Auto Express test low-cost alternatives to winter tyres

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With much of the UK blanketed in snow and ice, it was interesting to see the results of the Auto Express test into cut price alternatives to winter tyres.

The magazine team headed to snow covered Scandinavia to put snow socks, chains and even a grip spray through their paces and the results are definitely worth taking a look at.

According to the report: “A full set of winter tyres will set you back around £400, and even more if you’ve specced large aftermarket alloy wheels.

“There’s no denying that winter tyres remain the ultimate solution, whatever car you drive. But how do snow chains, socks and even spray cope, when the ground is covered in the white stuff?

“We put all three to the test to see which fared best, and have compiled the results in this short film. So if you’re worried about getting stranded in the coming weeks, be sure to check the video for our cut-price alternatives to winter tyres.”

To see the results for yourself go to

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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