If you travel through the mountains or in snowy areas, you’re going to need to put chains on your vehicle at some point. Chains provide your tires with additional bite to get a better grip on the road and keep you safe.
There are many different kinds of chains so be sure to keep the instruction manual that is unique to your particular set of chains. Also, some vehicle manufacturers recommend that you only use chains on two tires rather than all four. Be sure to consult the vehicle owner's manual and follow any specific guidance.
Regardless of specific techniques or requirements, there are some steps that are common to all makes, models, and style of chains that you should be able to perform when it’s time to put chains on your vehicle:
Make sure that you stay safe while you’re putting the chains on the tires.
Wrap and lock the chains on to the tires.
Make sure that the chains are securely attached before driving long distances.
Now that you’re ready, make sure to adjust your driving style to account for the chains and road conditions.
Once you’re clear of the snow and ice, it’s time to take the chains off your vehicle. Driving with chains on bare pavement will damage the road and your vehicle.