Snow chains – useful for heavy snow conditions
Snow chains may represent one of the most useful inventions when it comes to driving your car across roads covered in heavy ice and snow. Any driver knows how suddenly the weather can change for the worse, which is why we recommend always carrying a pair of snow chains. They also happen to be mandatory in many European countries, in regions marked clearly by road signs. Many of these areas are quite large and often popular winter sports resorts. Having a snow chain around at these times may mark the difference between safety and tragedy, since even a good winter wheel set may be prone to losing its “footing.” A good quality chain will keep the rubber from slipping – and therefore will keep you rooted to the ground. Be prepared and buy a pair of snow chains and other similar winter accessories - for example, from mytyres.co.uk.
Ladder and diamond chains
Snow chains are net-shaped devices fitted over the tread of a tyre, and there are various types to choose from. Just like no wheel is the same when it comes to design and purpose, the same applies to snow chains: they are all created for different winter conditions, from mild to heavy snow. Plus, different cars will need a different, special snow chain with a proper fit. A snow chain for a regular vehicle, for instance, won’t do much for large trucks or tractors. Ladder chains ensure that tyres don't spin out of control and are installed transversally across the tread of the tyres on the driving axle. Diamond chains can be fitted to the steering axle and act against lateral sliding. Most snow chains are combinations of these two basic types. If you just need something to help you leave your snow-covered property, something so you can continue driving on the cleaned roads without snow chains, you might be interested in traction aids that are simple to remove.
Snow chains for heavy vehicles
Commercial vehicles like trucks usually need specialised snow tyres. Classical choices are zigzag chains for heavy utility vehicles, diamond cross chains for regular and light commercial vehicles, or even double diamond chains for agricultural and forestry vehicles.