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Choice your chain

Snow chains provide vastly improved traction when traveling on snow and ice covered roads, but with so many models to choose from, finding the perfect chain for your vehicle can be overwhelming. Our Snow Chain Guide can help you find the right chain for your ride that will suit the driving conditions you encounter most frequently. Most vehicles can be equipped with snow chains, however some cars and trucks have very little clearance between the tire and other internal components. To find out if your tires can be equipped with chains, check your vehicle’s maintenance or owner’s manual and verify that it contains no warnings advising against the installation of snow chains. Click here for alternative traction options if your manual advises against using snow chains.

What Size Are My Tires?

Once verified, take careful note of the three measurements on the side of your tire. The first number indicates tire width, the second gives you the tire height ratio (sidewall height as percentage of width) and the third denotes the diameter of the wheel expressed in inches. This information is critical in determining which snow chain size will fit your tire.

Metal snow chains

Low cost solution

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An effective and efficient solution for long-distance driving, metal snow chains are ideal for driving on snow-covered roads identified by the round blue B26 sign and strong enough for use on cleared sections. Snow chains are made from high quality steel components and thus will grip firmly into ice providing extra traction even in the severest conditions. Therefore snow chains will normally provide more traction opposed to snow socks.  Manual tensioning chains are a low cost solution, that require tensioning 2 to 3 times over a distance of a couple of meters before you continue a journey. Available for car, van 4×4.

Automatic-easy fitting

Extremely easy and fast.

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Automatic Tensioning: Opposed to the manual tensioning chains, the automatic tensioning system do not require any tensioning subsequent to initial fitting. They will automatically tension and self centre as the vehicle is driven. Low to non clearance chains: Fitting the Clack extremely easy and fast. Simply lay the chain on to the wheel and connect it to any one of the wheel nuts. The chain will automatically position itself on the tyre after the tensioning adjustments have been completed. With this type of chain there is no need for clearance to be behind the rear side of the tyre, making them the most effective and easiest to use snow chains on the market. Available for car, van 4×4.

Snow shocks

Easy and casual

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Socks are not as effective as chains in more severe conditions. They’re not considered an ‘approved’ alternative to chains in areas where snow chain signs are posted, but do appear to be considerably easier to fit and remove, and do offer some improvement in grip from a summer tyre – particularly where the road is flat. Like chains, snow socks must be removed when you get to a gritted/cleared road surface – the tyre would not comply with minimum tread depth requirements and socks will wear out rapidly when driven on a tarmac surface. Available for car, van 4×4.