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It is likely that you will have to negotiate adverse road conditions when driving in the Alps and snow chains are a legal requirement in the majority of European countries. Buying snow chains by the roadside can be very expensive and the quality is generally very poor so it is advisable to rent or buy them before you go. We have negotiated special rates with Polar Snowchains who offer easy fit snow chains and other travel products such as warning triangle, breathalysers, bulb kit etc. for all vehicle types. Polar Snowchains can offer Erna Low customers a 10% discount by quoting Erna Low.

Premium snowchains are approximately £40 to rent (up to 4 weeks rental period), with courier charges starting at £7 each way, so you may find it cheaper to purchase a set of budget snowchains, which should be fine for small and mid-sized vehicles.  Budget snowchains start at less than £30 a pair.

For more information visit Polar Snowchains at their website, contact them on 01732 360 638 or email

If you are unsure as to the exact requirements of the area to which you are travelling, you can find further information on the AA website.