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AutoSock HP 745 Winter Traction Aid, For High Performance Tires

AutoSock HP 745 Winter Traction Aid, For Large Performance Tires

  • Effortless-to-mount, self-centering option to tire chains
  • Risk-free on aftermarket wheels and can be utilized with electronic traction management techniques and ABS
  • Lightweight, simple-to-shop, reusable, and machine washable
  • Each set comes with two AutoSocks, consumer manual, storage bag, and gloves
  • Only one particular set per car required, even for AWD and 4WD applications

AutoSock – the easy resolution to maximise grip on snow and ice. The secret: substantial performance fibers. A best temporary winter traction aid for automobiles. Rapid and simple to match and eliminate. Verified to boost cars’ security systems. Reusable.

Checklist Value: $ 99.00


2 Responses to “AutoSock HP 745 Winter Traction Aid, For High Performance Tires”

  • Alex:
    33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Neat idea, didn’t work well for me in the real world., November 24, 2010
    Alex (Seattle, WA) –

    I bought Autosocks for my BMW because the wheel clearance was too tight to use chains. I can attest that they do indeed work as described, and that they really give amazing traction! Plus, it’s pretty awesome getting looks from people who are jealous and confused at how your are able to drive on such a slippery road without chains. However, I am not sure I would recommend them overall…

    My experience was that the Autosocks were very difficult to install. I’m sure it would have been easier to install them if my car had more clearance between the tire and the fender, but if that were the case I could have just used traditional chains anyway. I had to move my car probably 5-10 times as I scooted the autosock into place inch by inch before they were fully seated. This was about a 20 minute process, all of which was cold and filthy (in retrospect, I should have used my jack to lift the car to make installation easier). Then, although they did work well traction-wise, they did not stay in place well. They very quickly started to fall off, even though I bought the size that supposedly fits my tires… I had to limit my speed to 20 mph in order to not have them fly off my wheels.

    Bottom line, they got me home through a 25 mile city commute, so I’m glad I had them, but they were a huge pain in the ass to use. I had to stop my car about 5 times on the way home to readjust the autosocks so they wouldn’t fall off. Their claim that they center themselves on the tire automatically was not true for me… Also, after 25 miles of city driving, with some streets plowed and some not, they are pretty torn up. I’d say these are pretty close to a single-use product unless you are in a rare situation where they are driving only on clean fresh snow (never the case in the city). They are so filthy after the one use that I don’t really want to keep them anyway.

    Maybe you’ll have a better experience than me if you get a better fit somehow? Who knows… As I said, mine were *supposed* to fit, and stay in place, but they didn’t.

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  • P. Liu:
    23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Pretty good but won’t last, March 9, 2009
    P. Liu (USA) –

    It works very well. It might be harder to install than it looks on the promotional video. However, it is still easier and faster than traditional tire chains. Removing is even simpler. Great design.

    Here is the catch. It won’t last especially if you drive on non-icy/snowy road. Like if the road has been sanded on the ice/snow. It’s made with cloth and will tear. Be sure to follow the instructions.

    It is a must have if you can’t put normal tire chain. $100 to buy a insurance or safety from being stuck in the snow or slip on the icy road. It is total worth it.

    I am considering other brand like RUDmatic Soft Spike (claim the cloth contain wire) and Snobootz (rubber thing) but they are not available anywhere for my tires.

    Thule, Spikes Spiders and Centrax are more expensive but extremely easy to install. I personally vote for Thule but can’t find any either for my tires.

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