Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
-PAOI IS plugs, Inspect, wiring, new points, condenser, Jet dwtll wgK timing, ctrtck distrib- utor cap Bid rotor tic. No football or basketball team would under. in the but possible condition, take a Mrennoui wagon without first undergo' The check abort is designed folia lo the vital serrices 7our car will need for brat the coming months. Clip it and lake it to your favorite fercice outlet to miftt tehu your car needs to winner. ing training sessions 10 the flajcn into top shape. And no ear should be forced to enter the fall and winter Masons without being Pollution Can Be Reduced Owner's Help Needed Good Car Care Best Insurance Keeping all of your car's components in good working or. der is your best insurance against emergencies caused by equipment failure. But should critical equipment fail, due to neglect or unforeseen circum- stances, it's vitalto know how to react, says the National Safe- ty Council. Four situations that could confront a driver and prove dis- astrous are: Stuck gas pedal Brake failure Blowout .Fire in engine compart- ment If your gas pedal becomes stuck to the floor board, simply turn off the ignition, put the car to neutral and stop. If your car has power steering and brakes, these components will work harder so be prepared for the occurrence. Should you step on the brake and the pedal sinks to the floor, try pumping to build up pres- sure. If there is no pressure, coast in gear and use the hand brake. For quicker slops, shift Into a lower forward gear. If all of these precautions fail, look for something to side- swipe such as a guard rail.snow bank or parked car. Use your horn and lights to warn other motorists or pedestrians that you are out of control. If you experience a blowout, keep a firm grip on the steer, ing wheel and avoid slamming on the brakes or you risk los- A drastic reduction in motor vehicle emissions by as much as 55 per cent on the average be achieved, if only car owners tune up their vehicles for low emissions. That is one of the major find- ings reported by a group of Uni- versity of Michigan engineering students who conducted an em- ission tune up the Environmental Teach in here last spring. More than 85 per cent of the cars, the students said, showed a decrease in hydro carbon emissions following a tune-up (sparg plugs, points, ignition timing and carburetor .adjust- The carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbon em- issions were reduced by an av. erage of 55 per cent at idle, the U-M students reported. A car, at idle, releases the greatest concentration of emissions. "Some cars came in with sev- en to ten per cent carbon mon- oxide in the exhaust and left with a fraction of a per cent. Some had unburned hydrocar- bon concentrations of parts per million which were reduced to several hundred the students said. "The data indicate that pre- 1968 cars have much higher av- erage hydrocarbon emissions than post 1968 cars showing the same mileage." These and other data have led the U-M students to ob- serve: "Could it be possible that some of the same people who have been blaming the en- gineer for an ecological imbal- ing control of the car. A smooth pumping of the brakes is rec- ommended. Then pull off the road at the nearest safe spot. Most engine compartment fires are caused by short cir- cuits in the electrical system. Should you experience such a fire, immediately pull the jack handle out of the trunk, wrap protective cloth around it and rip loose any burning wires. Then, if you have a fire extin- guisher, douse the burning area. If you don't have a fire ex- tinguisher, smother the burning wires with a coat or similar heavy article of clothing. NEV- ER USE WATER OR AT- TEMPT TO GRAB THE WIRES WITH YOUR HANDS. If the fire is beyond control, hurry as far away from the car as you can in case the gas tank explodes. Something's Got To Give When the positive ciankcase ventilation valvfi on you: car's engine gets stuck, it's like plug- ging up a boiling tea kettle somee-'ng's got to give. Pres- sure builds up in the crankcase forcing oil and unwanted fumes through bearings a.id seals. The PCV valve should be checked periodically, replaced yearly. FREE MOUNTING LIFETIME GUARANTEE ance have allowed their auto- mobiles to degenerate by neg. Ject and have allowed ex- cessive quantities of pollutants to be released into the atmo- One thing is certain, the stu- dents said: "It should be em- phasized that it is the owner's responsibility to maintain an automobile, not only for his own interests, but also for the well- being of the community." HOT NEWS ON BRAKES In an average day's driving brakes build up enough energy to heat your home. 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