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Automotive dictionary (encyklopedia)

Dictionary of terms and abbreviations for cars (automobiles), motorcycles (bikes),
bicycles, boats, engines, machines, machining and car fixing.

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Tire dimensions

Tire dimensions are normally given in a format like 145/70-R17. The width of this tire is 145 mm. The height of the sidewall, the distance from the edge of the wheel to the edge of the tire, is 70% of the width. 17 is the diameter of the wheel the tire is designed to fit on in inches. The R means it si a radial tire. If the second part, 70, is left out, 80% is assumed.

Top U.S. Insurance Companies

The top auto insurance companies in the U.S.A., based on several customer and expert ratings, are in the following list. Although individual ratings vary slightly, the order of the insurance companies below approximately reflects their average quality: