What are the best snow chains for an Acura MDX?

I’m new to mountain driving, but I’m quickly realizing that I will need to have tire chains on my MDX at certain times of year. What are the best snow chains for an Acura MDX?

Melanie Mergen · Answered on Jan 16, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
That’s certainly true—tire chains can help improve traction on snowy mountain roads, making a potentially dangerous situation much safer. And depending on where you live, they might be a legal requirement when conditions become severe.
Here are some considerations to keep in mind while you look for the best snow chains for your Acura MDX:
  • First, check your local or state requirements to determine whether there are specific requirements or restrictions regarding what kind of snow chains you can use.
  • Verify that the set of chains you pick is compatible with your MDX, tire size, and ground clearance.
  • Know what road conditions they’ll need to be able to handle (such as deep snow vs. ice).
  • Consider how often you’ll need to use your snow chains.
With these considerations in mind, some commonly recommended snow chain brands that have options that could be compatible with your Acura MDX include Peerless, the Security Chain Company, and König.
Remember that you shouldn’t use snow chains when primarily driving on pavement—all-season tires would be better.
You’ll also need to maintain lower speeds—typically under about 35 or 25 mph, depending on your vehicle and the set of chains you choose.
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