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Make sure the following warnings have been read and fully understood before using snow chains. Failure to use the snow chains safely could result in an accident, leading to serious injury or death.


Only use traction devices in heavy snow conditions, on compacted snow.


Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) must be switched off when using traction devices.


Never exceed 30 mph (50 km/h) when traction devices are fitted.


Never fit traction devices to a temporary-use spare wheel.

Traction devices approved by the vehicle manufacturer may be used to improve traction in heavy snow conditions, on compacted snow.

Traction devices should not be used in off-road conditions where there is no compacted snow.

If it becomes necessary to fit traction devices, the following points must be observed:

  • Only vehicle manufacturer approved traction devices should be used on the vehicle. Only vehicle manufacturer approved traction devices have been tested to make sure that they do not cause damage to the vehicle. Contact a retailer/authorized repairer for information.

  • The wheels and tires fitted to the vehicle must conform to the specifications of the vehicle manufacturer's original equipment. This will help to enhance the performance of the traction devices. See TIRE MARKINGS.

  • Full chain traction devices can be fitted to the rear wheels of vehicles fitted with 18, 19, and 20 in diameter wheels.

  • Do not fit a traction device to a temporary-use spare wheel.

  • Always read, understand, and follow the traction device manufacturer's instructions. Pay particular attention to the maximum speed and fitting instructions.

  • Fit traction devices in pairs, on the same axle.

  • Remove the traction devices, as soon as the conditions allow to avoid tire and/or vehicle damage.


When using snow chains, select the grass/gravel/snow driving mode and switch DSC off. See RAIN ICE SNOW MODE and SWITCHING DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DSC) OFF.