|Item Weight||2.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||12.2 x 10.9 x 3.1 inches|
|Item model number||AutoSock 775|
|Manufacturer Part Number||775|
AutoSock HP 775 Winter Traction Aid, For High Performance Tires
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- Easy-to-mount, self-centering alternative to tire chains
- Safe on aftermarket wheels and can be used with electronic traction control systems and ABS
- Lightweight, easy-to-store, reusable, and machine washable
- Each set comes with two AutoSocks, user manual, storage bag, and gloves
- Only one set per vehicle required, even for AWD and 4WD applications
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Top Customer Reviews
My experience was that the Autosocks were very difficult to install. I'm sure it would have been easier to install them if my car had more clearance between the tire and the fender, but if that were the case I could have just used traditional chains anyway. I had to move my car probably 5-10 times as I scooted the autosock into place inch by inch before they were fully seated. This was about a 20 minute process, all of which was cold and filthy (in retrospect, I should have used my jack to lift the car to make installation easier). Then, although they did work well traction-wise, they did not stay in place well. They very quickly started to fall off, even though I bought the size that supposedly fits my tires... I had to limit my speed to 20 mph in order to not have them fly off my wheels.
Bottom line, they got me home through a 25 mile city commute, so I'm glad I had them, but they were a huge pain in the ass to use. I had to stop my car about 5 times on the way home to readjust the autosocks so they wouldn't fall off. Their claim that they center themselves on the tire automatically was not true for me... Also, after 25 miles of city driving, with some streets plowed and some not, they are pretty torn up. I'd say these are pretty close to a single-use product unless you are in a rare situation where they are driving only on clean fresh snow (never the case in the city).Read more ›
Here is the catch. It won't last especially if you drive on non-icy/snowy road. Like if the road has been sanded on the ice/snow. It's made with cloth and will tear. Be sure to follow the instructions.
It is a must have if you can't put normal tire chain. $100 to buy a insurance or safety from being stuck in the snow or slip on the icy road. It is total worth it.
I am considering other brand like RUDmatic Soft Spike (claim the cloth contain wire) and Snobootz (rubber thing) but they are not available anywhere for my tires.
Thule, Spikes Spiders and Centrax are more expensive but extremely easy to install. I personally vote for Thule but can't find any either for my tires.
The good news is that the improvement they provide is unmistakeable. We had several inches of snow, it partially melted during the day, and froze that night leaving a nasty snow/ice mix on the ground. It then snowed all the next day. I literally couldn't get out of the driveway which inclines at about a 15% grade - my wheel just spun. I put the Autosocks on, and the car climbed up the drive as if there were no snow or ice on the ground at all.
Same for the climb back up our neighborhood road the next day. It was a complete ice rink with a similar 15-20% grade as well. The car started sliding backwards without the socks. I turned around, put them on, and climbed back up with no problem. For traction when you need, these work very, very well.
Now the bad news. After 2 uses, never driving more than 25 miles/hour, and taking them off once on "solid ground", the socks are already showing numerous holes. I figure if I'm lucky, I might have 3-4 more uses out of them.
Secondly, yes they're easy to put on, but not if they're already wet/frozen. If you use them, don't just throw them in your trunk like I did if you might need them again soon. I tried to put a pair back on same day on the way home from work, but they were frozen and I couldn't get them on. Just carry a garbage bag with you, throw them in there, and brink them inside to thaw out.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These tire chain alternatives are such a clever idea. Easy to install and work great.Published 15 months ago by Suzy-Qtsy
Very easy to place on and take off. I disnt skid once on thd ice. I've not had them long enough though to see how long they hold up. For the price, I definitely recommend them!Published on January 11, 2014 by Ashley mason
i have not used them yet. But am so excited to try. I did how ever put them on and OMG was just to easy.Less then 5 minutes.Published on January 11, 2014 by Kathy
Easy install, light weight but haven't had to use in snow or ice yet so I can't rate the actual use.Published on December 8, 2013 by John Pedersen
The autosock HP 755 was bought in a set of 2 for all 4 wheels of my vehicle. The winter snow is coming soon, and this is a fast way to get some traction.Published on December 3, 2013 by JOE
I haven't used the autosock yet, but even the idea of NOT using chains makes me happy enough to give this 4 stars. Read morePublished on December 3, 2013 by Andrew