If you’re the sort of person who can’t be bothered swapping winter tires on your car—or you don’t want to mortgage the self-esteem boost those 18″ spinners on your Civic deliver—consider picking up a set of Thule K-Summit snow chains to get you through the winter.
The K-Summit brings traction technology into the 21st century, with an advanced design that can fit around even large wheels or low profile tires.
Constructed of durable, hardened Manganese Nickel Alloy Steel, the K-Summit resembles a high-tech bear trap and hangs onto your wheel with the same ferocity, although the fact that it’s bolted to one of your lug nuts probably doesn’t hurt, either.
Handcrafted in Italy, the K-Summit is priced accordingly at about $200 a wheel.
$405 for a set of 2 from Amazon (Make sure you get the right size; search Amazon for the other sizes if that’s not the one for you.)