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Vauxhall advises what kit to fit this winter

Vauxhall Retailers are offering a range of accessories in preparation for the winter months, including AutoSock Snow Socks, tyre covers to get you out of a slippery situation in snowy and icy conditions.

AutoSock Snow Socks were a hit in 2010 with Vauxhall Retailers selling out rapidly. Vauxhall was one of the first car retailer groups to offer the innovative product, which give motorists assistance in making unavoidable or emergency journeys more safely throughout the unpredictable British winter. They are far less bulky and awkward than snow chains and simply slip over the driving wheels of a vehicle and work by creating friction.

During the heavy snow falls and plummeting temperatures last winter, insurers paid out £530 million to motorists in 278,000 claims, many of which were for accidental damage caused by driving on slippery roads - a risk that could be reduced by the extra grip afforded by AutoSock Snow Socks.

"It's often difficult to avoid driving on snow and ice during the winter and the weather forecast for the next few months suggests that we will be challenged again very soon," said Sophie Thomas, Vauxhall accessories manager. "For the journeys we have to make, whether it's getting home from work or picking the kids up from school, AutoSock Snow Socks provide extra grip that could make all the difference when the roads are slippery."

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