Good afternoon all.
I am relocating from the sunny, sunny, sunny south US where even the rumor of a dusting of snow shuts down entire cities to not-quite-over-the-border to the Great White North, where I am reading of requirements for snow chains, and it’s not at all difficult to find all sorts of warnings about doing them wrong can destroy one’s vehicle.
More specifically, I’ll be migrating from Texas to Oregon, by the south-and-west route (I-10 to I-5, then northwards) and the calendar looks like this will be happening during winter. After the move, I anticipate very low driving needs.
I have a 2013 Chevy Equinox (new to me). From what I read of Oregon, there are requirements for snow-capable tires or chains for part of the year. On the other hand, my owner’s manual says not to use chains due to clearance issues.
My current plan is to install winter tires on the car (Bridgestone Blizzak WS90, thanks consumer reports). Will these suffice? Or do I need to also carry some sort of add-on device? And if so, is there something that is clearly “ok” for this vehicle?
Thanks in advance.