I am considering a jaunt to Switzerland in late October with Mrs D. I don't ski and am not considering extended driving on snow and ice. I currently have "ordinary tires" fitted to the c230k and don't really want to shell out for another set of wheels and tires for what is essentially a 6 day holiday. In the UK I have never needed winter tires. Only needed a shovel to get out of a car park once. Chains would appear to be the best option for me using my existing tires? Q: late October Switzerland Doesn't seem to have huge quantities of snow and ice. Is this view correct? Q: do chains have to be fitted to be fitted to all 4 wheels? or just the rear wheels? Q: how do chains affect the handling of the front tires if fitted (braking and/or turning? Q: presumably chains must be immeidately removed on return to tarmac? Please be gentle with the comments!