Snow chains: protection against adverse weather conditions for road safety

Snow chains are a critical component for safety and driving during adverse weather conditions. While many drivers may view chains as an extra burden, the reality is that they are an essential tool for protection and safety on the road.

As the cold weather has set in and the first snows have fallen in Greece, the need to use car chains becomes all the more pressing.

The weather can be unpredictable and requires the adaptation of appropriate measures for safe driving. On snowy, icy or muddy roads, snow chains emerge as an essential accessory. Their role is crucial, as they provide sufficient traction for the vehicle, allowing the driver to maintain control and direction even on slippery roads.

The proper choice and placement of car chains are critical steps. Inadequate fitting can lead to damage to both the chains and the vehicle’s tires. The manufacturer’s instructions must be carefully followed to ensure proper installation and use.

Dekra Imperial offers some important tips for the safe use of car chains. Firstly, it is recommended that chains should be adjusted before starting a journey, ensuring that they are properly secured and compatible with the vehicle’s tires. Secondly, it is recommended that chains should be regularly inspected and maintained in order to maintain their performance and avoid problems during use.

However, it is important to understand that the use of chains is not suitable for all driving conditions. When roads are cleared of ice or snow, it is important to remove the chains, as using them on clear roads can cause damage to the road surface and the tires.

In summary, car chains are a crucial tool for safety when driving in adverse weather conditions. However, they must be used with care, correctly fitted and removed appropriately, taking into account the driving conditions.

With proper use and following our advice, this accessory is proving to be a key factor in protecting the driver and passengers during the harshest conditions.