Installing automatic tire chains is easy for the mechanic?

Written by Leonard D'Orlando,

Mandatory equipment or comfort’s accesories, each installation of a vehicle requires a mounting made by a professional. What about the installation of automatic tire chains? How is it fixed? In how long time ? Discover it through this article.

Why this is automatic ?

Basically, there is two types of tires chains : The manual chains that you put on the tires of the vehicle, and the automatic version that is activated by a switch on the cabin, as the Onspot system.

Onspot activated from the cab illustration

Manual tire chains is only use by the driver, while the automatic tire chains is installed, maintened and repaired by a mechanic. But what it exactly requier from you ?

What about the mounting ?

The automatic snow chains Onspot is fitted on both sides of the vehicle’s first drive axle. For each vehicle to equip with Onspot, you will receive specific brackets and switch, cylinders with solenoid and chains.

Onspot mechanic adjusting cylinder

Like a lot of equipment that you have to install for the first time, you can be apprehensive when it comes to the simplicity or not of the assembly ... - No worries to be made. Layout guides, some with photos, and a technician network is available to accompany you in your mounting that will last between 5 to 8h for the first time. Some trained mechanics take less than 4 hours to mount the Onspot system .... We hope you'll be next!

Still have some questions about the automatic snow chain system? This FAQ guide can surely help you. Download it

Onspot FAQ for mechanics

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Leonard D'Orlando

About Leonard D'Orlando

Leonard has six years with Onspot Automatic Tire Chains in North America. Four years as a field technician on the East Coast and two years as a Regional Sales Manager. During the four years as a field technician Leonard provided install and maintenance training to dealers. Leonard also performed fleet reviews for customers and provided technical service support. An alumnus from the University of Maine, Leonard graduated with a B.A. in English and a concentration in Education. Leonard also attended Texas State Technical College where he earned an associate’s degree in automotive mechanics.


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