What are the best snow chains for a Ford Expedition?

This is the first winter we’ll be driving a Ford Expedition, and we need to get it fitted with snow chains. What are the best snow chains for a Ford Expedition?

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Mary Alice Morris · Answered on Jan 10, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Before you decide on a set of snow chains for your new Ford Expedition, you should get to know your vehicle’s specifications. There are no definitive snow chains that are best for a particular car model, but there are aspects of your vehicle that may be better suited to some chain types than others.
You’ll also want to consider what kind of conditions you’ll most often use the chains in—deep snow, slick ice, or a slushy mix? Here are some things to look for when you start shopping for snow chains:
  • Materials: Some snow-chain materials might be better for you than others. Rubber chains are a little easier on your tires and are good for moderate conditions. But steel chains offer better traction—although it might be at the cost of your tires.
  • Chain pattern: You can get snow chains with a diagonal, square, or diamond pattern. Different patterns work better with different vehicle specs, so it’s a good idea to ask a snow-chain retailer or your mechanic about which kind is best for your make, model, model year, and trim level.
  • Price: Finally, you’ll want to find a set of snow chains that best match your budget.
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