AutoSock car snow socks
AutoSock are reusable tyre snow socks which you pull over the driving wheels of vehicles that need extra grip on ice or snow. There are sizes to fit almost all car, van, truck, bus and fork lift tyre sizes. The grip is achieved through friction, coupled with specially developed high tech textiles. AutoSock are quick and easy to fit and remove - no special training is required - and they fold up for easy storage to about the size of a shirt.
AutoSock, based in Norway, created and developed the snow sock concept and own the relevant European patents; inferior copies appear from time to time. All their products have full TÜV approval, and they are supplied as Original Equipment to numerous car manufacturers.
Almost 3 million pairs have been sold since AutoSock were first launched, mostly on recommendation. If you get the chance to use them you'll soon realise why - they make an immediate and extraordinary difference.
AutoSock snow socks will take much of the worry out of winter driving, getting you down to the gritted roads, and getting you home.
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AutoSock are approved as a snowchain alternative, in Switzerland and across the EU (except Austria)
AutoSock meets the new standard EN16662, effective from 1st December 2020, which covers the safety, quality and performance of “supplementary grip devices", including metal snow chains and devices made from other materials. The approval only covers cars (vehicle category M1) and light commercial vehicles to 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (vehicle category N1). To the best of our knowledge AutoSock is the only product, which is not a metal snow chain, which has been approved to the new standard.
In other words, you may now use AutoSock instead of snowchains in Alpine regions. Our advice to ski drivers, because AutoSock and snowchains each work well in some situations and not so well in others, and because it makes sense to have grip on all 4 wheels, is to buy both snowchains and AutoSock; more information is available on the Snow chains pages at roofbox.co.uk, a site owned and managed by us.
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