Driving with Traction Devices

Notice: Traction devices are used at the operators own risk.

Always refer to your vehicles owner’s manual before using any traction product.

  • Use common sense, good judgement and extreme caution when using traction devices.

  • Never exceed 30 mph while using traction devices.

  • Traction devices may cause cosmetic scuffing on tire when installed. This is unavoidable on certain tread types and tire designs.

  • Wheels are also at risk of cosmetic scuffing with the use of traction devices. Wheels using low profile tires such as 35, 40, 45 and 50 series tires are at a higher risk due to the short height of the tire sidewall.

  • Traction Devices must hang down over the sidewall of the tire in order to stay on the tire while being used.

  • Vehicle components (ABS sensors, brake lines, etc.) can be damaged if the traction device strikes the components. Always pre-fit traction devices before each use and check clearances.

  • Traction devices can break during the course of their normal and extreme service life. (If traction device breaks, remove immediately.)

  • Traction devices are designed for snow or ice covered road surfaces, not bare pavement. Running traction devices on bare pavement increases the wear and chance of component failure.

  • Using traction devices with component failure is extremely unsafe and may cause loss of control or damage to the vehicle. (If traction device breaks, remove immediately.)

  • Traction devices that have been broken should immediately be repaired or replaced.

  • Vehicle operators unwilling to accept the possible risks with the use of any traction device installed on their vehicle such as, but not limited to, accident, vehicle damage, tire damage or wheel damage, should not use any traction device on their vehicle.