1st Apr 2019, 23:14
Very true, but again the point was chains will outlast belts. If you plan on keeping a brand new car that has a belt for 200,000 miles, chances are depending on the maintenance schedule you will be replacing a belt 3, maybe 4 times. The only problem with chains that I remember was GM engines throughout the '80s that had nylon teeth on the gears to reduce noise. The replacements were steel.
2nd Apr 2019, 10:12
On European cars, they do. Not an issue with Japanese.