Product Review: AutoSock

If you drive a medium or heavy-duty Class 3 – 8 truck, start preparing now for winter headaches! Check out a revolutionary new solution to snow and ice: the AutoSock.

The lightweight “sock” is a newly developed tire cover that will prevent your truck from getting stuck in the snow or slipping on ice better than loud, heavy snow chains that take significantly longer to put on.

Compatible with ABS and traction control systems, this alternative traction device can be installed in less than five minutes per wheel, weighs about 10 pounds, and causes no damage to road surfaces.

The secret is innovative, high-performance fibers with high-friction properties. You can get an in-depth explanation about how exactly the”tribology” fiber technology works here.

AutoSock Features & Benefits

– A perfect temporary winter aid for trucks

– Quick and easy to install and remove

– Eliminates noise and vibrations associated with tire chains

– Can be mounted on summer and winter tires (with or without studs)

– Proven to enhance trucks electronic safety systems

– Easy to store and lightweight

– Self-centering

– Reusable

With more than two million pairs of AutoSocks now in use worldwide, the sock is approved as an alternative traction device in 45 of the United States, and the Norwegian-based manufacturer is currently seeking approval nationwide.

Right now only a few retailers in states such as Colorado, Washington and Iowa sell AutoSock, so the easiest way to get your hands on the product is to visit their website, look up your truck’s tire size and order online.

So far, Autosock is designed for vehicles over 10,000 lbs GVWR with five or fewer axles, including Class 3-8 medium, and heavy-duty trucks with tire sizes from 17 inches to wide base singles.

One of the biggest selling points is the ease of installation.

Check out this video for a demonstration:

Sources
Mass Logistics
AutoSock
ShotAuto2000
McGee Company

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