What are the best snow chains for a Toyota Tundra?

My family and I just moved up to the mountains and I’m wondering if I need different equipment for my truck. What are the best snow chains for a Toyota Tundra?

Bonnie Stinson · Answered on Jan 10, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The best snow chains for a Toyota Tundra have V-bar links for extra traction.
Snow tires vs. snow chains for a Toyota Tundra is your first consideration. It sounds like you’ve already decided to get chains, but be aware that chains may not be required. In some areas, snow tires are sufficient until the road safety requirements escalate to a certain level.
Does your Tundra have two-wheel or four-wheel drive? In extreme weather, even four-wheel drive vehicles need chains. Toyota recommends that you only put chains on the rear wheels, but in practice, many drivers put chains on all four wheels. This may only be necessary for emergency road conditions.
Here are two snow chain options for a Toyota Tundra:
  • Titan makes snow tire chains with V-bar links and a ladder pattern. This arrangement provides traction in snowy and icy conditions.
  • Glazier offers a twist link chain version that will fit your Tundra. Traction is less good than the Titans, but the Glazier twist link should suffice in moderate winter conditions.
Remember to check your clearance before you buy chains. By measuring carefully, you will ensure that you buy the right size—and don’t cause damage to your vehicle. You need between two and three inches of clearance for snow chains. A rubber tensioner could be helpful, too.
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