Originally Posted by AMac
Get the low profile tyres off the car and fit winter tyres
They don't look as good but you will be able to get about in all but the worst weather
Chains wreck alloys and tyres, they are a nightmare to fit and if its snowing you will get soaked!
Just get a set of winter tyres and steel wheels and get them fitted in November and removed in April
Oh one other tip learn to drive on the snow it's not that hard just use highest gear possible light throttle and only use brakes gently
Don't rely on the electronics they won't stop you any better in the ice or snow
Chains are a P.O.P. to fit and if you have the correct size and done the fit properly will not touch your alloys.
If you need to get down hill fit them on your fronts, obviously getting back up you need them on the rears, ideally all four.
Once you get the hang of it should only take a minute per wheel once you've rolled onto them.
They're cheaper than a NCB or somebody's side of car.