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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 (43 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: Catherine S.12/16/2015
I cannot review the product right now as I just received it and purchased it as a "just in case" scenario when we drive from SF to Tahoe at the end of the month. However I really appreciated the customer service when I called to make sure I was ordering the right item. The tracking of the item was also flawless from etrailer and the package actually got here a day earlier than scheduled. The cables come in a handy pouch with instructions and a tag with tire compatibility. All good. Will order again from etrailer for sure. 233915
by: John Q. Public02/04/2011
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
by: Saint Anthony of Padua Mission08/05/2016
We go to Honduras in a Mission every year. We set up medical and dental services in the village up the mountain where only 4x4 can reach. When it rains the only way we can get there is if we set up these chains. Is like night and day the difference. Without chains we got stuck with 3 of the trucks. We set up the chains and it felt as we were driving a tank. 280107
by: Cathy D.02/03/2016
Purchased these for a snow weekend. We've never used snow chains before and boy are we glad we had them in the minivan. We drive a 2014 Honda Odyssey and it got stuck in the snow overnight. We put the chains on and easily made our way out. You should practice putting the chains on before you have to do it in bad weather! 236857
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
by: Adam F11/20/2012
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
by: Robert P.11/15/2011
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
by: Leanne P11/27/2015
I followed directions and did a trial run getting them on the car and they went on easy, I am hopeful that they go on that easy when I really need them. I do need to buy the straps that help to tighten them up and will order them when I finish this 232612
by: Jeff M.11/26/2014
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
by: Paul S.01/01/2015
Have always had great service and products from etrailer. Haven't had a chance to use these chains yet, but I'm sure they'll be just fine in the snow. The video reviews and instructions for etrailer products make choosing simple and easy. 167462
by: Ted Okolichany11/11/2014
I have not used them yet as no snow at this time. The chains are well made and well worth the low purchase price. I received the chains in a prompt manner once ordered here. I would consider ordering other products here. Ted 160373
by: Bob D06/03/2016
Ordering was easy, price was good, they were shipped in a timely manner. Of course they won't be used for several months as we are just going into summer weather. Based on what I paid for them, I think they will be satisfactory. 256429
by: John S.02/04/2015
I have not used them yet but tried a dry run without snow. The chains were fairly easy to put on the tire. etrailer shipped my chains the same day I ordered and notified me by email. I had them in a few days. Great service! 172405
by: TOM D01/13/2011
GOOD SERVICE I CAN'T REVIEW THESE CHAINS SINCE I JUST GOT THEM ONE HOUR AGO, THEY LOOK GOOD, BUT I WON'T BE USING THEM UNTIL THEY ARE REQUIRED BY THE WEATHER. THE PRICE IS REASONABLE AND THE SERVICE BY ETRAILER WAS GOOD 5460
Bought these as "insurance" for our cars (bought a pair for our SUV and commuter car). I haven't used them yet but I think this is a good product w/ simple instructions and a nice carrying bag w/ handles. 6586
by: William B.02/04/2011
The tire chains arrived in a very short time; much faster than I expected. Although I haven't used them yet, they look to be exactly what I wanted. Appear to be a good product at a reasonable price. 6659
by: Joe Buzz12/10/2014
I'm gonna say Excellent for now even though I haven't had to use them yet. I'll update my review once I've used them. Otherwise, service and delivery was as expected. 164057
by: Dennis L.12/15/2012
Just tried the chains on to make sure they fit, etc. Very pleased so far with them. Also, the ease of ordering and the time of the delivery was excellent. Thank you. 61539
by: Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Mission08/06/2016
This year we are helping villages on the mountain so we using again the chains that got us safe up and down the mountain when it rained last year 280420
by: Ken D.03/09/2011
Fast delivery. Came in a nice small carrying bag with easy to follow instructions and looks as expected. Hope we never have to use them! 8880
by: Cecil H02/23/2015
Great product easy install and comes with easy storage gag I can keep in my truck under my back seat.Im very pleased with my purchase. 175698
by: Ronnie A11/02/2012
Prices are second to none. Installattion of my snow chain is very easy. Will be purchasing other accessory in the very near future. 58756
haven't used product, but was received as described and they look they will do the job when needed. Very well crafted. 110337
by: Max B09/10/2014
Chains fit perfectly - Haven't tested them in snow yet but they are strong, easy to transport, and easy to install. 150492
by: Stuart S02/15/2011
My tire cables were shipped fast and look great. I will be prepared for the next round of winter weather. 7211
by: HOMER LEE11/11/2013
Good and friendly services followed by Timely delivery of a good product. What more can one ask for? 107052
by: John L.10/11/2013
Customer service was terrific! Product is good quality at a very competitive price. Thanks so much! 103473
Chains go on easy, and give me just enough traction plowing my driveway that I don't get stuck. 62221
by: James N.12/25/2015
Such a fast and easy process from start to finish. I can't believe how quickly I got my order! 234253
by: Andrew B.10/11/2012
The chains just arrived, but the service with this company was nothing short of excellent 57020
by: Jim Brewer02/11/2011
Great product at a good price. Etrailer's delivery was extremely fast. Thanks 7005
by: Glenn C12/31/2013
I haven't actually used my cables but they fit perfect on my 2011 Odyssey. 111621
by: Marvin M.11/01/2013
This is a great product. they fit great on my ford truck F150. 105936
by: Bob E09/23/2013
Have not used them. Heading into the Sierra's. Next month. 101173
by: Jim F12/04/2015
Love the bag that they come in. Can't wait to use them. 233019
Great price...awesome product n super fast shipping!! 117129
Tried it yesterday 2/2/15 and they worked great. 172244
by: William T11/21/2014
Great product at low price and fast del ivery. 162106
Fits 275 - 35- R19. Great customer serv ice. 105077
No snow yet. The delivery was perfect! 233372
No snow yet. The delivery was perfect! 233373
Good price cheap to Amazon thanks 165676
by: Brad C01/30/2016
Looks great. Will use soon. 236631
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