From our own Super Value 9mm snow chain or 2mm sock range to top of the range Thule CK7, K Summit and Easyfit chains which take just 12secs or less to fit. Watch our online fitting videos.
Choose from our own Super Value 16mm range of chains or the Thule XG12 Pro 12mm chain or Easyfit SUV fitted easily in 12 seconds, we have the right solution for you, your 4x4 or van.
HGV snow chains, ideal for heavy loads and extra safety, for regular loads you can choose from our Super value range or for heavy loads or passenger coaches choose our heavy duty range.
EU safety kits, you are required by law to carry some or all of these items depending on which countries you pass through, failing to do so can result in a fine and delay.
Top Gear has the right solution for all your winter driving needs, with snow chains for cars, 4x4s, Vans, HGV vehicles, and specialist vehicles such as tractors or forklifts. We provide snow chains for all makes: Audi, BMW, and Range Rover through to Volvo. The Top Gear snow chain selection tool will help you choose the right chains for your vehicle. Our full range of snow chains and car snow socks includes our own Top Gear range, as well as the Thule and Konig snow chains; these include Thule K-Summit, CK-7, XG12 Pro, and the Easyfit, Konig HGV, Tractor and Forklift chains. Recent innovations in car snow chain design has led to the development of the Thule Easy-fit snow chain, this can be fitted in less than 12 seconds.
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Tour in safety and comply with European driving legislation with equipment such as snow chains, hazard warning triangle, GB plate, headlamp beam conversion kit, high visibility jacket, first aid kit, breathalyser kits or a full kit in a strong zippered bag check our FAQ page for help on what's required.
Many vehicles have very little space between the back of the tyre and suspension which means the chains could come into contact with braking or suspension. It is possible to check if your vehicle has any clearance issues by placing your hand on top and behind the wheel. You need to be able to fit your hand between the wheel and the suspension. A standard car snow chain is 9mm and so there needs to a gap of about 15mm. When space is too tight to fit a standard snow chain we have various other options to help. The Thule K-Summit snow chain requires no clearance around the back of tyre as it fixes to the front wheel nut, this makes it suitable for the most difficult applications. There is also the CK7, 7mm chain which has been specially designed for cars with tight clearance problems. Or a snow sock can be another solution; they are textile covers that wrap over the wheel to give improved grip on snow and icy roads. The traction given by a snow sock is less than snow chains so they do not meet legal requirements on all European roads.
Some 4x4 vehicles also have clearance problems; The Thule K-Summit offers a very wide-ranging solution. The XG12Pro snow chain only protrudes by 12mm off the wheel; the standard 4x4 snow chain protrusion is 16mm.
If your car and tyre combination feature on this list you are recommended to purchase low profile chains.
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With a range of snow chains to suit all vehicles, the budget chains which are ideal for getting you out of trouble, here and abroad, and meeting all legal standards whilst driving in Europe and alpine roads. The premium range of Thule/Konig chains feature all our inexpensive snow chains features, plus extra durability, quicker and easier to fit and many have an automatic tensioning system.
Only use snow chains when there is a covering of snow on the road. Typically there will be a sign directing you to a safe area to fit your chains. as soon as the snow covering thins remove the chains to avoid wear to car tyres, snow chains and road surface, always pick a safe and level place to fit and remove snow chains, an approved reflective waistcoat should be worn whilst fitting snow chains.