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The German motor federal motor vehicle agency regulation is a maximum of 30 mph/50 kmph, which will certainly feel fast when driving on roads were snow chains are required! Different manufacturers of snow chains have different speed limits but the majorit...
Snow chain manufacturers aim for the best grip at a certain price point. Chain grip is a function of the 'pitch' of the chain - a relationship between the length and width of each link - as well as the chain pattern. Snow chains also need to be case harde...
It sounds like you don't have enough clearance around the wheel arch to be able to fit a conventional snow chain on your vehicle (this can mean different things to different cars - sometimes there isn't enough space between the inside of the tyre and t...
All traction aids (e.g. snow chains or AutoSocks) are tyre-size specific. Therefore, it is important we know the size of your tyre before ordering. You will find your tyre size on the side of the tyre wall displayed on the tyre in the following for...
SNOW CHAINS EXCHANGE SCHEME We'll exchange unused snow chains if they are STILL IN OUR CURRENT RANGE at the time the exchange is arranged, AND YOU PURCHASED THEM FROM US. Please phone (015396 21884) or e-mail with the subject "Snow chains exchange" so...
The J number is stamped on the wheel itself. The exact location varies quite a bit and sometimes it's easier to take a look at the spare if you can't see it on your wheels. It refers to the depth of the wheel and is measured in inches. You are usually loo...
Snow chains are very effective at getting you unstuck from the mud and are a popular option amongst our motor-home and camper van customers. Please click HERE [1] to find which snow chains are suitable for your vehicle and tyre size. Links: ------ [1] h...
The vast majority of vehicles just need a pair of snow chains and these are usually fitted to the driving wheels (i.e. the front wheels on a front wheel drive car). If you check your cars handbook this should confirm which wheels to put the snow chains...
Self tensioners save the hassle of having to get out of the car after half a mile or so and give the tensioning chain a further pull just to check that everything's tight. RUD's solution (used in their Easy2Go chains) is to use an ultra-tough flexible cor...
AutoSock are regarded as "snow chain equivalents" in Germany, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and now France. Since 2001, AutoSock is certified by TÜV Süd as a "winter emergency driving aid", creating a new product category in addition to metal ...
Certain type of snow chains fit onto the wheel nuts of the vehicle (e.g. Thule K-Summit, Maggi Trak/sport, Spikes-Spider - see example below) rather than around the tyre. These chains are often described as 'ladder track' chains and are used on vehicle...
There's no potential for damage if using RUD's DISC snow chains, Maggi TRAK chains or any type of Spikes-Spiders SNOW chains. If the other snow chain types are correctly fitted then you should be OK; the designers certainly bear this in mind. RUD's Easy2G...
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