Winter tyre alternatives reviewed

16 Jan, 2013 2:46pm

We check out three cut-price alternatives to winter tyres in a snow covered Scandinavia

With the weather closing in and snow already settling in parts of the UK, many of our readers will be considering a set of winter tyres to help stay on the move this winter.

But is there a less costly alternative to new rubber? 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.