How to drive safely in the snow and icy conditions with snow chains

Snow chains are very beneficial, especially in the snow and icy conditions that one could find in South Africa and Lesotho regions. Whether you are in a car or 4×4 you can lose traction on the snow or ice very easily. When drivers are not properly equipped to drive on the snow or ice, it could lead to loss of traction between tyre and road surface and the inability to steer the vehicle.

Tips on what to do if your wheels skid in the snow

Rear Wheels: - Take your foot off the accelerator. - Steer in the direction you want the front wheels to go. If your rear wheels are sliding left, steer left. If they're sliding right, steer right. - If your rear wheels start sliding the other way as you recover, ease the steering wheel toward that side. You might have to steer left and right a few times to get your vehicle completely under control. - If you have standard brakes, pump them gently. - If you have anti-lock brakes (ABS), do not pump the brakes. Apply steady pressure to the brakes.

Tips when choosing Snow Chains

Here are a few pointers when selecting snow chains. Contact us on 0861 040506 or +27 (011) 792 5226 for further advice: