Winter Driving — Are You Prepared?"How To Install Tire Chains" and Other Automotive Tips Now Available in Edmunds' CarSpace Guides
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — February 15, 2007 — CarSpace, Edmunds' popular automotive social networking Web site, today introduced the CarSpace Guides, user-generated "how-tos," driving tips and other information for drivers and car shoppers. With snow on the ground in much of the country, CarSpace Guides' "How to Install Tire Chains" is a particularly valuable resource for drivers today.
The "How to Install Tire Chains" Guide contains text, pictures and video that any car owner can easily review and use to prepare vehicles for a harsh winter. Among the illustrated, easily understood tips that "steve," the creator of this Guide, offers are:
- Drape the cable over the top of the tire. Cable connections or links should face away from the tire tread when the chain is installed to avoid having any sharp edges digging into the tire.
- Drive slowly forward about a foot. (I like to plant a "marker" to help show me when I've gone far enough.)
- Set the brake and redrape the chain on the tire if it falls to the ground. Some people like to lay the chains out in front of the tires and drive onto them, but I find that my hands stay warmer with the drape method.
- You may need to adjust the fit of your chain by removing a link or two.
(See "How to Install Tire Chains" to learn the rest of the process. Edmunds' CarSpace offers winter driving discussions and further suggestions in message boards such as Winter Driving - are you prepared? Also, Edmunds' Inside Line provides expert advice in its article AutoObserver.com launched in 2007 and provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.