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Snow socks?

Postby youlemming » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:01 pm

Hi just thinking ahead for the winter and if the snow returns again whether to get snow socks for the car.
I live on quite a steep road and the general area is very hilly, last yr if the car was by the house when it first snowed I was stuck so I tried to leave it at the bottom which gave me a slightly higher chance of getting out.

I always worry about being stuck away from Amelia if it snows while I'm at work and she's at nursery (about 15 miles apart) and wondered if anyone has snow socks how they found using them, what extra grip does it give you?

Thanks.
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Postby kalise25 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:04 am

No experience of snow socks but had snow tyres on the front wheels last year and it made a massive difference ( and that's in Aberdeen btw)!
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Postby Cloudyrain » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:58 am

I don't know about snow socks, but after getting the car literally stuck in the snow twice last year I have already put a spade and a blanket in the boot, and a pair of walking boots and thick socks, gloves, scarf and hat! I have put them all in a back pack so if it happens again I can dump the car and walk (although I work about 25 miles from home so it would be a lonnng walk!). Will look into snow socks though!x
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Postby youlemming » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:37 pm

Yeah have the snow/walking boots in the car, must get a spade and put a blanket in there.
Didn't get stuck last year as tried not to go out if I could but the year before I got stuck about 8 miles from home while 30wks with Amelia, that was not fun had to walk 2 miles at midnight down a country road to where OH had been able to get to in his van then managed to drive home from there. Left work at 3.30pm and got home at 2am, do not want that to happen with Amelia stuck at the nursery!

Unfortunetly don't have fmaily near enough to get to her if we can't, really weighing on my mind the closer it gets to Christmas :(
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Postby Squirrel » Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:00 pm

Something else that might be worth looking into is a winter driving course - even snow socks will be of limited use if you don't have the right techniques for driving in snow and ice. I don't mean to be patronising and snow socks are great, it's just something else to consider :)
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