Glacier Alloy Square-Link Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

Glacier Alloy Square-Link Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

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These sturdy tire chains feature a square-link design for better grip on snowy or icy roads. Chains fit either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Designed for highway use; not intended for off-road applications. Lowest Prices for the best tire chains from Glacier. Glacier Alloy Square-Link Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair part number PWPLC1144 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Glacier Tire Chains - PWPLC1144

  • Glacier
  • On Road Only
  • Steel Square Link
  • Chains - Ladder
  • Drive On and Connect
  • No Rim Protection
  • Manual
  • Class S Compatible
  • No Quick Release

These sturdy tire chains feature a square-link design for better grip on snowy or icy roads. Chains fit either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Designed for highway use; not intended for off-road applications.


  • Made with case hardened square links for superior grip and excellent traction
  • Constructed of exceptionally strong, durable, and rust-resistant alloy
  • Designed for passenger vehicles with limited wheel-well clearance
    • SAE Class S tire chains
  • Work on either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles
  • Install quickly and easily
    • Rubber adjusters (sold separately) are recommended
  • Meant for highway use; not intended for off-road applications
  • Includes reusable storage case


  • Fits: 15" - 20" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 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

PLC 1144 Glacier by Pewag, Alloy Square Link Chains - Passenger Vehicles - 15" - 20" Tires

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 205/75-17.5
  • 215/80-16
  • 215/85-15
  • 225/70-17
  • 235/70-16
  • 235/75-16
  • 245/40-20
  • 245/50-18
  • 245/65-17
  • 245/70-15
  • 245/70-16
  • 245/75-16
  • 255/30-20
  • 255/35-20
  • 255/40-19
  • 255/45-18
  • 255/45-19
  • 255/50-18
  • 255/60-16
  • 255/65-16
  • 255/70-15
  • 265/30-19
  • 265/40-17
  • 275/60-15
  • 275/70-16
  • 285/30-20
  • 295/50-15
  • 315/35-17
  • 6.5x16

Customer Reviews

Glacier Alloy Square-Link Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair - PWPLC1144

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

These sturdy tire chains feature a square-link design for better grip on snowy or icy roads. Chains fit either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Designed for highway use; not intended for off-road applications.

- PWPLC1144

Chains seem to be of high quality and were reasonably priced. Have not had to use them yet, thank goodness but time will tell! 716303

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2011 Lincoln Town Car

Hi I would like to say that I am very pleased with the service I received from etrailer. I ordered 2 sets of tire chains for my 2011 Lincoln town car when they arrived I put them on and they would not fit. I phoned etrailer and talked to a fellow by the name of Sal. He got the right order packaged up and sent out the same day at no charge to me and had it sent by ups fast shipping. He also sent me a label to put on my original shipment and ups took it back no charge to me also. I am happy with the product and feel it is reasonably priced. Thanks again Sal for a job well done and I am on my way north with my new tire chains and hopefully won't have to use them but if I do I have them with me. 476597

- PWPLC1144
2008 Honda Pilot

We purchased snow chains for our SUV. Etrailer had exactly what we wanted, great prices and quality products. Etrailer provides excellent service for their customers and fast delivery. I highly recommend etrailer. 330675

- PWPLC1144

Great company to buy from. Professional & fast delivery. Will buy from again. 236922

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Ford Ranger

I have taking the time and put a set on my ford ranger to see how they fit and worked. Surprisingly I have put on a set like this before it has been about 20 years since I have done so but it still has the same hooks and goes on the same way. I haven't put them to the real test yet that will be in a few weeks. I'll be heading up and down a steep mountain to head to fishing camp so I'll be ready to give them a shot. Also didn't order the fastener for it but as I recall we had used bungie straps and it works just as well. 175916

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2016 Dodge Dakota

Look like tire chains, install like tire chains, so, they must be tire chains. The cross chain and side chain is a bit lighter and smaller than my last set, back in the 1970's. However, the metal is obviously of much higher quality. I expect to get at least the same mileage from this set before they wear out. I put them on a 16 inch Dodge Dakota tire. My only suggestion is to get the 16-20 inch version of the adjusters for this size of chains. I thought that size might be too loose, but it was very difficult to stretch the 12-16 inch size across the wheel, let alone make multiple (5)attachments. Don't have a picture to add, but these look exactly like the pictures in this catalog. Overall very pleased with the new chains. 172029


I really like the chains, they are so much easier and lighter than thechains of my younger years. However, I still feel the same about theadjusters. They are much too small andor not flexible enough, making itvery difficult to stretch them, even just across the wheel. My wife wouldnever be able put them on should the need arise. I suggest you find adifferent supplier for that product or a different brand.

Lane S - 02/06/2016


- PWPLC1144

I have only tested out the chains in my driveway to make sure they fit and I knew the best way to install them but the are well made and fit very well. I recommend keeping a small pair of combination pliers in the box with the chains to help you secure the cam lock. They will help you get the chains good and tight when your hands are cold. 168620

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2001 Jeep Cherokee

I live on a mountain in Western North Carolina and this past winter was brutal. There are 44 curves in the 1.5 miles from where I turn off the main highway to home and my driveway has a 20 degree incline in one spot. With 6" to 8" of snow, I was easily able to navigate my '01 Jeep Cherokee up and down hills, through snow, across patches of ice, up the drive and back into work for the several days that it took the Hwy. Dept. to get the roads salted. This a highly recommended product, IMHO. 121329

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2005 Mercury Mountaineer

the chains look great haven't tried them yet because they require Pewag #100 rubber adjusters to tension the tire chain on the tire and they were not included and i am still trying to locate some so what good are the chains if i don't have all the required parts this is so frustrating 110835


The tensioners are not required, but Pewag/Glacier do recommend them. We echo that idea, particularly if your tire size is on the smaller side of the size range for a particular chain. We have the tensioners available, and list them as related products on the Pewag/Glacier chains. See parts PW99 and PW100.

-- Patrick B - 12/23/2013


- PWPLC1144

Received chains sooner than expected, Thank You for the great service! After being in the trucking business for 40+ yrs., I just needed a good pair of lightweight chains for my pickup, to get me over the pass. They fit well, but I have not used them yet, so I can't respond to their performance. Pewag chains for large trucks are the best in the industry. They were made in Austria and outlasted the cheaper twist link chain by miles. They also didn't end up in your tire when they do wear out like a twist link, because they lay flat on the ground and not curved just waiting to puncture your tire. Never saw a square link stuck in a tire. Sorry to see these chains are "Made In China", but I hope the quality is still there, as time will tell. 107324

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1997 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty

These snow chains are an excellent value for the money. They are perfect for areas where snow chains are seldom needed. They fit the tires perfectly and are very easy to put on and take off. Extremely satisfied with this item. carolinajohndeere 64461

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2003 Kia Sorento

Fast delivery. Product looks good at reasonable price. 27021

- PWPLC1144

Product met all expectations. Great service from etrailer. Item was received quicker than I expected. 25363

- PWPLC1144

prompt delivery, as described, durable case included was also able to contain the 2 rubber adjusters. 16897


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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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  • 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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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2001 Chevy Tahoe with 245/75-16 Tires
  • First, you will want to consult the vehicle owners manual for the 2001 Chevy Tahoe to determine if chains can be used and if there are any specific requirements if you can use chains. Typically, on 4-wheel drive vehicles, you would place the chains on the rear wheels. If 4-wheel drive is engaged, you can use them on all 4 wheels. I show that your Tahoe uses 245/76-16 size tires. If this is the case, I recommend the Glacier chains, # PWPLC1144. These chains are better suited for an SUV....
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  • Snow Chains Recommendation for a 2000 Toyota 4runner 4x4 with 275/70-16 Tires
  • Selecting tire chains for your 2000 Toyota 4runner 4x4, will depend on the conditions you will be using them in. If you plan on using snow chains only once in a great while and on the road only then the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains for Light Trucks, item # PW2028C, that you selected would be a good choice. I would recommend a set of the Glacier Rubber Adjusters for Light-Truck Snow Chains, item # PW99 along with these cables. If you will be using the chains more often and in a bit...
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  • Will the Glacier Tire Chains # PWPLC1144 Fit a 2010 Honda Ridgeline with 245/65R17 Tires
  • The Glacier Tire Chains, # PWPLC1144, are for the 2010 Honda Ridgeline RT and RTS with 245/65R17 tires so the first thing you will want to do is check your tire size to verify the size you have. These chains require 15mm of clearance around the tire. You will need to consult your vehicle owners manual for specific information on the use of tire chains. If your owners manual mention a specific clearance assigned with a letter, these chains are Class S chains which are for vehicles with...
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  • Comparing The Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains # PWPLC1142 and # PWPLC1144
  • The Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair, # PWPLC1142, and the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair, # PWPLC1144, have more similarities than differences. They are both square link chains made of low carbon steel. They have the same use, they just fit different sizes of tires. There is some overlap in sizing, but they are not identical in size. As long as they fit your tire size, they will work just fine on your tires. The tensioners you will want are the Glacier...
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  • Selecting Snow Chains for 2007 BMW X3 All Wheel Drive with 255/40/19 Rear Tires
  • In considering tire chains a wise first step is to refer to your vehicle owners manual for any cautions or restrictions related to the use of tire chains on your specific vehicle. It is important that you adhere to the manufacturer recommendations. I did find a copy of the X3 manual online and it indicates that tire chains are to be used only on the rear wheels. I have included a link to an FAQ article about tire chains; this covers the essentials of tire chains and will provide a good...
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  • How Much Snow Can Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains PW1046 Handle on Passenger Van Tires
  • The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW1046 referenced in your question are confirmed to fit the 245/75-16 tires on your 15 passenger van. Tire cables and chains aren't typically rated for specific snow amounts that they can handle. They will certainly provide better traction on snow covered roads but most likely will not do much with heavy amounts like a foot that you mentioned. According to my contact at Glacier, these cables will offer improved traction up to about 3-4 inches of...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for a 1993 Ford F-150 With 245/75-16 Tires
  • A 245/75-16 tire is going to be 30.5" in diameter and 9.6" wide whereas a 265/75-16 tire is going to be 31.6" in diameter and 10.4" wide. Unfortunately, none of our chains that will fit a 245/75-16 tire will also fit a 265/75-16 tire. The Glacier Alloy Square Link Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners part # PWH2321SLC are only listed as a confirmed fit for a 245/75-16 tire. For a similar set of tire chains that will fit the 265/75-16 tires part # PWH2328SLC would be an exact fit. According...
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  • S Compatible Tire Chains Recommendation for Dodge Dakota with 245/70-16 Tires
  • If you need S compatible snow chains V-Bar chains will not work for you as they are too tall to be compatible. V-Bar chains are typically used in icey conditions which may not be the type of chain you would need for logging roads. The Glacier Chains part # PWPLC1144 are S rated and are a fit for tire size 245/70-16. This would be your best option for possibly a deep snow logging road.
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  • How To Select Tire Chains For 2015 Jaguar XJL
  • We do offer snow tire chains for your 2015 XJL. The chains you select depend on the size tires you have. I have attached a link to our product page for snow tire chains for your vehicle. You can select the tire size on the page and it will take you to the product page for the chains that are designed for the tire size you selected or you can let me know what size tires you have and I will be glad to make some recommendations that will work for you.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for an AWD Van with Tire Size 245/75-16
  • Typically two sets of tire chains are recommended for AWD vehicles, but I recommend checking the owners manual for your van to make sure you can use 2 sets. Some vehicle manufacturers restrict vehicles to only 1 set, or sometimes do not recommend using tire chains at all. You will also want to check for other tire chains restrictions such as class size. Vehicles with limited wheel well clearance require Class S tire chains. For your tire size, 245/75-16, we have a number of tire chain...
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