KNOW YOUR CAR
THE wear on the average motor car is far more severe in winter than in summer, despite the fact that the car usually is run comparatively little in cold weather.
There are two main causes for this. One is that the choke must be used for several minutes in starting up because the motor is so cold, resulting in excessive crank case dilution and consequent poor lubrication. The other is that many owners do not cover up a portion of their radiators so the motor will warm up to normal summer temperatures. This also results in condensation of liquid gasoline on the cylinder walls, and so dilution of crank case oil goes on all the time the motor is in use. Carbon also forms rapidly in a motor run too cold.
Follow these rules during cold weather :
1. Use the choke as little as possible.
2. Let the motor idle slowly with the radiator covered up until it attains proper temperature.
3. Never race the motor idle or drive fast until the motor has had time to warm up.
4. Keep enough of the radiator surface covered up so that the thermometer will register summer running temperature.