You may do fine on snow with a 4 wheel drive but if you are on a steep hill you might still slide with chains,
If the local law says every vehicle needs chains for a snow storm then that would include 4 wheel drive vehicles.
〉 Answered on Nov 29th, 2013 by Colleen McGee, Driving Instructor at Americas Driving School
In average winter conditions, no. Chains are not necessary for winter driving.
〉 Answered on Nov 29th, 2013 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions
You would need chains on your tires depending on where you are driving and if you have on snow tires.
〉 Answered on Nov 29th, 2013 by Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd
Chains are only useful when there is snow and ice. It is illegal in most states to use snow chains. If you do use snow chains it would not be wise to use them for long term.
〉 Answered on Nov 29th, 2013 by Barb Petrey, President - DBK Enterprises Inc at Jiffy Lube
Hey Rebecca, you can still slip & slide in snowy weather without chains. You may not "need" them, depending on how deep the snow is, but they'd definitely help.
〉 Answered on Nov 29th, 2013 by Gelina Aquilina, Service Advisor / Mechanic at
It depends on what kind of area you are in. If you are driving in a mountainous area that gets a lot of snow, chains would be a good idea.
〉 Answered on Nov 29th, 2013 by Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive
Unless you live in a mountain state where chains are mandatory in certain areas I would say no. You would be doing yourself a huge favor by getting some winter tires for the vehicle. The Cayenne is 4 wheel drive but it come from the factory with performance tires that are not made for winter driving. Check with your local tire dealer for some quality winter tires or a tire & wheel package for winter for your vehicle.
〉 Answered on Nov 29th, 2013 by Julie Scroggins, Vice President, CFO at Waukegan Tire and Supply Company Inc.