Do NOT end up like this guy, take a minute and review our "Chain Advice" below:

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Snow chain advice:

Please check if there are specifications or recommendations for the use of snow chains for your vehicle (instruction manual,etc.).
Please make yourself familiar with the chains before you need them. Read the mounting instructions carefully and learn how to use the new chain with an installation on dry ground.
Always mount the chain on the drive axle (instruction manual). And for 4×4 vehicles, please consider the recommendation of the manufacturer.
After about 100 yards, inspect the chains for the correct tension and fit. Re-tension if necessary.
Re-tension the chain if it starts to hit the wheel well. Please be careful: Too much tension can lead to tire damage, wheels spinning, and increased chain wear.
The road performance of your vehicle changes with snow chains (especially on bare pavement)! Please do not go faster than 25-30 mph. Speeds faster than 30 mph will increase the risk of a chain failure.
Remove the chains as soon as the road conditions improve to avoid unnecessary wear.
Check the wear condition of the chains regularly. The lifetime of a pewag square link tire chain can be increased by reversing the chains.

Attention: In any application, please consider the enclosed operating and mounting instructions of the chains as well as the warnings!

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Reasons for failure:


Driving too fast with chains. Recommended maximum speeds in the owners’ manual of the chains – generally 30 to 50 km/h (20 to 30 mph) – maximum.
Driving on dry roads with chains for extended periods of time.
Driving on dry roads with chains can cause a vehicle to slide when braking.
Driving on dry roads with chains will rapidly wear the chains.
Not securing the chains tightly enough. Owners’ manual of the chains recommends tightening a second time after driving a short distance and checking for tightness from time to time. If a chain comes loose, it should either be refastened or removed before it wraps around the drive axle of the vehicle.
Tensioners or adjusters may be required. (Some chains have automatic tensioners and may be damaged if tensioners are used.)
Accelerating too rapidly causing tire spin and stress on chains
If a chain does break, it can cause vehicle damage by slapping around inside the wheel well, possibly wrapping around the axle and severing brake lines

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