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Tire Chains for Cars Cable Snow Chains and Link Cable Snow Chains Instructions

PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION:Installation Instructions(PDF Format).
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1.
Unroll and lay the Cable Snow Chainss on a flat surface, If you are reinstalling the tire chains, carefully inspect them for any worn cables or damaged components. Do not drive with snow tire chains that are damaged. Make sure the raised ends of the cross member hooks (where each cross member joins the side cables) are facing away from you.

 
2. Make sure the raised ends of the cross member hooks (where each cross member joins the side cables) are facing away from you. When the cables are installed, the raised ends of the cross-member hooks must face away from the tire's tread.

cable snow tire chains draped
3.Drape the car cable tire chains over the top of the tire. Again, check to be sure the cross member hook ends are facing out, away from the tread. Warning: you could damage your side walls if the cross member hooks are not facing away from the tire tread. Use both hands to center the cables over the tire tread.In order to bring the key hole latches to comfortable working height, tuck the first cross member under the tire and move your vehicle slowly forward about a foot until the key hole latch roughly lines up with the axle. Be sure to turn off the engine and set the emergency brake before you continue installation.

car cables positioned under tire

car cable chains key hole latch
4. Secure the tire chains on the inner sidewall, or the back side of the wheel. Pull the end of the side cables with the knobs up to meet the keyhole latch. Tighten the side cable to remove any slack and thread the knobs through the key hole latch slot. Use only your hands to tighten the cables. You do not need to use any tools. Secure any excess cable to side cable using the clips attached to the side cable. Now begin working on the outer sidewall. Pull the end of the side cable with knobs up to meet the lever lock. Tighten the side cable to remove any slack, then insert the knob into the key hole latch in the lever lock so the cable remains taught. Make sure the cross members are centered over the tire tread. Your may need to readjust the key hole latch on the inner sidewall of the tire to keep the cross members lying straight across the tire tread.

snow cables chains installed

WARNING - RETIGHTEN TIRE CHAINS
After initial installation, move vehicle forward or backward at least
15 feet and retighten tire chains. Failure to do so may reduce chain life by 50%.


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