Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE 4- Motorists Can Help Pollution Battle Clean air will be obtained sooner in the U.S. and Canada if the motorist assumes his share of the responsibility. According to George M. Gal- ster, director of automotive technical services for Cham- pion Spark Plug Company, "the auto industry has already made and will continue to make tre- mendous improvements in ach- ieving cleaner sir. In a few years the internal combustion engine promises to be virtually free of harmful emissions. "However, clean air will not be attained until the operators of these vehicles maintain them at levels and at intervals some- where near those recommend- ed by Ihe manufacturers. "Very simply, cars with en- gines in sub standard condi- tion are reducing the effects of improvements being made by the auto Mr. Galster said. He cited Champion studies, reporting that a five percent in- cidence of engine misfiring will Stalled Car Creates Havoc By DON FERMOYLE Cleveland Press Writer It was dark on Interstate-280 when the car pulled out of a side-road, crossed Die south- bound lanes and then suddenly stalled in front of us. Tires shrieked against as- phalt when those of us nearest the disabled car hit the brakes. Fortunately, all of us man- aged to stop in time. An alert truck driver, farther behind, halted his rig and turned on his warning flashers. Occupants of the stalled car pushed their ve- hicle off the busy highway, the major link between the Ohio Dirt Always Car's Enemy Dirt can be an enemy of good car operation in more ways than appearance. Small parti- cles of dirt on the battery ter- minals can stop your car cold. To prevent this from happen- ing, make sure battery ter- minals and connect ions are cleaned thoroughly during rou- tine battery checks. Turnpike and the Detroit-Tol- edo Expressway. Luckily, too, the pavement was dry. I wouldn't like to be in the same situation again when the pavement is slick with snow or ice. Even with studded snow tires, it is inlikely that all of the cars on that 60- mph highway could have avoid- ed hitting the disabled auto on a slippery surface. The near-accident pointed out often neglected safety fea- tures" on most cars the ig- nition and carburetion systems. The most frequent cause of Calling, as this car did, is the failure of the carburetor to pro- vide a proper mixture of gaso- line and air, or the breakdown in some link in the ignition sys- tem such as the alternator, points, plugs or condenser. Both systems, of course, are checked out and defective parts are replaced during an engine tune-up. Clean plugs, points and choke will provide quicker starts in cold weather. More important, an engine is much more likely to keep running once it has been .started if its ignition and carburelion systems are well tuned. increase harmful emissions about three times the normal rate. This is true whether 01 not the vehicle is equipped with an emission control device. The misfire can be due to worn out spark plugs, wrong plug application or by long pericds of slow speed, or start- stop driving. Other ignition or fuel system malfunctions also can increase unwanted emis- sions. Mr. Galster also referral tc an independent study showing a seven percent reduction in un- buraed hydrocarbons and a 10 per cent reduction in carbon monoxide emissions after a tune up. Mr. Galster remarked that well over half of the vehicles in the United States need at least minor tune up work, and Hie majority of motorists arc- not aware, or do not care, that their cars are operating in- efficiently. Mr. Galster said, "The in- sidious Bring about this situa- tion is that the driver of the modern V-8 engine can exper- ience a considerable amount of misfire without knowing it. At constant speeds there could be as much as 10 20 percent misfiring without the driver being aware of much diffi- culty." He said to make sure emis- sion control efforts by manu- facturers achieve maximum results, motorists should sched- ule maintenance on a regular basis. To keep engines in tune they should also remind their favorite service outlet to follow manufacturers specified tune- up settings. Not Dirt Cheap A dirty air cleaner on your car's engine can cost you up to thirty-two dollars a year in wasted gasoline to say noth- ing of extra engine wear from added grime. Let your engine breathe easy check the car- buretor air cleaner often and replace when recommended. American Motors Car Owners! for your tremendous response to the FREE AMC FACTORY and UNITED MOTORS SERVICE ond SAFETY CLINIC held recently. It was indeed gratifying to see so many owners taking advantage of this worthwhile clinic. We are sure most everyone will enjoy a carefree motoring summer because of the clinic. To All Those Who Did Not Attend Please walch for notification of the nexl clinic coming up, and be sure to take advantage of Ihis great opportunity to see exactly what the con- dition of your American Molars automobile is at the .present time! UNITED MOTORS SERVICE DEPARTMENT PICTURE STOP The family pauses momentarily while driving for dad to take pictures while on the way lo a nearby park, of which there are hundreds in Can- ada and the U.S. Facilities for setting up campers are plentiful. Increasing Tire Life You can increase your Ure life by avoiding these prac- tices: Driving at excessive speeds. Fast turns on curves and around corners. Driving over curbs, chuck holes, other obstructions. "Jack rabbit" starts and "panic" stops. Driving at excessive speeds on rough "washboard" roads. 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