Hyundai Elantra: Tire chains - Tires and wheels - Maintenance - Hyundai Elantra MD 2010-2018 Owners manualHyundai Elantra: 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.

Since the sidewalls of radial tires are thinner, they can be damaged by mounting CAUTION

Since the sidewalls of radial tires are thinner, they can be damaged by mounting some types of snow chains on them. Therefore, the use of snow tires is recommended instead of snow chains.

- Snow or iceWARNING - 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 0.59 inches (15 mm) to prevent damage to the chains connection.
    Snow tires
    If you equip your car with snow tires, they should be the same size and have the same load capacity as the original tires. Snow tires should be installed on all four wheels; otherwise, poor handli ...

    Radial-ply tires
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