How to Install Tire Chains

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If you live in a climate that gets a lot of snow, knowing how to install tire chains could save you from skidding off the road in the winter time. Tire chains give you better traction on ice and snow.

First, lay the chain out on the road and make sure it doesn’t have any kinks in it. Do this one tire at a time. Put your parking brake on so your car doesn’t roll away, and then hang the chains over the top of the tire. Tuck the ends under the tire so the chain will straighten out when you drive over it.

Carefully drive the car forward just enough to expose the remaining quarter of the wheel that you haven’t put the chains on yet. The tire chains have hooked edges you attach together. Hook together the inside chains near the tire axel and then the outside chains. You can use a chain tightening tool or bungee cord to make the chains tighter. Make sure the chains are aligned properly—if the inside is tight but the outside is loose, they’re not aligned right.

Repeat with the other four tires, and you’re done!

Major Mitsubishi Sales Increase over 2015

Mitsubishi sales increase

Mitsubishi saw a notable increase in sales over the course of 2015, up 22% from 2014. Its year total of 95,342 is its highest since 2008, and December’s sales were 7,887, which continued Mitsubishi’s 22-month streak of year-over-year sales increases.

Executive vice president of Mitsubishi Motors North American Don Swearingen says Mitsubishi is “poised to repeat our success in 2016” thanks to their narrowed focus on the SUV and crossover market with the introduction of the new Outlander.

Mitsubishi also plans to release plug-in electric hybrid versions of the Outlander and Outlander Sport, as well as a small crossover to fill the space between the Outlander and the compact Sport. The Outlander and Outlander Sport are the best-selling crossovers in their segments, with sales jumping 37.4% in 2015.

Additionally, Mitsubishi plans to release the Mirage G4 for the 2017 model year, a small sedan, and recently showed concepts for off-road vehicles at the Tokyo Auto Show.