Tire Chains

Here’s the first thing that pops into everyone’s head when someone mentions tire chains for their Used Tires : “Oh yeah! It’s those chain looking things that you put on your tires whenever you go in the snow or whenever there’s ice on the road”. That’s typically right.

Tire chains - also called snow chains - are certain tools that are fitted onto your used tires in order to give you the best traction possible whenever you travel through snow and ice. The snow chains are attached to the drive wheels & tires of your car. When you go to Used Tire Stores to buy the chains, you’ll come to find that they’re usually sold in pairs. They have to be bought to match a specific tire size - the tire size on your vehicle.

When you drive with chains on your tires, it will typically reduce your fuel efficiency and even limit the speed at which you can travel at. There are three general tire chains that you can get: diamond, cable, and link. The diamond-style chains are called “diamond-style” because there’s a diamond pattern when the metal strands interlock. The cable-styled one has a sequence of straight metal clips that are designed to run horizontally against the face of your Used Tire. When it comes to the link-styled chains, you’ll notice that it’s a combination of the diamond-style and cable-style; it has a chain link grid that’s there to run horizontally against the face of the tire.

All of these three are made to be the most effective when it comes to driving in winter conditions.

In those horrible and annoying snowy conditions, some of the transportation authorities (according to where you live) may require for you to either put snow chains on or some other type of traction aid on your car. The snow chains that you purchase have to be fitted to one or more drive axles of your car. All of the chains that you buy will consist of a whole lot of different requirements that are required for either dual-tire or multi-driven-axle cars. These will usually range from 'one pair of tires on a driven axle' to 'all tires on all driven axles' requiring snow chains when conditions or sign-age require it.

If you’re not careful about the way that you drive with tire chains, you may come to the point where you damage them .. and if you damage them, what are you gonna do then? Here are some ways you can mess up the chains:

1. When you drive too fast - the average speed you’re supposed to travel at is 20-30 mph (30-50 km/h).

2. Driving on dry roads - as a general rule, when you have tire chains on your Used Tires, you’re not supposed to drive on anything else except snow.

3. Not making sure that the chains are on tight - of course they can’t be too tight, but they have to be tight enough in where you’re more than positive that they’re not going to fall off.

4. Putting your chains on the tires that aren’t the drive wheels - please, just don’t do this.

When you have an emergency situation of some sort, there are some tire chain manufacturers that will offer you temporary use on one of their cable or link chains. The whole use of these emergency chains are offered to drivers so they can have the ability of driving out of snow banks and icy patches.

Do you use snow chains?