Snowy conditions

We are senior citizens living in a pea shingle road on a slight hill and have trouble getting out in snowy conditions. We are considering chains or autosocks or an economical 4x4.

We are about 300yds from main road and are running two cars at moment - a Toyota 2006 1.4-litre dual gear change and a Toyota Corolla Verso 2.0-litre D4D 2005. Is there a cheaper way of motoring in perhaps running one car considering the price of fuel going up etc?

Asked on 2 January 2011 by duckweed

Answered by Honest John
Best to fit one of the cars with a separate set of winter tyres on a spare set of rims from November to March. That is generally more effective than a 4WD on summer tyres and a lot more fuel efficient. See:
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