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pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - 1 Pair

pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - 1 Pair

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pewag Tire Chains - PWSXP560

  • pewag
  • Tire Chains
  • Drape Over Tire - No Connections
  • On Road Only
  • Steel Square Link
  • Deep Snow
  • Class S Compatible
  • Automatic
  • Rim Protection

These diamond-pattern, square-link chains provide excellent traction in snow and ice. Just loop the chains around your tires to install them, and they will automatically tighten as you drive away. Great for vehicles with limited wheel-well clearance.


  • Easy-to-install, self-tightening tire chains give you extra traction in snow and ice
  • Square links form cross chains
    • Great traction in snow
    • Excellent grip and stopping power on ice
    • Small link size contributes to a smooth ride
  • Diamond-pattern chains offer more tire coverage
    • Increased traction and stopping power when driving forward and during turns
  • Fast and easy installation with automatic tensioning
    • Simply pull the chains over your tires and they will automatically center and tighten as you drive
  • Quick-release latch makes it easy to loosen chains for removal
  • Nickel manganese alloy steel construction is durable and rust resistant
  • Plastic bumpers prevent scuffs or scratches on rims
  • SAE Class S chains are designed for vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance
  • Reusable storage case included


  • Fits: 14" - 19" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Link thickness: 3.2 mm
  • Quantity: 2 chains
  • 90-Day warranty

pewag Snox Pro tire chains install so easily, you'll be on the road in minutes. Just pull the chains onto your tires and the unique self-centering, self-tensioning system tightens automatically as long as your wheels are rolling. The tensioners release when the vehicle stops, making it easy to pull the chains off quickly when you reach dry pavement.

Installation of pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains

Grasp both ends of the red cord and pull outward to activate the self-tensioning system

1. Grasp both ends of the red cords on each side of the self-tensioning device and pull outward to activate.

Place the red self-tensioning system at the back of the tire and drape the chain along the face of the wheel to position the red bungee at the bottom of the tire

2. Position the red cord over the tire. Pull the cord to the back of the tire and tug the cord down, fitting it around the bottom of the tire.

3. Drive forward 1/4 of a tire revolution, keeping the wheels straight.

Once the bungee has been placed completely around the tire, pull on your assembly to make sure the chains are snug

4. Pull the rest of the chain around the tire so that the cross chains are positioned on top of the tire tread.

5. Repeat this process on the other tire.

6. Once the chains are properly positioned, drive forward. The Snox Pro chains will automatically tighten and center themselves as you drive. No manual adjustment is necessary.

7. The tensioners automatically disengage when the car comes to a stop. To remove the chains, you can simply pull them off or you can press the quick-release latch, which provides more slack in the chains to allow even faster removal.

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 the use of 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 itself

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

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

Tire size on sidewall


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

88990 pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Passenger Cars - 14" to 19" Tires - 1 Pair

Replaces pewag SXP 560

Installation Details PWSXP560 Installation instructions

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 195/80-15
  • 195/80-16
  • 205/70-16
  • 205/75-15
  • 205/80-14
  • 205/80-15
  • 215/55-17
  • 215/60-16
  • 215/60-17
  • 215/65-16
  • 215/70-15
  • 215/75-14
  • 215/80-14
  • 225/40-19
  • 225/45-18
  • 225/50-17
  • 225/55-16
  • 225/55-17
  • 225/60-16
  • 225/65-15
  • 235/40-18
  • 235/50-16
  • 235/50-17
  • 235/60-15
  • 245/40-18
  • 245/45-17
  • 245/50-16
  • 255/40-17

Customer Reviews

pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - 1 Pair - PWSXP560

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (39 Customer Reviews)

These diamond-pattern, square-link chains provide excellent traction in snow and ice. Just loop the chains around your tires to install them, and they will automatically tighten as you drive away. Great for vehicles with limited wheel-well clearance.

- PWSXP560

I have used them a few times now on snow and ice and they are great! Definitely worth the money! They are easy to put on and take off. Would be very helpful in emergency situations. Putting them on takes a bit more time than taking them off, but still just a few minutes. I was very surprised by how much traction they gave me in snowy and icy situations. These chains seem like they are durable and reliable. Definitely recommend! Also they delivered fast, which was good because I ended up needing them right after I got them.

- PWSXP560
1996 Chevrolet Corvette

I drive a 1996 Corvette and have for the past 20 years - year round. And that makes driving near impossible in Connecticut winters and hilly terrains. Until I got my Pewag chains. When the snow accumulates, on go my Pewags and away I go. Snow covered roads, no problem, up and down hills, no problem. I can put my Pewags on both tires in less than ten minutes and I am good to go. Great product! I highly recommend Pewag chains.

- PWSXP560

Fit snugly. Will be a little difficult in the snow but with a pair of gloves on it is doable. The red plastic rim protectors would protect rim from metal on metal contact. However, with my M-sport rims and Pirelli Cinturato P7 tires, the red plastic doesn't even come into contact with the rim due to the extended lip of the tire...but this does mean that the chain touches the outside surface of the tire--see pics. A little off putting scarring the sticky looking surface of the tire...but it is inevitable. On the inside of the wheel/tire, my concern was contact with the knuckle, strut, end link, stabilizer, etc. It does get close to the stabilizer end link, but doesn't touch...my pictures are shown before self centering while driving...so the spacing to end link would only get greater as I installed in worst case scenario to compare.

- PWSXP560
2012 Chevrolet Cruze

I can't give a complete review because we haven't tried them yet. Need to see how they work in the snow first but my first impression is a little less than satisfied. I have used may snow chains in my life but the material of the chains don't seem to be very strong and I don't know if they will hold up to the road test. I'm not feeling very confident that they will last one use. I bought these chains for my daughter's car and I love the ease of installation. I hope they get her home during her winter break from college.

- PWSXP560

Great product and perfect fit. I would buy it again if needed be and would recommend to all. Looks great too...

- PWSXP560
2001 Lexus LS 430

I mounted my Pewag Snow Chains (PWSXP560) today on a dry run. I was very impressed with the method of installation, as well as the ease of taking them off. I purchased them because of a very bad experience I had with chains previously. I was very uncomfortable driving in conditions that would require chains. With these chains I have confidence in using them should conditions require them.

- PWSXP560

Received chains today and put them on the wheels in the comfort of warm garage. It was relatively easy process. I expect it to be similar on the cold road.

- PWSXP560

Product is obviously of extreme high quality. I believe I will be very happy with the performance as well (we haven't used them yet). I expect the installation to be as simple as shown in the video(s).

- PWSXP560
Chevrolet Colorado

Got the shipment in great time. Won't know how the units work until the winter... probably in Colorado going over one of the high passes.

- PWSXP560
2018 Honda Civic

The chains are excellent, very quick to get on and off and they got me through the snow and ice with no problems. I definitely recommend these!

- PWSXP560
2017 Kia Niro

Very pleased with the fit and ease of installation. Met my expectations.

- PWSXP560
2017 Kia Niro

Very pleased with the fit and ease of installation. Met my expectations.

- PWSXP560
2003 Toyota Camry

I haven't used them yet but they look like what I wanted. Customer Service was very helpful and quick to respond.

- PWSXP560

Fast service. Excellent follow up.

- PWSXV580

Review from a similar Snox Pro in Tire Chains

I got to test them out for the first time after 4 inches of snow going up a long, steep gravel road full of switchbacks and ice patches in Blue Ridge Mountains. They performed wonderfully and were pretty easy to put on. My only concern are the blue plastic parts that could be a weak point.

- PWSXV590

Review from a similar Snox Pro in Tire Chains

Colorado, average snow about 6 inches, fist and only time used, Soft snow and road edge harder due to plow, they chains moved and broke immediately, both chains. I explained exactly what happened, after 2 months with etrailer support, Pewag stated not our fault, did not offer to replace or refund. TERRIBLE Experience and customer service when needed in mid winter. Don't buy, there are many other self tensioning ones to buy at a better price.

- PWSXP550

Review from a similar Snox Pro in Tire Chains

This review is based on a one time use, (a three days of heavy snow in the mountains actually). These chains were a little difficult to install on my first test, but only took a few minutes on a dry sunny day before heading to the mountains. When the environment turned wet and cold, my hands took a biting even with heavy duty globes, I struggle a lot, but I managed to install the first one in 10 minutes and the second wheel in about 15 or more minutes. Once in placed they worked very good and had excellent traction and turning capabilities. These chains seem to be made of a high quality built and tough materials and hopefully will last a long time. The shipping was fast and product arrived in good condition.

- PWSXP540

Review from a similar Snox Pro in Tire Chains

The description of these tire chains indicates they are easy to install but if these are easy to install I would not want to install difficult chains. Thus the four stars. They are made of good quality materials and do seem to self center and seem to do the job.

- PWSXP570

Review from a similar Snox Pro in Tire Chains

By design the installation and removal of this set of chains was quick and easy not to mention the great handling on the 2inches of compacted snow. They performed well on the ice as well once we were at a lower elevation level coming out of Mammoth.

- PWSXP550

Review from a similar Snox Pro in Tire Chains

The ETrailer website was easy to use and the order filled and shipped without delay. I can't comment on the snow chains until I have an opportunity to use them.

- PWSXP530

Review from a similar Snox Pro in Tire Chains

Put these chains on before you need them! Once wheel well gets packed with snow and road salt, putting these chains on is not pleasant. Once they're on, they work great. Drove up to 25mph down a very windy mountain road with high confidence. They popped right off when done and stowed away perfectly. I'm very happy with my purchase.

- PWSXP570

Review from a similar Snox Pro in Tire Chains

My first attempt at putting on the snow chains was easy, but I could NOT remove them. I looked at the customer reviews and everyone said removal was easy. Needless to say, all the reviews came from men. Becky from customer service suggested that the quick release latch be at the top of the tire during removal. This did the trick! I now have a set of good quality snow chains that I can put on and take off by myself when I take my grandkids to the snow. Etrailer has super fast delivery & great customer service!

- PWSXV580

Review from a similar Snox Pro in Tire Chains

I bought these for my girlfriend. She is not quite strong enough to put them on to well. They are very easy to get off. I recommend these for "stronger" people because of the bungy cord backing. They work very well.

- PWSXP570

Review from a similar Snox Pro in Tire Chains

Purchased these chains for a trip to the snow and for future use after buying a new vehicle. The chains were received promptly in a well designed carrying case, with a mat, gloves, and instructions for mounting the chains. I haven't had to use them = a Subaru Forester is a great AWD vehicle and handled some pretty dicey conditions with no issue - but carry them and feel confident I can mount and dismount them quickly. Instructions are clear and simple to follow.

Still havent used them but they are a great security blanket
Clifford R - 03/14/2018

- PWSXV580

Review from a similar Snox Pro in Tire Chains

Outstanding customer service, fast response, great advice, fast shipping too!

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Ask the Experts about this pewag Tire Chains

  • Comparing Pewag Snox Pro and Konig Low-Pro Tire Chains for 2004 Chrysler Town and Country
    While both the Pewag Snox Pro # PWSXP560 and the Konig Low-Pro # TH04115102 are great tire chain choices for your 2004 Chrysler Town and Country, featuring automatic tensioning, rim protection, quick release systems and the drape over connection that you wanted, there are a few things that set the Konig Low-Pro apart, making them the best choice. Without a doubt no one wants to spend more time outside in the middle of a snow storm than what they absolutely need to. To install the Konig...
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  • Fitment of Tire Chains on a 2009 Hyundai Sonata
    According to your owners manual, tire chains should be installed on just the front wheels. The Pewag Chains # PWSXP560 you were looking at have a great diamond pattern which is very helpful with traction side to side as well as front to back, but take quite the effort to install especially in a snowy situation. I've linked an install video for you to see how these are mounted for your convenience. If it were me I would go with the Thule Self-Tensioning Low-Pro Tire Chains # TH04115097....
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  • Pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains
    According to Pewag, the maximum speed the # PWSXP560 chain should be used is 30-35 mph, or whatever your vehicle owner's manual states, whichever is lower. I've linked you to a product demonstration video showing how to install and remove the chains.
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  • Fit of Pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Tire Snow Chains on 225/50-17 Tires on 2007 BMW 530i
    The Pewag Snox Pro # PWSXP560 self-tensioning snow chains you referenced are compatible with the 225/50-17 tires used on your 2007 BMW 530i. The chains are Class S rated, which means that they extend less than 15mm to the inside of the tire, so suspension and brake components won't be damaged. Many car manufacturers specify that chains must be Class S rated. Before using snow chains, be sure to consult your owners manual and abide by any prohibitions or advice BMW provides. I'd recommend...
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  • What Snow Tire Chains Are Recommended For A 2009 Ford Taurus SEL FWD
    Before buying snow tire chains you will want to check your owners manual or with the Ford dealer if you can install snow tire chains on your 2009 Ford Taurus SEL-FWD, or if there are any limitations. If you have the 215/60R17 tire size on your 2009 Ford Taurus SEL-FWD the Pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # PWSXP560 are an excellent choice. They are self-centering and auto-tensioning chains that are simple to install. They are SAE Class S chains which means they are designed...
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  • What are the Differences Between the Pewag Snox Pro and the Pewag Servo RS
    The Pewag Snox Pro part # PWSXP560 and the Pewag Servo RS part # PWRS75 are both excellent tire chains. They have several similarities but also a few key differences. I have created an itemized list of these similarities and differences for you below, similar to a comparison chart. Servo RS: - Drape Over Tire - Make Connections - Steel Square Link - Diamond Links - Rim Protection - Class S Compatible Snox Pro: - Drape Over Tire - No Connections - Steel Square Link - Diamond...
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