Snow Chain Fitting Instructions
Fit snow chains where other cars can see and avoid you, usually off to side of road or in clearly marked snow chain fitting bays on Alpine roads.
Fit hoop with small hook and small chain to inside of tyre. Connect first link onto small hook.
The inside hoop should sit evenly around tyre – the hoop should never touch the road surface when driving.
Pull outer hoop tight and connect chain at bottom on the tightest link possible.
Fit excess chain over tensioning lever, so it does not hit and damage your car or the road surface.
Pull back lever and lock into place with retainer. If you cannot get a tight enough fitting with adjustment on outer hoop, adjust chain length on inner hoop.
The outer hoop should sit evenly on the tyre, and never be in the position to touch the road when driving. Once fitted, move forward one full rotation of the wheel, the chain will loosen, and you should now be able to tighten snow chain an extra one or two links. If travelling for long distance, snow chains should be periodically checked. Once snow chains have been fitted centrally and re-tightened, drive off slowly, using accelerator and brakes gently if needed. Avoid spinning wheels, as chains can break, damaging your car and you will be liable for snow chain replacement fee. Never exceed 30km per hour in snow/ice conditions, as it is important to remember you are driving in dangerous conditions. If you hear anything hitting against your car, stop immediately and investigate. We accept no responsibility for any damage to your car.
Front Wheel Drive or Rear Wheel Drive?
Fit Snow Chains to the wheels that propel your car. You may need to refer to your owners manual if you are unsure.
When to Fit Snow Chains?
Only fit snow chains when there is snow/ice on the road, or when directed to by police or road and traffic authorities.
Remove snow chains in a safe place off the road, when the road is clear of snow/ice.
Removal is the reverse of the fitting procedures
No responsibility is taken by Margaritta Hire Pty Ltd or any of it’s affiliates or staff for any misconceptions of these instructions.