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PUBLIC LIBRARY

PREFACE ASTOR LENOX ANO

TILDEN FOUNÒATIONS

TN PRESENTING this little treatise to the reading 1 public the writer wishes to emphasize that it is not intended as an instruction book on the construction or repair of automobiles. It has been prepared in answer to numerous requests for a concise exposition of the operating principles of modern gasoline automobiles. It has been thought desirable to incorporate a chapter outlining automobile construction very briefly in order that the novice may obtain some appreciation of the functions of the various parts before he learns the care and operation of the car. This book is intended as an absolutely non-technical compilation of the operating instructions of leading automobile manufacturers with which the car owner should be familiar. If a more detailed study of automobile construction or repair is desirable the reader may obtain very complete treatises and text books from the publisher of this little volume. The basic principles of gasoline motor car operation are practically the same in all types of cars though various forms of speed changing mechanism demand distinctive methods of control in each specific case. It is not possible to give definite information applying to every make of automobile but the types that are illustrated are representative of standard practice and the general advice given can be applied to all cars, especially the instructions relating to motor speed control and gear shifting. A careful study of the illustrations will serve to make clear many points that may not be fully explained in the text.

Victor W. Pagé. March, 1917.

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King Eight - Kissel-Kar— Maxwell — Marmon — Mitchell — ; National–Oakland Model 32—Oakland Model 50%Overland

75Overland 85-Packard Twin Six-Paige Pierce ArrowReo-Stearns-Knight-Studebaker-Scripps-Booth-Velie.

CHAPTER IV

CARE OF AUTOMOBILES

Winter Care of Automobiles—Maintenance of Body and Upholstery

-Care of Storage Battery—Tools and Repair EquipmentGeneral Supplies—Motor Troubles—Road Repair of Tires— Extricating a Mired Automobile.

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