Snow chains and tyres, some free advice (if you trust me)

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Barnsley Shipping

5
Original Poster

I have seen this post on here and some other motoring forums all this internet stuff is new to me as you already know !!!

I would just like to point out before anybody wastes any of there hard to come by money !!

In my experience you dont really need chains in the UK but if your van requires new tyres now or autum then it is a really good idea to invest in winter tyres and change them in the spring . It is also a good idea if possible to source some spare wheels to make this job more managable .

In Europe and most defently alpine areas you will need chains but dont buy cheap ones as they will fall apart on your first ice climb !!!!! Invest in a good set and learn and understand how to fit them !! And dont run with them too slack !!! The new chains are a;lot more user friendly Hope I have been of some use for a change !!!

RGM Courier Services

1737

Agree 100% with your comments about winter tyres. My local tyre place (am I not allowed to name them? ?) change my winter tyres in the spring and store them till I need them the following winter. They came into their own yesterday when I drove back from Kirkcaldy when my stupid satnav took me over 40 miles along A, B and C roads and temperature was -6c. There was black ice, and snow and my van never crashed once!. I can't recommend them highly enough.

Phax

2250

Glad they worked for you Bob.

RGM Courier Services

1737

Worth their weight in gold, Phil.

Barnsley Shipping

5
Original Poster

I also forgot to add we have a bag of rock salt and a shovel in each van . On the odd occasions when we have had subbie doing quite a few days for us in winter we have also supplied them with a bag of salt. Its a bit late now but I always order a pallet of salt at the end of summer its cheaper !!

RGM Courier Services

1737

Typical Yorkshire man!!

Phax

2250

All this tackle where does the load go?.

S & C Haulage (retford)Limited

569

we always keep our salt supplies pretty high in the yard, and the vans go out with a bag in the passenger foot well, no point in risking not being prepared to be fair.

MK BIKES

2821

Tesco's are doing a 4 kg bag for a £1, not the best value but enough to get you outta a hole (not literally) and you can open a bag at a time

Phax

2250

we just used saxa in the old days lol

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