Important Tire Chain Information

Important Information: 

  • All winter traction products will wear out with extended use. They can also break due to misfit, misapplication or misuse. If this should occur, stop immediately and remove the chain.
  • It is strongly recommending that the chains be fitted to the tire prior to actual use to insure proper fit. Tire size may vary because of age, manufacturer, tread or type.
  • Vehicle manufacturers’ determine the clearance requirements based on the original (OEM) tires provided with the vehicle. Placing different size tires on your vehicle may affect the clearance necessary to operate this product.
  • During installation of the chain, ensure that the chain drapes at least three inches over each side of the tire from the edge of the tread.
  • With traction devices installed, the vehicle will handle differently (for example, a longer braking distance on pavement without snow or ice). Adjust your driving to these changed conditions.
  • Tire chains are legal in every state and province in North America, including those where studded tires are prohibited. Check local laws and regulations for any restrictions in your area.

For Maximum Chain Life: 

  • Avoid speeds over 30 miles per hour and use on bare pavement. Chain links on cross members will be damaged and cause cross members to break. Damage could occur to chains, tires and vehicles.
  • Avoid spinning tires. Start slowly, even in uphill conditions.
  • Avoid locking brakes. The best braking technique is a pumping action.
  • If a cross member should break, stop and remove or replace it immediately.
  • After use, clean and spray with an all-purpose lubricant.