Snow chain Weissenfels & Thule: £49.99 + £8 postage @ Snowchains Europroducts
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Snow chain Weissenfels & Thule: £49.99 + £8 postage @ Snowchains Europroducts

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Found 8th Dec 2010
snow chain to fit most cars from £49.99.
Please note that these are high quality Thule or Weissenfels
and not cheap cheap alternatives

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Are these legal when there is no snow, only ice or gritted roads? I've not seen a single car using them.

Original Poster

Only legal if the is snow ! lol. why else would you use them

joylove

Are these legal when there is no snow, only ice or gritted roads? I've … Are these legal when there is no snow, only ice or gritted roads? I've not seen a single car using them.

In snow crippled scotland maybe?

A nightmare to put on wheels nevertheless.

Original Poster

I know this might sound mad. But if you think the might be snow carry two small carpet rugs and put them under the tyres to get you free if you are stuck

7iain7

I know this might sound mad. But if you think the might be snow carry two … I know this might sound mad. But if you think the might be snow carry two small carpet rugs and put them under the tyres to get you free if you are stuck



I used my in car carpets to do this one day, worked a treat.

what do you do once you have started to pull away though? stop and pick them up, only to be stuck again lol

There is also the AutoSocks which aint suppose to be a nightmare to put on and take off.

schizoboy

In snow crippled scotland maybe?A nightmare to put on wheels nevertheless.



But the item won't be delivered ... as it will be stuck on a lorry somewhere in England or in my local sorting office with eight parcels and my last five days post are stuck, as they have simply stopped doing ANY deliveries.

Or use winter tyres?

Last time I saw one of these it was some knob picking it up from the outside lane of the dual carriageway last week when it had fallen off his BMW! Probably came off because there was no snow on the road. Either that or he was just a knob!

longster

Last time I saw one of these it was some knob picking it up from the … Last time I saw one of these it was some knob picking it up from the outside lane of the dual carriageway last week when it had fallen off his BMW! Probably came off because there was no snow on the road. Either that or he was just a knob!


Well he WAS driving a BMW - what more proof do you need?

Anyway, he probably found that he couldn't tailgate properly with them on.

Edited by: "BigAde" 8th Dec 2010

I've heard that unless you get the correct winter tyres for your car then you won't be covered by your insurance company if you have a prang. I bet these aren't covered at all.

BigAde

Well he WAS driving a BMW - what more proof do you need? :pAnyway, he … Well he WAS driving a BMW - what more proof do you need? :pAnyway, he probably found that he couldn't tailgate properly with them on.

Wow, Jasper Carrot gags are alive and well in here! I shall dig out my piano tie, best 80's suit with the rolled up sleeves and we can go down the wine & oyster bar yah? Ciao, fax me!

joylove

Wow, Jasper Carrot gags are alive and well in here! I shall dig out my … Wow, Jasper Carrot gags are alive and well in here! I shall dig out my piano tie, best 80's suit with the rolled up sleeves and we can go down the wine & oyster bar yah? Ciao, fax me!


Touched a nerve have we?

I tell you, it's snow joke!

But on a serious note, this country is useless. I would use chains if easy to put on and were at a fair price. Winter tyres are some £100-£200 each (so I am told) plus the cost of a garage to remove your old ones and replace. Plus how do you take 4 tyres home easily? Plus where to store the other tyres??

rubbishmail

I tell you, it's snow joke! :(But on a serious note, this country is … I tell you, it's snow joke! :(But on a serious note, this country is useless. I would use chains if easy to put on and were at a fair price. Winter tyres are some £100-£200 each (so I am told) plus the cost of a garage to remove your old ones and replace. Plus how do you take 4 tyres home easily? Plus where to store the other tyres??


Winter tyres at the moment have gone stupidly expensive because there's such high demand all of a sudden (I wonder why?!). Ordinarily winter tyres are not really any more expensive than normal summer tyres; case in point, I just bought 4 Continental WinterContact 195/65/R15 tyres for £65 fully fitted. I think that offer's finished now though.

True, not everyone has the space to transport or store 4 tyres. Some tyre places will store your summer tyres and switch them back over in the spring. To avoid having to switch over your tyres every six months, you can get a spare set of steel rims from scrapyards for not a lot and then switch over wheels every six months - surely a lot cheaper and easier than switching tyres. I have my 4 summer tyres sat in my garage at the moment while I hunt around for some steel rims for my car.

Bear in mind that while your summer tyres are in storage you won't be wearing them down, so they'll last longer. Supposedly winter tyres wear better in cold weather than summer tyres, so in the long run the costs aren't really that great - I think it's the up front costs that are putting most people off.

BigAde

Touched a nerve have we?

Just a smidge.

Any more sweeping generalisations to follow? How do you feel about black people or students?

joylove

Just a smidge.Any more sweeping generalisations to follow? How do you … Just a smidge.Any more sweeping generalisations to follow? How do you feel about black people or students?



No problems with them, just BMW drivers

Banned

Bizarrely insurers are charging up to 20% extra in premiums when you tell them you have these fitted

Guess its cos you are telling them you are driving around in the snow & ice so are more at risk than most others who tend to stay off the roads.

bbc.co.uk/new…958
Edited by: "csiman" 11th Dec 2010
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