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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, November 8, 1974 'Keeping cooV important ivhen snowbound Unlike most drivers be safe, be prepared Every winter there is invariably a news flash concerning a heavy storm that has stranded thousands of motorists along some snow-clobbered road. Most car owners involved in such a nightmare are unprepared for such a harrowing experience. Your car Have your car completely winterized, with special attention to ignition, antifreeze, battery and cables, hoses and cap, fan and power belts, snow tires, Deluding spare tire, and all lubricants. Survival kit Carry a first aid kit, traction mat, blanket, scraper, and, and a shovel. In emergencies you may use your hub :aps as shovels. Warm clothing should include heavy socks, mitts, a ;ood pair of snow boots, snowmobile suit and heavy duty deeping bag. It's also a good idea to carry a tool kit, spare fuses, ixe, nylon tow rope or chain, a container for gasoline and i length of rubber tubing to siphon off gasoline for use as uel. Hub caps may also be used as containers. Your kit should also contain matches dipped in wax and sealed in a water-tight container, two or three chocolate bars, and candles to help warm the inside of the ?ar should you run out of gasoline. Keep your "survival kit" in a water repellent box or Canvas bag. Your actions during the first few hours of being jtranded are vitally important. ADVICE FOR THE SNOWBOUND-BE EQUIPPED AND KEEP YOUR WITS Some tips for when you're stuck Here are six points that the- snowbound motorist should observe for safety's sake, plus one to be observ- ed if it appears he might be, and still another that will help him avoid the problem. 1. Stay in the car until you run out of gasoline (siphon some into a con- tainer before you Beware of carbon monox- ide. Make sure the tailpipe is clear of snow. Idle the car just long enough to take the chill off. GULF'S WINTER TUNE-UP 1 Ignition system analysis. Lubricate heat riser valve. Supply and install new points and condenser. Supply and install new spark plugs. (Resistor plugs extra) Adjust dwell angle and timing. With the Gulfs Winter Tune-Up Package all parts and labour are included in the price and it's all covered under the Gulf dealer guarantee of 90 days or 4000 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Adjust carburetor. Inspect air cleaner element. Examine positive crankcase ventilation valve. Inspect all belts and hoses. Test and service battery. n 12 13 14 Check and record compression. Examine rotor, distributor cap and high tension wires. Test and record freezing point of radiator coolant. Final ignition system analysis. miles, whichever conies first. Don't be left out in the cdd, phone or come in and make an appointment today, wherever you see the Winter Tune-Up Sign. 4-CYL 14 Point Tune-Up 6-CYL 8-CYL INCLUDING PARTS AND LABOUR Or less. For most passenger cars. Offer expires Nov. SUPERIOR GULF SERVICE (FmkAiHw) PtaM 3Z74B13 MAIN SERVICE CENTRE (Omlnta) Pfcwi327-6898 service Motion. 2. When you run out of fuel and candles, GET OUT. Frost build-up can seal the car and cause suf- focation. 3. Light a fire by dousing wood with the gasoline you've siphoned off. If wood is not available, use the car seats, rugs, spare tire and, if necessary, the tires on the wheels. (Be sure to let the air out of tire before 4. Build a shelter using branches or blankets. If not available, use the car as a wind break. 5. Prepare a water supp- ly by melting snow or ice. Eating ice or snow can cause dehydration. You can live for days without WHEEL ALIGNMENT. "Toe in" or "Toe out" has the effect of dragging your front tires sideways and causes premature tire wear. It takes power to carry this extra load and that takes gas from your tank food but water is essential. 6. STAY PUT. If you wander, you might become lost and freeze. Keep ac- tive by replenishing your fire, and wait for help to arrive. If you are well off the beaten path, wait until the weather has settled down before you start look- ing for help. 7. As you are travelling in your car, a good habit if to make a mental note 01 buildings that may affor protection and serve af landmarks. 8. Check on weather reports and highway con- ditions with local authorities before setting out. right Under severe driving conditions, is it best to change oil filter when changing oil? Yes. Always change filter when replacing the oil if your car is subjected to severe driving con- ditions such as trailer tow- ing or constant high-speed running. Many experienced mechanics and fleets change the filter with every oil change to prevent re-circulation of the dirty oil that's caught in an old filter. Keeping oil clean is a major factor in minimiz- ing engine wear. A tune-up can improve gas mileage by as much ar 8.2 per cent. True. In extreme cases when engines are badly out of tune, fuel wastage can go as high as 20 to 35 per cent. Installation of radiai tires can save up to a mile and a half per gallon. True. Radial tires have less rolling resistance, therefore requiring less power to move the car. WINTER IS MORE FUN COMPLETE LINE OF SNOWMOBILES CLOTHING and ACCESSORIES YAMAHA CYCLE SALES SERVICE LTD. 1519 3 Ave. South Phone 328-6977 ;