Snow Chains from Amazon.com
Winters can be brutal, but you don't have to be stuck indoors if you have the right pair of snow chains for your car. Snow chains, also known as tire chains, are devices that are fitted to the tires of vehicles to increase their traction when driving through ice or snow. The added weight and increased traction of the tire chains provides a firmer grip, allowing you to handle slippery surfaces with ease. However, chains reduce the top speed of the vehicle. Most tire chains are sold as pairs.
The number of snow chains that you need for your car will depend on the make and model. Snow chains should be fitted over the driving wheel. To this end, 4WD vehicles should be fitted with four snow chains (or two pairs). For rear-wheel cars, it's best to also use snow chains on both the front and rear wheels because it improves the braking and handling of the car. Tire chains are easy to fit, but try fitting them in an isolated and dry location before attempting to fit them on the road.
Amazon.com is home to a wide variety of tire chains. Before you make your purchase, check to ensure that the chains are the right size for your car's tires. Snow chains can be fit on most cars without the use of a jack as long as there is sufficient clearance between the tire and the vehicle. Based on the type of vehicle, wheel clearance is categorized into three different classes: Class S, Class U, and Class W.