Timothy Easley: Thanks! This will help for this afternoon! :)
OregonDOT: Stay safe everyone.
Boudica Slade: We got a LOT of snow here in Eugene Oregon today, very unusual for this
time of year. Because I had nowhere I needed to go, I stayed home which is
the best thing to do in such cases. I suddenly remembered that I bought
chains several years ago. I tried putting them on once on the road back
from Bend OR and failed horribly and proceeded (illegally and dangerously)
without them, made it home and forgot about them. The above video showed
me how EASY it is, especially if I practice in my garage, which I did.
THANK YOU, ODOT ! !
darkknightsds: Is there a step-by-step list I can print out to keep in my car? Thanks,
LutzBraintrust: Thanks, ODOT !
Zack Lewine: Eugene is supposed to get bad this weekend. Thanks ODOT!
Hockett & Olsen Automotive & Tire: It is a little early, but for all you skiers-THINK SNOW!!!
BigBearKoala: Will I need tire chains if I am planning on driving through Oregon from Los
Angeles to Seattle in December? Will US101 be a safer route compared to
Stephen Pesis: Thanks Oregon DOT. This is a great video that helped remind me how to
properly install chains. I'll be traveling through Northern Cal / Southern
Oregon this weekend and will be better prepared because of your videos
about chain installation and other considerations.
john smith: Great info and great advice on practicing first before its dark and windy
and cold! wonder how many people do that tho? haha
OregonDOT: The ones we used in the video are from Les Schwab, but similar ones can be
found in many tire stores.
llooddyy: Excellent! I'm less intimidated by installation with this informative vid.
OregonDOT: Thanks for the kind words. We're glad you've all found this video useful.
That's why we made it. Stay safe! Oregon DOT Communications
OregonDOT: Thank you. Glad it helped.
bobingi: Are there any "chain installation stations" near the Willamette pass?
MADTASS: It"s O.K. just noticed that it isn"t. Am i correct in assuming that you
could lay the Chains in Front of the Wheels and Drive on to them,would that
make it any easier.
susanbunch1980: Very impressive! This is exactly the answer I was looking for, you should
upload your video to this site, Ewisdomtv
Flyboytr: Those are Shur Grip Z style cables.
Antoniocool86: She's sexy.
SnowChainsToolEU: As an European I can't understand what makes you guys from the USA prefer
cable tire chains. to the "chain" tire chains. I spent quite a lot of time
working with tire chains lately, and IMAO "diamond pattern" tire chains are
more durable and easier to put up than the cable ones. Nothing against the
SCC, I think they're a great US company, I just don't get the cable concept.
ezforus: The best vid for tire chain, thanks Oregon DOT,
Jeni Kaybee: I met supposedly Les Schwab Tires only female tire wrestler some six years
ago at a Les Schwab in Portland. Let's just say she ought to be everybody's
hero, or employee of the year or something like that. Jockeying tires is a
physical job and they put in some serious time when the weather gets bad &
suddenly everyone wants traction at the same time!
CABdosdos: Thanks Oregon DOT now I can street race even in the snow!
OregonDOT: Glad you found it helpful. Travel safely.
OregonDOT: Yes. There are several chain up areas along the side of the highway in both
directions towards the top of the pass.
MrAUFANATIC: Where I live it dont snow. But its a turn on to see a woman handling things
realworldfarmer: Should I also wear gloves that are two sizes too big when I install cables
on my tires like she does?
MADTASS: I"ve got to ask this, is the Car Jacked up in any way.
OregonDOT: @CABdosdos Not a good idea...
OregonDOT: We just had to delete a comment because it violated our comment policy by
using foul language. Comments are always welcome, but foul language is not.
OregonDOT: It depends upon your chains and your vehicle. What's important is securing
your chains tightly and safely. That's why we suggest reading through the
instructions and practicing on dry pavement a couple of times before you
head into a snow zone. That way you know what works best. Lying in the snow
on the edge of the road trying to read your chain instructions for the
first time while the wind is blowing and the snow is coming down hard is
landlordsoftware2: Great video! It is nice to see it done before you actually have to do it.
brieflybranden: Maybe because the diamond pattern damages the road more?
queengerbil: Thank you! I'm from Arizona so you've eased any concerns I had about
driving in Washington.
eequalsmvsquare: very useful....thanks a lot!
JavierNR69: I was afraid to install the chains on, this was my first time driving on
snow but after watch this video everithing went to easy. Thank you !! :)
ezforus: Hi, where can I get the spit snow cable like that, I went to autozone, they
dont know about, I want to get the split cable like that, so is easier to
put it on the tire, thank you.
racenuke: Yeah, chains are not meant to go past 30 MPH...
snwbubble: although this is a great informational video, it is surprising and quite
disappointing to see that a department of transportation video is aimed
only at a certain type of tire chain
daddy69plus4: could have used it today......BLIZZARD
dinahany2000: Thanks soo much I like it soo much very clear
everthinka: Thanx from Montana Oregon DOT
titanramfan: Well done, O DOT! I may be partial to CalTrans or WS DOT (my homes on
either side of you), but when I drive home north for Christmas and back
south to my residence and job afterwards, this part of the trip will likely
happen on your turf. Siskiyous--grrr. And heck, I like it when someone else
gasses up my car (at the Loves/Arby's truck stop). :) Thanks for this vid!
gsstr: This is the best video I've seen on chain installation. The directions are
clear verbally and visually. Thanks! I'm going to take this knowledge to
the Alps this weekend.
vulcantire: Nice video. Accurate information.
jackacehole: Thanks, OregonDOT! Great video! Gotta use my chains today for my Big Bear
inkey2: yeh, "cable" chains are the best for passenger cars. The problem I am
running into is this: On the old rear wheel drive cars there was plenty of
"wheel well" space to manuver the chains during installation. On front
wheel drive "passenger cars" there is very little wheel well space. It
makes it alot harder.
Austen Derry: Portland got hit pretty bad this year.
mmagliaro: Thank you thank you! Clear, to the point, and so useful!
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