Cars 2023, March
New wheels are one of several ways to customize the car. However, with so many rims available, it is not easy to determine which one is right for you. It is important to choose a kit that looks great, but it should improve not only the appearance but also the performance of the car - or at least not spoil it. How to choose the right rims for your car wheels according to the make and model of the vehicle, your needs and your driving style?
During the Second World War, a huge number of tanks were created in each of the countries participating in the conflict. In Germany, the USA and the USSR, several generations of armored vehicles managed to change over the course of 5 years of the conflict. Moreover, if you look at most of the Soviet tanks, and then compare them with German tanks and assault guns, you will notice that the former have almost no muzzle brakes on the barrel. Why?
After the end of World War II, the leadership and population of the Soviet Union faced a most difficult but vital task - the restoration of the national economy. It was not possible to carry it out in full without the widespread motorization of the country in the middle of the 20th century. And therefore, despite the harsh conditions, new factories began to grow like mushrooms throughout the Soviet Union after the rain. One of these enterprises is the Riga Bus Factory
The average tenure of a new car in Russia has recently grown from 3 to 5 years. In order for the car not to lose the warranty, it must undergo service maintenance every 15-20 thousand kilometers, depending on the distance set by the manufacturer. At the same time, the average annual mileage of Russian cars is 17.5 thousand km. This means that in five years, most new cars have time to pass MOT 5-6 times. Let's see how expensive it is to service
It is difficult not to notice the fact that the rear wheels of the tractor are almost always much larger than the front ones. Well, or the front wheels are much smaller than the rear ones - that's how you look at it. The question is different: such a difference in wheel diameters is clearly dictated not by "design delights", but by some technical necessity. So why does a tractor need such a wheel shape and no other?
How to correctly say in relation to the place of emergency exit from public transport or a building: "emergency exit" or is it "emergency exit"? The second option is more familiar to a modern person, however, for many decades, over and over again on warning signs, an inscription from the first option appears that hurts the eye and ear. Why is it so? Are those who write them not very literate? Or maybe everyone else does not know something about the rules?
The oldest monorail in history to date appeared in Germany almost a century ago. It is called the "Wuppertal Suspended Railway" or "Schwebebahn Wuppertal". The monorail is notable for many features and facts. And the most striking case in its history was, perhaps, the incident with the elephant, which fell out of the marching composition
Of course, when you need to travel without fail or urgently, you can take a ticket to any place and to any carriage. However, when the opportunity to choose is still present and there is some scope for being finicky, you should not deny yourself the opportunity to get as comfortable on the trip as possible. Among experienced travelers by rail, the first and last carriages of a train are traditionally considered the worst. Let's talk about the reasons for this look
Car parks have been and remain one of the favorite places of activity of all kinds of scammers. Every day, attackers are waiting for naive and insufficiently experienced citizens in dealing with "emergency situations" in order to cash in on them. It is for this reason that it is important to know examples of at least the most popular "divorces" used by robbers of the tongue and tears
A brand new "Grant" with an updated power unit appeared on the market in May 2021. In general, motorists praised the new domestic car, noting that at the moment in its price segment in terms of most characteristics, except for the turning angle, the new Granta leaves more than half of its competitors behind. However, there is no good without a silver lining, and therefore, almost 3 months later, the first reviews of problems and malfunctions appeared. So what are you most often criticized for?
Even today, the radio tape recorder occupies an important place in many car dealerships. Years go by, technology is improving, cassettes are inferior to disks, disks - to "flash drives", "flash drives" - to Wi-Fi connection. The main thing remains unchanged: driving in a car without music is somehow boring. At the same time, not every driver is aware that replacing the audio system in a car may result in a fine, or even deprivation of rights
Cars in the 21st century are primarily associated with comfort and safety, and only then are the indicators of efficiency and functionality, which are not always fundamental when choosing a vehicle. At the same time, such unpleasant moments as electric shocks when touching the car body should not darken the life of its owner with unpleasant sensations. The same goes for security
Lutsk Automobile Plant is one of the most famous automobile enterprises established in the Soviet Union. The plant has a long and very eventful history, for which it had to go through everything that every Soviet enterprise eventually faced in one way or another in the 1990s. So how are things going at LuAZ today, what is the enterprise producing at the moment?
In which countries of the world gasoline is distributed almost for nothing (but you should not rush to move there)
Gasoline prices fluctuate and depending on where you are, they can be more or less profitable. In Russia, people are used to paying large sums of money at gas stations. But have you ever wondered how much you would pay for gasoline in other regions of the world?
Few drivers are eager to meet with traffic police officers. Yes, there are those who like to have fun pouring hundreds of liters of legal water on the heads of traffic police inspectors. For other motorists, such an acquaintance in the middle of the road or on one of the city streets is very unpleasant. Despite this, it is vitally important for every driver to learn how to behave correctly when stopping a vehicle by a traffic police officer
If you are a driver with great experience, you are familiar with this phrase - "car repair". Different cars bother their owners for various reasons, but each time faced with the need to bring their vehicle to the proper technical condition, motorists face a difficult dilemma - hand over the car to an authorized dealer, contact the nearest car service or try to repair it on their own
Intoxicating revs of a powerful motor. A breathtaking vacuum behind a speeding supercar. This is an endurance sport. This is the thrill of the audience. High-speed cars have a special charm - keen drivers understand this. The fact that they are getting faster worries each of us. We watch with gusto as incredible cars compete for the title of the fastest in the world
Automobile transport and residential areas in Russia are a topic for many hours of discussions and documentaries, of which many have already been filmed. In the courtyards, motorists seem to find themselves in a parallel reality, where pedestrians dominate the entire width of the sidewalk and the roadway, and the drivers do their best not to receive a fine or, even worse, liability - administrative or even criminal
The rivalry between BMW and Mercedes-Benz is timeless and glorious in every possible way. From witty banter at each other on billboards to relay races to improve sales and technology, the battle between two iconic automotive giants is a treat for us all
Small cars are a hit in every major city. They allow you to move neatly through crowded streets, find parking faster, use less fuel and still have enough luggage space for weekly purchases
The secondary automotive market in Russia is ready to offer buyers a sufficient number of reliable cars that practically do not cause trouble to their owners throughout the entire service life
One of the reasons why we get nervous when we are stopped has to do with traffic fines. This is an expensive “treat” for most drivers, but the police never stop handing them out, and there is no surefire way to avoid sanctions. Avoiding common violations in everyday travel is the only thing that can increase the chances in your favor, save your nerves and save money in your wallet
Sometimes good ideas change life and improve its quality. To date, many devices have been invented that can help the driver on the road. Modern technology has made it possible to drive relaxed and enjoy every ride - you just need to consider which ones will be really useful for you
Driving is fun. It seems easy when done by someone else, but for beginners it can be confusing and intimidating. It's one thing to have a driver's license, and it's another to be a good driver. If you have recently started driving or want to remember forgotten skills, use our tips. They will help novice drivers avoid mistakes and stress, and experienced people will refresh their memory. Surely everyone will find something useful here - we hope so
Capturing spoils of war is nothing new. All the winners take away weapons, equipment, even uniforms from the defeated armies. Everything that may be of interest is taken from the territory of the defeated country - equipment, raw materials, goods, numerous experimental projects and ready-made technologies. Ships, planes and cars including. Sometimes things are in good condition, and if not, they can always be repaired or disassembled for parts, at the same time revealing some secrets to the enemy
Nothing says modern luxury more than the four intertwined rings of one of Germany's most popular automakers, Audi. Today it is a prestigious division of the Volkswagen Group and one of the most sought-after brands among young people looking for luxury cars
Who would have thought that an ordinary trip to a car wash could turn into unforeseen expenses for the car owner, wasted time and a lot of wasted nerves. What can go wrong when washing a car?
“We make the Earth go round” - heavy-duty car drivers like to joke. There is a deal of truth in it. The whole world really relies on them every day. Their machines come in a variety of sizes, configurations and payloads, but serve the same purpose - to reliably complete tasks regardless of temperature and weather conditions, often far from any infrastructure
Perestroika and the subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union led to a deep economic crisis in Russia, accompanied by an unprecedented rampant crime. This turbulent period with regular bandit squabbles, shootings and robberies is not without reason called the "dashing nineties"
Different people are attracted to specific types of cars: both German and Japanese cars have a huge fan base. Both countries produce machines that meet their high quality standards, with carefully thought-out performance characteristics and a range of effective special tools to best unleash the talents of each piece. If you are thinking about which car to buy, then both German and Japanese brands will have advantages
There are a huge number of myths and misconceptions regarding automobile bearings, many of which have appeared not without the help of "folk art" and the desire to save money where it is definitely not necessary to do so. Therefore, it's time to talk about the most common ones. Some of the myths successfully developed in the driving environment back in the years of the Soviet Union and wanders around in garages and service stations to this day
With the refusal of the car to start or the fact that the car stalls immediately after starting, drivers are faced at the most inopportune moment. Sometimes the reason can be hidden in the incorrectly selected oil in winter, when the engine literally freezes from the inside. But often the problem with starting the engine lies much deeper than just a driver's oversight when buying oil
When the wheel bearing fails, the vehicle cannot move further. This is because, due to problems with these parts, the wheels stop spinning. Needless to say, bearings wear out during vehicle operation? In order not to find yourself in an unpleasant situation, they must be checked regularly. Contacting a master is guaranteed to cost a pretty penny, and therefore you should master the skill of identifying bearing wear without outside help
What motorist doesn't want to extend the life of the bearings in their car by even 50 percent? But what if you try to extend the lifespan by three times? In fact, this is possible. To do this, it is enough to know one trick, proven over the years and decades, from really experienced drivers
Do not count the number of "useful tips" on the Internet that drivers give each other about the ways to use WD-40 grease. At the same time, not everyone, reading the next batch of recommendations of this kind, thinks about the fact that in reality almost everything that he was "advised" in fact can belong to the category of "harmful", if not openly "wrecking" advice. Let's take a look at a few popular misconceptions about the WD-40
Even if tons of snow do not fall in winter, this does not mean at all that motorists will not face additional difficulties in their everyday life. The first and foremost comes in the winter from the fierce cold. Or rather, from daily temperature drops, which first lead to the formation of condensation in each accessible gap, and then are crowned with frosts, which form a destructive and interfering ice edge. The worst is when the castles freeze
The vastness of the Internet is full of a variety of useful tips on how to properly use the popular WD-40 grease to solve a variety of problems in your "swallow". At the same time, few people realize that a popular tool can not only help in solving a number of problems and issues, but also cause considerable harm to the car. The worst part is that many motorists don't even know about it until they try
Many have probably heard stories that car dealers are also buying silicone grease. Surely the majority of citizens are interested in why it is to agents of the secondary car market in such a large number, and whether these purchases are in any way connected with the professional activity of "outbid". As is often the case, the answer lies literally on the surface
In the vastness of the domestic segment of the Internet, every now and then you come across unfortunate advice that the wheel bolts would be nice to lubricate. Experienced motorists will most likely advise to do the opposite thing - do not lubricate the mentioned hardware in any case. What is the root of the dispute and the essence of the question, and most importantly: is it worth or is it not worth covering the wheel bolts with grease?
River motor ships "Meteor" appeared during the Soviet Union and were used as river transport. In total, about 400 motor ships of this series were produced. Many of these vessels are still in service today. And quite recently, a new, already Russian "Meteor" was launched. It's time to get to know the descendant of the legend better