827-0406 Sat. 7:30-4:00 Don Let Your Car Get Sick! See us for all your preventive maintenance. Check ups and maintenance are recommended by the manufacturer to assure smooth performance and longevity. Listen to your car. Owner neglect is the key reason for automotive breakdowns. Drivers should learn to pay attention to the signals their cars are giving . Come see the service staff at Holm Automotive with all your maintenance needs. Complete Cooling $ C Q95 System Flush CP *r CHEVROLET PONTIAC OLDSMOBILE BUICK CADILLAC GEO Inc. 2005 N. Buckeye Abilene 263-4000 Salina 823-8107

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