Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE 10- Remember Last Winter? Give Your Gar A Chance The viul lillle gadget the keeps engine lemperitum the collect op- ermine fereL Remember last winter? How often did your car refuse to start on those cold mornings? How long did you have to wait for a service truck to get you going? This year, why not give your car a chance? The Alberta Motor Association suggests now Don't Always Blame Battery Blaming starting trouble on the battery can be like blaming a broken leg on bone failure. In both cases, something is wrong but something other than the affected part is caus- ing the problem. A well maintained battery that hasn't outlived its useful- ness should not cause starting problems. More likely some other electrical component is at fault and is draining the bat- tery power. For example, faulty wiring, worn spark plugs or a malfunctioning distributor may be overworking the bat- tery during starting. As a result the battery wears down to a point that it may seem dead. The alert service man will look beyond the bat- tery as the cause of the starting failure, especially when he is reminded to do so by the cus- tomer. To keep your battery in top operating condition, here are some A quick visual inspection every time you gas up and a voltage test every six months should assure you max- imum efficiency battery life. It's a simple job for the ser- vice attendant to check battery water level and condition of cables and terminals. This should be done at least once a week to guard against prema- ture deterioration. Twice a year, the battery should be tested. At the same time, terminals should be cleaned thoroughly to get rid of corrosive materials and dirt. Foreign matter on the termi- nals or cable clamps can cause battery failure. If the battery shows prema- ture loss of power, chances are other components may be at fault. For example, wiring may be short circuiting or you may have a problem in the charg- ing. Have your service man conduct an electrical check. Initial Track Built In 1915 Proving grounds were intro- duced by the automobile indus- try hi 1924. But what probably was the first test track design- ed specifically to test and eval- uate production vehicles was built by a Detroit auto maker back in 1915. A half-mile plank- ed track circled a steel-fabri- cated "hill" more than 40 feet high, which cars had to climb prior to leaving the factory. Cars were also required to plow through a sand pit and travel around the track at all speeds before being approved for shipment. Before the track was built, newly assembled vehicles were tested on nearby city streets. Corroded terminals can shorten effective life of your battery. Clean off the corrosion with a solution of baking soda and water, applied with a stiff wire brush. is the time for a pre-winter tuneup- A good tuneup will mean an end to those ootd wea- ther frustrations and could savfl you money. Ignition points and condenser don't last forever..The same is true of spark plug wires and the rotor and cap in the dis- tributor. Have all the ignition parts in your ear checked, ad- justed or replaced if necessary. The ignition timing should also be checked and timing set to factory specifications for the paticular make and model. Spark plugs tell the story of how your engine is running. Sooty black plugs usually indi- cate too rich a fuel mixture. Pure white plugs normally warn of too lean a fuel mix- ture. Have the spark plugs in your'car checked. If most of Pedal Pmnpin' Patty Learns ___ v -m ir _ TT your driving is done in town then perhaps a plug with a greater heat range could be used effectively. If your driving is mainly confined to the high- way, then a colder plug may be applicable. Your mechanic can select spark plugs with the heat tailored to your type at driving and you will ge a cleaner running engine and longer plug Bfe. The carberator should 'also be checked. Dirty jets, restrict- ed passages or improper fuel float setting means wasted gas. The choke, whether manual or automatic, should also be checked. When the engine is cold, the choke should be in the fully closed position. When the engine has reached proper operating temperature, the choke should be in the rally position. A properly ad- carburetor means a NegktUnf hundred! of dollul lit linn to tuuightbr MOT. faint unnft. Wary Eye Motorists are not the only ones who use the streets and highways. Pedestrians often jaywalk, children hidden by parked cars dart into the street, cyclists sometimes ride as if they were in an empty field, and animals give little heed to traffic. All such Irresponsible behav- ior is aggravated during bad weather, when people become Pedal Pumpin' Patty was her ure, because it was a cold De-name. A cool kid from King- cember night. But Old Bessie ston who thought she knew just groaned. Started smelling engine tuneup will result spot these potential emergen-n more power and better gas cies. Don't depend on others to nileage. You'll pay for the cost know the safety rules. what her car should do when like a gas station. Then she t she turned the key. wouldn't even groan any more, s But Pedal Pumpin' Patty had Young Tom Sharp happened 5 a bad habit, one she couldn't by just then, the clever boy e kick. She thought the harder who worked at Parsons Ga-she tromped on the gas, the rage. tlie luiieuu willi the fuel you ave You will also be sure IT'S CLIMBING our car wffl start on the cold- About 80 per cent of all fam-st jay. -ilies "W" kast one automo-A tuneup brings peace of bile. One out of tnree own more nind. than one car. faster she worked the pedal, "You've flooded it, Miss Pat-the better Old Bessie ought to he said. "Takes a good bat-start tery and ignition system to fire It was like with the old church up the kind of raw gas you're organ Patty played. If you want pumpin' into that engine. Old to get things pump it up Bessie's tired. Needs points and real good. It worked on the condenser. Maybe spark plugs, player piano, too, so why not You've just socked it to the old with Old Bessie? girl too hard this time." One day Patty was on her Too bad, Pedal Pumpin Pat-way to recital, the big one. Big ty. Too much pedal and not Dad Dalton, the cabaret owner enough kindness when it count-from Dude City, would be there, ed. Now you've missed your big If Patty played right, Big Dad chance at Dude City. When the would discover her. chips were down, you had SPECIALS 1 ONLY 14 H.P. SNO-PONY -AA95 M---H- AQCr 12-month warranty on new models. Reg 699 oo So Paddy slid behind Old Bes- all on Old Bessie and she said, sie's wheel saying, "Come on, Bess take me away from all Bessie has plenty of company, this We're gonna give a fine If any of you out there is a performance, and we'll be head- Pedal Pumpin' Patty Peter or in' for Dude City and fame and Paul, remember the stakes. ONLY 10 H.P. SNO-PONY J7C.OO 12-month warranty. Refl 599 95 She gave Old Bessie a couple attention blew Patty's big of extra pumps for good meas- ONIY Remanufactured H.P. SNOWMOBILE 4 Aft-M Slightly used; new track. "IP If Power One Car In Nixie "Mister your engine is ly that they put a special den on the water pump to CAN BE ARRANGED. MOTOR MOWER 3rd Ave. S. 327-2669 first impulse is to call the rui noi. nearest scrap yard. But there's another possible answer. And that's having a re- manufactured engine installed. If your car's body and inter- ior are in poor condition, per- haps the junkyard is the proper resting place for the vehicle. But assuming your car is sound other than the engine, you'll save by installing a remanufac- tured mill. According to Sears, one out of every nine vehicles in the nation is operating with re- manufactured engines. A remanufaetured engine dif- fers from an overhauled one by the fact that the camshaft and crankshaft in the former is re- made. More than 250 new parts are replaced in the remanufac- turing process. In addition it is customary to install new spark plugs, a new or rebuilt carburetor, new fuel pump, fresh hoses and bolts as well as new filters in the re- BUILT-IN QUALITY The average age of a motor car in this country is 5.6 years. The average truck is 7.6 year old. It's a sign that built in manufacturing process, quality along with good mutate- It ss also important to have rfnnceYelps any car run long- the rodded. 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