Snow Tire Chains

Your security is our priority

We know how important it is to get you to your destination so when you arrive at the vail chain station without tire chains and see the vail transport team you know you will be back on the road in no time. We supply sets of snow tire chains for 22.5 and 24.5 rim size tires 295/75/22.5/24.5. Don’t understand the numbers, no big deal, what we are trying to say is we supply commercial truck tire chains for all trucks.


Vail Transport is happy to help in any way we can for all your tire chain needs and assistance with installation of the tire chains 24/7 day or night we deliver the commercial tire chains to you! We are Vail Tire Chains and Heavy Duty Tires of the Rockies, save time and money using our services and staying out of trouble.

Fines can cost over a 1000$ for not having chains on your truck, if you cause an accident or block lanes on I-70 you will for sure be fined!

Common tire chain failures

Loose tire chains can cause more damage than not having tire chains at all, if they are loose they can disconnect and shred your trailer up or even the tire itself, it could even get as bas as cutting up your airbag system or malfunctioning your brakes.

-It’s very important to use the proper size snow tire chains that goes to your specific tire size.

-Make sure to use the right key tensioner that goes to your tire chains set.

A mayor snow tire chain failure is a truck driver not carrying chains from the mile marker 133 to the 259 mile marker between Sep 1st and May 31st, because Colorado State Patrol sets up chain check points making sure commercial truck drivers have chains on board their truck, even if its not snowing, this does not means the chains have to be on the tires, it means you must have them in preparation for if a snow storm were to occur at any given moment here in the  Colorado Rocky Mountains

Driving with Tire Chains

Make sure to be careful and always have tire chains on board your truck riding through Vail as it is just the beginning of the mountains so if you are heading east on i-70 you will certainly want to contact Vail Transport Towing as we are Heavy Duty Tire Of The Rockies for snow tire chains, we will deliver to you no matter where you are, we can service you from the Dotsero truck parking area which is the beginning of the highway where it is state law for you to possess tire chains on board from that mile marker 133 all the way through the mountains to the 259 mile marker, we can also help you if  you’re at the Edwards overlook truck parking area as well as Edwards truck parking and Edwards rest area we will come to you as well as install them on your big truck semi-truck or whatever kind of commercial truck you might want chained up we can do it for you.

How to put tire chains on?

Choosing Vail Transport for tire chain service is a great idea because we teach you how to put tire chain on your truck,  we show you the quickest and safest way to chain up and be ready for chain law in Vail CO.

Safe Driving with Chains

Be sure you have these tire chains accessible and have a tire chain tool or tire chain key tightener, tire chain tensioner as some people call them, the chain wrench or key is made to tighten your chains down all the way to a point you know they won’t come off or cause damage to your truck as driving with loose tire chains is a big bad no go!

Recommendations: Even if using bungee cords to tighten your loose chain on your tire it will end in bad news and more than likely cause damage to your rig.  Just be sure you aren’t driving too fast with your chains on and make sure they are tight stay out of the hammer lane and be cautious driving through snow that is thick and slushy you will want to stay at speeds of 25-30 MPH max. Most truck drivers driving through Colorado are not prepared for the mountain and snowy conditions on the mountain passes and roads, and that is why Vail Transport Towing and Heavy Duty Tire of The Rockies are out at the east vail chain station in Vail Colorado to help educate commercial drivers or truck drivers on how to put tire chains on your truck safe like they need to be.

Words from Colorado department of transportation:

Chain Law Information

You will want to carry tire chains from September 1st all the way to May 31st if you’re a commercial driver driving on I-70. Being honest and forward as we see this every year, its insane when we see trucks loose traction and endanger others on the road so just be sure to have some sort of traction devices or call a local tire service near you like Vail Transport Towing to come help you out with chaining and service.

Chaining Up

Advantages of using our services

Let us do the cold wet frozen dirty work for you stay warm in your truck while we do all the work, we will get you back on the road in no time at all as we know how important it is for you to get your load delivered safely and on time, so why get stuck at the vail chain station empty handed when you can call us.

Chain Station Locations

If somehow you’ve passed vail chain station heading east on I 70 and you need to chain up here is a list of chain stations you can stop at by mile marker:

-mm 178 that’s in vail the one you missed

-mm 183 to 184 that’s just a few miles passed the last vail exit so if you missed vail you will want to stop here.

-mm 187 it’s a shoulder so be very careful here if you stop there.

-mm 195

-mm 203 which happens to be a beautiful scenic area over Dillon Reservoir

-mm 205 which is Silverthorne, CO and that’s another major chain station where you will find Vail Transport Towing and Heavy Duty Tire of the Rockies at installing and selling chains as a chain vendor to truckers in need you also have the mm219, 228, 241 and the mm251. Heading west is in this order from east to west- mile marker 254 which is buffalo overlook the 228, mm223, mm221, 219, 213, 197, 179.

Vail Chain Station

Your I-70 roadside truck stop in Vail CO

Vail Transport Towing would like to be the closest thing to a truck stop in Vail, CO. If you are looking for a truck stop near you, we are just that, because we come to you, with the tires and snow tire chains if needed!

We know come winter time tire chains will be scattered all over the highway, which will be causing  flat tires consistently through the Vail Valley,  we know this  is an issue and that’s why we want you to know we are the closest thing to a truck stop in Vail, CO.


A special thanks to Harry D. Weed as this is the man who invented tire chains in 1904.

Harry got the idea when he notices folks similar minded to himself putting rope or twain and sticks in-between the tires for traction on snowy roads. So basically, we all must have some appreciation for this man! THANKS MR. WEED!