Hyundai Genesis: Snow or icy conditions / Tire chains

Since the sidewalls on some radial tires are thinner than other types of tires, they may be damaged by mounting certain types of tire chains on them. Therefore, the use of snow tires is recommended instead of tire chains. Do not mount tire chains on vehicles equipped with aluminum wheels; if unavoidable use AutoSock® (fabric snow chain). Install the tire chain after reviewing the instructions provided with the tire chains. Damage to your vehicle caused by improper tire chain use is not covered by your vehicle manufacturer’s warranty.

WARNING

The use of AutoSock® (fabric snow chain) may adversely affect vehicle handling:

  • Drive less than 20 mph (30 km/h) or the chain manufacturer’s recommended speed limit, whichever is lower.
  • Drive carefully and avoid bumps, holes, sharp turns, and other road hazards, which may cause the vehicle to bounce.
  • Avoid sharp turns or locked wheel braking.

AutoSock® is a Registered trademark of AutoSock.

✽ NOTICE

  • Install AutoSock® (fabric snow chain) on the rear tires for 2WD vehicles or on all four tires for AWD vehicles. It should be noted that installing AutoSock® (fabric snow chain) on the tires will provide a greater driving force, but will not prevent side skids.
  • Do not install studded tires without first checking local, state and municipal regulations for possible restrictions against their use.

Chain Installation

When installing AutoSock® (fabric snow chain), follow the manufacturer's instructions and mount them as tightly possible. Drive slowly (less than 20 mph (30 km/h)) with chains installed. If you hear the chains contacting the body or chassis, stop and tighten them. If they still make contact, slow down until the noise stops. Remove the AutoSock® (fabric snow chain) as soon as you begin driving on cleared roads.

When mounting AutoSock® (fabric snow chain), park the vehicle on level ground away from traffic. Turn on the vehicle Hazard Warning Flasher and place a triangular emergency warning device behind the vehicle (if available).

Always place the vehicle in P (Park), apply the parking brake and turn off the engine before installing tire chains.

CAUTION

When using AutoSock® (fabric snow chain):

  • Wrong size chains or improperly installed chains can damage your vehicle's brake lines, suspension, body and wheels.
  • If you hear noise caused by chains contacting the body, retighten the chain to prevent contact with the vehicle body.
  • To prevent body damage, retighten the chains after driving 0.3~0.6 miles (0.5~1.0 km).

AutoSock® is a Registered trademark of AutoSock.

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