Do I need snow chains?I have a jeep 4×4 with all season tires?

Does CHP requires them if snowing really bad? I' goin to reno but donk know if i need to buy them.

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4 Responses to Do I need snow chains?I have a jeep 4×4 with all season tires?

  1. UCANTCME May 31, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    The Department of Transportation does not sell nor recommend specific brands of Tire Chains. It is best to check your vehicle manufacturers specifications for use of tire chains.

    Types of Chain Controls

    During the winter months motorists may encounter traction device controls in the mountain areas of California. When chain controls are established signs along side the road will be opened indicating the type of requirement. There are three requirements in California.

    Requirement One (R1): Chains are required, snow tires are allowed.

    Requirement Two (R2): Chains are required on all vehicles except four wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels.

    (NOTE: Four wheel drive vehicles must carry traction devices in chain control areas)

    Requirement Three (R3): Chains are required on all vehicles, no exceptions.

    The California vehicle code section 605

  2. Harrison May 31, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    isn't the term all season tires kinda self explanatory.?

  3. farmboy_691 May 31, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    u should only need chains if ur plowing with the jeep!

  4. johndoe13 May 31, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    Yes you need to carry chains,may not ever need to use them but you will have to show proof of having them to get past any mountain pass checkpoint. I regularly travel to the Sierra's and have never had to use my chains but always have them just in case. No better way to ruin a trip than by not being prepared.