Yourvehicle tirescan handle a number of road conditions. But when the weather goes frightful, the tires need assistance. With chains on your vehicle tires, you can manage snowy and icy winter conditions, helping you continue with your drive even when the weather wants to slow you down.
WHY YOUR TYRES NEED CHAINS
Snow chains help vehicles have traction in the snow and ice. This is especially important in parts where there are steep mountain passes that can be difficult for cars, even in good weather. In some areas, snow chains are vital in order to drive on the road. You might see signs which direct you to place chains on your tires in some area before moving forward. Even four-wheel drive vehicles need assistance on snowy roads.
Before the winter starts, it’s not a good idea to try out your chains. This way, you will learn how to apply your snow chains without the snow falling in your face. It’s important you become familiar with this process in order to put your chains on your car tires the right way every time. When it’s dry and warm out, take out your snow chains and practice. Always ensure the car has the parking brake engaged before you begin.
WHERE TO FIND CHAINS
Check with the tire manufacturer to see what snow chains are best for your vehicle tires. The chains need to be the proper size in order to fit firmly. If you do not have the right size of chains, you should not drive in dangerous areas. Front wheel drive cars will need to have snow chains on the front two tires, rear wheel drive cars should have the chains applied to the rear tires. fit the chains by the corresponding wheels.
PUTTING THE CHAINS ON
Put the chain on the tire, starting at the top, laying the chain over the entire tire. Push the rest of the chain on the rest of the tire as much as you can. Once both sides have been chained, then turn the car on and move forward a few feet to allow the bottom of the tire to be revealed for the rest of the chain to be put into place. try the process with the rest of the chain. Tighten the chains on both sides of the car with the closer link. Drive a little bit further, stop, and tighten the chains again to fit the tires more closely.
CHECKING FOR PROPER PLACEMENT
As you drive, your vehicle ride will be bumpier, but that’s because of the chains. It’s normal. Check your chains before going out much further. Stop the car, check to be sure the chains are still locked on and do not have extra space between the chain and the car tires. If there is slack, continue to tighten the chains.
Taking the chains from the car tires is a simpler process. Simply reverse the steps to put the chains on and enjoy the freedom of being able to drive those snowy passes this year.