INSTRUCTION BOOKS FOR SECONDHAND CARS
MOTOR SPORT mailbag usually contains one or two letters from motoring readers who have bought used cars and want to know where they can get the necessary official Instruction Books. In a few instances it is possible to refer them to the car manufacturers but unfortunately in the majority of cases the makers concerned do not continue issuing Instruction Books for earlier models, and are therefore unable to be of any assistance. The motorist completely without authoritative literature is confronted with the unpleasant position of not knowing what to do, and with the still more unpleasant
possibility of some serious damage being caused to the mechanism of his car through not knowing the attention required. With considerable foresight a well known oil company has now stepped into this breach, and endeavoured to remedy the position, if not completely at any rate as far as the very important question of lubrication is concerned. Acting in collaboration with a number of car manufacturers, they have established a ” Motorists’ Library,” consisting of a series of lubrication diagrams relating to most popular cars produced during the last six years. The diagrams give full details of the various lubrication points on each chassis and the correct lubricants
to be used. The library also includes books dealing with car lubrication and the lubrication of special Components, Such as the Wilson Self-Changing gear. These publications, which are free to motorists, devote attention to general running hints, and the copious illustrations form particularly useful guides. The concern responsible for . this scheme is the Wakefield Castrol Company, Cheapsid.e, London, and to them all applications for literature should be made.