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Apparently the owners manual says that I can't use Snow Chains on our 2017 Chevy Volt ... yet some sources DO list certain chains that they say fit ... 215/50/17 tires ... and 2017 Volt.

So what do we do? We will be going to Yosemite, CA ... and Big Bear, CA ... and feel we should carry chains. The road to Big Bear is occasionally closed if one doesn't have chains.
 

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Go to Peerless Chains and figure out what size you need. These will work with no issues.


On a side note, I actually have a left over set that I never used for my 2012 Volt. I only put them on to practice...they were never used. I would be willing to sell them for if anyone is interested. They go for $71 on Amazon. I will take $50 total price as long as you are not in Alaska or Hawaii. Just shoot me a PM if interested.
 

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You're in California so I will tell you what I was told, you can take it for what it is worth as I have not tested it. I was looking for chains, etc for travel across the Sierra Nevada between the SF bay area and Reno NV.

1. No Sub S class traction devices are approved by Cal DOT and therefore you cannot pass a checkpoint where chains are required.
2. Cal DOT has a manufacturers list of vehicles are not approved for chains and you will not be allowed to pass a chains checkpoint regardless in one.

There are 4 different levels of chain controls according to Cal DOT not including no controls like you would have in the summer.
1. 2 wheel drive vehicles with snow tires or chains
2. 4 wheel drive vehicles with snow tires or chains
3. 4 wheel drive vehicles with chains
4. Road closed

This is a major reason why I am waiting for an AWD Tesla Model 3 with all weather/M+S tires because it will pass through level 2 where a Volt will only pass through level 1 if you have all weather/M+S/ snow tires installed.
 
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