2023 Author: Erin Ralphs | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:31
Every year, motorists "change shoes" of their iron horses several times. In autumn it is winter tires, in spring - summer tires. And there are those who change their wheels only when they become bald. But be that as it may, it is extremely necessary to monitor the technical condition of the tires, and so that at one fine moment the car does not suffer into a ditch, it is imperative to change shoes and control tread wear. And today we will talk about the features of winter and summer tires on Russian Chevrolet Niva SUVs.
We note right away that the "all season" is a very risky option, especially in those regions where winter lasts 5-6 months. The fact is that such tires have only the average qualities of both seasonal tires. On snow, at low temperatures, this rubber behaves simply unpredictably. And in order not to suddenly lose control, you have todevelop special dexterity and drive at a speed of no more than 60-70 kilometers per hour. For beginners, "all-weather" in winter is the same as a summer tire on ice. Therefore, the tires on the Chevrolet Niva should always correspond to seasonality. And no matter how much driving experience you have, situations on the roads are sometimes so unpredictable that even a driving expert can't cope with the controls.
Rubber for Chevrolet Niva - dimensions
Although this SUV is available in several trim levels, the tire diameter is the same for all - 16 inches. The length and width of the wheel, as a rule, corresponds to the value of 215/65 millimeters, but there are some nuances here. Therefore, before buying, first of all, pay attention to the dimension of the wheels. Most often, the rubber on the Chevrolet Niva is 215 / 65R16.
Summer and winter tire properties
A summer tire is primarily different from a winter tire in its characteristic tread pattern. The best traction with the roadway is provided by a tire with an asymmetric tread. Also a distinctive feature of this tire is its composition. Summer tires on the Chevrolet Niva are made from softer grades of rubber. In turn, "spike" is made from hard grade material. Such a composition is determined by different temperature conditions in which one or another tire is operated. Also, winter tires on the Chevrolet Niva are distinguished by their tread and the presence of spikes, and in some cases their absence (this is the so-called Velcro). The latter, with its properties andThe composition provides the same maneuverability and stability to the vehicle as a conventional tire. Studded tires on the Chevrolet Niva usually have a larger tread, which ensures maximum grip on packed snow and ice.
It is worth noting that this tire does not always guarantee safe driving. On bare pavement or loose snow (which is not uncommon for big cities), it simply loses all its spikes, and the car becomes uncontrollable. Therefore, in urban areas, it is best to use Velcro.