Truck Tire Chains – What Size Chains Do You Need?

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Tire chains are often required on mountain passes during winter months. Whether you are driving to visit family for the holiday season, or you live in a snowfall area, you should carry properly sized snow chains. Correct sizing is crucial for safe driving in winter conditions. Poorly fitted transaction devices can fall off, break, and in many cases, damage your car. Stay safe and be prepared!

Before you figure out what size truck tire chains you need, you have to decide what style you will need. You can buy snow chain cables, which are easier to install, or you can purchase metal snow chains. Cobra cables are typically perfect for cars, small trucks and SUV's. Bigger autos, like commercial trucks can also use cables, but they are a heavier grade than those offered for light autos. If you are not sure which tire chains to purchase for your truck, and you are traveling regularly maintained roads, I would suggest using cable chains.

Cables are reasonably priced and easy to install. Simply place them on top of the drive tires and tuck the back portion under the tire. Roll or drive your car back a foot. The chains will have fallen off the tire. Not to worry. Your chains are supposedly to be under the tire. Wrap the chain around the tire, connect, and tighten as needed. It's simple to stay safe on the roads!

Check online permissions for correct chain sizes. Visiting your local auto parts store is another way to make sure you purchase the correct size. Either way, be sure to check with local authorities regarding chain use. Some areas restrict use and require snow tires instead. Be prepared for all driving conditions. Remember to carry snow chains and other essential safety items with you at all times during the winter.

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Source by Oli Kwest