How to Install Tire Chains

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Don't get stranded in the snow! Learn how to install snow tire chains in this free winter weather driving video from a master mechanic.

Series Summary

In the depths of winter, you don't want to get stuck at home or stranded in the middle of nowhere during a cross country road trip. Yet sometimes the weather conditions can conspire against you. Snow drifts, ice storms, even a hard freeze can make driving very dangerous. Unless of course you are prepared for such road hazards. If you have tire chains, you will be able to hold the road much better than those chain-free cars slipping and sliding all over the highway.

In this free winter driving safety video, a master mechanic will demonstrate how to install tire chains. He begins by telling you the advantages of snow tires, then discusses the different kinds of snow tire chains. He highly recommends that you pre-size the tire chains, making sure the chains are a good fit for your tires, and marking them so you will know how to put them on should the weather conditions sneak up on you. You will also find out about tire tensioners, used to adjust the fit of the tire chains. Our mechanic also includes tips on how to drive with snow tires.

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  • Fitting Cable Chains for Tires

    Mark your tire chains to indicate how they should fit your tires. Learn more about preparing snow tire chains in this free winter weather driving video from a master mechanic. Read More

  • Different Types of Tire Chains

    Better tire chain traction means a rougher ride. Learn about different kinds of snow tire chains in this free winter weather driving video from a master mechanic. Read More

  • Fitting Tire Chains

    Pre-fitting snow tires gives you the tightest fit possible. Learn more tips for fitting snow tire chains in this free winter weather driving video from a master mechanic. Read More

  • Installing Tensioners for Tire Chains

    Tensioners allow you to adjust snow tire tension. Learn more about adjust the fit of snow tire chains in this free winter weather driving video from a master mechanic. Read More

  • How Tire Chains Work

    Tire chains are used for traction in snow and ice. Watch an overview of snow tire chains in this free winter weather driving video from a master mechanic. Read More

  • Fitting Quick Fit Tire Chains

    Quick fit tire chains are coated in plastic for quick installation. Learn more about the advantages of quick fit snow tire chains in this free winter weather driving video from… Read More

  • Tips for Installing Tire Chain Tensioners

    Tight tire chain fit gives you the best handling. Learn more about adjusting snow tire chains in this free winter weather driving video from a master mechanic. Read More

  • How to Remove Tire Chains

    Remove tensioning device first when removing tire chains. Learn more about removing snow tire chains in this free winter weather driving video from a master mechanic. Read More

  • Installing Tire Chains

    Some vehicles only allow tire chains on rear tires. Learn more about vehicle specifications for snow tire chains in this free winter weather driving video from a master mechanic. Read More

  • How to Drive With Tire Chains

    Maximum driving speed for tire chains is usually 30 mile per hour. Learn about driving tips for snow tire chains in this free winter weather driving video from a master… Read More

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