Temporary Traction Aid

Thursday, October 14, 2010 by Porter Pryde

AutoSockMany parts of our country experience very mild winters and only occasionally see snow, making installing dedicated winter / snow tires impractical. For those occasions when it does snow and business or family obligations demand that you must travel, there is a practical and simple solution in the AutoSock.

AutoSock is a proven temporary winter traction aid and is now available in the US for a wide range of vehicles. Developed in Norway, AutoSock is lightweight and made from 100% high-technology fibers that stick to snow and ice. These fibers, which are intended to fray with use, are arranged in a specific pattern to optimize winter grip.

Because vehicles need the ability to stop and turn as well as accelerate in slippery conditions, Tire Rack recommends that AutoSock be installed in sets of four. AutoSock is sold in pairs to accommodate vehicles with staggered wheel and tire fitments.

Unlike snow chains, AutoSock does not produce loud rattling nor a bumpy ride. AutoSock does not damage the vehicle structure or alloy wheels and is approved for speeds up to 30 mph (50km/h).

Because AutoSock is meant as a temporary emergency traction device, it is recommended that AutoSock be removed when returning to roads where no snow or ice is present. Driving on dry or wet roads is not recommended as it increases fabric wear considerably.

Comments on Temporary Traction Aid

Sunday, January 15, 2012 by terry todd:
Thursday, November 22, 2012 by Brent Starheim:
When will you stock the autosock? I'm trying to buy a set for my 2005 volvo s40 vehicle.

Thank you.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 by porter:
Although Auto Sock was a great solution for temporary snow traction, Tire Rack no longer carries this product.

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