Subaru Forester: Tire chains - Winter driving - Driving tips - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: Tire chains

Tire chains cannot be used on your

Tire chains cannot be used on your vehicle because of the lack of clearance between the tires and vehicle body.

NOTE
When tire chains cannot be used, use of another type of traction device (such as spring chains) may be acceptable if use on your vehicle is recommended by the device manufacturer, taking into account tire size and road conditions.

Follow the device manufacturer’s instructions, especially regarding maximum vehicle speed.

To help avoid damage to your vehicle, drive slowly, readjust or remove the device if it is contacting your vehicle, and do not spin your wheels. Damage caused to your vehicle by use of a traction device is not covered under warranty.

Make certain that any traction device you use is an SAE class S device, and use it on the front wheels only. Always use the utmost care when driving with a traction device. Overconfidence because you are using a traction device could easily lead to a serious accident.

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