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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Snow Traction Devices

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Snow Traction Devices  
If driving on snowy or frozen roads, mount winter tyres, or tyre chains; reduce  
speed; and maintain sufficient distance between vehicles when driving.  
1Snow Traction Devices  
Using the wrong chains, or not properly  
installing chains, can damage the brake  
lines and cause a crash in which you can be  
seriously injured or killed.  
Be particularly careful when operating the steering wheel or brakes to prevent skidding.  
Use tyre chains, winter tyres, or all season tyres when necessary or according to the law.  
When mounting, refer to the following points.  
Follow all instructions in this owner’s  
manual regarding the selection and use of  
tyre chains.  
For winter tyres:  
Select the size and load ranges that are the same as the original tyres.  
Mount the tyres to all four wheels.  
For tyre chains:  
Traction devices that are the wrong size or improperly  
installed can damage your vehicle’s brake lines,  
suspension, body, and wheels. Stop driving if they are  
hitting any part of the vehicle.  
Consult a dealer before purchasing any type of chains for your vehicle.  
Install them on the front tyres only.  
Because your vehicle has limited tyre clearance, we strongly recommend using the  
chains listed below:  
According to the EEC Directive for tyres, when winter  
tyres are used, it is necessary to affix a sticker with the  
allowable max. speed of the winter tyres clearly in the  
field of view of the driver, if the designed max. speed  
of vehicle is higher than the allowed max. speed of  
winter tyre. A sticker is obtainable from your tyre  
dealer. If you have any question, consult a dealer.  
Original Tyre Size*1  
225/65R17 102H  
225/60R18 100H  
Chain Type  
RUD matic CLASSIC V 19643  
RUD matic CLASSIC V 19642  
*1:Original tyre size is mentioned on the tyre information label on the driver’s  
Follow the chain manufacturer’s instruction when installing. Mount them as  
tightly as you can.  
Check that the chains do not touch the brake lines or suspension.  
Drive slowly.  
When tyre chains are mounted, follow the chain  
manufacturer’s instructions regarding vehicle  
operational limits.  
Use tyre chains only in an emergency or when they  
are legally required for driving through a certain area.  
Use greater caution when driving with tyre chains on  
snow or ice. They may have less-predictable handling  
than good winter tyres without chains.