Snow Chains for £19.99 at Lidl
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Snow Chains for £19.99 at Lidl

£19.99LIDL Deals
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Found 21st Nov 2014
If the winter weather forecast is correct, I think we will all be needing these this winter! Available from 24th November in stores.

Provides optimal safety in snowy and icy conditions
Extra strong rhombus-shaped chain mesh for an ideal grip. Easy to fit with hand grips situated on front of wheel
Includes 4 replacement chain elements, gloves and fitting instructions
Available in various sizes, see packaging for type sizes
3 year manufacturer's warranty

lidl.co.uk/en/…363

Deal available from Monday

EDIT: Also worthwhile if you're travelling to the alps, where snow chains or winter tires are a legal requirement in winter.

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Snow chains are a nightmare for the car, the driver & the road surface. Admittedly cheap for a set, but i would much rather spend the extra money on winter tyres and just not need the chains in the first place. Chains will only be superior re grip in proper snow. Most of the time we have slush or ice where a good winter tyre (conti TS820P or Goodyear ultragrip will keep even a RWD going.
I have a 4WD audi and its winter tyres all the way cos I have to work no matter the weather!
That all said voted hot due to price!
Edited by: "stave84" 21st Nov 2014

Original Poster

To the various people voting cold, please post links to a better deal! I have a new car and need snow chains, if there is something better out there, please share!!!

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stave84

Snow chains are a nightmare for the car, the driver & the road surface. … Snow chains are a nightmare for the car, the driver & the road surface. Admittedly cheap for a set, but i would much rather spend the extra money on winter tyres and just not need the chains in the first place. Chains will only be superior re grip in proper snow. Most of the time we have slush or ice where a good winter tyre (conti TS820P or Goodyear ultragrip will keep even a RWD going.I have a 4WD audi and its winter tyres all the way cos I have to work no matter the weather!


I have winter tyres too - but where I'm going, there's a 6km road that isn't plowed... Snow tyres/winter tyres are great; but in Bardonecchia (little ski village in the alps) you really need chains.

How much for the snow?

Yes, in my part of the UK snow chains are only of limited use, because the road clearance and gritting would mean I can only really use them in smaller residential roads until the snow melts.

But for those that live in some of the higher and more remote areas, these can be very useful.

Get a set of Nokian. Perfect for the winter in the UK and they make the best winter tyres bar none! Chains are for use in extreme circumstances only - which we rarely, if ever see.

Winter tyres way more useful than these. More expensive, yes but reduces wear on your summers and increased your own driving safety. Unfortunately you have no control of drivers slipping and sliding into you.

I'm not sure your average Lidl shopper road trips in the Alps!

fireman1

I'm not sure your average Lidl shopper road trips in the Alps!



Apart from the ones shopping at Lidl in South-East France and Switzerland perhaps

fireman1

I'm not sure your average Lidl shopper road trips in the Alps!



They sell shed loads of skiing gear every year: some one who shops there must be going skiing.

Presuming that Lidl and Aldi are down-market and only for low income customers is a mistake.

I like the 2 car setup I saw in Canada. Different car for the winter. A rusty old beat up truck usually. Skid into something and drive on. No insurance nonsense, no resprays or body work. oh..they don't use chains on roads unless its at least 4 inches of compacted ice or its out of town.. Chains on our road would be fine, as long as the users pay for the road resurfacing and not the tax payer.
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fireman1

I'm not sure your average Lidl shopper road trips in the Alps!


Not sure... I have a 64-plate QQ tekna, and the average car in lidl's parking lot is worth more than mine... Lidl tends to have better quality european food than tesco/sainsbury... but it's not really relevant to this thread

I've got a set of Thule K-Summit and they're easy to put on, last time we had proper snow was a few years back even then I was loathed to put them on and probably off again so didn't.
We don't have habitual snow for long enough to leave chains on to warrant having a set. I suppose up north and in rural areas these will be invaluable. City dwellers are your cold votes, me personally for £20 what the hell, you never know might come in handy.

AA advice...................

"When to use chains:

Only consider using snow chains where the road surface is covered in a protective layer of compacted snow/ice.

If you try to use chains on a road that has been cleared of snow you risk damage to the road and to the vehicle.

With the UK policy of gritting and clearing major roads this means that you will almost certainly have to remove and refit chains several times during a journey.

If you have fitted chains, stop and remove them as soon as you reach a gritted/cleared road – choose a safe place, preferably on level ground and consider wearing a reflective jacket for improved visibility."


How many people are going to do this in the UK? Also, if you have sports (lowered) suspension, be aware the chains will probably foul on the wheel arches.

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Spinal333

Not sure... I have a 64-plate QQ tekna, and the average car in lidl's … Not sure... I have a 64-plate QQ tekna, and the average car in lidl's parking lot is worth more than mine... Lidl tends to have better quality european food than tesco/sainsbury... but it's not really relevant to this thread


Here we go the old Lidl car park comments. Sort yourself out you only ever hear this rubbish on an Aldi or Lidl thread like you lot have to justify shopping there. You don't hear sainsburys or tesco shoppers trying to justify shopping there with false comments like only people with range rovers and Porsches shop at tesco and sainsburys, this speaks for it's self. The European food isn't that cracking at Lidl to be honest and have had much better quality produce from elsewhere. People can shop wherever they choose but let's stop with the rubbish I've been to the odd Lidl and Aldi but personally would never choose them over the British supermarkets as the range and quality are lacking on a lot of products and don't want to waste time penny pinching to save a few pence off my weekly shop.

Spinal333

I have winter tyres too - but where I'm going, there's a 6km road that … I have winter tyres too - but where I'm going, there's a 6km road that isn't plowed... Snow tyres/winter tyres are great; but in Bardonecchia (little ski village in the alps) you really need chains.



Quite agree. Should have clarified I meant in the uk in normal use!


and don't want to waste time penny pinching to save a few pence off my … and don't want to waste time penny pinching to save a few pence off my weekly shop.



I'm Lucky......I've got Morrisons, Sainsbury, Lidl and Aldi....all within a mile of each other

I shop at them all...depending who has the OFFERS for the groceries I prefer...not penny pinching...Sensible Shopping saves ££££
Sensible Shopping... if it's good enough for Martin Lewis... it's good enough for me

fireman1

I'm not sure your average Lidl shopper road trips in the Alps!



I was at Aldi yesterday and saw a very nice new Bentley in the car park.
Not sure if that means Aldi are more upmarket than Lidl oO

Spinal333

To the various people voting cold, please post links to a better deal! I … To the various people voting cold, please post links to a better deal! I have a new car and need snow chains, if there is something better out there, please share!!!


I have a set of chains bought from Lidl/Aldi (I forget which) *and* snow tyres. The chains are quite a lot thinner (and a hell of a lot cheaper) than my previous sets (ISTR 9mm v 15mm), a lot lighter and easier to manage (put on and take off). I'd say they, the thin ones, would last years for the odd few weeks skiing holiday each year (many places mandate them) but wouldn't last a Winter in regular use, if you lived there. They certainly (IMHO) don't grip as well as the thicker ones. Yes, you should only use them with well snow-covered surfaces, but there is often a lot of grit, sand, lumps of rock and careless ski boarders in the tracks to wear them out. So, if you just need them because you're required to have them and rarely go where no-one has been before , just ahead of you - then these are a great buy. If you are planning on venturing more on the wild side - I'd look for something a bit more agricultural.

Anyone managed to get hold of these? My local Lidl advised they are not going to stock these which is weird.

Original Poster

Yups - got mine They're 9mm, so light use, but then again, they do have a 3-year warranty, so I'm not going to complain!
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