Hyundai Sonata: Tire chains - Tires and wheels - MaintenanceHyundai Sonata: Tire chains

Tire chains, if necessary, should be installed on the front wheels.

Be sure that the chains are installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

To minimize tire and chain wear, do not continue to use tire chains when they are no longer needed.

WARNING - Snow or ice

  • When driving on roads covered with snow or ice, drive at less than 20 mph (30 km/h).
  • Use the SAE “S” class or wire chains.
  • If you hear noise caused by chains contacting the body, retighten the chain to avoid contact with the vehicle body.
  • To prevent body damage, retighten the chains after driving 0.3~0.6 miles (0.5~1.0 km).
  • Do not use tire chains on vehicles equipped with aluminum wheels. In unavoidable circumstance, use a wire type chain.
  • Use wire chains less than 0.47 inches (12 mm) to prevent damage to the chain’s connection.
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