ABC Driver in winter

There are four different sizes of these cases.A sleeve with an elastic, fits the tire.Chains, tensioners better.Spikes Spider and called Centrax.

Possibly, snow chains be your best ally in overcoming these difficulties. But it is not always easy to put the chains.The director of Traffic, Pere Navarro, acknowledged not long ago that "put chains at low temperatures, ice cream and in certain circumstances it costs a lot, it's not that simple."Therefore, we will give you accelerated course how to install them, what you buy and how you maintain them. As a picture is worth a thousand words, do not miss the video we offer along these lines. We tell you step by step how to act.

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  • How to put chains?
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-Practice at home to learn how to assemble them quickly.
- Always carry a heavy gloves to keep hands cool you too.
- You have to use them when snow accumulates.
- - They should always be placed in the wheel drive. Vehicles AWD the lead on the front axle.
- Yes there are light snow, it is better to go for the less-traveled areas of the road: there, the chains will grip better. When more, we circulate following brands of other vehicles.
- The maximum speed that can move the chains is 50 km / h.
- They will be dismantled when the snow disappears. After use, they must washed with hot water and dry to prevent rusting.
Remember that strings are the only solution that guarantees mobility on snow. The "sprays" which are sprayed on -the tire chain called Liquid only provide a temporary adhesion and, although they may be useful in an emergency situation. Moreover, its use is not permitted on the open road.
Several types of chains and its price can range from 20 to 300 euros. The simplest are those that do not take tension, but it is worth us with some that have this device: they are not much more expensive and will avoid us having to stop to tighten when we start shooting them. Furthermore, they remain focused and reduce vibration.
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  • Different chain systems
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Which they have a diamond-shaped drawing They offer an "extra" security, because the tire always find links on which to tread. Some of them have icebreaker rings in the central area. They are more expensive, but also are more suitable for intensive use.Among the most modern devices are called Spikes Spider and Centrax. Both are similar: a frame made of resistant material extends along the tread. The main difference between the two models is that the former requires prior installation, while the second, no. Both give an excellent result, although they are bulky and take up much space in the trunk. Its price is around 300 euros, depending on the tire size.When buying them, look at measures of tires to buy a chain that supports them. You know that this data is written on the sides of the wheels. You will also be in your instruction manual. Generally, in chains boxes a list of measures for which are useful appears.Overall, a good advice when buying them is to evaluate the use that we will give them. If we are to use on a daily basis, for example to work, it is better to opt for a good quality, although they are more expensive. Instead, to get us out of trouble can serve almost any string.
Just hit the Spanish market calls fabric chains. The company produces the Norwegian AutoSock and are a simple sheath with an elastic, it fits the tire in seconds.The fabric that consists not slip on snow or ice and its creators say they are as effective as traditional. In addition, they focus alone on the wheel, do not weigh, can be washed and stored anywhere.

Currently they cost between 90 and 100 euros, a price that may seem high if we will not use them much. But little versed when drivers put chains will forget the price just to see how easy it is to place this Norwegian "invention".

Fabric chains are sold in four different sizes: 54, 58, 62 and 66. It is desirable to know, because this numbering does not match the typical enumerations manufacturers of metal chains. When buying them, look at the instructions that are printed on the bag. In them you can find out what is the size you need your car. So we could know, just all very light soils, such as the Suzuki Jimny can carry. The manufacturer does not recommend any other 4x4 on the list of models that can mount.

When circulemos chains will try to increase the safety distance and not overcome a speed of 40 km / h, because if we need to stop, the braking distance will be increased.After walking the first few meters it is suitable tension the chain, because with the movement have been able to lose some tension. When not needed for use, we proceed to disassemble, because its misuse degrades the pavement and uncomfortable driving because they produce noise and vibration.For tear We use the same pattern shown for the ice, ie at the second speed and will try to insert the higher gears that allows us the engine. For down a port or a slope pronounced endeavor to help the engine brake using lower gears.The law requires placing chains or other approved anti-skid devices on at least one wheel on each side of the vehicle or use special tires (contact or nails).