Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thursday, October 24, 1971--X New Jersey Checks Car Emissions Early last February a balchm n oT cars began to pass through the stale's motor vehicle inspection stations. Every car, in for its annual safety checkup, lias been tcslcd for air pollution Â·-- arid Tailed inspection if it didn't conform to New Jersey's standards. Deputy Director Robert W. L M c M i n n of the Slate's Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) said New Jersey's 38 motor vehicle 'inspection stations arc geared for smooth implementation of mandatory exhaust emission testing. He said, "Our examiners have beer] testing cars on an advisory basis for the lasl year and a half. They are anxious to make sure that tin's test is fairly administered so thai this v i t a l program will be one the public can live with. "The emission analyzers have demonstrated excellent reliability over this period and are continually calibrated to prevent erroneous readings. 'FAIL SAFE' "In addition, the machines a i c 'fail safe.' This means that any equipment malfunction results in either no test or a passing grade for the vehicle," McMinn explained. "If a car has. failed only the polullion, it is not necessary to go through the inspection lane a'gain Merely drive to the exit end of the station for rcirispcclion." 'While only one of 10 cars has f a i l e d , the State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which sets the standards, estimates a 24 per cent reduction m carbon monoxide in heavily congested downtown busmess districts of the slate's n y towns and cities, resulting from the mandatory inspection. Slalewido, the program is calculated to remove 17,000 tons (iivc per cent) per year of carbon monoxide and 10,000 tons (three per cent) of hydrocarbons from the atmosphere. Most of the reduction will come from improved combustion resulting from simple tune ups needed to pass inspection. Unlike the programs proposed by other states and the federal government, New Jersey's docs not require the addition of any control devices. FUEL SAVINGS It is estimated that an engine tune-up will achieve a seven to eight per cent fuel saving. In the first year of the system's operation, this would'add up to more than I 5 million gallons saved. The tola! out-of-pqckel cost to tile motoring public is expected to be about four million dollars, the savings in gasoline also behrg computed in lllif, figure. The state regulation also requires new car dealers lo sec to it that new cars conform to the state's emission standards before making delivery to customers. In addition, the code restates what has been true since 1938 -- that no person may operate his car on the public highways if it emits visible smoke. This portion of the code is enforce- able by the state and local police. New Jersey, with the highest density of both population and aluompbiles of any alatc, has 3'/2 million registered vehicles. Mileage Help The installation of radial tiros can increase gas mileage by as much as a mile and a half per gallon. Radial tires have less rolling resistance, thus requiring less power lo move Ihe car. CONTROL YOUR CARS APPETITE STOP AT ONE OF THESF FINE SERVICE STATIONS and Have Your Car Winterized LEE'S EXXON STATION Joe Mundy, Dlr. 313 W. Dicksou FayctUivillc, Ark, Phone 442-IMI1Z MANWARREN TEXACO Save gas Ihis winter -- bring your ear tor our expert engine tune-up TODAY! 101 W. Dickson Phone 443-1911 Owner, Don Dinglciline Manager, Pal Wilson UNIVERSITY GULF 607 W. Dicfcsoii Phone 521-3163 Good for FREE CAR WASH HOLIDAY INN GULF 2408 N. College 412-3019 Tires - Batteries Â· Accessories Washing - Polishing' Tuiie-Ups - Brake Service Shocks Installed OAK PLAZA GULF Your Car Care Headquarters 413-1219 1200 N. Garland LaRUE'S GULF 11 N. College 442-G031 Mechanical work--all kinds Tires, batteries accessories Winterize Your Car Today! Call us today for an appointment. Our excellent service department can get your car ready for winter and avoid the hardships that cold weather brings on. Don't delay, call us today! MAKE FISHER YOUR FIRST STOP . . , Save Gas By Having Your Car Winterized! ACCESSORIES MERCEDELS-BENZ OPEL GMAC FISHER BUICK, INC. Our Goal: "At Least- One Buick, Opel, or Mercedes in Every Driveway" 2396 N. College Are. Phone 442-4261 Fayetteville, Ark.
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