With the winter fast approaching, more and more people are beginning to wonder what kind of safety precautions they are going to take for the cold season ahead. If the coming winder is going to be anything like the last few, then we recommend you come up with some kind of plan to ensure that both you and your family are as safe as possible while using the roads during potentially treacherous conditions.
The obvious choice is to buy a set of winter tyres to use on your vehicle for the months between October and April, however we appreciate that this isn't an option for everyone financially... especially not with the British economy and unemployment level the way it is right now. And while winter tyres are certainly the best approach you can take, they certainly aren't the only one - there are always alternatives to be found to suit everyone's budget.
If you don't think that winter tyres are going to be doable, we recommend that you buy snow chains in the UK rather than simply going without any additional winter time protection. Snow chains are a hell of a lot cheaper than a full set of winter tyres, but they're not something that we recommend as a long term solution. They're certainly okay for a winter or two, but we would recommend looking at something else for the long term.
You can buy snow chains in the UK from a number of excellent retailers. We recommend checking out snowchains.co.uk, a website that does exactly what you would expect of it. It's got a number of different snow chain brands to suit all kinds of vehicles from 4x4s to sedans to vans and more. The prices vary depending on your vehicle, so be sure to log on and put in your car information to get the very best prices.
Alternatively, you could take a look at autow.com, who have an excellent range of snow chains, soft spike snow chains and classic chains to ensure that your commute is as safe as possible.