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  • Thule - premium brand easiest to use tire chains
  • Glacier - economical tire chains that are perfect for emergency use
  • pewag - the widest variety of chains available from cable style to heavy-duty off-road snow chains
  • Michelin - lightweight, easy to handle polymesh chains offer a smoother quieter ride
  • Titan Chain - chains for excellent traction in everything from deep snow to off road applications

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Toyota Prius Tire Chains Videos

Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2007 Toyota Prius

Today we're going to be doing a test fit of the Glacier Square Links Snow Tire Chains, part number PWPLC1126 on our 2007 Toyota Prius. These chains are made with a case hardened square link. It's going to give us superior grip whether we're in the snow, ice, or whatever the weather may send us. We've got biting edges on the sides of these square links which really gets a good grip and good purchase. They're constructed of low carbon steel so we're going to have a good, strong, durable chain and they're designed for passenger vehicles with limited wheel well clearances. It's going to give us the S Class rating for vehicles with the narrower edges around the tires and the sidewalls.

Michelin Easy Grip Snow Tire Chains Review - 2007 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2007 Toyota Prius, we'll be test fitting the Michelin Easy Grip composite snow tire chains for passenger vehicles, part number 9800400. Now we'll be installing these on T185/65/R15 tires. Now these are easy grip composite snow chains that will improve your driving safety on treacherous roads. They're lightweight and low profile, and provide grip with their poly mesh construction and steel cleats. To begin, we'll simply remove the composite snow tire chains from the packaging, and slip them around the tire, making sure that the steel cleats stay centered on the tire tread. We'll work our way around the tire as far as we can, where we can then pull the vehicle forward and finish working the composite chain around our tire.

Thule CG9 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2007 Toyota Prius

Today, on our 2007 Toyota Prius, we'll be test fitting the Thule self-tensioning, low-profile, snow tire chains for passenger vehicles, part number TH00023070. Now, we'll be installing this on tire size P185/65-R15s. To begin, we'll lay our tire chains out on the floor, make sure that we get any cranks or tangles out of the chains themselves. We can then take the blue cable, and slide it behind the tire working our way from the back towards the front of the vehicle. We'll then grab both ends of the blue cable, bring it up to the 12 o'clock position on our tire and hook them together. We'll then allow the blue cable to fall back behind the tire, where it will center our cross chains with the tire trail.

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2007 Toyota Prius

Today, on our 2007 Toyota Prius, we'll be test fitting the Glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW1026. These are perfect for occassional use. They feature a rugged steel wire covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction. They're easy to install and comply with all DOT specifications. They'll fit either the front or the rear of the vehicle. This kit is one set of tire chains fitting two tires.

Toyota Prius Tire Chains Questions and Answers

  • Removal Process for Thule CB12 Tire Chains # TH01221070 from 2007 Toyota Prius
  • Thank you for your recent tire chain purchase from etrailer. The Thule CB12 Chains # TH01221070 that you purchased do fit one of the two stock tire sizes that can come on the 2007 Prius, the 185/65-15 size. They do NOT fit the other 195/55-16 stock tire size. You'll want to be certain that you have 185/65-15 size tires on your car. You want to avoid the chains getting wrapped around the car's axle. This could cause damage to the chains and/or the vehicle. I have linked for you a video...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Prius II
  • First thing you will need to do is check the owners manual of your 2013 Prius to see if there are any restrictions on snow chain usage. If you determine that snow chains can be used the best recommendation I could make would be the Thule Self-Tensioning, Low-Pro Snow Tire Chains # TH04115080 that you referenced. These will last a long time and are the easiest chain around to install. For more of an infrequent use chain I would go with the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains # TC1535....
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  • Speed Rating of Thule Snow Chains part # TH00204080
  • With the Thule Tire chains like the Thule Self-Tensioning Tire Chains # TH00204080 installed we typically recommend a speed rating of between 30-35 miles per hour as the maximum speed. Check out the review video I attached for this product and the snow chain FAQs also. You should check your owners manual to determine if there are any restrictions on snow chain usage with your vehicle.
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  • Will Thule CS10 Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # TH00204090 Fit on 2013 Prius Five
  • You are correct that the fit of a particular tire chain on a particular vehicle depends on more than the tire size. Many passenger vehicles, including your 2013 Toyota Prius Five, pose a challenge to fitting tire chains due to the limited space within the wheel wells. Such vehicles require use of S-Class tire chains whose low-profile construction is compatible with their limited wheel well clearance. The particular Thule CS10 tire chains you referenced, part # TH00204090, are S-Class...
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  • What is the Maximum Speed Limit Driving on Snow Tire Chains in a 2013 Toyota Prius
  • Typi9cally the maximum speed you can drive with tire chains or cables such as # PW1030 is 30 to 40 miles per hour. But you will need to check your vehicle owners manual because if there is a speed limit for chains that is lower than that, go by the lower limit. Cables # PW1030 will fit your 2013 Toyota Prius with tire size 195/65-15. I also recommend adding the rubber adjusters # PW100. These adjusters will help keep the proper tension on the cables so they stay in position better. I...
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  • Snow Tire Chains for a 2010 Toyota Prius with 195/60-15 Tires
  • There are several tire chain options for a 195/60-15 tire size. The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if there are any special requirements for using chains on your 2010 Toyota Prius. Next you want to consider how much you are going to be using chains. For infrequent use or just to have some in the vehicle where legally required I recommend a set of cable type chains such as # PW1030 with rubber adjusters # PW100. I have included...
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  • Snow Tire Chains and Trunk Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2011 Toyota Prius
  • First, you always need to go with the owners manual recommendation which seems to be to use Class S chains provided they are not cables or v-bar links. I am not sure why using chains would interfere with the electric/gas hybrid system unless during a braking event the chains cause some tire slippage thus not allowing the battery to charge. For Class S chains that are not cables or v-bars you can use some basic square link chains like # PWPLC1130 with tensioner # PW99. This is a no-frills...
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  • Snow Tire Chains for Tire Size 215/45-17
  • Cable style tire chains # PW1034 will fit tire size 215/45-17. We have several tire chain options that will fit this tire size and I have included a link to the right to them for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more information on the use of chains. I have also linked our help article on tire chains.
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  • Availability of Snow Tire Chains For 2010 Toyota Prius With P215/45R17 Tire Size
  • Yes, the Thule K-Summit Tire Chains, part # TH02230K22, will fit the P215/45R17 tires on your 2010 Toyota Prius. I am including a link to a product page that will show all of the snow chains for the P215/45R17 tire size. Before buying snow tire chains you will want to check your owners manual or with the Toyota dealer to make sure you can install snow tire chains on your Toyota Prius, or if there are any limitations. I am including a couple of links to FAQ pages on tire snow chains...
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  • How Are Thule K-Summit Tire Chains # TH02230K23 Installed on a Toyota Prius
  • To install the Thule K-Summit Tire Chains like # TH02230K23, you will not have to jack up the car for installation. These chains are self-centering and self-tensioning. You will not have to remove the lug nut when attaching the center part of the chains. This set comes with a 17mm and 19mm attachment piece that fits over the lug nut. We actually have a video showing how these chains work. I have provided a link to the video for you to view. I have also included a link to the Thule tire...
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  • Installing Thule K-Summit Snow Chains on a Toyota Prius
  • Installing the Thule K-Summit snow chains could not be easier. The vehicle does not need to be jacked or lifted in any way, and no lug nuts need to be removed. Installation involves simply draping the chains around the tire, attaching the sleeve and bolt over one of the lug nuts and ratcheting the chains into place. The chains will center themselves as you drive. We have an excellent video that outlines all of these steps, you can view it by clicking the link I have provided.
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  • Recommendation for Thule Snow Tire Chains For 2005 Toyota Prius
  • Tire chains are usually categorized by what tire size they will fit, not by vehicle. Even though tire chains may fit your specific tire size, you should always check your vehicle owners manual to see if it is acceptable to use snow chains on your vehicle. The tire size that your Prius comes equipped from the factory is 185/65/15. I would recommend the Thule CG9 Self-Adjusting Tire Chains, part # TH00023070, that you referred to. These chains are simple to install on your vehicle. Thule...
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