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How to Use Your UTV, ATV Tire Chain Correctly

ATV Tire Chain Tips

Need some extra traction on the snow and ice? ATV tire chains can give you the extra grip you need to keep your wheels from spinning. Here are a few tips on using the Best Tire Chains for UTV.

UTV tire chains will give you best traction on snow and ice if you make use of the following tips:

utv tire chains tips

  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installing the tire chains. Incorrect installation could damage your UTV, tires, or chains.
  • Tighten the chains as much as possible by hand for maximum life. The tighter the chains, the longer they will last. Stop and adjust the chains as needed to keep a tight to snug fit throughout use. Do not use UTV chains with the tires aired down. Check the owner’s manual for correct tire pressure.
  • Adjust the chains periodically to keep the cross chains straight across the tire tread.
  • Tie back excess links of side chain with a zip tie or wire. If desired, you can cut off the excess links; however, we recommend tying them back in case they are needed in the future.
  • Accelerate slowly. Do not exceed a speed of 5 miles per hour.
  • Avoid locking the wheels when braking.
  • Avoid hitting curbs with your UTV when tire chains are installed.
  • Remove the ATV chains on bare roads.

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Mattew Brodie

Hi there! This blog was created to share my off-roading, gear-related knowledge with those interested in the field. I’ve worked as mechanic for years and have been a devoted off-roader for as long. Now, I’ve decided to combine the two and share my experience with passionate audience. I do not claim to know it all – but when something new hits the surface, I will be on it to research its ups and downs. Call me an off-roading nerd if you like, and as long as you can find something useful in here – you are heartedly welcome!

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