Mercedes of the S-class W202

1993-2000 of release

Repair and operation of the car

Mercedes W202
- 1.2. General information
   1.3. Maintenance
   1.4. Keys
   1.5. Doors
   1.6. Seats
   + 1.7. Security systems
   + 1.8. Equipment of salon
   + 1.9. Driving
   1.10. Engine cowl
   1.11. Ventilation block, conditioner
   1.12. Several councils upon purchase of the car
   1.13. The changed numbers
   1.14. Purchase of the old car
   1.15. Durability of the car
   1.16. About parallelism of bridges of the car and trailer
   - 1.17. Preparation of the car for winter
      1.17.1. Tires
      1.17.2. Engine
      1.17.3. Oil
      1.17.4. Accumulator
      1.17.5. System of ignition
      1.17.6. Body
      1.17.7. Glasses
      1.17.8. Expendables
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Lubrication system
+ 5. Cooling system
+ 6. Heating, ventilation
+ 7. System of ignition
+ 8. Fuel system
+ 9. Transmission
+ 10. Running gear
+ 11. Steering
+ 12. Brake system
+ 13. Body
+ 14. Electric equipment
+ 14.2. Electrical circuitries

1.17.1. Tires


On snow and ice do not walk in sandals – the car for the winter should be changed too. We wrote about winter rubber repeatedly therefore we will shortly remind only highlights.

For winter tires with markings of M+S (Mud+Snow – "Dirt + Snow"), Winter ("Winter") or W are intended. These inscriptions sometimes are followed by pictograms in the form of a snowflake or a cloudlet.

It is better to choose tires narrower, than by what you go in the summer – naturally, within the dimensional range, admissible for your car. The protector has to press through snow and mud porridge to a hard coating, and narrow tires cope with it better.

It is undesirable to go in the winter by all-weather tires – those that are marked by the AS indexes (All Seasons – "All seasons") or AW (Any Weather – "Any weather").

"Winter" opportunities at them weak; all-weather in the true sense of the word they can be considered only if it is about low-snow Europe, but not about Russia. Told to a lesser extent concerns rubber for SUVs. It in all-weather execution significantly "more winter", than automobile. If you have a SUV, tires of AS and AW in the winter – it is acceptable. But, of course, it is worse, than M+S or Winter.

Snow tires on ice and on snow hold better, than not studded. But on pure asphalt when braking on thorns the probability of blocking of wheels, a drift and a brake way increase: steel thorns not bad slide on asphalt. Danger consists also that drivers blindly trust in thorns and, braking on asphalt, expect from them the same death grip, as well as on ice. By the way, not snow winter snow tires of new generations on a slippery surface behave almost not worse, than studded.

Some for the winter put snow tires only on driving wheels. And on conducted leave... summer. Do not do so, it is dangerous. On the slippery road the probability of demolition of not studded couple of wheels is very high, even in rather harmless situations, – coefficients of coupling and resistance to side withdrawal too strongly differ.

Not to shipuyta of the tire anywhere. It is process responsible, demanding the good equipment and experts. Warped, it is insufficiently or the thorns which are excessively drowned in rubber increase wear of the tire. And, clear, safety do not promote.