WIN­TER DRIV­ING

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Please read the win­ter driv­ing sec­tion of your ve­hi­cle owner’s man­ual for fur­ther ex­pla­na­tion. There are is­sues even when di­a­mond pat­tern snow chain sys­tem is used on high per­for­mance 2WD or AWD “sum­mer” tyres. On sum­mer tyres snow chains will grip to the com­pacted snow/ice but the tyre can slip or spin within the chain even when chains are cor­rectly fit­ted to the tyre. The prob­lem is com­pounded by the cam­ber of the road, the weight and torque of the ve­hi­cle and the amount of tread on the tyre. The prob­lem is worse when the ve­hi­cle has been parked at the re­sort be­cause of the low am­bi­ent tem­per­a­ture makes the tyres harder and there­fore has even less grip to the chain.

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