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What you need to know when choosing a car tire?

Types of car tires

The best option is to have two sets of tires (summer and winter). All-season tires have average performance.
Tires for mild winters are suitable for large cities, while tires for northern (Scandinavian) winters are ideal for areas with a harsh climate.

Tires with a symmetrical tread pattern are suitable for urban and compact cars. As a rule, they provide an adequate level of stability under a wide variety of road conditions.

An asymmetric tire tread has a different pattern on the inside and outside of the tire. The tread on the inside of the tire helps to effectively remove water or snow from the contact patch. The outer side has a protector that provides reliable grip and linear characteristics when cornering and braking in a wide range of speeds.
Asymmetric tires are most often installed in the primary configuration on premium cars, as well as on powerful sports cars.

Characteristics and parameters of automobile tires

Studded tires are designed to ride on ice and tightly rolled snow.

Tire mounting diameter, measured in inches.
When choosing a wheel for this parameter, you should follow the recommendations of the car manufacturer.

Profile width
The first number in the tire marking. For example, 165 /70 R14, wherein the width is 165 mm. When choosing a tire for this parameter, you should follow the recommendations of the car manufacturer.

Profile height
The second number in the tire marking. For example, 165/ 70 R14, wherein 70 - height, expressed as a percentage of tire width (165). The height of the tire profile directly affects the handling and driving comfort.

RunFlat technology
Due to the special design on this type of tire, it is possible to continue driving even after a puncture and a complete loss of pressure over a distance of up to 160 km at a speed of no more than 80 km / h.

Tires are distinguished by purpose: for cars, for off-road vehicles and for commercial vehicles and minibuses (for example, "Sable", "Gazelle").

Maximum load (per tire)
The maximum permissible load (in kg) that the tire is able to withstand (in accordance with the load index). When choosing a tire for this parameter, you should follow the recommendations of the car manufacturer.

Popular car tire manufacturers
Bridgestone, Continental, Cordiant, Dunlop, Goodyear, Hankook, Kumho, Michelin, Nokian, Pirelli, Yokohama, Nizhnekamskshina

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In the Armed Forces, GAZ-66 will be replaced by Indian trucks

Two models are currently being considered - Ashok Leyland Guru 715 and Tata LPTA 713.

After the break-up of economic relations with Russia, Ukraine took a course towards a gradual abandonment of Soviet and Russian production in its army. Heavy Ural and medium ZIL-131 with the wheeled formula 6x6 in the troops are replaced by the Belarusian Umbrellas Ukrainian assemblies, but now they have found a replacement for light GAZ-66 with a wheeled formula 4x4, informs Ukr.Media .

The last GAZ-66 was released in 1999, the youngest version of this model for 20 years. In the Ukrainian army, most of the "shishi" was released at all before the collapse of the USSR, they were 30 years old. That is why Ukrainians were actively looking for a replacement for these cars.

In the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFS) GAZ-66 can be replaced by trucks from India. Two models are currently being considered - Ashok Leyland Guru 715 and Tata LPTA 713. Both trucks have a 4x4 wheelbase and are close to GAZ-66 with mass-dimensional characteristics. The proposal for the supply of these cars to the Armed Forces of Ukraine was Borispol Automobile Plant (BAZ), which specializes in the production of buses on Indian assemblies.

The Ashok Leyland Guru 715 is equipped with a 3.8-liter turbodiesel with a capacity of 150 liters. with. and a torque of 520 Nm, the engine is combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The lifting capacity of the car is 2.5 tons (+500 kg relative to GAZ-66), maximum speed - 110 km / h (+20 km / h compared to GAZ-66). Among other advantages is a relatively small turning radius, a pneumatic brake system (with a separate contour on each axle), the ability to overcome steep climbs. Guru 715 is equipped with a modern cab from the Czech Avia truck D-series (Indians owned Avia from 2006 to 2016 and now produce this cab with licenses). Road clearance of Guru 715 - 315 mm (as in GAZ-66)

The Tata LPTA 713 is equipped with a 5.9-liter Cummins turbodiesel with a capacity of 145 liters. with. The lifting capacity of this car is also 2.5 tons, its clearance is 300 mm. The cabin in this model is simpler than in Ashok Leyland - it is taken from the truck Tata 709, manufactured since the 80's. The advantage of Dad is that its construction is well-known to the specialists of the Boryspil Automobile Plant, because on the chassis of the rear-wheel drive Tata the plant makes the buses of the Etalon mark, that is, it's not difficult to arrange the assembly of these trucks in Ukraine.