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Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - 1 Pair

Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - 1 Pair

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Titan Chain tire chains for your 2016 Volkswagen Passat are available from etrailer.com. Installation instructions and reviews for your Volkswagen tire chains. Expert service, and cheapest tire chains price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Titan Chain products. Order your Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - 1 Pair part number TC1545 online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Titan Chain Tire Chains - TC1545

  • Titan Chain
  • Tire Chains
  • Drape Over Tire - Make Connections
  • On Road Only
  • Steel Square Link
  • Deep Snow
  • Class S Compatible
  • Assisted
  • No Rim Protection

These square-link, diamond-pattern tire chains provide excellent traction in snow and ice for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. Made of a durable and corrosion-resistant manganese nickel alloy with built-in tensioners to ease installation.


  • Sturdy, durable alloy 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
  • Quick and simple manual installation with assisted adjustment
    • Integrated tensioners let you control the fit of your chains
  • Manganese nickel alloy construction is exceptionally strong, durable, and rust resistant
  • SAE Class S chains are designed for vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance
  • Reusable plastic storage case included


  • Application: 14" - 16" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Link thickness: 0.145" (3.7 mm)
  • Maximum speed rating: 30 mph
  • Quantity: 2 tire chains
  • 30-Day limited warranty


Installation Step 1

1. Spread the chain around the back of the tire.

Installation Step 2

2. Connect the yellow and blue cable at the back of the tire.

Installation Step 3

3. Push the cable into place behind the tire and center the cross chains on the tire's tread. Then, on the front side of the tire, join the 2 ends of the yellow side chain using the green hook.

Installation Step 4

4. Feed the silver draw chain with the rubber tensioner through the red channel at the bottom and pull it tight. Then run the tensioner through the red rings. (Note: Depending on your tire size, you might not be able to thread through both rings.) Pull the tensioner across the tire and fasten it to the yellow chain on the opposite side.

Installation Step 5

5. Pull your vehicle forward and retighten the chain.

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 Clearances

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 chain, 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 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

1545 Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains - Square Links - Passenger Vehicles and Light Trucks - One Pair

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 195/75-15
  • 195/80-15
  • 205/65-16
  • 205/70-15
  • 205/75-15
  • 205/80-14
  • 215/60-16
  • 215/65-15
  • 215/70-14
  • 215/75-14
  • 215/80-14
  • 220/65-390
  • 225/50-16
  • 225/60-15
  • 225/70-14
  • 235/50-16
  • 235/55-15
  • 235/60-14
  • 265/50-14
  • 27x8.5-14

Customer Reviews

Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - 1 Pair - TC1545

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (888 Customer Reviews)

These square-link, diamond-pattern tire chains provide excellent traction in snow and ice for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. Made of a durable and corrosion-resistant manganese nickel alloy with built-in tensioners to ease installation.

- TC1545
2014 Hyundai Sonata

As a single Mom I looked a while for chains I felt comfortable installing on my own with my teenage daughter on the hill snowing. I loved all the reviews and installation videos. etrailer.com made it so easy to find what I was looking for and the confidence to purchase. I put these on my car in the driveway today just following the instruction guide that came with my chains and my memory of the video when I purchased....amazing! Easy. Thank you so much! I also love the high quality bag the chains come in to take care of them for years to come. Great price as well. Excellent purchase! Here's hoping next year will be better than all the rain we've had this year and couldn't use! We want to ski! Let us out COVID-19!!!!!

- TC1545
2010 Honda Accord

I ordered the Titan Alloy Snow Chains- Diamond Pattern for a 215/60R16 tire. The case listed a dozen or more tire sizes these chains should fit. One of the sizes listed was for the 215/60R16. I know that chains are not custom made for just one size. However it wasn't even close. These were way to big. I had to remove several links on both chains in order for the tightening mechanism to work. Normally I would have sent them back, but I need them for the next few days. I expected a better out-of-the-box fit for that price. Will see how they work in the snow.

- TC1545

The chains are very easy to put on - my 14 year-old-son put them on by himself. We had a less than typical use for them - they were put on the wheels of a grain auger so that it could be moved around the farm in the winter, and the chains provided truly excellent traction.

- TC1545
GMC Sierra

We drive 3/4 ton trucks and live in a rural area where the roads are not paved and winter can be vicious. These chains worked and were easy on and easy off...they also still look brand new after a nasty winter in the Sierra Mountains of N. NV. Couldn't be happier.

- TC1545

I needed chains for three vehicles. I've used these chains in the past and knew they were the ones I wanted. They are easy to put on and provide great traction. I ordered them from etrailer because etrailer had the best price, but I was very impressed with etrailer's service, particularly their proactive communication.

- TC1545

Amazing customer service! The product came much faster than expected because etrailer upgraded my shipping speed to 3-5 days compared to their 5-7day shipping at no extra cost! I’m happy with my new set of chains and will definitely shop here more often. Absolutely recommend!!!

- TC1545

Great set of chains. I used them on my fifth wheel and they were great.

- TC1545

Product came with a nice carrying case and instructions were very simple. Customer service is excellent, they even shipped it sooner than expected. Can't say I want to use the chains...but if I do, I am sure I will be fine since I am prepared.

- TC1545

Great product and amazing price with quick delivery! Over satisfied.. yeah, that’s me

- TC1545
2010 Chevrolet HHR

Hoping they are as easy to use as seen on video. I have a low clearance HHR and really want these to work.

- TC1545
2018 Ford Focus

The best chains I've owned for any of my cars. Excellent carrying case.

- TC2533

Review from a similar Diamond Alloy in Tire Chains

After reviewing tech info and reviews I purchased Titan Alloy Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link part TC2533 for the 2018 Ram 2500. These are regular duty and a good fit. These chains offer a lot more clearance for the P-Brake cable. They are a cleaver design, have great carrying case and are fairly quick to install. I have not purchased winter tires for this vehicle so the Ram need chains to pull a travel trailer up and down our snow-covered road.

- TC2326

Review from a similar Diamond Alloy in Tire Chains

Just completed fit-check of these chains on my two vehicles (2016 Toyota Tundra, P255/70R18, Michelin LTX MS2; 2010 Toyota Sequoia, P275/55R20 111S M+S, Bridgestone Dueler H/L) and all is good! Hardest part of installation was untangling the chains to lay out on the ground (that always is, for me!). Practice makes it easier. Thank you etrailer! Rolling a few revolutions and re-tightening chains IS important. Don't leave that step out. I'm going to add rubber tensioners (old-school, I know) just to be sure. Pics are of the 2010 Sequoia and 2016 Tundra.

Ive only had to use them once in the year Ive had them I live in SoCal, after all!. Easy on, easy off. Work good.
Hadley - 01/19/2020

- TC2526

Review from a similar Diamond Alloy in Tire Chains

very good product,easy to put on,have a ford f150 4 by 4 have them on all 4 pretty much go thru anything.

works great
brian w - 02/26/2021

- TC2337

Review from a similar Diamond Alloy in Tire Chains

Wow!! Installed in minutes and fit snug no chain flopping in fender well like other chains. These are half the weight than my other chains and Titans came with nice carry case as well. Thank you to Christina J for all your help and getting these to me just in time to hit the snow [thumbs up]

- TC2536

Review from a similar Diamond Alloy in Tire Chains

These chains are by far the easiest chains I have ever put on or taken off a truck 10 minutes to put on and five minutes to take off. I am in a wheelchair so getting on the ground is not the easiest thing to do so with these chains taking so little time to put on it is a blessing. No Jack and no running them over to put them on. You may have to drive over them to take them off. Used one set last winter to plow a 6 1/2 mike gravel road and did awesome so I bought a set for the front.

Still running strong. due to my own fault I had to replace 2 links as I spun my tires on bare frozen gravel road . But they are still a amazing chain
Maurice - 08/29/2020

- TC2335

Review from a similar Diamond Alloy in Tire Chains

Excellent quality, the video instructions helped me fit them in about 10 minutes per axle. Next time will be faster. The storage case is very good. Looking forward to driving in the snow. I drove around for 1/2 mile with no rubbing on a 2020 Sierra 2500HD with LT275/65R20 Goodyears.

- TC1525

Review from a similar Diamond Alloy in Tire Chains

Great product for our 2007 Honda Fit Sport. They fit perfectly. Instructions are very clear and with a little practice we were both able to get these on in 5-10 minutes. We have a cabin in Northern MN with a killer hill that is hard to navigate in winter. With the chains we were able to zip right up without any problems.

Still working great and showing no wear and tear. We used them 12+ times over the past year and they saved us many a time.
Bob W - 12/23/2019

- TC2321

Review from a similar Diamond Alloy in Tire Chains

"etrailer" is fast (no surpirse), we use them a lot. These chains ROCK. They go on SO EASY. The grip is KILLER, not just forward thrust, but the back end stays planted in corners (diamond pattern is why). My '96 F-250 throws serious snow and ice roost with these on. They come off just as easy: Unhook, swing the cable out of the way from behind the back of the tire, back up 3", fling them in the case. If you are really tired of floppy ladder chains and latches, trimming links and cable type chains (that just don't work)? GET THESE CHAINS. I've tested them in axle deep snow, thick ice, they didn't break, the truck flat hooks up and goes. These WORK- PERIOD!

Still roosting snow! Use them several times a week in winter. Good stuff. Getting another pair once these wear out.
P-n-P - 01/06/2016

- TC2517

Review from a similar Diamond Alloy in Tire Chains

The stiff inner cable and a rubber tensioner makes instalation easy when I practiced putting them on. The carrying case is nice to keep everything ready until use. The chains are made for a few tire sizes, so I only used one of two tensioning loops attached to the chains. Etrailer's shipping was lightning fast and arrived before promised arrival date. Very happy with the transaction and chains. Hope I dont have to use them but glad to have them.

- TC2319

Review from a similar Diamond Alloy in Tire Chains

Company review (have not tried the snow chains yet) I have booked a vacation in the White Mountains of NH and I was concerned about getting my van to the house I rented at the top of a mountain. I took a drive up with my 3500 HD pickup and it wasn’t a simple ascent. My kids use a van for skiing due to needing a changing room for skiing with Covid rules. Even with studded snow tires I felt we should have chains just in case. With 2 days prior to leaving I paid for 2 days shipping. They went from MO to NH in less than 16 hrs from the time I placed the order! Very thankful to have these so quickly and hopefully we won’t need them! No Covid disclaimers, no BS, just super quick shipping and delivery!!

- TC2326

Review from a similar Diamond Alloy in Tire Chains

Chains fit my Blizzak 265/70 R17 tires perfectly. I'll be honest, I was expecting thicker links (similar to old school snow chains) but since my vehicle requires Class S chains I guess the links need to be a smaller gauge. No worries, I did a test install in the garage and they went on fine. Also took a test drive on snow covered gravel road and they worked as advertised. No regrets on my purchase, in fact I might get an additional set for my front tires as well at some point. Shipping was extremely fast. Hopefully I'll never need them, but if I do it's good to know I've got them in the vehicle.

- TC1553

Review from a similar Diamond Alloy in Tire Chains

Im am very very satisfied with purchasing these chains from etrailer. First their web page was easy to navigate. Second the price was great. Then they were delivered as promised and quick. Once they arrived the quality is great and they came in a very nice carry case. Then I actually put them on in less then 5 minutes each and they went on without moving the truck like it says. so easy I couldn't believe it. I drove several times up and down my driveway without any problems with traction, and it was very slippery without them. I don't plan to use them all the time I plan to use them when I plow my driveway next year but just wanted to get prepared for next year. I put them over all season tires so I saved from getting snow tires for plowing. Great Job Team etrailer !!!

the tire chains worked awesome. I have a home plow on my ford escape and all season tires. without the chains I could have never plowed, went through over one foot of snow without any problem. they are real easy to put on and worked better then my expectations. I did have to purchase new rubber tensioners because I coated the chains and rubber tensioners with dc 10 which made the rubber break down , that was my fault. looking forward to next winter, only to plow instead of snowblow.thanks
Nick D - 03/04/2016

- TC2327

Review from a similar Diamond Alloy in Tire Chains

Super easy to install took me about 10 minutes to install, not bad for my first time. Highly recommend, perfect fit for my Nissan titan 2020. Chain’s came with a travel case”thank you “ pictures posted it’s just a practice test.

- TC2327

Review from a similar Diamond Alloy in Tire Chains

I was researching many websites for tire chains for a 2018 Ford F 150 4x4. The manual does not recommend tire chains, due to clearance of rear shock and wheel well with stock tires. After hours of research, I found a review on this site with the same issue and a response from an etrailer customer representative that addressed this issue and provided some options. I was impressed by the options and specific information that the representative addressed regarding the clearance issue. I watched the videos and immediately purchased a set. I received the Tire Chains in less than 48 hours, talk about fast shipping.

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Ask the Experts about this Titan Chain Tire Chains

  • Best Snow Tire Chain for 2016 Polaris Ranger UTV
    I have a couple options for tire chains for your 2016 Polaris Ranger UTV. It depends on what situation you want them for. My personal favorite is the Titan Chain Alloy Tire Chain # TC1545 with its diamond pattern and relatively easy to install design. The diamond pattern has more tire coverage than your traditional ladder style chains, so it is great with maneuvers like sharp turns or quick stops. If you're planning on driving through mud a lot, then Titan Chain Tire Chains with Cams...
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  • Can Tire Chains Be Used On Trailer Tires?
    Although tire chains are not required on any trailer applications, they are not restricted either. As long as you have the internal clearance needed for the chains, you can use them on trailer tires. The Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern # TC1545 are my recommendation for your 205/75R15 tires. They are high-quality manganese nickel alloy steel and the color-coding makes installation easy. These chains require 15mm of internal clearance between the tire wall and trailer...
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  • Which Tires Should Snow Chains Be Installed On
    When using chains they should at least go on the main drive wheels of the vehicle. You can put chains on the other, non-drive wheel tires for greater traction, turning, and braking. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for specific information on the use of tire chains. I have included some links covering tire chains for you as well. If you could tell me the vehicle and tire size I can make some recommendations.
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  • What is the Driving Speed Limit When Using Tire Chains
    Any vehicle that uses any brand and type of tire chain should be operated at reduced speeds. If road conditions merit use of chains then they also merit reduced driving speeds, typically 30-mph for most vehicles and most chains. The two linked articles on tire chains will give you plenty of good information as a starting point. Before choosing any tire chains for use on your Mini Cooper, you'll want to refer to your vehicle owner's manual. Many passenger vehicles require special low-profile...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for a 2006 Suzuki Jimny with 205/70-15 Tires
    A pair of snow chains would be your best option. In order to recommend a set I would need to know what size tires you have on your vehicle.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation to Fit Tire Size 205/75-15 on RV
    For your tire size of 205/75-15 the correct Titan tire chain you'd want is the part # TC1545. The # TC1540 wouldn't fit properly as it is designed for a smaller tire diameter.
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI with 205/65R16
    For an emergency set of snow chains the # PW6087 that you referenced would be a great choice for you to help in a bind as these will fit rims that are from 15-18 inches in diameter. A better option if you plan to drive in snowy conditions would be a full set of chains like the # TC1545 that has been confirmed to fit your tire size. The emergency chains will help you if you get stuck but won't help you much once you get moving. The # TC1545 will help you navigate the snow much better...
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