In this blog series, your trusted trailer experts in Olympia WA will be discussing the importance of safety chains. Today our main focus is to explain why it is important for Washington residents to stop taking unnecessary risks by not using these chains.
Not only can safety chains protect you from damaging your vehicle or other vehicles on the road, they can also protect against personal injury.
These chains are a common form of equipment in the towing industry and most people know that they should use them, but do you use them every time? We have found that in many situations, some towers don’t.
Maybe you don’t use them because you are too busy or are feeling rushed. You probably even tell yourself that you will put them on next time. If this is you, you are running a serious risk of damage or injury.
You should actually consider them your second-line of defense, and a way to prevent a vehicle from running away in case your tie down straps, tow chains, or other type of attachment fails. Without them, you run the risk of causing major damage. You could even end up causing injury to pedestrians, other motorist,s or yourself!
Our next two posts will discuss the law regarding safety chains and how to use them.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your trusted trailer sales professional in Olympia WA.