Are chains and snow tires allowed in Iowa?

Yes, however snow tires are only allowed during the cooler months of the year. Iowa law allows the use of chains on tires when required for safety because of snow, ice, or other conditions that cause a car to skid. Snow tires, or winter tires, are allowed by in Iowa, but only from November 1 through April 1. For more information on winter driving, see our article on Iowa winter weather driving.