Tire Size
If your tire size is formatted like this:
P165/70R-13 or 265/75R-16LT
Tire width
Aspect ratio
Wheel size
If your tire size is formatted like this:
23x10.50x15 or 31x10.50x15
Tire diameter
Tire width
Wheel size
If your tire size is formatted like this:
9.5-24 or 16.9-28
Tire width
Wheel size

Car Tire Chains Comparison and Recommendations**

This chart compares all the types of Car Snow Tire Chains with different applications.
Choose your use and then select the correct type of snow tire chains.  Always choose the right
type of snow tire chains for right application.  For example, deeper snow requires link snow tire chains
not a Cable Snow Chains.

Tire Chains Ratings

Chain Type

Tire Chains Clearance Tire Chains Traction Tire Chains Ride Quality Tire Chains Ease of Installation Tire Chains Durability Tire Chains Highway Use Tire Chains Off Road Use Tire Chains Plowing Tire Chains Towing Applications Tire Chains less than 2 inches of snow Tire Chains more than 2 inches of snow Tire Chains Ice Traction Tire Chains Mud Service Tire Chains Maximum Speed Tire Chains ABS and Traction Control
Diamond Sub "S" 30mph
Diamond "S" Class 30mph
Cable Ladder Style 30mph
Cable Diagonal 30mph
Link Cable 30mph
Twist Link*** 30mph
Type PL*** 30mph
Tire Socks**** 30mph
Polyurethane/Plastic**** 30mph

*Clearance Required-Check your vehicles owner's manual under "snow chains" or "tire chains" for your specific vehicle tire chain clearance requirements. Some vehicles may have limited clearance between the suspension, body and tire. If there is a clearance issue, the owner's manual may state one or more of the following: do not use chains, use type S chains, a specific style of chain, and where to put the chains on front or rear axle.

**The above recommendations are general tire chain use guidelines.
Specific vehicle and use recommendations are the vehicle owner's responsibility.
*** Due to the limited clearance of modern vehicles and ABS and Traction control systems, Twist Link and Type PL Car Chains are no longer offered by
****Tire Socks and Polyurethane/Plastic types may not be considered a legal traction aid in some states when "Tire Chains are Required"
and are therefore not sold by

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