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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE Be Prepared Is Good Advice Check Of Tires Important For Winter With winter approaching motorists should check their a 183 per cent improvement in starting traction a tire can adversely influence its .potential tires are put on the change of 10 degrees F. a same wheel each winter. When will increase or decrease its and make sure their cars studded tires showed normal highway they should be mark- pressure by one pound. prepared for the season's cent should be installed for wheel position and di- manufacturers urge and icy i-'dustry testing also the tires are new. of rotation. 11 placed Ka checked riore that cars equipped acquire dirt and a different wheel position the the winter MIOW n-_ tires on all f-Hir in the tread and with plenty of tread or aooea studs give the best assurance of safety and improved cai performance in cold regions of the country. For motorists in warmer climates, new tires with braking distance improvements by 50 per cent or more. The Council warns that studs should only be installed in tires whose tread surface is "pinned" for studdinff. The studs causing new studs to be improperly seated. Also as tires wear, the depth of the stud hole becomes less and newly added studs would have too great a profusion. No stud should abnormal wear patterns w'ich can lessen the tire's ability to retain the stud in its tread surface. Replacement studded tires on rear wheels should also be of tread should be sufficient. Maintaining air pressure as recommended in the owner's manual remains vitally important everywhere. Also, it is -important to remember installed" only by a qualified tire dealer or at a service station. The U.S. Department of Transportation recommends a tire have no more than more than 2-32 of an inch from the tread. For these reasons missing studs should not be replaced and tires should not be re-studded after the original same size and construction as the conventional tire found on the front. Should all four have studded tires they should all be of the same size and has never looked better. balding tires of any type increase the chances of skidding and cause a lack of Many foreign tires have up to 200 stud holes, but out. It is equally important states and provinces restrict the months in which better, or had better ideas for you! and braking effectiveness. tires may be used Ross R. Ormsby, Chairman of the Tire Industry Safety Council, advises that a 2-32 inch or less bead depth in a tire is a sound guideline in the in- terest of safety for removing the tire from use. New tires will aid motorists in winter weather because of their sufficient tread Windshield Wipers Need To Be Checked Often Eight out of ten cars have should be replaced, unsafe windshield wipers, ac- Night driving is particularly cording to a recent survey by dangerous when they designated a specific date in October or November and run through the winter months unfil April or May. He also cautioned against un-derinflation. Reducing the amount of pressure in a tire does not give it better traction as many motorists suspect, but actually gives less tract i o 745 However, for best results major oil are magnified m were urged to torists, should consider getting snow or "studded" tires. would such an important item- as wiper blades caused by streaking the ah- pressure recommended by the owner's MAC'S equipped with studs give neglected on such a replacing the to observe the best assurance of traction on ice and hardpacked of cars? It's like a hole in the roof. People it's a good idea to have the wiper arm pressure pressure and load limits noted on the tire's sidewall. LTD. National Safety Council to bother when its the tension is too weak, cautions that these results indicate that when and when it stops can't do an adequate figures on the 3rd AVE. S. ice eruditions are present at no need to you're at it, be not recommended degrees F. snow tires blades go dead in have your windshield or load 327-3221 28 per cent bett-r starting traction than regular tires. or less due exposure to sun, wind and oily road solution checked, and refilled if necessary. You don't manufacturers recommend that inflation be THURSDAY and FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. tires that have had they go dead and be out of, washer least once a month. of bare pavement use the windshield, when you need it for every __________ ___________________ _ _ DUNLOP Drive with confidence this winter, with Dunlop's unique 'four gripping level tread design. 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