Tyre Traction Tracks - ALDI 7th Nov £9.99
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Tyre Traction Tracks - ALDI 7th Nov £9.99

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Found 5th Nov 2013
Light enough to keep in the back of the car to get you out of a a slippy situation

Engineered for maximum traction in the sand, mud and snow.

Bears weight up to 3.5 tonnes
Size: 60 x 28 x 1.25cm
Folded size: 30 x 28 x 2.5cm

30 Comments

Or just use a bit of carpet offcut

Similar ones available on ebay for the same price: ebay.co.uk/itm…4db

Make sure no one is standing behind the car when you use these, unless you prefer your friends with orange plastic shards sticking out of their shins.

use your car mats

they are always in the car, take up no extra space and cost nothing (if you already have them)

I have some similar to these. Really useful. More effective than car mats and use less space than you'd think. Agree that car mats will work too, but do you really want to risk ruining them on wet and / or muddy ground and then drive over them with your wet and / or muddy tyre?

JezUK

Make sure no one is standing behind the car when you use these, unless … Make sure no one is standing behind the car when you use these, unless you prefer your friends with orange plastic shards sticking out of their shins.



If only this would happen!!

You could use your jacket , mobile phone, a bag of groceries, wife. You have these with you anyway. Voted cold as I have loads of stuff that shouldn’t be driven over already in my car.

the engineer

Or just use a bit of carpet offcut



I'm guessing these would work better than offcuts, when I've tried carpet off cuts on the drive they just shoot out and hit the garage door.

Going to vote cold though as they're this price all the time on ebay and that includes delivery to you.

I'm going to stock up on these tomorrow. A little birdie tells me these are going to come in very handy this winter. (_;)

rumble

use your car matsthey are always in the car, take up no extra space and … use your car matsthey are always in the car, take up no extra space and cost nothing (if you already have them)



Then after you can put them back in the car and **** up the carpets they were there to protect in the first place .....................

Oh children, please....

"Bears weight up to 3.5 tonnes" - Thats a helluva big Bear!

These are tiny, saw them instore today.

I don't have any carpet offcuts, should I buy some?

Tried these or something similar driving a rear wheel drive Merc in the snow is not fun and nor are these. You want to see them fly when you grip on to them they must have shot 30' back behind the car never again thank goodness nobody was behind the car would have made a real mess. Got to vote this one cold complete waste of cash. I can partially agree with the carpet as that is softer and kinda works

I prefer a bag of grit from the council yellow boxes

1. It's free
2 it adds extra traction from the added weight

It's always fun to watch British people driving on the wrong tyres.

Mr No

It's always fun to watch British people driving on the wrong tyres.


We aren't all that dumb.

Looking forward to seeing all the stranded BMs again this winter!

Just get some decent m+s tyres and learn how to drive on snow. Sorted. I just can't see how these tracks can work in real life, getting out of the car every time you loose traction, even if they were free it is a no no.

grzeskna

Just get some decent m+s tyres and learn how to drive on snow. Sorted. I … Just get some decent m+s tyres and learn how to drive on snow. Sorted. I just can't see how these tracks can work in real life, getting out of the car every time you loose traction, even if they were free it is a no no.



Loose traction is bad, when you lose traction it's much worse.

Tie some string to one end of the track then feed it under your car if you are driving a FWD vehicle then attach the string to the towing eye and drive off, once you are free keep going a bit further then get out and pick the tracks up that will have followed you as you pulled them clear of the area you were stuck.

Mr No

Loose traction is bad, when you lose traction it's much worse.


hahaha you are quite right.

grzeskna

Just get some decent m+s tyres and learn how to drive on snow. Sorted. I … Just get some decent m+s tyres and learn how to drive on snow. Sorted. I just can't see how these tracks can work in real life, getting out of the car every time you loose traction, even if they were free it is a no no.



Along the right lines, but M&S (mud and snow) tyres aren't necessarily suitable for winter....
I found this on the Michelin website which explains it better than I could:
michelin.co.uk/tyr…ter

"As the cold weather approaches, it’s time to make sure your car is ready to cope with any potential snowfall and drop in temperature. One of the first things you need to think about, for the sake of your family’s safety, is Cold Weather tyres. But do you know the difference between a tyre with the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” symbol and “M+S” tyres? Read on.
As your tyres are your car’s only point of contact with the snowy, icy or wet road, you need to make sure you choose the right ones. Only tyres which have the Three Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol (a snowflake inside a mountain) have been tested for use in severe snow conditions.
If you want Cold Weather tyres which are suitable for a wide range of wintry conditions, it’s worth looking at tyres such as Michelin’s Alpin range. Cold Weather tyres can halve your braking distance in snowy conditions and they adapt better than standard tyres to cool temperatures.

What are “M+S” tyres?
“M+S” tyres, or Mud and Snow tyres, have been specially designed to improve your car’s performance in mud and fresh or melting snow. “M+S” relates to the tyre’s tread design which generally has solid grooves and/or the tread blocks are spaced further apart than those on standard tyres. Some “M+S” tyres are also all-season tyres, suitable for all year round, however their performance is not as high as designated summer tyres in hot weather or Cold Weather tyres in cold weather. Not all Mud and Snow tyres have been tested as Cold Weather tyres. On the other hand, all Cold Weather tyres carry the M+S mark.
Tips for tyres in Winter
Make sure you and your car are prepared for Winter. As well as choosing the right tyres, check their pressure, as it will drop in line with the reduction in temperature. Manufacturers also recommend changing all 4 tyres to Cold Weather tyres so you have maximum control of your car in difficult driving conditions. The speed index is often lower for Cold Weather tyres, so follow the tyre manufacturer’s recommendations. Driving with the right tyres for this Winter will increase your grip, maximise your safety and enable your car to perform at its optimum. "

Original Poster

Oneday77

[quote=Mr No] It's always fun to watch British people driving on the … [quote=Mr No] It's always fun to watch British people driving on the wrong tyres.



The British weather is so irregular that 99% of British people only need and fit one type of tyre. I live in the NE and we had one small shower of snow that didn't lie in the winter 2011/2012. You can't compare us with the consistent weather conditions found in Scandinavia and Europe, where I have lived in the past.
Edited by: "rabb5it" 10th Nov 2013

Original Poster

Nesima

These are tiny, saw them instore today.



And, your point?

rabb5it

The British weather is so irregular that 99% of British people only need … The British weather is so irregular that 99% of British people only need and fit one type of tyre. I live in the NE and we had one small shower of snow that didn't lie in the winter 2011/2012. You can't compare us with the consistent weather conditions found in Scandinavia and Europe, where I have lived in the past.



It's a common misconception that winter tyres are only for when there's snow on the ground. In fact they will give better performance than standard summer tyres whenever the temperature's below 7C, which for my 7am daily commute is usually November to March each year. Having used them for the last 3 winters, the difference is considerable.

Wonder why the rest of Europe doesn't grind to a halt whenever there's a bit of snow on the ground? It's not because their local authorities clear the roads any better, it's because they change to the correct tyres for the season and carry on driving. Sad to say, we're the muppets of Europe on this.

Have a read:
tyrereviews.co.uk/Art…htm

autocar.co.uk/blo…res
autoexpress.co.uk/acc…013

grzeskna

Just get some decent m+s tyres and learn how to drive on snow. Sorted. I … Just get some decent m+s tyres and learn how to drive on snow. Sorted. I just can't see how these tracks can work in real life, getting out of the car every time you loose traction, even if they were free it is a no no.



£9.99 vs ?????????????????

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/images/article/winter-tyre-infographic-tyrereviews.jpg

rabb5it

And, your point?



They are tiny and I saw them instore yesterday.
Clear enough dear ?

Nesima

They are tiny and I saw them instore yesterday.Clear enough dear ?



Big enough to see then, dear!

If they get you out of trouble just once they are probably worth a tenner, if not they aren't. They could even turn a BMW into 12 months a year transport (of sorts)!
Edited by: "Besford" 11th Nov 2013
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