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2019 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Snow Traction Devices

uuChecking and Maintaining TyresuSnow Traction Devices  
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  
3WARNING  
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.  
Follow all instructions in this owner’s  
manual regarding the selection and use of  
tyre chains.  
When mounting, refer to the following points.  
For winter tyres:  
NOTICE  
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  
235/65R17 104H  
235/60R18 103H  
235/55R19 101Y  
Chain Type  
RUD-matic classic 4716134  
RUD-matic classic 4716134  
RUD-matic classic V 19642  
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.  
*1:Original tyre size is mentioned on the tyre information label on the driver’s  
doorjamb.  
Use greater caution when driving with tyre chains on snow or ice. They  
may have less-predictable handling than good winter tyres without chains.  
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.  
If your vehicle is equipped with summer tyres, be aware  
that these tyres are not designed for winter driving  
conditions. For more information, contact a dealer.  
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