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Snow chains

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class / Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owners Manual / Wheels and tires / Winter operation / Snow chains

WARNING If snow chains are installed to the front wheels, they may drag against the vehicle body or chassis components. This could cause damage to the vehicle or the tires.

There is a risk of an accident.

To avoid hazardous situations: Х never install snow chains to the front wheels
Х always install snow chains in pairs to the rear wheels.

You must drive at raised vehicle level (height 1) if snow chains have been installed. The vehicle may otherwise be damaged.

Vehicles with Adaptive Damping System (ADS): do not use the sports mode if you have installed snow chains. The vehicle may otherwise be damaged.

On some tire sizes there is not enough space for snow chains. To avoid damage to the vehicle or tires, observe the "Wheel and tire combinations" section under "Tires and wheels".

For safety reasons, Mercedes-Benz recommends that you only use snow chains that have been specially approved for your vehicle by Mercedes-Benz, or are of a corresponding standard of quality.

If you intend to mount snow chains, please bear the following points in mind: Х Only use snow chains when driving on roads completely covered by snow.

Remove the snow chains as soon as possible when you come to a road that is not snow-covered.

Х Do not exceed the maximum permissible speed of 30 mph (50 km/h).

Х Local regulations may restrict the use of snow chains. Observe the appropriate regulations if you wish to mount snow chains.

Х Snow chains may not be mounted on all wheel/tire combinations. Permissible wheel-tire combinations  .

You may wish to deactivate ESPЃ when pulling away with snow chains installed  . This way you can allow the wheels to spin in a controlled manner, achieving an increased driving force (cutting action).

For more information on driving with an emergency spare wheel, see  .

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