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Precautions to be followed while driving with snow chains

February 10, 2017 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

Snow chains are required for smooth driving in the extreme weather conditions like snow fall and formation of ice on roads making it unsuitable for driving. Every year there are numerous incidents of accidents being reported due to the snow on roads making it difficult to drive. The tires of the vehicle, both bikes and cars are not made for the harsh conditions; they were manufactured to be used on normal roads. But due to heavy snowfall in few countries these vehicles become difficult to drive and as a result they need some modifications to be made to make them suitable to be used in harsh conditions. The snow chains are made mainly of steel and sometimes of other materials as well. They come in different sizes and patterns. The size of chain is selected as per the size of tire. Check out the best tire chains here.

Precautions to be followed while driving with snow chains

Mandatory usage

In few states the usage of chains is mandatory and they are to be carried along with motor vehicles always even though they are not being used. Since the snow fall is heavy in those countries which are far from equator and close to poles, their usage can be seen more widely in such countries only. If someone is travelling in the snow prone areas for the first time they are advised to carry the chains with in the vehicles and also get well versed with the laws relating to the snow chains.

Not many people are well versed with driving in heavy snow conditions, and they don’t even have exposure to driving with snow chains. Hence it can be challenging to drive with snow chains on. The best tire chains can be seen hanging in case of large trucks, and they are kept with the vehicle all the time to ensure that the driving is smooth even in uncertain conditions. The installation of chains on the tires can be a tiring process. There are vehicles that come with automatic snow chains that can be installed with a switch and they save the trouble of manually draping the chain on the tire. If one lacks the experience of using a snow chain on tire it can become very tedious for them, they need practice to install the chain on tire. They have to be repeatedly checked to know if the installation was done properly or not because the tire chains can easily come off if they are not installed firmly on the tire.