At the cost of approx. USD2,500 for a complete system, automatic tire chains may seem costly to some. Still, there are others who without hesitation order and mount automatic tire chains on their every new vehicle, obviously finding them well worth the price. And, this has not necessarily to do with the financial status of the vehicle owner...For a vehicle that never, or very rarely, is driven in icy or slippery road conditions, automatic tire chains are not a very good investment. But, for a driver who very often – possibly daily for extended periods – encounters icy roads, the safety and convenience of automatic tire chains may come as a bargain. So, where is the line between expensive and cheap?
Tire chains are an old and proven method for getting traction in icy road conditions. Even if chains look similar, there are different types of chains for the truck driver to consider. And, as usual, different types have different benefits. Your final choice should be a result of your specific needs and preferences.
There is no such thing as 'the perfect traction aid.' All different methods for increasing traction have their specific advantages. Accordingly, your choice of traction aid should be the optimal compromise for your personal needs, taking into account the features and benefits the different methods offer. When deciding on your traction aid, excluding options due to limitations or other cons could be one approach. So, which are the limitations of automatic tire chains?
Despite the fact that automatic tire chains by most experienced users are considered the most convenient and preferred choice, there are drawbacks you should be aware of.
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I’ve worked with Onspot for the past five years and the most common question I still receive is “what do you guys do?”
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Onspot is one of several traction devices that can improve friction and stop the vehicle from sliding or becoming stuck. The drivers experience a huge benefit from having increased traction at the flip of a dashboard switch. But what does this mean for the mechanic?