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AutoSock tests and approvals

AutoSock has been a research-led product from the outset, working with textile engineers and research students at Reutlingen University in Germany, with the TÜV SÜD in Munich, and with the Volkswagen group in particular. A lot of the ‘on vehicle’ testing was done at test tracks in northern Scandinavia.

AutoSock created the whole snow sock concept; they needed to find the optimum product for best performance in all snow conditions, and to make sure it would be good value for money. Above all, it needed to be safe.

The product as we know it today has been further refined and improved over the years – you can read about the various components of an AutoSock, what they do and why they matter, in the Research and development section.

AutoSock has been supplied as Original Equipment to numerous vehicle manufacturers over the years, each of which has done its own testing and due diligence into AutoSock’s performance, safety, and conformity with the best standards in materials composition and production facilities - throughout the whole supply chain.

AutoSock are recyclable; the fabrics are made from yarns which meet the Öko-Tex STANDARD 100 requirement for harmful substances.

AutoSock have been approved for use as an alternative to a snow chain in several European countries for many years, but from 1st December 2020 they are approved as a snowchain alternative across the EU; the relevant European Standard EN16662-1:2020 has also been adopted by Switzerland. You can read more about this significant achievement on AutoSock’s corporate site, here.

AutoSock Manufacturer Approvals