There is nothing worse than getting caught off-guard by heavy snow during the cold season, which is why you would do best to always have tire chains inside the car when going for a drive during the winter. Ideally, you want to install the chains before leaving the house, but as we all know, snow storms have a way of catching you by surprise.This also happens to people who own trucks, pickups, or SUVs, people who for some reason, think of themselves as better prepared for the winter than people who drive small cars.
In reality, both small and large cars experience the same problems when driving on snow, which it’s important to invest in tire chains before you actually need them. Over the next few minutes, we will take a look at ten of the best tire chains for trucks, pickups and SUVs available on the market at this point in time.
10Rupse Easy To Install Snow Tire Chains/Anti-slip Chains
Thanks to their high-density, super antiskid nails, these chains will provide a higher degree of reliability when driving on snow. What’s interesting about these chains is that they come in a universal model, one that will fit all tires with a width between 165 and 265 mm. Also interesting is the fact that they enjoy a zinc alloy fixed buckle construction which provides them with an impressive abrasion resistance.
9Security Chain Company QG2828 Quik Grip V-Bar Light Truck Chains
Suitable for virtually any type of light truck or SUV, these chains will provide a much higher standard of stability when driving in snowy conditions than pretty much any traditional type of chain. We say this because they enjoy a durable Quik Grip link chain system that makes them stand out among the rest, a system that also makes them easier to install for both on and off-road use.
8Glacier Chains H2828SC Light Truck V-Bar Twist Link Tire Chains
What makes Glacier Chains stand out among the rest is the fact that they use a tough carbon steel twist link cross chain with a welded V-bar. This design makes them suitable for any large car, be it a truck, a pickup, or an SUV. At the same time, these chains use a lever end fastener for easy mounting, along with locking side-cams to ensure a perfect fit. Furthermore, these chains meet all state requirements for traction devices.
7Security Chain Company QG3229CAM Quik Grip Wide Base Tire Chains
As a result of its durable Quik Grip wide base link chain construction, this particular tire chain will provide the highest standard of durability possible. As a result, you are bound to get a longer use out of it, regardless of how often you use it. On a related note, let us point out that the chain is fit for highway service and on/off road use as well, which explains why it’s so popular to begin with.
6Thule 16mm XB16 SUV/Truck Snow Chains
Made from superior quality steel, these chains allow a much smaller gauge, thus delivering a lot more comfort regardless of speed. They’re also color coded when it comes to assembly, which makes them very easy to install on virtually any type of SUV or small truck. Not only that but they also have dual-sided D-shaped links so as to provide not only greater traction but a longer product life as well.
5Security Chain Company QG2228CAM Quik Grip Chains
This package contains can and non-cam chains, regular, heavy duty, and cold temperature operation chains for you to choose from. Interestingly enough, you get the same high standards of traction no matter which type of chain you use, a result of their reliable construction. Also interesting is the fact that these chains come with a cam tool and a step-by-step instruction booklet to facilitate their installation.
4Peerless 0232805 Auto-Trac Light Truck/SUV Tire Chains
Thanks to their worry-free self-tightening ratchets, these chains will automatically tighten on the tire with very little effort on your part. As a matter of fact, it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to install the chains under any conditions. This being said, we should point out that you would do best not to go over 30 mph with the chains on, mainly due to their diamond pattern cross design which is intended to provide superior traction and a much smoother ride at the expense of speed.
3Thule 12mm XG12 Pro Deluxe SUV/Crossover Snow Chains
These chains have a 12 mm inside and on-the-thread clearance, which vastly improves their versatility when it comes to the type of tires they can fit. At the same time, these chains enjoy a self-tensioning, self-centering design that makes them very easy to install and take off. They also have a micro-regulation system aimed at providing perfect tensioning at all times, along with a special pattern that will double their traction capacity.
2Security Chain Company SZ143 Super Z6 Cable Chains
Thule is well-known for making some of the best SUV tire chains out there, which is exactly the case with the SZ143 Cable Chains. These chains are designed to fit almost any car, pickup, or SUV you may have with very limited operating clearance around the drive tires. They are also very easy to install thanks to their built-in rubber tightener that doesn’t require you to stop and retighten the chains constantly like other chains. Not only that but they also provide much better all-around traction than conventional tire chains or cables.
1Security Chain ZT751 Super Z LT Light Truck and SUV Tire Traction Chains
Perfect for almost any type of light truck or SUV, the Zt751 tire chains from Security Chain will ensure a much better traction and stability than you would expect from standard tire chains. Interestingly enough, these chains come with rubber tighteners that not only make the chains easy to install but also very easy to retighten when needed. Also worth mentioning is the fact that they meet all class S clearance requirements and that they are a lot more affordable than you would expect such high-quality chains to cost.