1. what's snow chains?
Snow chains, or tire chains, are devices which are affixed to the tires of vehicles to provide superior traction when driving through snow and ice.Snow chains are attached to the drive wheels of a vehicle. Chains are usually sold in pairs and must be purchased to match a particular tire size (tire diameter and tread width). Driving with chains will reduce fuel efficiency and can limit the speed of the automobile to approximately 50 km/h (30 mph).
In snowy conditions, transportation authorities may require snow chains to be fitted on vehicles. This can apply to all vehicles, or those that lack certain motive combinations such as four-wheel drive and/or specific classifications of tires. Local requirements may be enforced at checkpoints. Snow chains should always be fitted to one or more drive axles of a vehicle, with varying requirements for dual-tire or multi-driven-axle vehicles that range from 'one pair of tires on a driven axle' to 'all tires on all driven axles' being required to have snow chains
2. I have a 4 x 4, do I really need snow chains?
The answer is YES. While 4 x 4 vehicles offer superior grip over conventional 2 wheel drive systems, snow chains significantly increase the available traction, beyond that offered by even specialised snow tyres. In addition to this, when travelling abroad you will find police and local.Authorities may prevent you from driving into many European ski resorts without snow chains.
3.How many snow chains do I need?
- Front wheel drive - 1 pair of snow chains fitted to front wheels
- Rear wheel drive - See note below Q4
- 4 wheel drive - Ensure 4 wheel drive is engaged/1 pair of snow chains fitted to front wheels
All vehicles will benefit from snow chains fitted to all wheels to gain lateral grip, to either reduce understeer on rear wheel drive vehicles or to reduce oversteer on front wheel drive and 4 x 4 vehicles.
4, What type of snow chains Atli can supply?
The normal snow chains is made of iron, after case harden, and zinc plated.
New material is TUP/Rubber (ATLI call it KR series) , polyester fibre (ATLI call it SNOW SOCK). These new design are popular in Many markets.
5.If we have no snow chains, do you have some emergency tools for us when we are in snowy and mud ground?
If you have no snow chains with you, ATLI can supply you emergency snow chains, iron, rubber, cable type. We also have anti skid board.