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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.
Please Note: To determine whether you can use snow chains on your vehicle, consult your owner's manual.
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.
These chains will fit your tires provided there is both:
To choose the right snow chain, you must match your tire size. Those measurements can be found on the side of your tire.
These chains fit the following tire sizes:
Video of Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair
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Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, Part Number PW20286. These cable chains are designed to fit tires from 15 all the way up to 20 inches and offer a 35 mile an hour maximum speed. These chains are great for occasional use. They've got a sturdy steel wire construction around the outside, as well as on the cross cables. They've got hardened springs that cover the cross cable. It's going to provide that traction we need.
They'll move freely back and forth and really get embedded there, so we can get good grip on that ice and snow. They've designed it with a nice, low, profile design to help keep and maintain a smooth ride. Also, these are going to work great on both front wheel drive and rear wheel drive vehicles. The ladder design on these chains is going to meet all Department of Transportation requirements in all states. We're here on the passenger side of the vehicle. We spread our chain out here, just to make sure we don't have any kinks or any tangles that we need to work out before we get started. We're working with a tire size of 275-55R20, but again, many different sizes available with these Glacier chains, so you'll have a wide variety of sizes that these are going to fit. The first thing you want to look for is the is yellow, triangle shape tag.
This is going to say right hand side, or left hand side, and give you the indication of which way the tires should be rotating. That arrow will be facing towards the front of the car. We'll now move that arrow and that yellow tag down, around to the front side of our tire there. We'll want the first rung of our ladder to be tucked nicely right underneath the front side of our wheel, there. Give it as much slack as it needs. Get it tucked in there, just like that.
When we roll forward, we'll be able to gather that up right along the rear here. Maybe up here in the top somewhere, so we can get it connected. We'll now pull back and get as much slack as we can out of the front side of our chains, here. Then we can bring our rear up. On the back side here on the rear, we'll bring the cable right through that, and we'll have to rotate up right into that catch point. We'll then bring our rest of our slack out here to the front side. Just like on the rear side there, we've got another catch here.
We'll want to choose one of the mounting locations here. We've got 7 to pick from. On the rear, we use the second. That means those here on the front, we need to use the first, the second, or the third. Once we have that in place and in that set location, we'll use the large lever. Take up some of that slack. See if you can't get that last one. There we go. We'll pull that down. That's going to give us all the tension we'll need. The leverage is designed to come down and hook on to the cable. Depending on where you'll be positioning your cable, your tag end may be a little bit longer. They've got two nice catches designed right in here. You can simply clip it into there and hold it. Keep it from flopping around on you. WE've got our rubber adjuster, here. This is Part Number PW99. It's got 5 hooks on it. We're just going to find 5 locations around our cable chain, here. We're going to hook these in all the way around, 5 different locations facing out away from our sidewall. We don't want to run any risks of getting them up there and having any damage occur. You just want to put some tension on there to stiffen that up a little bit. We're going to drive forward a few car lengths. We'll double check it just to be sure we don't have any extra slack in there that we need to get out or any issues to deal with. With our chain secure, that's going to complete today's look at the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, Part Number PW2028C. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (35 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.
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 etrailer.com web site was very easy to navigate to find the correct products. Email communication from etrailer.com 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 etrailer.com 4634
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
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
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
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
Just received the cables for my GMC 4x4 and Equinox AWD. The CHP is now requiring all vehicles including 4x4 and AWD to carry chains/cables. We are heading to the snow and needed these quickly. After shopping online I found that Etrailer had what we needed and got them to us in less than 3 days. Great customer service, Ann was pleasant and knowledgeable, the price was very good, they had the cables in stock, and got them to us when promised. Can't ask for more from a supplier. 234584
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
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
by: Steve M.02/20/2015
The chains appear to be what I need for my rear wheel drive car in the snowy months. A bit difficult to install on rear wheel cars with low profiles. I have BMW 335I. Also, it is a must to install the chains prior to a snow storm if you park your car outside. I was not able to install them while my was parked on layers of snow and ice. I'll be prepared for the next storm. 175417
Chains are good quality and fit our 2005 Mercury Montego front wheel drive car. It has very little clearance on the inside so fit was important. Only part I added to was the excess cable that is left hanging after you clip the chains the metal keeper is to loose to hold the excess so I just used a couple tie wraps and its fine. Thanks 167994
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
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
by: Dave P.01/06/2016
Great tire chain cables. Superfast shipping. Ordered on a Monday afternoon and received Wednesday afternoon. 2 day shipping of course. Shipping was a little more expensive than the actual product but for a pair of snow chains and fast shipping, it was worth it. Installing the cables are super easy too. Thank you. 234873
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
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
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
by: L Dussan02/01/2016
Loved the product (put it on my Sienna SE Premium, stock wheels). Easy to install in mild snow storm with bare hands. Drove at 25MPH no problem for 10 miles. Used chains on second and third notch (or whatever that is called) 236737
by: Don R.11/04/2011
etrailer.com 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 etrailer.com. 26549
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
by: Kenny A. VA02/13/2016
Haven't installed chains yet. Thanks for great service, the products were received as promised on time! 237715
by: Joey L.01/12/2011
Thanks! Got the chains quickly. Love the mapping application to show where the package was at. 5384
by: Laurence A01/16/2016
Great product. Excellent customer service. I strongly recommend this website. 235615
good looking product real good servicei will order again thanks 5663
by: Luis E04/03/2013
great service and product. thx u delivered just as promised 73996
Good product, delivered quickly 28760
by: Charles B12/02/2015
A great buy for your money. 232859
Great customer support 123760
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