AutoSock snow socks
AutoSock are hardwearing high-tech textile ‘snow socks’ that you pull over the driving wheels of vehicles that need extra grip in snow and ice.
AutoSock: textile wheel covers
AutoSock is the high tech solution to an age old problem - how to give road tyres the grip they need on ice and snow to …get you home!
AutoSock - textile wheel covers with an elasticated edge; you just slip them over the driving wheels when you find yourself getting stuck. ("Yes - it really is this easy" and "Yes, of course they work!") Be prepared for the winter by carrying a set of AutoSock in your car, happy in the knowledge that
- fitting them is easy. If you can pull a sock over your foot you can push a fabric cover over a wheel.
- fitting them requires no practice.
- they weigh less than 1kg and take up minimal space. It's sensible to keep them with the spare wheel, always ready for use.
- they are relatively universal, i.e. one size fits over 60% of cars.
- they're reusable again and again - providing value for money for years to come.
- they work!
- prices start at only £49.95!
Probably the most difficult part of the operation is remembering that they're there!
AutoSock provides an ideal "Get me Home" or "Get me to that meeting" solution - but only if you keep a set in the car! Although developed in Norway, they're particularly appropriate for the UK, where we experience sudden and sporadic snow fall, usually short lasting, but so often the cause of massive disruption and inconvenience while it lasts.
Although it is important to emphasise that AutoSock are not a substitute for winter tyres, the use of winter tyres is sometimes difficult to justify if UK snowfall is only occasional and short lived. The good news for AutoSock is that tests show AutoSock to be more effective than winter tyres when used on snow, including hill starts, braking and cornering. These tests used AutoSock on winter tyres, but it is our experience that they also make an extraordinary difference when used on summer tyres.
Still have Questions like these?...
How do they work?
How well do they work?>
What sort of conditions can I use them in?
What's it like, driving with AutoSock?
Is there anything else I should know about?
Are they approved for use on roads where snow chains are mandatory?
What about when I take them off?
What size do I need?
If yes, then click here to go to our Frequently Asked Questions page
Subscribers to voucher / deal sites will be aware of a number of very cheap offers for car snow socks. Please be aware that none of these sites are offering genuine AutoSock, even if the words and / or images have been taken from official AutoSock sites.
There is also real concern about the quality of the numerous 'knock off' and counterfeit products available in the UK and Irish markets at this time, and the potential safety implications of using such copies
AutoSock in the news!
Which? published a snow socks test online in February 2012, with a shortened version in their November 2012 magazine.
To learn more go to our Frequently Asked Questions.
GripTech® - Unique Grip Technology
GripTech® is the heart of the knowledge embodied in AutoSock® on how to improve a tire's grip on snow and ice. When we want to achieve friction in such a situation we need to understand how to solve the problem of a slippery layer of water between the tire and snow and ice.