1. Lay chains out flat, remove all tangles. When chains are placed on tire, cross chain hook eyes must face up. Damage to your tires could result if hooks face against tire.
2. Lay chain over tire, cross chain hooks up and fastener on the outside of tire. Tuck first cross chain under tire.
3. Move tire until lever fastener is axle high.
4. Hook inside fastener first. Remove slack and hook outside fastener. Make chain as tight as possible by hand without the use of tools. Drive approximately 1/4 mile stop and retighten.
fold over locking latch:
Untangling Tire Chains:
ADJUSTMENT:Tire chains are designed to fit a range of tire sizes and tread designs. The overall length of the chains may be longer than necessary. As long as the cross chain width is correct, the overall length can be shortened by using repair links to eliminate slack or by removing 1 (or more) cross chains.
For repair couplers technique using forged pins or quick links, please see:
Or shorten the chain by prying the cross chain hook open and removing the entire cross chain. The hooks holding the cross chain to the side chain are not hardened and can be opened with a chisel or vise as shown below.
Common household tools Required - cold chisel, pliers, hammer, goggles.
We do offer chain repair tools, please click on Tire-Chains-Pliers.htm .
The extra length of side chain can be removed by cutting it off. But it is our recommendation, to wire tie the extra length to the side chain. This way if the additional length is needed in the future, it will be there. Important!! Prefit prior to use. Maximum speed is 25 MPH. Buyer shall not be entitle to recover any incidental or consequential damages. No compensation will be made for labor claim, delays, or damages incurred by using our products. Caution: All traction products will wear out with use. If this should occur, stop immediately and repair or replace. Tirechain.com and South Fork Hardware are not responsible for injury or vehicle damage.
PERIODICALLY CHECK CHAINS FOR LOOSENESS AND ADJUST AS NECESSARY. TIRE CHAINS CAN BREAK IN USE. STOP IMMEDIATELY AND REPAIR A BROKEN CROSS CHAIN. CONTINUED TRAVEL WITH A BROKEN CROSS CHAIN CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO VEHICLE. MANUFACTURER WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR VEHICLE DAMAGE.