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6 EXTR AWest THE CINCINNATI I NQUIRER Friday, October 11, 1991 T it n c i r n a t i K q u i r t r KJ1 li ii 'Wn' It F"iir7rino AUVKKILSLNII Sr'KCUL West Eighth and Elberon Cincinnati, Ohio 45205 Know the steps for jump starting Souders service, inc. 244-7034 Complete Automotive Repair Foreign, Domestic Tom Souders Disconnect the cable In the order you connected them. Remove the rags over the batteries and replace the caps. You're ready to drive. Go to a garage "It's a good Idea to drive your car to a garage as soon as possible and have a mechanic check if your battery needs recharging or replacing," said Coccari. "You may also need your terminals cleaned or their parts inspected and replaced." If your car doesn't start or keep running after the first try, repeat the procedure. However, if you think your battery Is dead, don't keep turning. the key you'll only damage the starter or other parts. The best thing you can do Is get a tow to a garage for a professional opinion. Attach one end of the black (negative) cable to the terminal of the good battery. Do not attach the other end of the black cable to the dead battery because it could cause the battery to explode. Attach the free end of the black cable to an unpainted, stationary metal surface on your car, but away from the battery, carburetor, or fuel Infection system components. Double-check to make sure that the cables are attached properly and are not in contact with moving parts. Start the car with the good battery and let it run for a few minutes. Try to start your car. If It starts, run the engine a little past Idle speed, then allow both cars to idle for a few more minutes to charge your battery. You're In the company parking lot ready to drive home from work. You turn the ignition key and hear nothing but a hollow click. "A great time for the battery to die...," you think. It could be worse. At least you remembered to put the jumper cables in the trunk when you did your fall maintenance check and there are still other cars in the parking lot. But do you know how to use the lumper cables correctly and safely ? Know what to do "It's amazing how many people buy lumper cables, put them In the trunk and never learn how to use them." says Autolite Product Manager Paul Coccari. "Careless use of lumper cables can damage a car's electronic system or worse, cause bodily injury from electrical shorting or an exploding battery. Taking a few minutes to familiarize yourself with jumper cables and how they work, as well as observing a few precautionary steps, will ensure that you can lump-start your car quickly and safely. Professional advice Coccari provides the following lumper cable tips to motorists: Wear goggles and gloves if possible. Remove the battery caps (if not sealed) and check inside your battery. Position both cars as conveniently as possible, but not touching. Put the cars into neutral or park, engage emergency brakes and shut off both ignitions. Remove the battery caps (if not sealed) on both cars and . cover them with a cloth to prevent hydrogen gas build up. This helps avoid an explosion. Locate the positive () and negative (-) terminals on each battery. Attach the red (positive) cable to the positive terminals on both batteries. CALL 385-4400 FOR: Preventitive Maintenance Service External Coolers Installed Free Test Drive and Diagnosis NORTHGATE 3 RATIONAL 'fl Transmission Specialists 3501 Springdale Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45251 ON .ART! ANO LABOR Nick Lahni't HAVE YOU HAD AN ACCIDENT LATELY? We Specialize In: Complete Uni-Body Frame Repair Color Blending For Perfect Matches Four Wheel Alignment Every Vehicle Cleaned and Detailed PRECISION flUT BODY Inc. DELHI'S ONLY FULL SERVICE AUTO BODY SHOP Our Shop Features: Chief E-Z Liner II Body Alignment & Frame System & 24 Hr. Towing Service FREE ESTIMATES ALL WORK GUARANTEED IN WRITING awhaiw- . '"" t - - illjl' ! ...... hi ..a , HOURS: MON.-FRI 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM PICTURED ABOVE IS the sate way to connect jumper cables to your car battery. The free end of the black (negative) cable should be attached to an unpainted, stationary metal surface on your car Instead of the dead battery, but away from the battery, carburetor or fuel injection system components, said Paul Coccari, Autolite product manager. AUTGMuTIVC ASSOCIATION Before Delivery nni a enn 24 hour A. NUMBER c 3 Lww'LlJ or 251-6631 4333 Mayhew Ave. Check your car's clutch for wear FREE AAA MEMBERSHIP with an auto loan from Oak Hills Savings & Loan CHIEF.EjS E-Z-LINER SATISFACTION GUARANTEED ON ALL WORK We Work With All Insurance Companies fffhwi. II Willi! V. J Most cars today have no clutch adjustment, other than linkage (for pedal travel). Excessive wear generally calls for rebuilding of the clutch mechanisms, including a new pressure plate and throw-out bearing. If your car acts like it has clutch problems, don't delay: consult a qualified technician to prevent further damage. Don't Ignore the signs of clutch trouble. With normal use the clutch should last the life of the car, concludes the Car Care Council. Abuse it. and your car may act like it's in neutral w hen you 're ready to get up and go. Now you can have the luxury of peace of mind and that new car with an auto loan and free AAA membership from Oak Hills Savings and Loan. Call or stop in at any branch for details. Offer expires October 31, 1991. 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Here are a few clutch-saving tips from the Car Care Council: Each lime you engage the clutch there is heat produced from friction and, consequently, wear. To minimize slippage, engage it as quickly as possible without causing the car to erk. Do not use your clutch to prevent drifting backwards when starting on an up-hill grade. This Increases wear of the clutch mechanisms. Instead, use your brake. When you come to a stop, keep your right foot on the brake, shift to neutral and remove your left foot from the clutch pedal to the brake. This saves wear and tear on the throw-out bearing. Stay cool if you get stuck. Be gentle on your vehicle when trying to extricate yourself from Ice, snow or sand. Past wheel spinning or rapid rocking back and forth can overheat the clutch and transmission. When a clutch wears, usually because of pressure plate Lobby Hours: 9am-4pm Mon thru Thurs., 9am-6pm Fri., 9 am-1pm Sat. 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