Q: What should I know about using snow cables?

asked by on December 15, 2015

What should I know about using snow cables?

While your SUV is equipped with tires capable of handling both mud and snow, if you live in an area where significant wintertime snow accumulates, you’ll probably want to invest in a set of snow cables (not chains – it’s not recommended to use tire chains on your vehicle). Here’s what you need to know about cables and using them:

  • Only use Class S cables.
  • Don’t drive over 30 MPH with the cables installed.
  • If the you hear the cables banging or scrubbing, tighten them.
  • Do not drive on cables any longer than necessary. Remove them as soon as possible.
  • Drive with a lighter load when using cables.
  • Drive with increased caution.
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