When the roads are covered with ice and hard-packed snow and you absolutely have to get to your destination, there’s no substitute for tire chains. Metal chains will dig into the slipperiest surface and offer traction that even the gnarliest off-road rubber can’t deliver. But when you think tire chains, if you have visions of loose chains flopping against your expensive alloy wheels, and lying on your back in freezing weather to install them, think again.

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We offer chains that are so easy to install that access to the back of the wheel and tire isn’t even necessary, as well as chains that only require 3 steps to install. And many chains include self-tensioning systems so there’s no need to have to stop and re-tension when you’re underway. We also have chains that don’t come in contact with the wheel or have nylon bumpers so you don’t have to worry about wheel damage.

Along with the aforementioned easy installation features, all chains come with easy to follow installation instructions, some chains feature color coded assembly points, and some even come with gloves and a handy mat you can kneel on during chain installation and removal, so you can stay as neat as possible. And when the weather clears and your chains are no longer needed, you can store them for next time in the included storage case. All of our tire chains are compatible with anti-lock braking and traction control systems, and we have chains with small diameter links for applications with tight tire/fender clearance.

Regardless of what you drive, from the smallest compact to the largest trucks and SUVs, we have the tire chains that will fit your wheels and tires. We even have chains that mount only on the tread, for vehicles with clearance problems. These chains are manufactured from through-hardened Manganese and Nickel Alloy steel, so you’ll get many seasons of use from your purchase, and they have a unique dual sided D-shaped links for greater traction and long life. Every link is tested for strength and uniform size, and if defective, it’s removed.

But when you only need temporary traction assistance on snow and ice covered roads, Snow Socks are an inexpensive and easy-to-install alternative to tire chains. The patented Snow Socks are textile tire covers that have been tested and proven to improve traction on snowy and icy surfaces. They’re easy to mount, self-centering, quiet, will not damage alloy rims, and ideal for applications where there is minimal clearance between the tire and fender. Snow Socks are available for cars, trucks, and SUVs. Reusable and machine washable, when not in use Snow Socks can be folded up and stored in their convenient carrying case. Snow Socks should not be used on dry roads or at speeds over 30 mph.

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4.5 of 5
Thule CB-12 Tire Chains
Product appears to be well constructed and reliable. Moderately easy to install. Performed admirably in the last big snow storm.
PPosted by Phillip (Mayfield, KY) /
2010 Nissan Versa
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