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Snow Chains

Sometimes compulsory, different sizes, durable

The same as it is with winter tyres, the fitting of snow-chains can also be compulsory. For the trip to a winter sport resort they should be in the boot, and, they should be on top of the luggage, not beneath it. Sensible people have even practised putting them on at home and in good weather. By the way, if they are seldom used, they can last for a long time. However, if one buys new tyres, they must be of a similar size.

Uphill maybe, downhill definitely

Let's take a look at the burning question, when does one need snow-chains most urgently? Naturally, when the snow is somewhat deeper. It goes without saying, that they are not a substitute for winter tyres. Much more important than for driving uphill, they are necessary for safe driving downhill. Even if there are high walls of snow on the sides of the road from the snow-ploughs. At least then, if one goes into a slide, one can't leave the road. Indeed, how does ones valuable vehicle get on with a possibly existing layer of ice on the road?, and how unexpectedly quickly can one land in the snow walls, despite the braking effect?

Two chains on the wheels of the correct respective axle

As far as safety is concerned, when fitting on snow-chains, vehicles with front-wheel drive have an advantage. In this case, the chains can remain on the driven axle. With four-wheel- or rear-wheel drive, after driving uphill, they should be changed from the rear to the front. Try to remember, for the change-over you need a little space on the side, and in front of the car. In addition, protect your knees from moisture and other damages.

With enough preparation very simple fitting

The above picture shows an alternative to the conventional snow-chain. At the beginning of the winter season, an adaptor plate must be attached to the wheel hub. Then the chains can be laid over the wheel, together with the rubbers and the plastic middle section, the chains can then be fastened to the adaptor by means of a bayonet socket. Unfortunately, the price of these chains is more than double that of conventional ones.               Top of page               Index
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