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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
Unexpected winter weather can create driving conditions demanding more traction than conventional tires -- or even snow treads -- can provide. But tire chains are bulky to store and can be difficult to put on in cold, snowy weather. Now there is an easy-to-use alternative to chains: Designed in Norway, AutoSock is a new and innovative lightweight fabric-based, temporary traction aid for cars and trucks that is easy to mount and gets a grip on slippery surfaces as snow and ice. AutoSock, a high-technology textile tire covering, utilizes specially patterned fibers that optimize grip on slick surfaces by managing the thin layer of water on top of ice and snow. Through its weaving pattern and thousands of small fibers AutoSock clings to snow and ice, increasing vehicle traction, improving safety and adding to driver confidence.
With AutoSock, you wont experience the rattles and bumpy ride associated with tire chains, and it is approved for speeds up to 30 mph. AutoSock is easy to install following these simple steps: Stop the vehicle and apply the emergency brake, fit AutoSock to the drive wheels of the vehicle, starting at the top of the tire and working downwards. Then, stretch the elastic band over the top of the tire to the inside of the tire, tighten the crossing strap, and move the vehicle approximately 3 feet and pull the remainder of the AutoSock into position. AutoSock automatically self-centers when you begin driving. When you re back on snow-free roads, slip the AutoSock off and slip it back into the included storage bag.
After use, AutoSock should be put back in the storage bag until the destination is reached. Then they can be machine-washed and put back in the bag, ready to go for the next snow or ice storm. Note: AutoSock is not meant for severe snow conditions, and cannot be substituted for chains for travel through mountain passes. The standard AutoSock accommodates non-performance tire sizes (typically OEM sizes for economy passenger vehicles). For performance tires, try AutoSock High Performance.
These have taken me out of many otherwise impossible situations without rising damage due to tire chains.Published 4 months ago by D. Humphrey
Really great traction particularly if you're facing a lot of snow on the ground. But they tear up pretty easily if you hit slush. Will make you wish they din't clean the roads ;)Published 12 months ago by sdxgr1
Used the auto sock for my front wheel drive. Times when I have been unable to get up snowy hills, and icy inclines the auto sock has worked well. I would recommend.Published 20 months ago by mike c
It was so easy to put on!! They got me where I needed to go on a very snowy day.Published 20 months ago by Sara Thelen
These need to be in everyones trunk, whether legal or not. Easy on if you are on to ice, easy off. Have chains in your trunk for legal necessity. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Addicted Montanan Amazoner
Put them on my car to go to work, we had about 1" on the ground but wanted to try them. The passenger side held with no problems, the driver got caught on the spring thing on... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jessica
I'm from Florida so I know when it snows I shouldn't be out driving. However, there are times when I still have to go to work. Read morePublished on May 31, 2013 by SF