: All about automatic snow chains
You’ve done your research and have concluded that you need to increase your traction capabilities in inclement weather. The following questions will help you determine what type of traction aid would be most effective.
A quick look at today’s modern commercials fleets proves the endless variations that now exist in their design and use. On any given day the average person will see dozens of these vehicles in action.
Automatic snow chain systems can be explaned in two ways: 1) The physical properties of the system, and 2) What the system provides for you. Here we have them both listed. Learn more below.
At the cost of approx. €3,000 for a complete system, automatic snow chains may seem costly to some. Still, there are others who without hesitation order and mount automatic snow 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...
Snow 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 snow chains?