can anyone advise where I can rent snow chains at the base of the hill today. I'm coming in from Phoenix.
It may make sense to get them in AZ prior to arriving. Probably much faster and it should be way less expensive.
can you be specific as to where in az
Not sure exactly where you are. Perhaps an Internet or yellow pages search can help you.
Are you already on the road?
yes, that's why I'm looking
Any auto parts store will have them. Ask locally for Pep Boys or similar. Most larger towns in Arizona have auto parts store (Williams, Kingman, Prescott) or get them in Needles. All of those places will have freeway-close auto parts stores (Barstow is less intuitive and you wait until Victorville, you will find them but you will spend more time getting them).
Closer you get to the base of the mountain, the more congested the area will be - but there will be plenty of auto parts stores.
You cannot rent chains, you have to buy them. If you are in a rental car, you cannot put chains on at all.
Which route are you taking?
The OP may be driving a personal car, but this info I received from Avis Rental Car is interesting:
"Snow chains are not available at any location in the US.
Customers should be discouraged from installing their own chains on the
Customers are responsible for any damage caused by the installation
and/or use of snow chains.
LDW does not cover damage caused by the customer installing and/or using
"should be discouraged" is the part that seems to allow tire chains. They don't say that you can't use them.
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Alamo: "Tire chains are not available at US or Canadian locations and they cannot be attached to our rental vehicles."
That sounds more like 'not allowed.'Edited: 18 March 2012, 1:25
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