If you’re having trouble searching by your tire size, check out this short guide to make sure you’re using the correct numbers. If you’re still having issues, call us at 866-437-5883. Our in-house experts can help you find the right size chains.
What is Cam vs Non-Cam?
Cam is a mechanical device or mechanism that is used to adjust the tension of the chains while they are in use. They allow for quick and easy adjustments to be made to the tension of the chains without requiring the driver to stop and manually make changes.
Non-cam have a hook that lets you hook each side of the chain around the tire.
Difference between tire chain patterns
It’s important to understand the difference between patterns and how they effect traction.
When you’re purchasing your chains, keep in mind that tire coverage matters a lot. The more the pattern covers your tires, and therefore makes more contact with the ground, the more traction you should expect.
Installing tire chains can vary depending on the type and brand of chains you have. Typically, the chains will need to be placed around the tire, with the chain tensioners tightened to ensure a snug fit. It is important to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for specific installation instructions.
No, tire chains should only be used on snowy or icy roads. Driving on pavement with tire chains can cause damage to the chains, the tires, and the road surface.
How do I maintain my tire chains?
Tire chains should be checked for wear and tightness before each use. If the chains are damaged or worn, they should be replaced. Additionally, the chains should be cleaned and lubricated as needed to ensure they function properly.
Can I use tire chains on any type of tire?
Tire chains are designed to fit specific tire sizes, so it is important to select chains that are compatible with your tires. Additionally, some vehicle manufacturers recommend against the use of tire chains on certain types of tires, such as low-profile or performance tires. It is always best to check the manufacturer’s recommendations for your specific vehicle and tires.
Who is Tire Chains 'R' Us?
We have been selling tire chains for nearly 30 years, priding ourselves on having the lowest prices, fastest shipping, and best customer service. All our tire chains are packaged and shipped from our warehouse in Iowa. Our goal is to provide everything you need on our website, from information on how to install chains to selling the chains themselves. That way, you’ll spend less time wondering what chains you need or installing your tire chains.
All our truck chains are sold in pairs and in most cases are pre-fitted for your tire size. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact our staff and we would be more than happy to assist you.
We sell a variety of tire chains, for any type of truck and all types of situations. All of our chains are manufactured according to current NACM specifications. Our chains are made from a variety of quality materials, from hardened carbon to steel alloy.
Please remember that all truck tire chains are designed for slower speeds, not normal highway speeds. It is recommended that you travel no faster than 30-35 mph after your chains are installed. Failure to adhere to this warning could lead to chain failure or damage to your tires and truck.
If you aren’t sure which truck tire chains are best for your budget and needs, please call our team of experts. You can also contact us here and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
One of our most popular truck chains are the Highway Service Twist Link Ladder Pattern Tire Chains: