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- ASIN: B000ZJYF48
- Item model number: AutoSock X30
By : AutoSock
Price : $64.99
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Unexpected winter weather can build driving conditions demanding alot more traction than standard tires -- or even snow treads -- can give. But tire chains are bulky to retailer and can be hard to put on in cold, snowy weather. Now there is an effortless-to-use alternative to chains: Created in Norway, AutoSock is a new and innovative lightweight fabric-based, temporary traction help for cars and trucks that is uncomplicated 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 best of ice and snow. By way of its weaving pattern and thousands of small fibers AutoSock clings to snow and ice, raising vehicle traction, enhancing safety and adding to driver self-confidence.
With AutoSock, you won’t expertise the rattles and bumpy ride connected with tire chains, and it is approved for speeds up to 30 mph. AutoSock is easy to install following these straight forward steps: Cease the car and apply the emergency brake, fit AutoSock to the drive wheels of the automobile, starting at the leading of the tire and operating downwards. Then, stretch the elastic band over the leading of the tire to the inside of the tire, tighten the crossing strap, and move the vehicle roughly 3 feet and pull the remainder of the AutoSock into position. AutoSock automatically self-centers when you start driving. When you’ re back on snow-cost-free roads, slip the AutoSock off and slip it back into the included storage bag.
After use, AutoSock must be put back in the storage bag until the destination is reached. Then they can be machine-washed and put back in the bag, prepared to go for the subsequent 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, attempt AutoSock High Efficiency.
AutoSock - the hassle-free answer to maximise grip on snow and ice. The secret: high efficiency fibers. A fantastic temporary winter traction help for vehicles. Speedy and quick to fit and eliminate. Proven to increase cars' safety systems. Reusable. Approved by and sold to leading auto manufacturers
- Quick-to-mount, self-centering option to tire chains
- Comfy even though driving does not result in noise or vibrations
- Lightweight, effortless-to-store, reusable, and machine washable
- Each set comes with two AutoSocks, user manual, storage bag, and gloves
- Only a single set per car essential, even for AWD and 4WD applications
I decided to try out the Autosock after my pain in the ___ chains broke on a previous trip to Lake Tahoe. I drove my 2-wheel-drive Honda CR-V on a recent trip to Kirkwood, where Highway 88 was extremely icy. Once the signs read "Chains required," I threw on my Autosock, which took about 1 minute as advertised. With them on, the roads no longer felt slippery, and helped me up the rest of the way without any trouble. They are definitely much easier to put on than chains, and come without the hassle and noise.
Even with the roads being covered with snow/ice, there were still plenty of rocks/sand. Since the Autosock is fabric based, it is bound to wear easily. After just my 1st trip, there are several small holes/tears. This is not a huge problem for me since my mother is a seamstress and can stitch these small tears back together and prevent them from becoming big holes. I was careful not to go above the recommended 30 mph, but hit 35 mph max at certain points. I definitely recommend you not to go over the 30 mph limit, but that goes the same for chains.
You should also check your specific state's laws to see whether or not the Autosock will be allowed through chain control checkpoints. In California, the signs on the road read "Chains," but Caltrans website says "Traction Devices" are OK.
Just got my AutoSock today and tried it out on a ice covered parking lot near me. Before I put them on my tires spun out and I slid when I braked but with them on it felt like there wasn't any ice at all, no problems starting or stopping. I can't wait to see how it'll work for the next snowstorm that comes around, I think I'll be all set.