chains required driving conditions

Bernard Littau bernardl at
Thu Dec 19 16:37:56 EST 2002

Hi Patrick,

You are subject to the same restrictions as other four wheel drive vehicles,
so in general, you can leave your chains in the trunk.  You may need to show
the chains to an officer from time-to-time depending on how tight they are
being, so do carry them with you.

When you do mount them, if ever, put them on the front.

I have never needed chains on a 4x4 on a controlled road.  I find that the
window between where they require chains on normal cars, and where they just
flat out close the road for a while, to be a very small window.

I've been allowed to proceed in a 4x4 when a road is closed to normal cars
with chains, but by the time it gets bad enough to make a 4x4 mount chains
to make progress, they seem to cut their losses and close the road.


Bernard Littau
Woodinville, WA
'88 5ktq

> I have a 1998 A6 Quattro and am ready to hit the ski slopes.
> When the road
> conditions require chains, do I mount them on the front or the rear?
> Patrick
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