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Q: What size tire chains should I use?

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What size tire chains should I use?

Tire chains are very important safety features when you are driving in the snow. Chains give your car much better handling in snowy and icy conditions. You should use chain kits that have 0.12 x 0.39 x 1.18-inch side chains, and 0.16 x 0.55 x 0.98-inch cross chains.

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