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I heard that they are a gimmick...is this true?
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If used as intended in the correct conditions they seem to do a good job according to many posts on here & elsewhere, they are not a long term alternative to winter/snow tyres though.
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i had them last winter, best thing ever. And a much cheaper alternative to winter tyres
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i had them last winter, best thing ever. And a much cheaper alternative to winter tyres
But winter tyres are useful for more than just snow Mark! I wouldn't consider snow socks as an alternative to tyres at all - winter tyres are effective in ice, slush, frost etc. as well.
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I heard that they are a gimmick...is this true?
Not at all, got me off my driveway which I couldn't grip at all, a back sloping driveway with ice under the wheels isn't gonna work, popped them on and eased myself off the drive, took them off chucked them in the boot, worth every penny

The idea is to be a better option to snow chains.
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Not at all, got me off my driveway which I couldn't grip at all, a back sloping driveway with ice under the wheels isn't gonna work, popped them on and eased myself off the drive, took them off chucked them in the boot, worth every penny
How much of a pain is it to put them on/off? Do you have to fit them in stages (i.e. top half of the tyre first, then rotate wheel etc.)?
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Elasticated, slip them on as far as you can, try to drive if poss and pull on the rest of the way, almost 50/50
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But winter tyres are useful for more than just snow Mark! I wouldn't consider snow socks as an alternative to tyres at all - winter tyres are effective in ice, slush, frost etc. as well.
yeh i take your point ciaran but the way i see it we dont get severe enough winters over here to justify needing a set of winter tyres. Fair enough the last two were a bit severe but generally our winters are nothing like on the continent, maybe up the northern counties but not down here.
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How much of a pain is it to put them on/off? Do you have to fit them in stages (i.e. top half of the tyre first, then rotate wheel etc.)?

Looks to be easy enough according to Autosock

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Damn she's useless at fitting them I did it first go

And it certainly didn't need 2 people to remove
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Perhaps a less biased review but possibly by someone more clumsy & weak so
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I like the way they just slam it into the kerb
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I did -->


Company car maybe ?
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not done that yet!

Dad did in his courtesy car though, cracked the rim
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Me neither, I meant I made the smilie face when I saw the vid


Nasty still at least it wasn't his own
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Nope and the garage didn't mind either, they said they had a spare so no worries
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getting them on is easy peasy, nothing wrong with Golf Dave, the sport that is
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IMO, snow socks are not needed. It's just that people here are not used to drive on snow, and that's why they panic.. Last winter I drove on summer tires and never had a bother.
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I've got em just to get me off the drive although the new place may not have a sloping drive like I have currently got.

Just handy to have if I get stuck, my town doesn't salt the roads
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