DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TIRE CHAIN?
HEAVY DUTY V-BAR
HEAVY DUTY STUDDED
Provincial Tire Chain Requirements
HOW TO INSTALL TIRE CHAINS
- Lay chains out on the ground with the cross chains spread out. Ensure there are no twists in the side chains or cross chains. The side chain with the four tensioning cams must be located facing the outside of the tire. Cross-chain end hooks will be facing with the wire ends towards the ground (This will ensure they don’t damage the tires.)
- Lay chains on top of the tire, leaving one end tucked between the tire and the ground. Drive onto the tire chain (Approximately ¼ turn of the tire), Then pull the chain up around the tire. Ensure cross-chain hook ends are facing away from the tire. For V-Bar and studded models, V-Bars and studs must point away from the tire.
- Starting with the inner side chain and working to the outer side-chain pull up as much slack as possible to shorten the chain. Take time to ensure the cross chains are positioned evenly across the tire tread. Join the end hooks to the appropriate link on the side chain. Make sure there are no twists in the side chains or cross chains.
- Insert the T-wrench tool into the slot in the tensioning cam.
- Starting on the inner side chain, turn all tensioning cams clockwise to tension side chains. Each cam tensioner will remove 1.3” of slack on your side chains. This ensures an evenly tensioned, tightly installed chainset.
- The tire chain must be snug with minimal slack after tensioning. When properly tensioned, each cam will be in the position shown with the curved slot towards the center of the wheel.
- If you are unable to tension all cams adjust your side chain to enable all cams to fully adjusts. If chains are loose, undo cams, pull out excess slack and re-hook end to shorten side chains. You must drive approximately 400 meters (1/4), stop and re-tension the cams. You must periodically check tension and fit during operation.