I am just wondering why there seems to be so much stress and annoyance about having to use snow chains? I use to drive a 4WD and never had the issue of fitting chains (NSW). But then the family grew and we ended up in a Hyundai Imax and have had it for 4 years. As soon as I bought the Imax I bought some easy fit V2 Traction chains, watched the fitting video online and practiced in the driveway. I setup a chain fitting kit with rubber mats, gloves and an old raincoat that always sits in the same spot in the back of the car. I had to fit chains at Wilson's V the other day and it took me all of 7 mins to fit both chains and be on my way. Do most people just ignore the chains and hope that they wont need to fit them? which is pretty stupid considering chains are required in OZ pretty regularly. When I pulled in to Wilson's V the other day there was at least 20 cars in front and I had my chains on and drove off before any of those cars had moved. I check the chains at the start of each season and have a go fitting them to make sure I still remember. I guess a lot of people dont follow the 6 P's Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance I know that I would rather be in a 2WD fitted with chains than a 4WD with no chains on those really bad days.