Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 26, 1977 · Page 79
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 79

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, May 26, 1977
Page 79
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A-26 CKEELEV (Colo.) TRIBUME Tliurs.. May 26, 1977 your car keep its cool Becomes rarity Fifteen years ago it was a common sight to see motorists pour water into their over-heated radiators.ltisa less common problem today. Jerry Schafer, Greeley High School athletic manager, often had to fill Ms car's radiator before he could get all the way home from a Wildcat practice session. (Tribune photo by Paul Moloney) Recycle tires and get $2 If your car's cooling system isn't working properly, the engine will run hot and destroy the engine parts. Sooner than later, the Automotive Parts 4 Accessories Association (APAA) warns, the engine will have to be replaced. Why is the cooling system so important? A gallon of gasoline contains about 120,000 BTUs (British Thermal Units). About a third of these are absorbed through the entire cooling system. "In short," says APAA's director of technical services, Scott Connor, "nearly one gallon out of every three that your vehicle uses is converted into heat that the cooling system must absorb." Years ago, car owners were advised to drain .the cooling system in the spring. Alcohol then was the most frequently used antifreeze ingredient and it boils at an even lower temperature than clear water. Engines today carry heavier loads. They frequently drive air conditioning compressors, power accessories, automatic transmissions and higher generator loads. Sometimes they tow camping trailers. These make the engines run hotter, Connor points out. POTHOLES Avoid an extra trip to the dentist for you or a new spring, wheel or axle for your car by keeping a sharp watch · for potholes while driving. A good used tire in hand is probably worth as much as two dollars from your tire dealers, suggests Philip H. Taft, director of the Tire Retreading Institute, Washington, D.C. Too many thrifty motorists save their balding tires when they are replaced with new ones, considering their possible use at some later date, Taft explains. But what generally happens is that the motorist changes cars before using those 'tires, C L AUTOMOTIVE FOREIGN and DOMESTIC SERVICE MAJOR OVERHAULS P **\* 304-llth Ave. Greeley, Colorado Some car owners also remove the engine's thermostat for the summer, he says "This misconception goes back to the days when car owners drained alcohol-based antifreezes. "They removed the thermostat thinking that the engine would run a little cooler during the summer months. "Instead, what it did was harm the engine by causing it to run longer below the temperature for which it was designed. So the engine wore out faster, used more fuel · and emitted more pollutants through the tailpipe. "In short, it never was a good idea." Connor says the four key elements in a cool-running engine are the radiator, the radiator cap, the water pump and the tightness of the belt that drives the pump,. "The coolant assures that all but the belt will be in shape to do their job more effectively. "Actually, the cooling system works harder during the summer than during the winter. "Keeping clean antifreeze solutions in the cooling system is one of the cheapest and most effective preventive maintenance procedures available to realize dependable and low cost-per-mile operation over the life of the vehicle." AUTO MECHANICS DETROIT ( U P I ) -- Youngsters looking for career opportunities could find one in the auto mechanic field, according to the Chrysler Corp. The auto firm, in a film being distributed for circulation to interested groups, says 30,000 jobs are available for qualified mechanics each year in the United States. 111 IQ[ Q Wickland Motors TOP QUALITY ; AR ORNERS SERVING GREELEY AND WELD COUNTY WITH QUALITY USED CARS FOR 17 YEARS. BEFORE YOU BUY OR SELL, CALL US: Larry Nicolai, 356-7615 Dick Dickinson, 352-5570 Warren Phelps, 353-3852 jjj 401-404 8th Ave. Ph. 353-1050-1054 l| Greeley, Colorado 53 discovers the new vehicle takes another size, and casts them out with the trash, he says. Currently some 34 million passenger tires arc retreaded annually. As more people turn to retreaded tires as replacements after two or three years of . service from tires purchased with the car, Uie demand for balding tires increases, Taft points out. Tire dealers will often purchase the worn tires for about S2. h ^ Eifi^ean AirtcB Register for 2 Free Trips worth $ 600°° includes Food, Lodging, and other activities (2Trips for 2 People) Only 2 days LEFT to 3ISter (No purchase necessary) To I r Lome In loday and Test Drive a New BMW or Fiat and Receive a FREE PINE SHRUB Some 76 Fiats Left with Big Discounts GO'S EUROPEAN AUTO 15177ndAVENUE GREELEY, COLORADO PHONE 3S4.003J

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