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Fitting AutoSock on buses and coaches

Tips for safe fitting, use and removal

Fitting is very easy on most vehicles, more difficult on a few. If you can’t get your forearms into the space between the wheel and the wheel arch, fitting will be difficult. But blame the vehicle, not the AutoSock! If they are a very tight fit, too tight, please let us know.

Autosock Fitting Instruction Images

Fitting

It could hardly be simpler. Stop the vehicle and apply the parking brake. Fit AutoSock to the driving wheels of the bus or coach, starting at the top of the tyre and working downwards. Move the bus approximately 1 metre and put the remainder of each 'Sock' into position - see the "movie" sequence above. The AutoSock will automatically self-centre when you start driving. A useful video is shown on the overview tab above.

Use

There's NO need to turn off any electronic traction and stability devices, e.g. ETS, ASR, ESP, DSC. Drive off gently, avoiding wheel spin.

Removal

Take AutoSock off the wheels, shake off any snow, and put them back in their storage pouch pending washing or further use.