I need snow chains for my 2006 Volvo S40
December 20, 2012 10:01 AM Subscribe
Asking on behalf of someone else: I need snow chains for my 2006 Volvo S40. Official Volvo chains sell for at least $310, which is more than I'm willing to spend. Are there cheaper alternatives?
posted by nanook to Travel & Transportation (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Volvo warns that, "No other types of chains (other than their official chains) may be used since there is a risk that the car may be damaged." From what I gather, the S40 has very tight clearance between the tires and the wheel well, and ordinary chains may rub against the well. In the worst case, there may be a possibility of snagging on a brake line. Those are risks I'm unwilling to take.
My question: Are there cheaper snow chains available that have the same tight profile as the official Volvo chains, which I can use with confidence? How would I know?