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Are Snow Chains for Vehicles Considered Traction Devices

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Do the Glacier, Thule, Titan or another brand act as a tire traction device tat meet these criteria? Your recommendation? Tire traction devices are devices or mechanisms having a composition and design capable of improving vehicle traction, braking, and cornering ability upon snow or ice-covered surfaces. Tire traction devices shall be constructed and assembled to provide sufficient structural integrity and to prevent accidental detachment from vehicles. Tire traction devices shall, at the time of manufacture or final assembly, bear a permanent impression indicating the name, initials, or trademark of the assembling company or primary manufacturer, and the country in which the devices were manufactured or assembled in final form.

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Tire chains made by Glacier, Thule, Titan etc would fit the criteria of a traction device for when the roads are snowy or icy.

Titan Chain # TC1142 are a twisted link snow chain set that will greatly help have traction when there is snow on the roads. I attached an install video for these for you to check out that shows how they would install on a vehicle.

I also attached a help article on tire chains for you to check out as well.

You will need to consult the owners manual of your vehicle to determine if there are any restrictions on snow chain usage.

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