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Glacier Tire Chains for the 2012 Escape by Ford

Glacier Tire Chains

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Glacier Tire Chains - PW1042

Perfect for occasional use, these tire chains feature rugged steel wiring covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction. Easy-to-install chains comply with all DOT specifications and fit either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles.


  • Constructed of case hardened, low-carbon steel
    • Spring rollers are wrapped around sturdy wire cross cables
    • Durable side cables
  • Designed for passenger vehicles with limited wheel-well clearance
    • SAE Class S tire chains
  • Work on either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles
  • Created with a low profile that gives you a smooth ride
  • Install quickly and easily
    • Rubber adjusters (sold separately) are recommended
  • Meet Department of Transportation requirements in all states
  • Packaged in reusable tote - great for storage


  • Fits: 14" - 20" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 cable chains
  • 90-Day warranty

Please Note: To determine whether you can use snow chains on your vehicle, consult your owner's manual.

Class S Designation

SAE Class S tire chains are designed for use on vehicles with restricted wheel-well clearance. Certain newer cars, vans and small trucks, especially those with large, aftermarket tires, may require Class S chains.

SAE Class S Clearance Diagram

These chains will fit your tires provided there is both:

  • A - a minimum of 1.46" (37 mm) between the top of the tire tread and the wheel well
  • B - at least 0.59" (15 mm) between the tire's sidewall and the vehicle

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

To choose the right snow chain, you must match your tire size. Those measurements can be found on the side of your tire.

Tire size on sidewall


  1. (185) - indicates tire width in millimeters
  2. (60) - gives you the aspect ratio (sidewall height as percentage of width)
  3. (15) - denotes the diameter of the wheel rim in inches

1042 Glacier by Pewag, Cable Chains - Passenger Vehicles - 14" - 20" Tires

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 195/80-16
  • 195/85-16
  • 205/70-17.5
  • 205/75-17.5
  • 205/80-16
  • 215/65-17
  • 215/70-17
  • 215/75-16
  • 215/80-15
  • 215/85-15
  • 225-15
  • 225/50-18
  • 225/50-19
  • 225/55-18
  • 225/65-17
  • 225/70-16
  • 225/70-17
  • 225/75-15
  • 225/75-16
  • 225/80-14
  • 225/80-15
  • 235-15
  • 235/35-20
  • 235/40-18
  • 235/45-18
  • 235/45-19
  • 235/50-18
  • 235/50-19
  • 235/55-17
  • 235/60-16
  • 235/60-17
  • 235/65-15
  • 235/65-16
  • 235/70-15
  • 235/70-16
  • 235/75-14
  • 235/75-15
  • 245/30-20
  • 245/35-19
  • 245/40-19
  • 245/40-20
  • 245/45-18
  • 245/45-19
  • 245/50-18
  • 245/55-17
  • 245/60-15
  • 245/60-16
  • 245/65-15
  • 245/70-14
  • 245/70-15
  • 255/30-20
  • 255/35-18
  • 255/35-19
  • 255/35-20
  • 255/40-19
  • 255/45-17
  • 255/45-18
  • 255/45-19
  • 255/50-16
  • 255/50-17
  • 255/50-18
  • 255/55-15
  • 255/55-16
  • 255/55-17
  • 255/60-15
  • 255/60-16
  • 255/65-15
  • 265/30-19
  • 265/35-18
  • 265/35-20
  • 265/40-17
  • 265/40-18
  • 265/50-14
  • 265/50-15
  • 265/50-16
  • 265/60-14
  • 265/60-15
  • 265/60-17
  • 275/30-19
  • 275/30-20
  • 275/35-18
  • 275/35-20
  • 275/40-17
  • 275/50-15
  • 275/60-14
  • 275/70-16
  • 285/30-20
  • 285/35-17
  • 285/40-17
  • 315/35-17
  • 6.5-16

Customer Reviews

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair - PW1042

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (112 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for occasional use, these tire chains feature rugged steel wiring covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction. Easy-to-install chains comply with all DOT specifications and fit either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles.

- PW1042

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill B.12/27/2010

Excellent Customer Sevice I live in Florida and our family is taking a ski trip to the mountains of North Carolina. Last year, we drove to Greensboro in our van but rented a 4WD vehicle to drive to the mountains. This year we want to avoid that hassle so snow chains were a must-have precaution. The web site was very easy to navigate to find the correct products. Email communication from was continuous and prompt throughout the entire order, shipping, delivery process. The chains shipped quickly and I received them very fast. As the instructions suggest, I have "dry-fit" the chains in my driveway before actually needing them. They fit perfectly and are very easy to install. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure I even needed the rubber adjusters because I can only stretch the adjuster to attach to the chains at two points (the adjusters have five hooks). I have not used the chains to drive in the snow yet and I’m hoping I won't need to use them during our trip. But if I do need them, I am prepared and ready to go thanks to 4634

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: William D.02/01/2011

etrailer, Finding the correct size was of cables was very easy utilizing your website. I received my order within a few days of placement even though I had them delivered by ground. I found the directions to be clear and installation simple. The cables easily fit back into the soft storage case. I purchased the cables as an insurance policy and hope I will never be able to write a review on how effective they are in ice and snow. I have already recommended etrailer to my friends who are also planning to travel into the land of ice and snow this winter. Thank you, William D. 6487

- PW1042

ratingratingratingratingrating by: William D.02/01/2011

etrailer, Finding the correct size was of cables was very easy utilizing your website. I received my order within a few days of placement even though I had them delivered by ground. I found the directions to be clear and installation simple. The cables easily fit back into the soft storage case. I purchased the cables as an insurance policy and hope I will never be able to write a review on how effective they are in ice and snow. I have already recommended etrailer to my friends who are also planning to travel into the land of ice and snow this winter. Thank you, William D. 6486

- PW1042

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don M.10/19/2014

I have not used them as yet, but put them on the car. It was nice weather when I put them on, but can see they will not be much of a problem when, and if I need to use them, when it is cold, and snow is on the ground. As always the delivery was prompt. The bag they are in is a little underwhelming, as it tore when taking them out, and then when I put them back it tore even more. It still will work, but does not look to good. I'll fix it ,it will be fine. Keep up the good work. Thank you. Don---------------------------------- 156772

- PW1042

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Aaron Blair01/06/2011

Glacier Cable Snow Chains I ordered 2 pair of cable chains for my wife and daughters Ford Escapes and they arrived in only a couple of days and they were a perfect fit and great quality. The service I received from etrailer was great. They sent me emails continuously to keepo me updated on the status of my order all the way through the process until they were delivered tom my front door. I would recommend them to friends and family and if I ever need more chains, I know where to go. Aaron 5049

- PW1042

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Vue T.12/31/2012

I was amazed I got an email response on my order the same day, not to mention a few hours after I placed the order. Etrailer even upgraded my order to 3 - 5 day for a faster delivery. I also got a fallow up to make sure I received my product. WOW! Great Service! Special thanks to Patrick Breedlove for the fallow up, Joe H. for the expedite shipping, and George J. for a quick respond to my order. Keep up the good work. I look forward to doing business with Etrailer. 62302

- PW1042

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stuart Parish11/10/2011

I purchased these chains for emergency use on my SUV when I visit my vacation home in the mountains of Tennessee. I feel highly confident these chains will provide me with the safety and security for my family. The pricing and shipping costs were 75% less than another merchant I was considering. Plus, storage bags were included! I would recommend this company to everyone. The prices are excellent! Stuart Parish Cincinnati, Oh. 26826

- PW1042

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Richard F11/15/2011

As soon as I received that package, I tried it out with my truck and it fits perfectly. The best part is that it super easy to install. I bought the tire chain with the rubber adjuster but it turns out that it can be installed without it but ofcourse for safety purposes it is better to have one. EASY, FAST AND WORTH EVERY PENNY! 26976

- PW1042

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gerald B.11/14/2011

I haven't used the cable snow tire chains yet but they look like they will fit my needs perfectly on my Ford Escape. I have never had any better on line service before. Shipping was very fast and the etrailer follow up was excellent and kept me informed through the whole process. I would definitely buy from them again. 26906

- PW1042

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim McAvoy11/20/2011

Fast delivery, great product, everything fit and worked as advertised, my friends were most impressed by the USA Flags I gave them for their hitches, you got any more? Thanks again, you guys do a great job and have an easy web site to order and track progress. Best Regasrds, Jim 27201

- PW1042

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark11/21/2014

Swift delivery. These cables are much smaller and lighter than the chains I've used before which is nice. Love the enclosed bag to carry them in. Havent had the opportunity to use them yet in the ice storms we have here in SC, and hopefully I won't!!!! 162058

- PW1042

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim D12/21/2012

I haven't used the chains yet, but they look exactly as I expected. Purchased them for a trip out west this winter where some areas require chains. They arrived in a nice bag for storage, which I hadn't expected, nice surprise. 61834

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don R.11/04/2011 did a great job of handling the order..received within three days of ordering. The cable chains look good..haven't used them yet. I'm very happy with the service, and would recommend 26549

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff02/11/2013

Bought these chains for emergency use on a 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring (with PAX run flat tires). I tested the fit and they look like they will work. But have not tried them out in a real situation yet. 65702

- PW1042

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bruce B.01/22/2012

I got a great product at a great price. The etrailer team kept me posted on the status of my order and my new snow chains arrived sooner than expected! Thanks for a great experience. Bruce 30137

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: C. Hughes12/07/2012

Straight forward design, easy to install. Serves the purpose. Second item I have ordered from etrailer...other than excessive packaging, I could not be more impressed with the service. 60870

- PW1042

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gene P.11/18/2014

Rec'd Chains & Tensioners in good shape.Both seemed to be as advertised. I have not had a chance to try them on the car yet. Maybe today. Thanks for the prompt service. G. 161558

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg H.01/06/2011

Quick Easy Ordering and Delivery I found this site to be very helpful with its selection tools, very easy to order, and delivery was amazingly quick. 5104

- PW1042

ratingratingratingratingrating by: chauncey01/20/2011

A very good product,and the shipping was fast.It almost seem like it was next day usps.please buy your tire chains from etrailer. Thanks. 5807

- PW1042

ratingratingratingratingrating by: HU JOHN WEN12/28/2012

If your product "snowchain" increase max speed to 40 mph it would be better because most of highway minimum speed is 40 mph. 62162


As a whole, speed minimums do not apply when weather is so poor that tire chains are required. If the roads are so bad that chains are needed, then speeds will need to be reduced below the speed minimums.

Patrick B - 12/31/2012


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill Naivar02/07/2014

After being stuck on the iced over Interstate for almost 24 hours last week, I hope these will get me home the next time. 116031

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Wyatt L.11/16/2012

Haven't had to use them yet, but they were easy to install and fit properly right out of the box when I tested them. 59486

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joey L.01/12/2011

Thanks! Got the chains quickly. Love the mapping application to show where the package was at. 5384

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Luis E04/03/2013

great service and product. thx u delivered just as promised 73996

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: frankie01/18/2011

good looking product real good servicei will order again thanks 5663

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: PF12/27/2011

Good product, delivered quickly 28760

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Poorya04/04/2014

Great customer support 123760

- PW1034

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg G12/12/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

I tried them on; and they fit well. I'll be ready for my subdivision's icy conditions next time. Thanks for the rapid service, and here are some photos from the test today; though you may not want to use the tension photo, because the clips should have been rotated to the next section 110017

- PW1038

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Wowziers12/03/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

Ordered 3 things late on Sunday. Got a call early on Monday, not an email, a call. From a very nice young(my assumption) lady to inform me that one of the items I ordered was discontiued and they just ran out of their stock - before my order of course. But, this was no big deal, they had two other solutions. I opted to just take my other two items. Paid a mere $7.50 for 3-5 day shipping, well, yeah, its Tuesday, and I got it early this afternoon. Thats a total of less than 44 hours, with a repackage due to the order change and I had the exact items I bought in my hand. Only thing I'd suggest - make the website more iPad friendly. Some of the picture/text boxes were stacked on top of one another. Other than a website that could use a little cleaning up, the company experience was fantastic. I am a first time orderer,er,er and will do it again once I can get permission from the boss(wife). 109043

- PW1038

ratingratingratingratingrating by: MelO09/17/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

Cable Snow Tire chain PW1038 Was Supprised to receive my order so soon. Excellent Service,. I tested putting the cable tire chain. I followed the instructions on installation and as expected I had to move the inside and outside liks several time to get the right tension. It was not a problem because I have done it many times before ( about 10 years ago). The true test is when I have to install it in the snow and drive with it on. I was concerned that this was not the right size because the tire size didn't show up on the carring bag tag. I double check on the web and verified PW1038 was the right size for my tire P215/50R17 90W. I think this is the right size. MelO 100377

- PW1034

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gary R02/06/2014

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

The service from etrailer was spectacular! They upgraded my shipping request for a faster delivery, with no additional charge. The package arrived within three business days. That is about five days earlier than I originally expected. I have just unpacked my cable snow tire chains and the optional rubber adjusters (which I strongly recommend) and everything looks great. As a rural mail carrier I hope I don't need to use the snow chains very soon, because snow and ice create a real problem on the back roads. I couldn't complete my route without cable snow chains. Thank you 115864

- PW1038

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron S.12/13/2011

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

Always excellent customer service with My first set of cable chains arrived quickly and fit perfectly. Be sure to order the rubber adjusters. They are very convenient, worth every penny. This is my second set of cable chains, the first for a front wheel drive Venture, the 2nd for an AWD Safari. Even though it's AWD, the cable chains on the rear really improve traction. Be sure to always follow the manufacturer's "speed limits" when using this product to prevent catastrophic failure! Read all info supplied and enjoy your enhanced mobility! 28082

- PW1038

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ira12/15/2014

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

At this point all i can say is they fit. i've tried them on but haven't used them yet. it took about one week to get them from the time i ordered them. if you've never used chains before, don't be fooled by how easy it appears to be to put them on from watching the videos. they do it in summer weather and put the car up. in reality, you'll be laying in the snow trying to get to the inside of the tire and make the connection, not an easy or fun task when it is cold and miserable outside. 165562

- PW1038

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike S.12/07/2014

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

I visited Yosemite National Park in early November and was cautioned that I should have tire chains in my vehicle because of Caltrans and National Park requirements. The etrailer folks got me an inexpensive set that met the requirements and could work as intended in an emergency situation. Wayne was particularly patient and helpful. My order was quickly received and came with a nice storage bag, too. Their service is great and the web site is also very helpful about installing and using chains. 163535

- PW1038

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave E.02/18/2014

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

The snow cables appear to be of excellent quality and a well thought out design. The fit is good and they are easy to install. I have however yet to use them under snow conditions, but they are ready! The service was outstanding. The product size recommended for my tire size (a very low profile tire) was not correct but with the help of customer service representative, Lexus G., she was able to determine what was needed and I now have the correct size and am all set for my next ski trip. 116835

- PW1038

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Aaron B01/29/2011

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

No question that these cables get the job done. Saved Christmas, went 30 miles in AWD Pacifica with all 4 wheels in cables. Handles snow pack perfectly. Also returned home to 12" powder on steep driveway(15 degree with hairpin turns) and unloaded all passengers in the garage!! Nothing less than amazing, assuming the driver has experience with snow conditions. I now have similar cables for both other vehicles. Don't forget the rubber tensioners, keeps everything secure and quiet. 6352

- PW1046

ratingratingratingratingrating by: John Q. Public02/04/2011

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

I use the product on a limited basis (really snowy conditions) but they provide great traction. I have 4wd with my JGC so accelerating and driving aren't the problem, it's the stopping. Even at slow speeds, driving down windy hills on the commute is problematic for any SUV. These chains definitely provide the traction you need in back road driving. Plus you do not have to shell out $600 on snow tires. 6655

- PW1038

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Marg D.12/08/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

I haven't used the tire chains yet, but I am very happy with the service. I phoned on December 2 and spoke with Patrick. He confirmed that the chains and rubber adjusters were in stock. Later that day I received confirmation the the items had been shipped. The order arrived in Sumas, WA, on Friday, December 6. Thank you for the fast and efficient service! 109575

- PW1030

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob Diamond02/25/2011

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

Got the chains and now my 1991 volvo 740 wagon is now a winter car. My mom is from San Diego and tie chains are availible just about everywhere. I live in vermont and we get lots of snow, and nobody has chains! I just want to thankyou for the excellant service and I will spread the word to everyone, thanks again 7916

- PW1038

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris Walters10/20/2011

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

The tire cables look to be of quality. Have yet to use them. The bag they cam in looked nice, until I un-zipped the bag and the whole zipper assembly came apart in my hand. Had to use needle nose pliers to open the zipper. Other than that one default everything else seems to be in order. Fast shipping 25877

- PW1026

ratingratingratingratingrating by: DANNY ROBERTS02/20/2014

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- PW1026

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Faye L.12/19/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

The product fits my "Prius" tires unlike most traditional chains. I think they will serve me well throughout the winter as I travel for work and I think I will end up driving through several snowy/chains-required passes this year. service was EXCELLENT 110533

- PW1046

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kassel10/10/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

They fit properly, seem well-made and durable. Enclosed guidelines included helpful photos along with clear instructions. The tire chain carrying bag is an appropriate size, well-made and durable. The items were well packaged and delivered undamaged, on time. 103389

- PW1046

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Adam F11/20/2012

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

Came Today, earlier than promised. All shipped good, had good customer service, shipped me what I asked for. Haven't used the chains yet, but am sure they will be fine. Cheapest price, fast shipping, good customer service, would definately recommend. Adam 59842

- PW1026

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ben02/03/2011

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

Just received the tire chains (bought a pair for our SUV and for our small commuter car). Both were in nice carry bags. The rubber adjuster I bought for each pair easily fit in the bag. I haven't used them yet but wanted the "insurance" of having them in the car. 6583

- PW1030

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve B.12/09/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

I have yet to use the chains. I did receive the product very quickly though, 3 days from order to on my door step. Upgraded my shipping for no extra charge, thank you so much!! Great customer service with the emails letting me know exactly where my order was. 109708

- PW1034

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob L.11/27/2014

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

The chains arrived a few days after I placed my order. They fit my 2012 Mazda 3 perfectly. I live on a steep hill and last winter my car had trouble climbing the hill when it was covered with ice and snow. Hopefully these will help me get home! 162636

- PW1046

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert P.11/15/2011

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

Standard shipping 5-7 days, but product was here in 23 hours! I put the tire cables on my truck, everything fit and was easy to install. I live in Illinois but won't use them untill this winter (going through northern Rockies in January). We shall see. 26982

- PW1046

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff M.11/26/2014

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

Made a mistake in ordering. They were able to get me the correct snow cable chains for my 2015 subaru outback shipped to me in less than a week. Customer service with Julie H and Dana were excellent. Couldn't be more happier. Thanks etrailer! 162516

- PW1034

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave g.11/12/2014

Review from a similar Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains

On time delivery and the cable chains are as described. I have not used them yet as we are a little short of snow here in CA but I am confident they will work as well on my prius v as the smaller size cables we have worked on our prius hatch. 160609

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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2012 Honda CR-V with 225/65R17 Tires
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if chains can be used and if they can, if there are any restrictions or recommendations. On other Honda vehicles, only certain size cables can be used. So checking the owners manual will be the first step. If you can use cables then the ones that fit a 225/65-17 tire are # PW1042 that you have referenced. I also recommend the rubber adjuster # PW99 to make fitting and tensioning the chains easier. Since...
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  • Availability of Snow Tire Chains For a LT225/75R16 Tire Size
  • The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW1042, will fit the LT225/75R16 tire size. I would also recommend to use the Glacier Rubber Adjusters, part # PW99, for the Glacier snow tire chain. They attach to the snow chains and keep constant tension on the chains for a tight, secure fit. I am including a link to a page that will show all of the snow tire chains I have available for the LT225/75R16 tire size.
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2008 Ford Escape And Utah Snow Chain Requirements
  • The only information we have for the state of Utah is that Snow Chains may be used on a vehicle when required for safety because of snow, ice or other conditions tending to cause a vehicle to skid. Drivers are advised to carry one set for the drive axle from Nov. 1 to Mar 31. If there are further snow chain requirements you will need to check with the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles. There are many types of snow chains available for the factory size 235/70-16 tires on your 2008...
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  • Will the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1042 Fit on 235/75-15 Tires with 15 Inch Rims
  • Yes, the Glacier cable snow tire chains, # PW1042, are designed for 235/75-15 tires with a 15 inch rim. I would recommend adding a set of Glacier rubber adjusters, # PW100, to help keep constant tension on the cables and provide a tight, secure fit.
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  • Snow Chains Recommendations for Tire Size 245/50-18 on a 2011 BMW X3
  • The only snow chains we have available, at this time, for the 245/50-18 tire size are the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, item # PW1042, and the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, item # PWPLC1144. I checked with our supplier and they stated that if you want the best traction the Square-Link Chain is the best option to go with and would even be better than the Glacier V-Trac Cable Chains, item # PW1942V, that you referenced.
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  • Are Cable Style Tire Chains for 245/55 R19 Tires Approved for Use in California
  • For cable style chains for a 245/55-19 you can use # PW2029C. These cables are Class S compatible and they do comply with Department of Transportation requires and can be used in California. You will also want to consult the vehicle owners manual for specific recommendations on tire chain use. I have included a link to our tire chain FAQ article for you. I also recommend tensioner # PW99 to keep the cables taught.
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  • What Tire Chains Will Fit a 275/35-20 Tire Size on a 2008 Audi A8
  • We do carry tire chains that will fit a 275/35-20 tire size. There are 2 options. First is the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair, # PW1042, that you have referenced. This is a basic set of chains designed for occasional use. The second option is Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair, # PWPLC1142. The square links in these chains offer more grip on snowy or icy roads. For either set it is recommended to use Glacier Rubber Adjusters for Class S Snow Chains - 1 Pair, # PW100,...
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  • Tire Chains for a Toyota RAV4 with 225/65-17 Tires
  • It sounds like you are talking about the emergency style chains # PW6081 or # PW6087. They strap around the tire on vehicles that have wheels with existing holes or slots to attach to. Or if you mean cable style chains we certainly have some that will fit a 225/65-17 tire size. I recommend the Glacier cables, # PW1042, with rubber adjusters # PW99. The rubber adjusters make installation a little easier and help maintain the proper tension on the cables. Be sure to consult your vehicle...
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  • Snow Tire Cables for 265/70-16 Tires on a Dodge Dakota or Dodge Durango
  • The issue is the difference between passenger vehicle car tires and light truck tires of the same size. Pewag breaks it down to cover certain chains and cables for car tires and different chains and cables for light truck tires even if they are the same size. If you want cables for 265/70-16 light truck tires you would use # PW2028C with rubber adjusters # PW99. The rubber adjusters help keep the cables under the proper tension and in place on the tires. Be sure to consult your vehicle...
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  • Recommendation for Snow Tire Chains or Cables for 2004 Audi A6 Avant Quattro
  • You will first want to check your owners manual or with the Audi dealer to determine if you can use snow tire chains on your 2004 Audi A6 Avant Quattro, or if there are any limitations. For the 235/45R17 tire size the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW1038, is the part number you would need for the cable style chains like the part number you have referenced. I would also recommend the Thule CB12 Snow Chains, part # TH01221100. These are dual-sided, D-shape chain links that...
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  • Cable Style Snow Tire Chains for P225/75-16 Tires
  • A tire size of 225/27-16 like you indicated in your question then that would mean it has an overall diameter of 20.78 inches compared to the 29.29 diameter of a 225/75-16. If you meant LT225 vs P225 (/75-16 for both) then you can use use the appropriate size chains for both types of tire but some are better suited for one style or the other. For a P225 you would want to go with chains # PW1042 because they are better suited for passenger vehicle tires as opposed to light truck (LT) tires....
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  • Class S Tire Chain Definition and Recommendation for a 2007 Honda Odyssey with 235/65R-16 Tires
  • The Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, # PWPLC1142, are compatible for use on vehicles that require a Class S or smaller tire chain, like your 2007 Honda Odyssey. Class S refers to limited clearance tire chains that measure 15mm or less at the side walls and 37mm or less across the tread of the tire they are designed to fit. Because your vehicle has limited wheel well and front suspension clearance you will want to make sure these chains are as tight as possible when installed on...
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  • Will the Glacier Emergency Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains # PW6087 Fit 2002 Chevrolet Express Van
  • Before purchasing snow tire chains, you should check your vehicle owners manual to see if using tire chains is acceptable or recommended for your van. The item you selected, Glacier Emergency Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains, part # PW6087, will fit the wheels on your 2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 Van, as long as there is a slot in the wheels for the strap to pass through, and the wheels are size 15 to 18 inches. Please note, that these chains are for emergency situations like pulling out a...
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  • Can OEM Size 225/65R17 Tires on 2008 Honda CR-V Be Replaced by 235/65R16
  • I reviewed an online manual for the 2008 Honda CR-V and on page 340 it indicates that replacement tires should be the same 225/65R17 size as supplied as OEM equipment. You may want to review your owners manual for any restrictions related to tire size. The manual I found does not indicate that the alternate 235/65R16 tire size is compatible with this vehicle. If you manual does not indicate anything you can speak to your local dealership for guidance. The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains...
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendations for 2003 Saturn Vue AWD
  • The Glacier Cable Tire Chains you mentioned, part # PW1042 and PW2029C will indeed fit the tire size you mentioned. These cable chains are a good choice for emergency use. By emergency use, I mean that they are kept in the vehicle in the unlikely event that they should be needed. The PW2029C has more rollers than the PW1042, and would provide more traction. If you decide to use the cables, I would recommend purchasing the rubber adjusters, part # PW99. If you are going to be deliberately...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe with P235/70R16 Tires
  • You can use Glacier tire chain cables # PW1042 for a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe with 235/70-16 tires. These cables are great for occasional use. I also recommend using tensions # PW99. I have also included a link to all of the chains that fit your vehicle and tire size. Be sure to consult your vehicle owners manual for specific information on the use of chains. I have also included some tire chain FAQ articles for you.
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  • Self-Tensioning Snow Chains for 2011 BMW X3
  • The only self tensioning tire chain we offer for the 245/55-17 tire size is the Thule K-Summit, part # TH02230K45. The chains are self tightening and aligning and will not extend past the inside edge of the tire, so they are perfect for vehicles with limited clearance between the inside of the tire and the suspension components. The chains offer a 5 year warranty, and are very easy to install and remove as you can see by watching the video I linked you to. If you like the cable...
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  • Choosing Snow Chains for Sprinter Work Van with Michelin LT225/75/16 Tires
  • Some auto makers may restrict use of tire chains on certain vehicles to those of a specific class. This is typically due to limited clearance in the wheel wells on some models. On such vehicles Class S chains are required as these need less clearance around the tire. I suggest that you first review your owners manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding use of tire chains. For your tire size, LT225/75/16, we offer a range of chains, including the cost-effective cable chains from...
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  • Recommended Snow Chains for 28 Foot Motor Home with LT225/75R-16 Tires
  • According to Glacier Chain, the # PW1042 cable snow tire chains you mentioned are indeed a fit for the LT225/75R-16 tires you mentioned. These cable chains are perfect for emergency use, but are not the most durable of choices. If you are planning frequent trips into areas where the chains might be needed, I would recommend something that would be more durable that you would get many uses from, like the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, part # PWPLC1142. Regardless of whether...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation For 2015 Subaru Outback
  • In the owner's manual for your 2015 Subaru Outback, it should state whether the acceptable tire chains are limited to Class S Compatible. If you are unable to find that information in the manual, the dealership should be able to answer that question for you. The concern when considering tire chains is due to the clearance needed. Traditional chains might not be recommended for your vehicle. Minimum clearances must be maintained around spring clips, fenders, braces, splash pans, fuel...
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  • Things to Consider when Buying a Winter Tire for a 2012 Honda CRV
  • It depends on the clearances you have in your wheel well, the 235/70R16 will be 20 mm wider and little bit taller. However, for snow driving you actually want to go with a skinnier tire as it will cut through the snow better and give you better traction. If there is a smaller size available in a winter tire for your vehicle I would recommend that over the wider one. Any time you change the overall diameter of a tire you will need to reprogram the computer of the vehicle so that the...
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  • Economical Snow Chain Recommendation for 2015 Chevrolet Suburban with 20 Inch Wheels
  • If your 2015 Chevrolet Suburban is equipped with tire sizes 275/55-20 or 285/50-20, I recommend going with the Titan Diamond Pattern Alloy Snow Tire Chains, # TC2327. These chains are constructed of manganese-nickel alloy which is exceptionally strong, durable, and rust resistant yet very reasonably priced. Having installed these chains a time or two myself, I find them pretty easy to use. I have attached a short video for you.
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  • Snow Cable/Chains Recommendations for a 2005 Mercedes S55 with 265/40R18 Tires
  • The first thing you need to do is check the owners manual of your Mercedes S55 2005 to determine if there are any restrictions on snow chain/cable usage. While the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1042 you referenced are confirmed to fit your tire size I think you would be better served to go with the # PW1942V as this cable set will install easier and will provide you with better traction while steering due to the way the cables are angled. What I think would be your best overall...
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  • Availability of Snow Socks for 2007 Bentley Continental with 275/35/ZR20 Tires
  • The Heininger Ultra Snow Socks for Passenger Vehicles # HE9110 that you referenced are the only such item we offer. These, like all tire chains, fit multiple tire sizes but not the 275/35/ZR20 size you have on your Bentley. We do offer a variety of S-Class passenger vehicle tire chains for your tire size from several makers, all of which are suited for on-road use only. The link at right will let you see all offerings. S-Class chains do not require a lot of clearance within the wheel...
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