In the market for a car or truck? Stop! Shop the Salt Palace this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Salt Palace? Cars and trucks? Buying?True! Over 500 new vehicles will be on display and for sale over the three days during the annual Salt Lake 500 New Car Sell-Off. One stop and 500 cars and trucks to select from.

Not only that, all the major car makers will be represented at this year's show . . . Subaru, Mazda, Buick, Jeep, Acura, Pontiac, Dodge, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Saab, Oldsmobile, Volvo, Nissan, Chevrolet, Ford, Porsche, Chrysler, Toyota, Plymouth, Isuzu, Range Rover, Hyundai, Volkswagen, and Audi, along with many custom vans.

And many of the top dealers . . . Nate Wade, Bountiful Mazda, Hayes Brothers, Acura Utah, Mark Miller, Hinckley's, Ken Garff, Intermountain, Dustip, Cary's, Marion Willey, Larry H. Miller, Menlove, Rick Warner and Steve Clifford.

For those seriously thinking of a new cars there is no better place to shop. Along with selection, dealers will be offering special Salt Palace prices on some models.

Shoppers have come to appreciate the Sell-Off because it gives them a chance to see all the major makes in one location. No need to drive from showroom to showroom, from one location to the next, from one end of town to the other.

Parked next to an Acura, for example, will be a Pontiac, and next to it a Dodge, and next to it an Olds, and to it a Mercedes Benz, and to it a custom van, and so on.

It is an excellent opportunity for serious car buyers to compare all the models, then pick the one they like best.

For the shopper only mildly interested or just thinking about a new car down the road, the Sell-Off is an excellent place to start the wheels turning. Visitors to the show will be able to compare costs and features of the different cars and trucks, as well as compare model against model. The whole time, of course, with a sales expert there to answer questions.

Over 30 domestic and foreign auto makers represented by 20 local dealers will be in the show.

There will also be demonstration cars available for qualified buyers to take out and test drive. There will also be a special area for potential buyers to take their old vehicles and have them appraised.

There will, too, be financing available. America First Credit Union, the credit specialist, will be on hand to provide swift approval with on the spot, 100 percent financing, and all at a special low interest rate.

There is no charge to get into the Salt Palace showroom. Admission is free. Show hours will be Friday from 3 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.

The 500 New Car Sell-Off is the largest new car sales event of the year. This year's show is expected to have one of the largest selections of new cars available on the market today.

For more information contact the Salt Palace, or one of the dealers involved in the show. But plan to attend the show and see what's new in the car market for 1989.