Regulations on the use of tire chains

Regulations regarding the use of tire chains vary depending on location and type of road. Always check local regulations before installing chains.

Tire chain installation

Observe the following precautions when installing and removing chains:

• Install and remove tire chains in a safe location.

• Install tire chains on the rear tires only. Do not install tire chains on the front tires.

• Install tire chains on rear tires as tightly as possible. Retighten chains after driv- ing 1/4 - 1/2 mile (0.5 - 1.0 km).

• Install tire chains following the instructions provided with the tire chains.

CAUTION

Driving with snow tires

Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of accidents.

Failing to do so may result in a loss of vehicle control and cause death or serious injury.

• Use tires of the size specified.

• Maintain the recommended level of air pressure.

• Do not drive in excess of 75 mph (120 km/h), regardless of the type of snow tires being used.

• Use snow tires on all, not just some wheels.

CAUTION

Driving with tire chains

Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of accidents.

Failure to do so may result in the vehicle being unable to be driven safely, and may cause death or serious injury.

• Do not drive in excess of the speed limit specified for the tire chains being used, or 30 mph (50 km/h), whichever is lower.

• Avoid driving on bumpy road surfaces or over potholes.

• Avoid sudden turns and braking, as use of chains may adversely affect vehicle handling.

• Slow down sufficiently before entering a curve to ensure that vehicle control is maintained.

NOTICE

Repairing or replacing snow tires

Request repairs or replacement of snow tires from Lexus dealers or legitimate tire retailers.

This is because the removal and attachment of snow tires affects the operation of the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters.

Fitting tire chains

The tire pressure warning valves and transmitters may not function correctly when tire chains are fitted.

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