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Do you need chains for your 2006 Porsche Cayenne if you have 4 wheel drive?

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Colleen McGee, Driving Instructor at Americas Driving School Hi, Rebecca. 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.

Amanda J. Pierce, MBA In average winter conditions, no. Chains are not necessary for winter driving.

Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Rebecca, You would need chains on your tires depending on where you are driving and if you have on snow tires.

Barb Petrey, President - DBK Enterprises Inc at Jiffy Lube 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.

Gelina Aquilina, Service Advisor / Mechanic at 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.

Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive 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.

Julie Scroggins, Vice President, CFO at Waukegan Tire and Supply Company Inc. Hi Rebecca, 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. Julie

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