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The owner manual for my 2017 Ioniq Hybrid Limited says not to use snow chains with the aluminum alloy wheels, which is what the Limited has. California can require chains on mountain roads, so I’m looking for advice on what to do to comply but not damage the Ioniq. Anyone actually used chains on the Limited? Or maybe snow socks? Thanks!
 

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Don't they make polymer snow chains?

Interesting law.
  • Requirement 1: Chains are required on all vehicles except passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks under 6,000 pounds gross weight that are equipped with snow tires on at least two drive wheels. Chains must be carried by vehicles using snow tires. All vehicles towing trailers must have chains on one drive axle. Trailers with brakes must have chains on at least one axle.
  • Requirement 2: Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four- and all-wheel-drive vehicles with snow-tread tires on all four wheels. Four- and all-wheel-drive vehicles must carry traction devices in chain control areas.
  • Requirement 3: Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles, no exceptions.
Information: Call the Caltrans Highway Information Network at 800-427-7623
 

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The owner manual for my 2017 Ioniq Hybrid Limited says not to use snow chains with the aluminum alloy wheels, which is what the Limited has. California can require chains on mountain roads, so I’m looking for advice on what to do to comply but not damage the Ioniq. Anyone actually used chains on the Limited? Or maybe snow socks? Thanks!
I am also wondering this. Did you ever get an answer?
 

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Have a look at this thread. Ok it's about ID.3, but looks to be a rather neat combination of polypropylene netting, or similar, with a chain-like or studs or something spiky on the road surface. I expect there's a version that would fit Ioniq nicely. 2nd video down shows them being fitted. Perhaps you can get these in Canada, or order from Germany?
Driving on snow in the ID.3
 
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