Lada is a brand of Russian vehicles. If you are a car collector, you may be fortunate to have a Lada vehicle in your garage or be hoping to acquire one someday. If this is you, you should definitely add the Lada repair manual to your garage. It will be an invaluable resource for maintaining your Lada. In addition, it will be interesting and informative reading for those hoping to add a Lada to their garage in the future.
AvtoVAZ is the name of the company that owns the Lada brand. AvtoVAZ is owned by the French carmaker Renault.
In 1973, Lada appeared and became the more popular car brand for AvtoVAZ. Actually, the name “Lada” refers to a type of Viking long ship and the symbol for Lada incorporates a long ship into the logo.
The Lada concept was based on a few factors: affordability, reliability, easy to maintain at home, and dependable functionality. Because of all these factors, Lada became the vehicle of choice for police, taxis, and military in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.
When AvtoVAZ began manufacturing the Lada in 1970, it was based on the design of the Fiat. They added several differences though. The Lada had steel body panels that were heavier and many other components were constructed to be sturdier. This was done to make the Lada a better car for the harsh Russian winters and the bad conditions of Russian roads which were very bumpy and full of potholes.
Additionally, the Lada was constructed to have greater ground clearance and more up to date suspensions systems in the rear and in the front. The manufacturer also equipped the Lada with the most up to date transmission possible.
Because repair shops were hard to find in Russia, the Lada was designed with this in mind. The Lada was designed to be a car that would be easy for the owner to maintain and repair on his own. The designers and engineers kept this fact in mind when designing the Lada inside and out.
In Europe, Canada and Central America the Lada became a popular option for buyers looking for an affordable and hardy car. Sales of Lada cars were very popular in these countries, although the West saw them as a bit of a joke and they were not taken seriously.
If you are a serious car collector or just lucky to have a Lada in your own garage, the Lada service manual is a must for keeping your car running great.