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Improper alignment will not cause vehicle vibration.
Vibration may be a result of tire and wheel out-of-
balance. Proper balancing will reduce vibration and
avoid tire cupping and spotty wear.
Use only compact chains, or other traction aids that meet
SAE type “Class S” specifications. Chains must be the
proper size for the vehicle, as recommended by the chain
NOTE: Do not use tire chains on a compact spare tire.
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the following
Because of restricted chain clearance between tires and other
suspension components, it is important that only chains in
good condition are used. Broken chains can cause serious
damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise occurs that
could indicate chain breakage. Remove the damaged parts of
the chain before further use.
Install chains on the front wheels as tightly as possible and
then retighten after driving about
mile (0.8 km).
Do not exceed 45 mph (70 km/h).
Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large bumps,
especially with a loaded vehicle.
If chains are used on an All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicle, they
should be used on all four tires.
Do not drive for prolonged period on dry pavement.
Observe the tire chain manufacturer’s instructions on the
method of installation, operating speed, and conditions for
use. Always use the lower suggested operating speed of the
chain manufacturer if different than the speed recommended
by the manufacture.
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