Do I need the tire chains for my 4×4 SUV?

I will drive my Honda Pilot 4WD to Lake Tahoe in couple of days. Somebody told I still need the tire chain when the road condition is bad. Do I? If so, which local store sells them? Thanks!

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3 Responses to Do I need the tire chains for my 4×4 SUV?

  1. Life is good May 21, 2009 at 6:17 am #

    Honda Pilots are only true 4WD vehicles up to 18 MPH in the first two gears. Anything above that and it reverts to AWD which entails a totally different set of driving dynamics. If you put chains on this car you will need them on all 4 wheels.
    If you go to Tahoe you may require chains but, most importantly, you will also need a good set of 4 snow tires.

  2. Red Devil May 21, 2009 at 6:17 am #

    You shouldn't need chains but I guess since they aren't to expensive to buy it doesn't hurt to have them incase conditions are real bad. And if for some reason you would need them put them on the front wheels.

  3. RandOm May 21, 2009 at 6:17 am #

    I dont know if you need to or not, but i know that a lot of automotive stores sell tire chains. My local wal-mart even has tire chains in stock regularly