'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
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
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
Have your front wheel bearings
packed with grease every 10,000
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
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. But buy them on
a regular basis.
Bonds cost as little as $18.75,
stamps come as low as 10
cents. Defense bonds and
stamps can be bought at all
banks and post offices, and
stamps can also be purchased
at retail stores and from your
newspaper carrier boy.
Support your Government
with your dollars.
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