In the summer on new tires

Sun gladdens every day warm rays, snow crowd last few piles under the trees in the forest, and the asphalt is already forgotten what snow and ice. We would not think to put this weather winter boots. Time to change the car also served as faithfully winter shoes. Someone from last year remained in the garage is not much battered last year’s tires, and the task in front of someone to go to the store and pick up two new pairs of shoes for four-wheeled friend.

Summer tires

Summer tires

The first thing to do when choosing tires – is to understand the labeling. So, in the outer circle are sequentially arranged tire manufacturer and the name, for example «YOKOHAMA S306», further design type, say, «RADIAL», necessarily – size of index structure and the maximum recommended rate, for example 185/65 R13 84H, here can be additional marking seasonal tires, the mark that they are strengthened. smaller font applied pressure and the maximum permitted load, country of manufacture, DOT code, labeling compliance ECE, doubled size.

Originally, the most important marks for the selection of tires is their size. Let us examine it in the example: 185/65 R13 84H. Here 185 – tire width in millimeters 65 – percentage of the width, height characterizing the side board; R – labeling of radial structure (diagonal to the letter «R» is simply absent), 13 – inch disk radius; H – the speed index (corresponds to 210 km/hr) 84 – index of maximum tire load (515 kg).

Summer tires

Summer tires

Determine the size, proceed to the choice of wheel profile. Here producers are given a choice between «standard» (standart), «sport» (high-performance), «low profile» (performance) and “supernizkoprofilnymi” tires. These tires differ rigidity frame. Depending on this, they have different speed codes from intended for more than 240 km/hour sports and less than 190 km/hour standard. Low profile tires have a higher speed indexes provide a comfortable ride and “good behavior”, but fit only for the quality of asphalt pavements. Standard tires are more rigid frame, exchange comfortable, but more enduring, reliable and better protect the disk from damage.

Tire width for many motorists have aesthetic value. Broader models look solid, impressive. Their main drawback – increased risk when driving on wet roads, especially on rear wheel drive car, cornering possible wheel arches start to hurt, and they cost more narrow.