How about some advice about when to use snow chains? Down here in the south where we are all snowed in now we often go out around town. The main roads are clear but the side roads are all solid ice and snow and un-driveable - does this mean you have to stop at the end of every side road to put your chains on? or can you drive at a slower speed (20mph) on the tarmac with your chains on without damaging them or your tyres? There doesn't seem to be any answers to this on the web that I can find.... John.
Before you read this make sure driving with snow chains is legal in your state.
I feel it would be advisable to limit your speed when driving on clear roads. However it may differ on how much distance of the clear road you cover in proportion to the distance of snow clad roads. For example if you have a lot of distance of clear road and a little proportion of it covered with snow then you might want to explore the chances of using the chain as and when required. However if you have the distances nearly equal to each other then you might prefer going ahead with chains throughout the journey.
As far as the chains being damaged, I don't think you should be too worried about that for one off cases. They have enough factor of safety, thanks to the rigorous quality control mechanism in place.
Please look around at http://www.land-of-snow.com for more information.
You are all surrendered by snow that must be great. Here at our place we don't get any snow. So if I were you I would have started snowboarding games. But i can understand your feeling as well, so if you are covered by all snow than you should follow the snow chain.
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