The strong link of your machine. How chains will help motorists

Heavy snowfalls make it difficult to move around in yards and adjacent areas. In particular, it is bad for mono-drive cars, which cannot make their way through snowdrifts due to low ground clearance or imperfect front end design. How can you deal with adversity?
How to "kill" a car in a snowdrift?
In the morning after snowfalls, you can see how car owners are trying to leave the yard covered with snowdrifts. Driving in snow-covered areas is a danger to vehicles. Deep ruts can damage the sills and the bottom of the machine. When hitting ice blocks, the car runs the risk of piercing the catalytic converter, tearing off plastic mudguards, or damaging the crankcase. But most often the clutch fails, which does not withstand heavy loads when slipping in the snow. Drivers are trying to get out of the snow trap in cars that are still not warmed up, spinning up the engines and “killing” the equipment. Seizures appear on the walls of cylinder blocks, the clutch burns out, the valve body valves in automatic transmissions and gear shift clutches fail. In general, in a snowy yard, you can seriously damage the car.

But there is a way to overcome snowdrifts, which for some reason few people use. This is the use of snow chains that are put on the drive wheels and help to move even in deep snow. They allow you to avoid unnecessary slipping and make it possible to get out of a loose snowdrift even at low thrust.
Bound in one chain
Chains have been known to motorists since the beginning of the last century.
Then they were put on trucks and cars in the winter and since then their design has changed little. Now there is a whole range of automotive chains and other products that help to avoid slipping. When using them, the car can get out of almost all yard ice traps. Unless they can do it, quicksand.
The chains consist of longitudinal and transverse segments, which resemble an intertwined honeycomb in pattern. This weave forms additional support in the contact patch. Honeycombs are like metal pads that bite into snow or ice and provide reliable traction. The chain links also work as lugs, helping to cling to packed snow. With the help of chains, you can even drive up large icy slopes. The edges of the chain are pressed in by the tires and hold the car well on the hill.
Snow chains are made individually for each car model and can be ordered by VIN code.

Easy to install
Easy to install
The disadvantage of chains is that they can only be put on a hung wheel, that is, you will need to raise the car on a jack. However, there are similar products that can be attached much easier.

Bracelets are the same chains, only their sections are not interconnected.
Bracelets can be worn on the wheel
even when the car is already buried along the axis of the wheels in some problematic place. 3-4 bracelets can be worn on each wheel.
  • In addition to bracelets, there are also belts for wheels. These devices are similar to bracelets, but they are not made of metal, but of polyurethane. Such devices are easier to store in the trunk and more convenient to mount.
  • True, this entire line of anti-snow devices has one significant drawback. They scratch alloy wheels. Therefore, you need to use them carefully and avoid sharp gas when driving to prevent slipping of the drive wheels.
The strong link of your machine. How chains will help motorists

In addition, all-wheel drive crossovers with plug-in all-wheel drive systems, which also require special control methods on slippery roads, are now widely used.
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