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Can I Leave My Snow Tire Chains On Overnight?


Should I remove snow cables when I am going to be parked for a while ie. over night at hotel, or parked at ski resort?


Expert Reply:

While ideally you should take them off whenever you are not using them, keeping them on overnight especially if the parking area still has ice/snow in the morning is fine. Now this will also depend on the tire chains you have on. The Glacier V-Trac Cable Chains # PW1042 you're asking about are more likely to wear faster since the cable design, while low profile, is also not as heavy duty. I do recommend at least taking off the rubber tensioners if you're leaving your vehicle parked overnight.

We have a fit guide you can go through to get the correct fit for your tires on your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon. For Tire size 225/65-17, the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1042 are the correct fit. I also attached a video showing how to install them if you want to see the process before having to figure it out in the snow.

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