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'Don't Drive loo Fast'
Is Held First Need in Keeping Auto Rolling Experts Call Speed Prime Factor in Reducing Car's Life (This is the concluding article of a series on the care your auto mobile needs to make it last longer.) By DAVID J. WILKIE, Wide World News. DETROIT, Jan. 14.—The possi bility of changing normal driving habits through voluntary effort dur ing the war emergency arouses lit tle optimism among motor industry experts who want to help the aver age motorist keep his present car rolling with a minimum of expense and a maximum of safety. Of all the ‘‘dont’s” suggested by these authorities to achieve this end, the most vital of all, they say is: “Don't drive too fast!” Most Speed Excessive. They agree that what constitutes “fast” driving is debatable, but they assert that much city and almost all country driving is at excessive speed. They point out that if your car is new and you drive it per sistently at high speed, you are hastening its obsolescence if not a mechanical breakdown; you waste gasoline; you risk the prospect of scoring cylinders or burning out main bearings, and you literally bum up the rubber on your tires. If the car is an average one, around 5 years old. you not only waste fuel and rubber, but you risk your neck as well. The men who make the Nation's motorcars assert that while high speed was engineered into the pres ent-day automobile it was not put there primarily for fast driving; rather, they say, it was designed for better handling of the car and to enable you to get out of tight places quickly. Fast starts and fast stops do more harm mechanically to the average car than many drivers real ize, say the experts. Damage to brakes and tires are only part of it, they maintain. Reviewed briefly, the things you must do to prolong the life of your car and hold down repair and serv ice expense, are: Keep your tires properly inflated and away from oil. Keep your engine oil at the proper llvel and changed regularly. Keep your battery supplied with distilled water and fully charged. Don’t Overheat Motor. Keep transmission and differential and body parts lubricated. Watch your generator to see that it does not over oj undercharge your battery. See that the cooling system Is functioning properly; if the water temperature is persistently high, have the entire system inspected; see that the fan belt isn’t slipping or about to let go. Have your spark plugs inspected occasionally, but don’t change them unless they are worn or beyond re conditioning. Have your front wheel bearings packed with grease every 10,000 miles. Have the air-intake cleaner screen replaced about every 10,000 miles. See that your brakes are in safe condition, your windshield wiper working and all lights functioning. Finally, whether you do these things or not— "Don't drive too fast!” Beck G. A. R. Circle To Install Officers Gen. W. H. Beck Circle, Ladies of the G. A. R., will meet at 7:45 o'clock tonight at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, after which there will be a public installation of officers. The outgoing president, Mrs. W. J. Hausman will preside. Mrs. Anna Horn will be installed as president, by the department president, Mrs. Bessie Pearce. Delegates will be ap pointed for the Woman's Confer ence of National Defense, opening this week at the Mayflower Hotel, and arrangements will be made for the Department of Potomac’s Con vention which will be held on Janu ary 24 and 25 at the Washington Hotel, BUY UNITED STATES SAVINGS l/BONDS HAND STAMPS It will cost money to defeat the Axis. Your Government calls on you to help now. Buy Defense bonds or stamps today. Buy them every day, If you can. 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