Simplify Looking For Snow Chains...This guide has been put together to simplify looking for the right snow chain for your vehicles tyres. Snow chains are an extremely useful product if conditions become too extreme to drive on the roads, a set of our Arctic Snow Chains might help you out of a tight spot when the snow arrives this year.
1. Firstly you need to check the clearance around your tyres and suspension struts, this may sound complicated but all the information you need is in your vehicle's handbook. If you can't find the details in your vehicle's handbook simply phone your local car dealer and they will be able tell you. The space around your tyres will give you the approximate thickness of snow chain that you need. (Most vehicles have at least 10mm of space between these key points.)
2. No you need your tyre size. Go out to your car or van and check on your tyre sidewall for the tyre profile, width and wheel diameter, (see the image below to find where this will be on your tyre)
3. Now Once you have your vehicle's tyre size and clearance levels, you can use the Carracks search bar to enter your tyre size:
PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO FIND THE RIGHT SNOW CHAIN FOR YOU:
Extra information regarding snow chain fitment:Before travelling on a journey which may require snow chains use, trial fit the chains to ensure that you are familiar with their use, and to confirm that the chain is of the correct size for the vehicle.
Snow chains are an emergency measure designed to provide improved traction and to prevent road holding issues. Chains should only be used over short distances and where the road surface us consistently covered with snow. Use on thin snow, ice or tarmac will increase wear and may lead to premature link failure.
After fitting chains, care must be taken, as the vehicle handling characteristics may change significantly. Sudden braking and acceleration should be avoided at all times. Drive at a reduced speed, never to exceed 50km/h. Check the chains regularly for wear or damage and be aware that, should a chain break through excess wear or impact damage, the available traction level may suddenly be reduced.
Chain wear is a normal characteristic of regular use. When using worn chains, place the worn side of the chain against the tyre surface. Do not use a chain if wear exceeds 50%. If a chain breaks, remove it immediately to avoid vehicle damage. Replacement repair links are supplied with the product to allow emergency repair.
After use, wash the chains in clean water to remove road salt and prevent corrosion during storage, allowing the chains to fully dry before placing them in their storage case.