Which snow chain is the best?

  • Peerless Series 2300 Auto-Trac : Best Overall.
  • Glacier 1046 Passenger Cable Tire Chain : Best chain for low-profile tires.
  • Security Chain Company QG2228CAM Quik Grip : Best snow chains for trucks.
  • KÖNIG CB-12 104 Snow Chains : Best budget snow chain.

Do snow chains actually work?

Snow chains are more durable and can be used on dry surfaces (e.g. by skidders), but when damaged they risk tearing up the wheel well or wrapping around the axle and brake lines. Snow chains can also cause damage to the rim, directly to the pavement or other vehicles on the road as the “fly” off your vehicle.

Should I use 2 or 4 snow chains?

Legally, it is only necessary to have snow chains for one axle when travelling in mountain areas. However, when driving a 4 x 4 some drivers prefer to use 4 chains (two sets). Although in most conditions a single set of chains will provide enough traction, there are significant benefits with using two sets.

How fast can you drive with snow chains?

Chains alter the feel of the car and the way it turns and brakes. With chains fitted, drive no faster than 40km/h.

How fast can I drive with snow chains?

Chains alter the feel of the car and the way it turns and brakes. With chains fitted, drive no faster than 40km/h.

Do I need snow chains if I have snow tires?

If I have snow tires, do I need to carry chains? Yes. Even though weather conditions may not warrant the use of chains on passenger vehicles equipped with snow tires at a particular time, to enter a chain control area, you must have a set of chains (one pair) for your vehicle in your possession.

Do you need snow tires if you have chains?

Tire chains provide good traction in deep snow, but they severely diminish handling and traction on dry roads. Requirement one: Snow tires or chains are required. Requirement two: Chains are required on all vehicles except four-wheel drive vehicles equipped with snow tires on all four wheels.

How do you find out the size of a polar snow chain?

The tyre size is printed on the side of every tyre. It looks something like this: 215/55 R16. 16 is the rim diameter in inches. Now that you know your tyre size and the Polar snow chain that’s right for you, you’re ready to order your Polar snow chains.

Which is better snow chains or regular chains?

Don’t be worried that grip has been sacrificed either, as the cable element of the chain has been designed to give better all round traction than conventional chains. This is a phenomenally well-designed snow chain, with a very reasonable mid-range price tag too.

Which is the best snow chain in New Zealand?

Polar Snow Chains | New Zealand’s best value locally made snow chains. Simple to use and suitable for most vehicles. Versatile and multipurpose traction designs. Proven in rugged conditions for over 35 years.

Is it safe to drive with snow chains?

This simple tool can really help to increase your tire traction in the poorest of road conditions, making it much safer to drive during wintertime. As with any other product, whilst there may be a lot of them on the market these days, not all snow chains are created equal.