Do AWD cars need 4 snow chains?
Do chains go on the front or back of 4wd? You can install tire chains and their front and rear wheels depending on the type of vehicle. We still recommend installing on all 4 wheels for maximum efficiency.
Do you put chains on all 4 tires with 4WD?
Four-wheel drive vehicles should use tire chains on all four tires. You must use tire chains for those wheels on the drive axle for two-wheel drive vehicles, but it’s much safer and easier to control if you have chains on all four tires.
Do you put chains on all four tires for AWD?
For an all-wheel-drive vehicle the best option is to use chains on all four tires as long as the vehicle manufacturer does not prohibit this, but if only one pair is used they should go on the front. (This is because when the vehicle is braking momentum tends to push the vehicle weight forward onto the front end.)