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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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Technical Details
BrandAutoSock
Item Weight2.2 pounds
Product Dimensions12.2 x 10.9 x 3.1 inches
Item model numberAutoSock 775
Manufacturer Part Number775
  
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ASINB000ZJYF9S
Best Sellers Rank #534,846 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.2 pounds
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Date First AvailableNovember 14, 2007
  
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Product Description

AutoSock - the simple solution to maximise grip on snow and ice. The secret: high performance fibers. A perfect temporary winter traction aid for vehicles. Quick and easy to fit and remove. Proven to improve cars' safety systems. Reusable. Approved by and sold to leading car manufacturers

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Alex on November 24, 2010
Size: 735
I bought Autosocks for my BMW because the wheel clearance was too tight to use chains. I can attest that they do indeed work as described, and that they really give amazing traction! Plus, it's pretty awesome getting looks from people who are jealous and confused at how your are able to drive on such a slippery road without chains. However, I am not sure I would recommend them overall...

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).
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By P. Liu on March 9, 2009
Size: 735
It works very well. It might be harder to install than it looks on the promotional video. However, it is still easier and faster than traditional tire chains. Removing is even simpler. Great design.

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.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By timnc on December 14, 2010
Size: 735 Verified Purchase
I bought a pair after recently purchasing a home in the North Carolina mountains. I drive a front wheel drive Acura CL and was worried about my ability to make it back up the mountain when the inevitable snow storm hit. No sooner than just a few weeks after purchasing, that snow storm indeed hit.

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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jason on January 19, 2011
Size: 735 Verified Purchase
Background: I was very excited to find these as an alternative to chains. My AWD car has stock low profile tires and the manufacturer advised against chains - so autosock sounds like a great solution.

Short version: I am in Breckenridge CO (lots of snow) and the autosocks lasted 6 trips and 65 miles. Pretty expensive for $80.

The autosock will get you home in a pinch, but this is NOT a substitute for cables or chains.

The dirty: After 90%+ of my 65 mile autosock life, the orange and white stripes stitching has caused punched a hole in the white tire sock, the meshing to self-center is separating, and the fabric (stitched together in panels as the tire goes around) is 40% separated on all stitches. There are additional tears along the treadlines of the tire.

My drivign style: 20 mph on the autosock with 62 of 65 miles snow, very slow acceleration/deceleration. Autosock was dried out after each use.

In case you are wondering, there is no warranty on this product from Autosock. Additional the CO DOT approval is for the tractor trailer tires, not passenger vehicles.

Conclusion: Great concept, poor execution. Do cables or chains if you can. Autosock is only good for 3-6 uses given my very conservative drivign style.
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