How to choose wheels?

Evgenia Zimnyakova
Evgenia Zimnyakova
January 25, 2013
How to choose wheels?

In many countries of the world where snow falls in winter, the government introduced laws on the mandatory use of winter tires in winter. For the summer season such zhetskih measures are not yet provided, but it happens, there are drivers who use studded tires in the summer. They say that I “finish the summer”, and for the winter I will take new ones. Accordingly, in the summer it is better to use summer tires. All-season tires are universal and not always acceptable. In summer, the asphalt is heated so the rubber should be harder so as not to “burn” on the asphalt. In winter, in cold weather and ice, soft rubber makes it easier to “hold” the road. Let's consider how to choose wheels.

Seasonally and clothing

First choose seasonality. We have already considered that in winter - winter, in summer - summer. Winter is also divided into studded and not studded. Not studded wheels are distinguished by a large number of lamellas on the tread, which will allow the wheel to “stick” to the road like a sponge, due to which this type was named by the people “sticky tape”.Those who use the front wheel drive car for the most part put not studded wheels on the car. While on the rear wheel drive is still more often save good studded wheels.

Next you should pay attention to the size of the wheel. To do this, you need to correctly read and understand what each digit means. Example, 175/65 R14.

The first digit tells us about the width of the wheel in millimeters, the second digit is the height of the profile of the wheel in percent relative to its width. Well, the last is the radius of the wheel. What does all this tell us? The wider the wheel, the better the car holds the road, the narrower the better its throughput. A narrow wheel cuts ice. The higher the profile height, the softer the car goes, and accordingly the lower the harder it is. Every more or less experienced motorist knows at least about the dimension of his wheels. If he doesn’t know, the corresponding signs will be reported to him on the driver’s door. Therefore, we will not go deep into the dimension.

What to stop?

What wheels to choose each driver chooses himself based on the characteristics of the car, the area where they use the car, driving style.A wide and low-profile wheels are more suitable for a sports car, as well as those who prefer fast and aggressive driving. Since this type of wheel has a better effect on the car’s handling, its obedience, and the feeling of a car driver. Because a high profile has the property of “undermining”, which negatively affects speed and controllability. A high profile and relatively narrow wheels will suit most drivers. Someone for the winter prefers to put the wheels a smaller radius, but higher profile, someone remains in the same size, but changes only the seasonality.