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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE 15 Exercising Wheel Conl.rol Y Skid Is .Helping Save Lives lienk fol- lowing procedures to get the wheel rolling again; Cut engine power but not so violently UK to worsen the skid. The technique is the same for a rear wheel skid when? the rear of the car Lends to swing frontwards or the four wheel skid where all wheels are slid- ing. In a car with manual trans- mission lift your foot off llw gas and declutch (depress the clutch With an automatic transmission, all you need to do is take your foot off the gas and the torque converter will slow you down. In a front wheel skid, usually induced by cornering too fast, the technique is different. With an a u o m a t 1 c transmission, gear down and wilh manual shift, do not declutch. Then, in all skid cordiliuns. countersteer out of the skid by turning the front wheels in the same direction the rest of the car is skidding. Immediately turn the wheel around in tha opposite direction or you risk a dangerous second skid. If you had tried to get out of a skid in the time it took you to read the above paragraphs, it would have been too UHc to help. That's why the skid school is so important to its students WHEEL CONTROL "Skid School" students are taught wheel control on this pn __ _ highway made treacherous by soaking with soluble oil and flooded with water to __ulote treacherous summer driving conditions. Water on an oil slicked road can be more dangerous than glare ice, says Henk de Vries who heads the school in BP's com] In Removing Radiator Lap vale sim- ven Make Sure You're Cautious The simple acl of removing Hie from an overheated car radiator can lead to pain- ful, sometimes disfiguring, scalds and burns. Cooling syslcms in modern aulos are often under such tremendous pressure that I lie sudden which occurs when the safety radia- tor cap is removed can cause a cloud of scalding steam to Chances Estimated What are a driver's chances of having an accident in his lifetime? According to the Na- tional Safety Council, il de- pends partly on (he distance he drives. A person who drives miles a year has one chance in three of having some kind of an accident. There is one chance in four that damage will he limited lo propcry, one in -10 thai (here will be at least one injury, and one in for a fatality. One who (ravels miles a year stands one chance in five for: any accident, one chance in six for a property damage ac- cident, one in 55 for an injury accident, and one in for a fatal one. A driver who goes miles n year has or.e chance in 10 for any accident, one in 11 that only property will IMS damaged, one in 110 that there will be personal injuries, and one in 000 that it will result in death. A driver must keep his car and himself in the best passible travelling condition to improve those wids, (be Coun- dl pays. erupt into the face of the per- son removing the cap. If you car's engine overheats, steam or smoke emerges from under the hood, or you detect a smell of burning rubber, stop driving as soon as safely pos- sible. Then turn off the igni- tion. Don't release the radiator can until all evidence of over- heating subsides! You may have to wait several minutes for it to cool. Yon should also protect your hand hy a glove or ap- plying a heavy padding of rags between your hand and the ra- diator cap. If (be cap has a pressure re- lease device (such as a lever, a button, or a turn ac- livate it to a 1 I o w any excess steam lo dissipale itself. Turn the cap in a counler- elockwise direction until you feel the seal release. When the hissing sound subsides, the cap can be removed safely. If it is necessaj-y to add wa- ter to IJiy radiator, do so with the engine running! Add water very slowly so it can warm up in Ihe radialor before passing into the engine block. If wafer is added loo quickly, the ab- rupt change in temperature could crack the engine block. Following an overheating ex- pcrJerce, your car's cooling sy- stem sh.iuld be thoroughly in- spected by an experienced me- chanic. Overheating can se- riously damage metal parts. Don't The Inside Forgcl RADIO-STEREO TAPE COMBINATION RIDE IN CLEAN COOL COMFORT MOBIIAIRE AJR CONDITIONERS THE CADILLAC OF AUTO POLISHES 0 BLUE CORAL POLISH KITS UPHOSTERY CLEANER CHROME CLEANER CHAMOIS SPONGES MIRRORS THIS COUPON WORTH ON A WHEEL ALIGNMENT at BENY'S Regularly 10.95 PLUS All THE ACCESSORIES AND CAR NEEDS TO MAKE YOUR DRIVING MORE ENJOYABLE THIS COUPON WORTH 55.00 ON A TUNE-UP at BENY'S When presented oi cashier's wicket In cleaning your windshield, don't forget the inside. Tobac- co smoke can put a film of residue on Ihe glass and dis- tort vision. if you smpke; periodically clean Ihe wind- shield with a window washing solvent. THE ABOVE COUPONS VALID ONLY JUNE 4-20 BENY CHEVROLET OLDSJWOBiLE 2nd Aye. and 8th St. S. GM PARTS DISTRIBUTOR Phone 327-3147 ;