2020 Defender

USING SNOW CHAINS

Make sure the following warnings have been read and fully understood before using snow chains. Failure to use the snow chains safely could result in an accident, leading to serious injury or death.

WARNING

Only use traction devices in heavy snow conditions, on compacted snow.

WARNING

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) must be switched off when using traction devices.

WARNING

Never exceed 50 km/h (30 mph) when traction devices are fitted.

WARNING

Never fit traction devices to a temporary-use spare wheel.

Traction devices approved by the vehicle manufacturer may be used to improve traction in heavy snow conditions, on compacted snow.

Traction devices should not be used in off-road conditions where there is no compacted snow.

If it becomes necessary to fit traction devices, the following points must be observed:

  • Only use vehicle manufacturer approved traction devices on the vehicle. Only vehicle manufacturer approved traction devices have been tested to make sure that the devices do not cause damage to the vehicle. Contact a retailer/authorised repairer for information.

  • The wheels and tyres fitted to the vehicle must conform to the specifications of the vehicle manufacturer's original equipment. Doing so helps to enhance the performance of the traction devices. See TYRE MARKINGS.

  • Full-chain traction devices can be fitted to the rear wheels of vehicles with the following tyre sizes:

    255/70R18.

    255/65R19.

    255/60R20.

  • Do not fit a traction device to a temporary-use spare wheel.

  • Always read, understand, and follow the traction device manufacturer's instructions. Pay particular attention to the maximum speed and fitting instructions.

  • Fit traction devices in pairs on the same axle.

  • Remove the traction devices, as soon as the conditions allow, to avoid tyre and/or vehicle damage.

Contact a retailer/authorised repairer for details and availability of approved snow chains.

NOTES

When using snow chains, select the grass gravel snow driving program and switch DSC off. See GRASS GRAVEL SNOW and SWITCHING DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DSC) OFF.