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TEX Car Snow Socks - £35.00 @ Asda Direct

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4y, 9m agoFound 4 years, 9 months ago
Posted a month ago, expired but now back in stock

Very good price for these good quality snow socks. Be quick though, they usually sell out v quickly. I have been waiting a while for these to come back into stock, I don't want to get caught out again like last winter.

ASDA -
Be prepared for snowy and icy weather conditions when driving becomes difficult, by carrying a set of TEX-CHAIN Snow & Ice Wheel Covers in your vehicle.

When you find yourself stuck, TEX-CHAIN Snow & Ice Wheel Covers give road tyres the grip they need on ice and snow. They are an ideal solution to help keep you moving.

Although TEX-CHAIN Snow & Ice Wheel Covers are not a substitute for winter tyres, they are ideal for use in the UK where snowfall is sporadic and often short lived. They offer the flexibility to be fitted quickly and easily as and when the weather predicts and whilst they can be used again and again, they offer a very economical solution.


HOW THEY WORK

The special surface shape, together with the high deformability of the textile used for the tread cover, lets you obtain:

A significant increase in the total contact area with snow or ice, owing to both the special textile construction and the use of multi-filament thread, with a consequent increase in the coefficient of friction between the wheel and the snowy or icy surface.
The penetration of the relief moulding, caused by the localized fusion of the snow or ice made by the increase in pressure contact in correspondence to the textile knots, which give the TEX-CHAIN its exclusive "grip".
A higher adherence between the inside surface of the textile and the tyre, so as to avoid any slippage between sheath and wheel.
The limitation of wear on the raised part of the moulding, thus conserving the underlying thread from direct contact with the asphalt when driving on non-snowy roads.
Maintenance of a good workability even in cases of small flaws, thanks to the “run-proof ” quality of the textile.


As a consequence, TEX-CHAIN is effective on snow and ice, driving and braking are precise and stable, its long life lets you drive comfortably for relatively long distances even on roads where snow and ice patches alternate with dry asphalt.


WHY BUY TEX-CHAINS

Quick Fit in 2 minutes
Easy fitting in every weather condition; requires no practice
Economical
Ideal for use in the UK
Equal or better performance than snow chains
Equal or better performance then winter tyres
Machine washable and reusable, again and again
Light weight and easy to store
Environmentally friendly
You cannot mount snow chains on most sport cars, You can mount TEX-Chains!
Suitable for use with ABS and ESP
Suitable for summer and winter tyres
It doesn’t damage tyres or alloys
It doesn’t damage the tarmac
Safely drive up to speed of 40 Km/h
ÖNORM V5121 Approved - For non metallic anti-skid devices
Protected by a European Patent
Made in EUROPE
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#1
already on here somewhere
#3
Does anyone have a size guide? I've 235/17/40 tyres.
#4
these are also avaliable in store for the same price
:p
#5
Zuulan
Does anyone have a size guide? I've 235/17/40 tyres.


Click on the Fitting Instructions tab
#6
is there 2 in a pack or a full set for £35.00
3 Likes #7
bongbrain
is there 2 in a pack or a full set for £35.00

There is 2 in a pack, which is all u should need. You put them onto the wheels that have the drive, mostly front wheels on modern cars. Rear wheels on a BMW etc
Hope this helps
#8
These would not be legal for road use in the Ukraine would they? On private line yeah but on the highway? These can only be used on iced roads and will break when you get on tarmac according to the blurb.
#9
Graham1979
These would not be legal for road use in the Ukraine would they? On private line yeah but on the highway? These can only be used on iced roads and will break when you get on tarmac according to the blurb.
The whole point of these are for snow not tarmac, the description is a bit of a clue,
#10
Mulva42
Graham1979
These would not be legal for road use in the Ukraine would they? On private line yeah but on the highway? These can only be used on iced roads and will break when you get on tarmac according to the blurb.
The whole point of these are for snow not tarmac, the description is a bit of a clue,
What about snow on tarmac? Or a journey that entails transitions between snow and tarmac and vice versa? If it can't do that then what's the point?
1 Like #11
alasrati
Mulva42
Graham1979
These would not be legal for road use in the Ukraine would they? On private line yeah but on the highway? These can only be used on iced roads and will break when you get on tarmac according to the blurb.

The whole point of these are for snow not tarmac, the description is a bit of a clue,

What about snow on tarmac? Or a journey that entails transitions between snow and tarmac and vice versa? If it can't do that then what's the point?

They could get you out a bind. Look at all the numpties that call in snow days..."sorry car is stuck in the street too much snow, car is wheelspinning" stick these on, get to the end of the road and take off again. Quicker than digging the whole street out, saves a days lost pay. If you want proper snow use get winter tyres. Even chains need taken off when the snow stops.
#12
Thats mine bought size X large ;0), spent a couple of hrs reviewing these, tell you what though how good is it going to be wizzing past a person that says i wish I had thought of that
#14
I'll wait for the mittens
#15
Bit more difficult to fit but can be left on all year round...


http://static.desktopnexus.com/thumbnails/229010-bigthumbnail.jpg
#16
Even my Land Rover is stuck when the street is blocked by stranded BMWs!
1 Like #17
bongbrain
is there 2 in a pack or a full set for £35.00
is your car four wheel drive?
#18
dga
Besford
Even my Land Rover is stuck when the street is blocked by stranded BMWs!

Nissan Navara, 15 PSI and never got stuck once. Very controllable for 3 tonnes of steel on stock Bridgestones.


I think you've missed the point! The vehicle is very capable but where I live it's considered very impolite to drive over the top of all the stranded BMWs blocking the streets. I guess in a traveller wagon it's allowed though? ;)

(crikey, there are a lot of innocent words for 'traveller' not allowed on here!).
#19
dga
I've got 245/40/18 and trust me, they won't fit!

Go for snowchains off a Transit, they will fit. Also these are labelled not for sports cars, so if you have a Peugoet, Citroen or Renault you will be fine X)

Ah, thanks. It's a TT, so it's snow chains for me or a whole new set of winter tyres.
#20
dga

Hang on, an TT Quattro? You will be fine with winter tires and appropriate driving.

It is, it has standard tyres which ain't due for replacing soon. So thought best to go with chains for this winter and switch to all season tyres before next winter.
#21
Isn't that still about a grand with 4 decent winter tyres on? What cost were you thinking of for the rims & then the tyres?
#22
dga
Zuulan
Isn't that still about a grand with 4 decent winter tyres on? What cost were you thinking of for the rims & then the tyres?

Yes new you're looking at ~£200 a corner on your current rims, but buy part worns on narrower rims in the Spring next time ;)

Jag owners buy a Fiesta for the winter, it's cheaper and much more useful.


BMW owners buy a Ka and have fun!
#23
Bah, size guide doesn't mention 215/65 R16 for some reason, so going to have to guess what size I need. Good post though - heat added.
1 Like #24
BigAde
Bah, size guide doesn't mention 215/65 R16 for some reason, so going to have to guess what size I need. Good post though - heat added.
The X Large should do you BigAde, still in stock too
#25
Mulva42
BigAde
Bah, size guide doesn't mention 215/65 R16 for some reason, so going to have to guess what size I need. Good post though - heat added.
The X Large should do you BigAde, still in stock too

Thanks Mulva42 - I'm in two minds about whether the XL or XXL. In XL size they list 216/60 R16, but in XXL they list 205/65 R16. As there's only 1cm width difference between 205/65 R16 and my 215/65 R16, I'm tempted to go for the XXL. Confused now, wonder if they'll take them back if they're the wrong size.
#26
dga
Nissan Navara, 15 PSI and never got stuck once. Very controllable for 3 tonnes of steel on stock Bridgestones.

15 PSI is more or less standard atmospheric pressure (14 PSI), you'll destroy (or at least weaken) the tyres in no time doing that.
#27
Went to Crawley branch as was showing XL in stock, but when i got there, stock was wrong. Had to pay for parking as well as an hour lost. So call before u leave. Will upload sizes later if that helps anyone
#28
Yes, please. Thanks Justathome.
#29
Oneday77
alasrati
Mulva42
Graham1979
These would not be legal for road use in the Ukraine would they? On private line yeah but on the highway? These can only be used on iced roads and will break when you get on tarmac according to the blurb.

The whole point of these are for snow not tarmac, the description is a bit of a clue,

What about snow on tarmac? Or a journey that entails transitions between snow and tarmac and vice versa? If it can't do that then what's the point?

They could get you out a bind. Look at all the numpties that call in snow days..."sorry car is stuck in the street too much snow, car is wheelspinning" stick these on, get to the end of the road and take off again. Quicker than digging the whole street out, saves a days lost pay. If you want proper snow use get winter tyres. Even chains need taken off when the snow stops.



so what your saying is buy these so you can get to work instead of having the day off?
#30
dga
BigAde
dga
Nissan Navara, 15 PSI and never got stuck once. Very controllable for 3 tonnes of steel on stock Bridgestones.

15 PSI is more or less standard atmospheric pressure (14 PSI), you'll destroy (or at least weaken) the tyres in no time doing that.
Please don't ever get a job in engineering oO

I'm admittedly no genius, so care to tell me why not?

To my simple mind, if the air pressure is very low then the sidewall of the tyre will be bearing the weight of the car. Unless you have run flat tyres, this could result in sidewall damage.
Also, as far as I can see the lower pressure will increase friction with the road and can result in overheating of the tyre - this may in turn also lead to tyre damage.

If I'm wrong, can you explain why not. Thanks.



Edited By: BigAde on Nov 25, 2011 20:42: .
#31
dga
Pressure in the tire is relative to the barometric pressure with 15 PSI roughly equalling 1 BAR as you say.

So at sea level the pressure in the tire is 1 BAR above the ambient pressure. If you don't believe me, replace the tire with your lungs and revisualise the scenario. A good practical experiment would be for you to blow into a tire pressure gauge, report back here with your findings.

Thanks, I can see now that the gauge pressure is not the same as asolute pressure, but I can't see why what I said doesn't hold true - i.e. the lower pressure is going to increase load on the sidewalls amd lead to overheating and potential tyre damage.
#32
Thanks for the response dga and I think that's a sound argument... so in other words, lowering the tyre pressure WILL increase wear on sidewalls as well as generating heat. I note your proviso that you adjust the tyre pressures according to the road condition (which is commendable), but I wonder how many people (apart from your good self) would actually do that.

Having been a passenger in a car with an underinflated tyre in an ordinary car, driven at ordinary speeds on an ordinary road; I've seen how hot a tyre can get. I accept that only those who are pushing the limits have to worry about tyre wear with correctly inflated tyres; but for one run intentionally low, it's another matter.

There's also the question of whether your insurance would be void in the event of a collison where your tyres are underinflated.

Incidentally, just wondering if you're American/Canadian with a spelling of tire instead of tyre?

Oh, and I am an engineer BTW, just not of the mechanical variety.
#33
Picking mine up in 30 min
[helper]#34
Just bought 2 pairs - one for my car (Mazda 2 Sport) and a pair for my mother's Citroen C1.

Cheers OP!
#35
So...buy these snow socks or
deflate tyres to 15psi or
how about this alternative- Tyre Grip Black Ice Protection -
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tyre-Grip-Black-Ice-Protection/dp/B002WBEPRO/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Edited By: chapchap on Dec 12, 2011 15:45
#36
chapchap
So...buy these snow socks or
deflate tyres to 15psi or
how about this alternative- Tyre Grip Black Ice Protection -
[url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.amazon.co.uk%252FTyre-Grip-Black-Ice-Protection%252Fdp%252FB002WBEPRO%252Fref%253Dcm_cr_pr_product_top]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tyre-Grip-Black-Ice-Protection/dp/B002WBEPRO/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top[/url]

Nice post..wonder how it can give grip but also prevent snow from forming, I see it mentions wet roads/ice and snowy roads, would be intresting to see this at work, something I suppose you would only use in snow as you wouldnt really see ice until its too late but thats my thoughts

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