Snow Chains - Set of 2 £19.99 @ Lidl from Monday 28th
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Snow Chains - Set of 2 £19.99 @ Lidl from Monday 28th

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Found 20th Nov 2011
Snow Chains - Set of 2 £19.99

Extra strong rhombus-shaped chain mesh made from alloy steel with galvanised connecting elements
Compulsory in many European countries
Optimal grip on snow and ice
See packaging for wheel and tyre compatibility
Includes 4 replacement chain elements, safety gloves and assembly instructions
Choose from size 70, 80, 90 or 100
Supplied in a practical carry case
3 year manufacturer’s warranty

106 Comments

Snow chains are good for a get me out solution, but a real pain to fit for such a small usage time frame, hence why winter tyres are the better option.

good price though

Simple answer is just not to drive unless necessary

Life is more valuable people.

krazykizza

Simple answer is just not to drive unless necessary :)Life is more … Simple answer is just not to drive unless necessary :)Life is more valuable people.



Try telling that logic to anyone from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Canada, etc etc...



Edited by: "RickT" 20th Nov 2011

My experience round here (Bracknell) is that the roads just get gridlocked when it snows, so all the grip in the world won't help you. Too many Beemers :-)

what are sizes 70,80 , 90 , etc referring too

thanks

Are these legal in the UK? Well obviously are if Lidl are selling them

RickT

Try telling that logic to anyone from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Canada, … Try telling that logic to anyone from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Canada, etc etc...

totally useless comment m8 cos comparing them countries to us is pointless

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mmachine

totally useless comment m8 cos comparing them countries to us is pointless




Depends where you live mate.

been looking into getting some for my car for the winter

been using mine for last two winters, invaluable, "when it's absolutey necessary". Due to no gritters our estate was undriveable for at least a month in each of the last two winters (unless you had chains!)
hot from me (although rubber chains are much quieter)

70 80 90 is the tyre profile, part of the size, determines circumference

mmachine

totally useless comment m8 cos comparing them countries to us is pointless



The first comment is more pointless!.. Who on earth drives when it's not necessary? My work demands that I drive three or four days a week, so no it's not a simple answer.

BUT... Snow chains generally are a pain in the **** to get on and off, can only be used for short distances at slow speed, so it's far better to have good winter tyres and these for the absolute just in case scenario. However as pointed out previously, generally if you get stuck the biggest problem is other drives and chains won't help one bit.

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jonnyyahoo1

70 80 90 is the tyre profile, part of the size, determines circumference



Not much except Citroens and tractors have tyre profiles of 70 and above. My Galaxy has 45s fitted and my Subaru has 35s....Also the wheel diameter would have a larger effect on circumference than the profile.




Edited by: "richto" 21st Nov 2011

jonnyyahoo1

70 80 90 is the tyre profile, part of the size, determines circumference



I dont think it refers to the profile of the tyre in this instance. 70 is about the biggest profile i have seen on a car tyre. Plus a profile of 100 would mean the tyre wall is as high as the width
Edited by: "v6dlc" 21st Nov 2011

A tyre profile of 70 means that it is 70 % of the width of the tread. These figures can't relate to that. Anyone know?

The snow chain sizes relate to the overall size of the wheel and tyre. To find your size, try this link:
skidrive.co.uk/sno…php

My car uses 185/65/14 tyres which are a size 60 snow chain so no Lidl snow chains for me but I've got winter tyres anyway.

Blimey. Useful I spose in snowy countries in isolated rural areas. I can't imagine using these in England. Then again a few days of snow and ice were the constant talking point of the country last year!

I really cannot imagine these being any use to most people - if you live down a rural road or somewhere else 'remote' then you'll already own a car capable of dealing with bad conditions AND you'll have fitted all-weather/winter tyres to it accordingly.

Joe Public is only only going to wreck their car/drive/road outside even trying to use these (same really applies to those 'tyre socks' people buy).

If you're expecting bad weather, here's what you do

1 - fit all-weather or winter tyres to your car NOW - I cannot recommend these enough, not just for snow but for wet roads, icy roads etc. etc. - MASSIVE difference(*)
2 - carry a shovel and some rubber mats in your car - the shovel moves lots of show, the mats will give you traction on smaller amounts if you get stuck (jam them in-front of the tyres and off you go - repeat if necessary).

and that's it - basically...

(*) if you have a flash car with low-profile tyres - consider changing the wheels also - even if it's a set of steelies for the winter - it's often cheaper than faffing around swapping tyres....

People recommending winter tyres should also say that whilst they are great in icy condtions they normally have terrible wet weather performance which is why most garages in the UK do not infact recommend using them. If you have the space to have them in your garage for 10months of the year great swap em on/off for the few months of ice.

Personally I just bought a beat up D reg land rover defender for the winter, cost me £800, i only tax and insure it November to Jan and share the costs with my brother...that thing is the mountain goat of cars and it has a winch to help bmw yeppies if a feel like playing the good samaritan.

There are many brands of 'all weather' or "winter" tyres sold in the UK now - these are NOT snow/ice specific, but are simply made of a compound which retains it's flexibility in colder temps - and they generally have a tread-pattern which is focussed on wet/slushy roads more than dry ones (they tend to be noisy on dry roads, in fact).

"Snow" tyres are what Tyranicus66 is talking about and they're very hard to find in the UK anyway - for obvious reasons.

Lidl always seem to sell crap that is only really suited to the central European market. How many British people buy snow chains, skiing gear, Nordic f****** walking kit etc. FFS. *rant over*

therealjohnpeat

There are many brands of 'all weather' or "winter" tyres sold in the UK … There are many brands of 'all weather' or "winter" tyres sold in the UK now - these are NOT snow/ice specific, but are simply made of a compound which retains it's flexibility in colder temps - and they generally have a tread-pattern which is focussed on wet/slushy roads more than dry ones (they tend to be noisy on dry roads, in fact)."Snow" tyres are what Tyranicus66 is talking about and they're very hard to find in the UK anyway - for obvious reasons.



Spot on.

It looks like a lot of us in the NE will need these before they go on sale!

Let it snow

krazykizza

Simple answer is just not to drive unless necessary :)Life is more … Simple answer is just not to drive unless necessary :)Life is more valuable people.



So what you're saying is, cars only get stuck in snow when their journeys are "unnecessary". I guess the ambulance I dug out of the snow last year was probably just out for a joy-ride or popping to the drive-thru?

It wouldn't bother me that you made such an ill conceived comment, if you hadn't come off as sounding so very smug at the same time, or if in fact it was at all helpful to someone.

.... oh and by the way, life is people. Unless you're talking about dead people of course, but they rarely make unnecessary car journeys anyhow.

Try telling my employer that my journey is unnecessary... Especially when he makes it in to work in his 4 x 4 , if he makes it in everyone should make it in !

RickT

Try telling that logic to anyone from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Canada, … Try telling that logic to anyone from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Canada, etc etc...




And the emergency services who need to get to work

Another tip would be to lower the pressure in your tyres instead to give them greater grip.

Does anybody know what the fabric snow covers are like? My dad saw some in b&q but never heard anything about them before.

therealjohnpeat

Joe Public is only only going to wreck their car/drive/road outside even … Joe Public is only only going to wreck their car/drive/road outside even trying to use these (same really applies to those 'tyre socks' people buy).



Snow socks worked perfectly for us last year the 3 times we needed to make a journey. Made it out of our street which was a steep icey hill without any problems with them on (unlike many others in much 'better' cars) Did the job perfectly for <10% of the cost of Winter tyres.

Can't find these on the Lidl site. Guessing not available in my area.

Tyranicus66

Personally I just bought a beat up D reg land rover defender for the … Personally I just bought a beat up D reg land rover defender for the winter


Sure, having traction/motion on all four wheels and more intelligent methods of delivering power to the wheels such as LSD all help, but a 4X4 is not entirely invulnerable in the snow. In fact last year saw someone who thought this was the case travelling a long distance sideways as they took a corner at speed.

Winter tyres have better grip under cold conditions, and are infact a legal requirement in many European countries.

Can't find these on the Lidl site. Guessing not available in my area.



Likewise in P'boro area.

having an old banger for the bad weather is a good idea , then it wouldn't matter if some idiot slid into it or it had to be abandoned to get out and walk.

Splashmo

Likewise in P'boro area.



Might be because they are not on sale until the 28th. I will be checking later in the week.

Well with conflicting weather reports of a mild winter/ siberian winter ill pass , i live in the northeast and last year at this time i was knee deep in snow in -4 temperatures , today its 11 and no sig of snow at all or cold weather...............................itll be just my luck that we get snowed in one night.

Hot on the price but if the snow gets "that" bad ill stay in and avoid the usual idiots on the road.... the 4x4 drivers

Dunno why you'd waste your money on these, I'd just whip out my reindeer and fly away...

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With global warming already making noticeable differences to the climate, we are likely to see colder and snowier winters in the UK so maybe a good investment...

krazykizza

Simple answer is just not to drive unless necessary :)Life is more … Simple answer is just not to drive unless necessary :)Life is more valuable people.



Or getting to work to pay the bills is more valuable!! Needs must.

krazykizza

Simple answer is just not to drive unless necessary :)Life is more … Simple answer is just not to drive unless necessary :)Life is more valuable people.



Cool! I'll tell my boss that when the winter snow arrives this year... Damn it, I forgot; I take the train to work!

PS, don't these snow chains damage the road in some cases? As much as I dislike road works, contributing to them is only giving them more excuse to dig up the road.
Edited by: "ShaunnyBwoy" 21st Nov 2011
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