The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana on June 6, 1976 · Page 41
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The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana · Page 41

Kalispell, Montana
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Sunday, June 6, 1976
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Car care quiz on the cooling system The higher cost of antl-freeze is giving motorists cause for more than a casual thought to the care of their cars' cooling systems. To help answer a few common questions (and some not so common) about this vital system of the car, Automotive Cooling System Institute asks a few. See how you do.on this true-false quiz. Answers are on page X Eight or more correct is excellent. Six is passing and below that indicates you'd better bone up on car care. 1. Only purpose of (lie radiator cap is to keep the antifreeze from spilling o*u, (T) (F). 2. When the fan, belt starts chirping or squealing it should be Creased. (T) (F..... 3. The cooling system The Dally Inter Uk«, Ktfepell, Montana, Sunday, June 6, 1976 D-7 boili orer »t 212 decrees f. (100° C.) (T)....,.... (F). 4. You'll find up to 6 different types of fluids in moat cars. IT) F) 5. Radiator hoses never need replacement so lone as ihcy shovr no signs of leakage. (T) ... (F) 6. A. COOl running engine is wore efficient than one (hat ran* hot. (T) (F).. 7. You can keep using tfie same anli-freeze for years if you add rust inhibiur every spring and fall. (T) (F) 8. I your car overheats, stop al once, remove the radiator eap and add cold water. T) (F) _ _ . 9. To prevent slipping, drive belts should be adjusted as tightly as posible. CD-.-. (F) 10. Hote elampi should be oiled when new hcmes are installed. (T)...- (F) For correct answers, page C-ll Mafce sure wipers are in good shape As with so many other vital components on your car, your windshield wipers are most likely to {ail just waen you need them the most--like during the next storm. In the summer, heat, smog, and even your service station attendant's windshield washer spray are working together to reduce the efficiency of your wiper system. It's no wonder, after sitting quietly on your windshield and deteriorating day-5n and day-out, that they often fail to do their Job. Check when raining The best time to check your windshield wiper system Is during a rainstorm. Or you can check It the next time you go through a car wash. You can also perform a good check while someone sprays your windshield with a garden hose. However you choose to check your wipers, you should check them on both the fast and slow speeds. If any trouble symptoms are present, you should replace as much of your wiper system as Is necessary to eliminate the problem. In many cases, all that la needed are new squeegees (the rubber part: that contact the windshield). When you do replace all or part of your wiper blades, make sure you replace both sides at the same time. If one wiper is shot, it's a good bet the other one is about to go, too. Safe .vision during · hazardous road conditions is too Important to risk for a few dollars. Here ate five visible or audible indicators that wul signal the need for attention to your windshield wipers. Clear driving vision is especially important during the bad weather season. Check for the following signs of malfunctioning: 1. STREAKIKG -- arcs of unwiped moisture within the wiping area. 2. HAZING -- a thin, hard-to-see-through film covering most or all of the wiping area even after the blade has just been wiped. 3. CHATTERING -- a "stuttering" motion of the blade accompanied by a "chattering" noise as the blade sweeps across the windshield, with some areas teft unwiped. 4. SCALLOPING -- a ragged outer edge in the wiping pattern. 5. RATTLING -- no visible signs of problems, but the wiper blade sounds as if it were very loose. Can be reduced or eliminated by switching to polycar- bonate blades. TEST DRIVE A76COHBAD BEFORE YOU BUTiHTTRlHG ·5, 11 Positive steering: We talk over new car loans before you buy, so you end up with a payment you can handle. Just stop in--it's quick and easy. n Fully Independent: That's what you'll be when you walk out of Conrad knowing what you can afford before you start car shopping. We'll even pre-commit to a loan if you want, guaranteeing your credit line. ©Tinted glass: Not available--no rosy glasses; just the facts we think consumers deserve and want to know about an auto loan. ^Economical: Our low bank rates always apply to any new car loan. ©Factory warranty: We'll guarantee to loan up to 36 months. You can prepay early without penalty. ; Power assist: Money for new car loans is available at the Conrad- Come on in... you have a good friend. Auto loans that won't flatten yon. You have a good friend at the CONRAD NATIONAL BANK Main and Cenier Streets. Telephone 755-5001 Kaispea. Montana 59901 (Member FCHC) Dfive-in hours: 8.00 a m. -- 6iOO pm. Lobby hours: 10.00am. --3:00pm. 10.00 a.m. -- 5:30 p.m. Fridays

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