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Insta-Chain Automatic Tire Chains

By: on February 19, 2017

Sadly, you cannot install Insta-Chains on your Honda Fit for instant traction in snow and ice conditions; the whirling automatic tire chains are made only for large commercial vehicles. But if you're a professional truck or bus driver, you're in luck. And if you're a fire rescue or emergency vehicle driver, you--and all the rest of us who depend on you--can keep rolling through winter with Insta-Chains too.

Insta-Chains install on the underside of vehicles alongside tires. The system consists of individual chain strands extending from a metal arm, cylinder bracket, ball joint, and air cylinder. Operation starts and stops with the flip of a switch, installed up front next to the driver. When activated, the chains descend and begin whirling within about 1-1/2 seconds, rotating in quick succession underneath the vehicle's moving tires to provide traction equivalent to permanently affixed chains. When not in use, Insta-Chains secure behind the rotating mechanism.

You can activate Insta-Chains while your vehicle is in motion, and use them for traction moving forward and in reverse. They fit most vehicles ranging from 1/2 ton through Class 8 Trucks, and come in either 6-1/2" or 7-1/2" diameters, and in chain strands of 6, 12, or 18.

Insta-Chain is a family owned business based out of Springville, UT.

Muchas danke to Mitch T. for the Dude Product Tip.