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Autosock Snow & Ice Traction Device (Pair)

From: $109.95

10% of profits donated to Sierra Club and 1% of all sales donated to Stripe Climate Change initiative.

Tired of the hassle of putting snow tire chains on your vehicle in the winter? Old fashioned snow chains are heavy, bulky, & a huge pain to store when not in use. Avoid the annoying chore of putting on tire chains & opt for current technology; the AutoSock. The AutoSock Traction Device is light weight, easy to store, and painless to install and remove. Made out of a tough textile, the AutoSock maximizes friction on snow & ice giving you the control you need on winter roads.

Scroll down to the Ordering Info section to search for your tire size to determine which model Autosock you need. Autosocks come as a pair.

Tired of the hassle of putting snow tire chains on your vehicle in the winter? Old fashioned snow chains are heavy, bulky, and a huge pain to store when not in use. Avoid the annoying chore of putting on tire chains and opt for current technology; the Autosock Snow & Ice Traction Device Tire Chain Alternative. The AutoSock Traction Device from Nomadic Supply Company is light weight, easy to store, and painless to install and remove. Made out of a tough textile fiber, the AutoSock maximizes friction on snow and ice giving you the control you need on winter roads.

Autosock is the absolute best alternative to old fashioned tire snow chains. AutoSock is the only supplier of traction solutions to thirteen different car manufactures throughout Europe and Asia and over two million pairs of Autosock Snow & Ice Traction Devices have been sold worldwide.

Autosocks are an Official Nomadic Supply Company Product that we use on our own Mercedes Sprinter vans!


Autosock Snow & Ice Traction Device Ordering Info:

Search for your tire size in the chart below to determine which model Autosock you need; results are shown 10 per page.

Autosock

Tire SizeAutosock Model
135/55R16AS540
135/70R15AS540
145/65R15AS540
145/70R14AS540
145/80R13AS540
145/80R15AS600
155/55R15AS540
155/60R15AS540
155/65R13AS540
155/65R14AS540
155/70R13AS540
155/70R14AS540
155/70R15AS600
155/80R12AS540
155/80R13AS600
165/50R15AS540
165/55R14AS540
165/55R15AS540
165/55R16AS600
165/60R14AS540
165/60R15AS540
165/65R13AS540
165/65R14AS540
165/65R15AS600
165/70R13AS540
165/70R14AS600
165/70R15AS600
165/70R18AS685
165/75R14AS600
165/80R13AS600
165/80R14AS600
175/50R14AS540
175/50R15AS540
175/55R15AS600
175/55R16AS600
175/60R13AS540
175/60R14AS540
175/60R15AS600
175/60R16AS600
175/65R17AS645
175/65R13AS540
175/65R14AS600
175/65R15AS600
175/70R13AS600
175/70R14AS600
175/70R15AS645
175/70R16AS645
175/75R13AS600
175/75R14AS600
175/75R15AS645
175/75R16AS685
175/80R13AS600
175/80R14AS645
175/80R16AS685
185/17R16AS685
185/45R15AS540
185/50R14AS540
185/50R15AS540
185/50R16AS600
185/55R14AS540
185/55R15AS600
185/55R16AS600
185/60R13AS540
185/60R14AS600
185/60R15AS600
185/60R16AS645
185/60R17AS645
185/65R13AS600
185/65R14AS600
185/65R15AS600
185/65R16AS645
185/65R365AS600
185/70R13AS600
185/70R14AS600
185/70R15AS645
185/75R14AS645
185/80R13AS645
185/80R14AS645
185/85R13AS685
190/65R390AS645
195/40R16AS540
195/40R17AS600
195/45R14AS540
195/45R15AS540
195/45R16AS600
195/45R17AS600
195/50R15AS600
195/50R16AS600
195/50R17AS600
195/55R13AS540
195/55R14AS600
195/55R15AS600
195/55R16AS600
195/60R13AS540
195/60R14AS600
195/60R15AS600
195/60R16AS645
195/65R13AS600
195/65R14AS600
195/65R15AS645
195/65R16AS645
195/65R17.5AS695
195/70R13AS600
195/70R14AS645
195/70R15AS645
195/70R17AS695
195/75R13AS645
195/75R14AS645
195/75R15AS685
195/75R16AS695
195/80R14AS685
195/80R15AS685
205/35R18AS600
205/40R16AS600
205/40R17AS600
205/40R18AS645
205/45R15AS600
205/45R16AS600
205/45R17AS645
205/45R18AS645
205/50R15AS600
205/50R16AS600
205/50R17AS645
205/55R14AS600
205/55R15AS600
205/55R16AS645
205/55R17AS645
205/55R18AS685
205/60R13AS600
205/60R14AS600
205/60R15AS645
205/60R16AS645
205/65R14AS645
205/65R15AS645
205/65R16AS685
205/65R17AS695
205/70R13AS600
205/70R14AS645
205/70R15AS685
205/70R16AS695
205/75R14AS685
205/75R15AS695
205/75R16AS695
205/75R17AS697
205/80R16AS697
20575R17.5AS697
210/55R18AS695
215/35R17AS600
215/35R18AS645
215/35R19AS645
215/40R16AS600
215/40R17AS600
215/40R18AS645
215/45R15AS600
215/45R16AS600
215/45R17AS645
215/45R18AS645
215/50R13AS540
215/50R15AS600
215/50R16AS645
215/50R17AS645
215/50R18AS685
215/50R19AS695
215/55R15AS645
215/55R16AS645
215/55R17AS685
215/55R18AS695
215/60R13AS600
215/60R14AS645
215/60R15AS645
215/60R16AS685
215/60R17AS695
215/60R18AS695
215/65R13AS600
215/65R14AS645
215/65R15AS685
215/65R16AS685
215/65R17AS697
215/70R14AS685
215/70R15AS685
215/70R16AS695
215/75R14AS685
215/75R15AS695
215/75R16AS697
215/75R17AS697
215/80R14AS695
215/80R15AS697
215/80R16AS697
215/85R16AS698
220/55R17AS695
220/60R18AS697
225/30R19AS645
225/35R17AS600
225/35R18AS645
225/35R19AS645
225/35R20AS695
225/40R16AS600
225/40R17AS645
225/40R18AS645
225/40R19AS685
225/40R20AS695
225/45R16AS645
225/45R17AS645
225/45R18AS685
225/45R19AS695
225/45R20AS697
225/50R16AS645
225/50R17AS685
225/50R18AS685
225/50R19AS695
225/55R13AS600
225/55R15AS645
225/55R16AS685
225/55R17AS685
225/55R18AS695
225/55R19AS697
225/55R20AS697
225/60R14AS645
225/60R15AS685
225/60R16AS685
225/60R17AS695
225/60R18AS697
225/60R20AS697
225/65R14AS685
225/65R15AS685
225/65R16AS695
225/65R17AS697
225/65R18AS697
225/65R19AS698
225/70R14AS685
225/70R15AS695
225/70R16AS697
225/70R17AS697
225/70R18AS698
225/70R19.5AL64
225/70R22.5AL69
225/70R480AS695
225/75R14AS695
225/75R15AS697
225/75R16AS697
225/75R17AS698
225/80R15AS697
225/80R16AS698
235/30R19AS645
235/35R18AS645
235/35R19AS685
235/35R20AS685
235/40R17AS645
235/40R18AS645
235/40R19AS685
235/40R20AS695
235/45R16AS645
235/45R17AS645
235/45R18AS685
235/45R19AS695
235/45R20AS697
235/45R21AS697
235/50R13AS600
235/50R17AS685
235/50R18AS695
235/50R19AS697
235/55R15AS645
235/55R16AS685
235/55R17AS695
235/55R18AS697
235/55R19AS697
235/55R20AS698
235/60R14AS645
235/60R15AS685
235/60R16AS695
235/60R17AS697
235/60R18AS697
235/65R14AS685
235/65R15AS695
235/65R16AS697
235/65R17AS697
235/65R18AS698
235/65R19AS698
235/70R14AS695
235/70R15AS697
235/70R16AS697
235/70R17AS698
235/75R15AS697
235/75R16AS697
235/75R17AS698
235/80R16AS698
235/80R17AS870
235/85R16AL64
235/85R17AL64
235R16AS698
245/30R19AS645
245/30R20AS685
245/35R18AS645
245/35R19AS685
245/35R20AS695
245/35R21AS697
245/40R17AS645
245/40R18AS685
245/40R19AS695
245/40R20AS695
245/45R16AS645
245/45R17AS685
245/45R18AS695
245/45R19AS695
245/45R20AS697
245/50R15AS645
245/50R16AS685
245/50R17AS695
245/50R18AS695
245/50R19AS697
245/50R20AS697
245/55R16AS695
245/55R17AS695
245/55R18AS697
245/55R19AS698
245/55R20AS698
245/60R14AS685
245/60R15AS695
245/60R16AS695
245/60R17AS697
245/60R18AS697
245/60R20AS870
245/65R15AS695
245/65R17AS697
245/70R14AS695
245/70R15AS697
245/70R16AS697
245/70R17AS698
245/75R15AS697
245/75R16AS698
245/75R17AS698
245/85R15AS698
245/85R16AL64
250/70R15AS697
255/30R19AS685
255/35R18AS685
255/35R19AS695
255/35R20AS695
255/35R21AS697
255/40R17AS685
255/40R18AS695
255/40R19AS695
255/40R20AS697
255/40R21AS697
255/45R17AS695
255/45R18AS695
255/45R19AS697
255/45R20AS697
255/45R22AS698
255/50R16AS695
255/50R17AS695
255/50R18AS697
255/50R19AS697
255/50R20AS698
255/50R21AS698
255/55R14AS830
255/55R15AS695
255/55R16AS695
255/55R17AS697
255/55R18AS697
255/55R19AS698
255/55R20AS698
255/60R14AS695
255/60R15AS695
255/60R16AS697
255/60R17AS697
255/60R18AS698
255/60R19AS698
255/65R15AS697
255/65R16AS697
255/65R17AS698
255/65R18AS698
255/70R14AS697
255/70R15AS697
255/70R16AS698
255/70R17AS698
255/70R18AL64
255/75R15AS698
255/75R16AS698
255/75R17AL64
255/75R18AS870
255/80R16AS870
255/80R17AS870
255/80R22.5AL74
255/85R16AS870
265/30R19AS830
265/30R20AS695
265/30R22AS697
265/35R18AS830
265/35R19AS695
265/35R20AS695
265/35R21AS697
265/35R22AS697
265/40R17AS830
265/40R18AS695
265/40R19AS695
265/40R20AS697
265/40R21AS697
265/40R22AS698
265/45R18AS695
265/45R20AS697
265/45R21AS698
265/50R15AS830
265/50R16AS695
265/50R19AS697
265/50R20AS698
265/55R17AS697
265/55R18AS697
265/55R19AS698
265/60R14AS695
265/60R15AS695
265/60R16AS697
265/60R17AS698
265/60R18AS698
265/60R20AL64
265/60R22AL69
265/65R16AS698
265/65R17AS698
265/65R18AS870
265/70R15AS698
265/70R16AS698
265/70R17AS870
265/70R18AL64
265/75R15AS698
265/75R16AS870
265/80R16AL64
275/25R24AS698
275/30R19AS830
275/30R20AS695
275/30R21AS850
275/35R18AS695
275/35R19AS695
275/35R20AS850
275/35R21AS697
275/35R22AS698
275/40R17AS695
275/40R18AS695
275/40R19AS697
275/40R20AS697
275/40R21AS698
275/40R22AS698
275/45R18AS697
275/45R19AS697
275/45R20AS698
275/45R21AS698
275/45R22AL64
275/50R15AS695
275/50R18AS697
275/50R19AS698
275/50R20AS698
275/50R22AS870
275/50R24AL69
275/55R16AS697
275/55R17AS697
275/55R19AL64
275/55R20AL64
275/55R21AS870
275/60R14AS695
275/60R15AS697
275/60R16AS697
275/60R17AS698
275/60R18AL64
275/60R20AS870
275/65R16AS698
275/65R17AL64
275/65R18AL64
275/65R20AL69
275/70R15AS698
275/70R16AL64
275/70R17AL64
275/70R18AS870
275/75R18AL69
275/80R20AL71
27x850x15AS685
285/30R19AS695
285/30R20AS830
285/30R21AS850
285/30R22AS850
285/35R18AS695
285/35R19AS830
285/35R20AS697
285/35R21AS850
285/40R18AS830
285/40R19AS697
285/40R20AS697
285/40R21AS698
285/40R22AL64
285/40R23AL64 or AS870
285/45R19AS850
285/45R20AS698
285/45R21AS870
285/45R22AL64
285/50R18AS850
285/50R20AL64
285/55R18AS698
285/55R20AS870
285/55R22AL69
285/60R16AS698
285/60R17AS698
285/60R18AL64
285/60R20AS870
285/65R17AS870
285/65R18AS870
285/65R20AL69
285/70R16AL64
285/70R17AS870
285/75R16AS870
285/75R17AL69
285/75R18AL69
285/75R22.5AL79
285/75R24.5AL84
285/80R22.5AL79
295/25R21AS830
295/25R22AS850
295/30R18AS830
295/30R19AS830
295/30R20AS830
295/30R21AS850
295/30R22AS850
295/35R18AS830
295/35R19AS830
295/35R20AS850
295/35R21AS850
295/40R19AS850
295/40R20AS698
295/45R18AS850
295/50R15AS830
295/50R16AS850
295/55R20AS870
295/60R20AL69
295/65R20AL69
295/70R17AS870
295/70R18AL69
295/75R16AS870
305/25R20AS830
305/30R19AS830
305/30R20AS850
305/30R21AS850
305/35R20AS850
305/35R24AS870
305/40R20AS698
305/40R22AS870
305/45R17AS850
305/45R22AS870
305/50R15AS830
305/50R20AS870
305/55R16AS850
305/55R20AS870
305/60R18AS870
305/70R16AS870
305/70R17AL69
305/70R18AL69
305/85R16AL71
315/30R20AS850
315/30R21AS850
315/35R17AS830
315/35R20AS850
315/40R22AS870
315/70R15AS870
315/70R17AL69
315/75R16AL69
325/25R22AS850
325/30R21AS850
325/50R22AL69
325/65R18AL69
325/80R16AL71
325/85R16AL74

Autosock Snow & Ice Traction Device Features:

  • Autosock Snow & Ice Traction Devices are designed in Norway.
  • AutoSock is the traction alternative for snow and ice.
  • AutoSocks are safe replacements for snow tires or chains for snow & ice driving.
  • AutoSocks are quick and easy to install and uninstall.
  • Unique grip on snow and ice.
  • AutoSock is approved by TÜV, SÜD and leading car manufacturers.
  • AutoSocks is the perfect short-term winter aid for vehicles.
  • AutoSock is is pleasant to drive – no noise and no vibrations like snow chains.
  • AutoSock is self-centering.
  • AutoSock can be used with electronic driving safety systems without any problems!
  • AutoSock is can be used with aluminum wheels – even when snow chains are not allowed.
  • AutoSocks are reusable and washable.
  • AutoSocks are perfect for vehicles like the vehicle van that have very little room in the wheel case.

Autosock Snow & Ice Traction Device Tire Chain Alternative

AutoSock is the most ideal tire traction device for snow & ice.

AutoSock is a patented tire snow sock system made of hi-performance textile material designed for emergency situations. It’s also faster to use than the best tire chains out there.

Used when needed, the AutoSock markedly increases grip and traction from tire to road in adverse weather conditions.

Its fabric construction makes it lightweight, easy-to-store, and highly reusable.

Extensive testing has proven the theory behind textile friction, and years of research and development have led to the creation of the AutoSock.

Not only that, but leading car manufacturers and scientific institutes in Europe, Asia, and the US have put their support behind AutoSock snow socks for tires as a superior alternative traction device.

What are Autosock snow socks?

Snow socks (also known as tire socks or auto socks) are textile devices that wrap around the tires of a vehicle in order to increase traction on snow and ice. They are normally composed of a woven fabric with an elastomer attached to the inner edge.

The woven fabric covers the tire tread and is the contact point between the vehicle and the road. The elastomer keeps the snow sock in place and facilitates the installation.

Some snow socks have an additional component that covers the rim of the tire, which prevents snow or debris from gathering between the tread and the woven fabric.Do Autosocks directly replace snow chains?

When regions invoke snow chain laws – a common precautionary measure during inclement weather – other brands of tire socks are not considered a legal equivalent to snow chains. However, some snow sock brands are individually approved according to the related governing body like CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation).

Currently, the only snow sock brand that covers the entirety of North America is AutoSock!

Occasionally, snow chain laws will only apply vehicles that are not equipped with winter tires or four-wheel drive. If snow chains are prohibited (usually to prevent damaging the pavement) or by vehicle manufacturer recommendations, socks without metal components are normally permitted or the only traction device that can fit in the wheel well.

Autosock Snow & Ice Traction Device (Pair)

Autosock Research and Development:

AutoSock cooperated with leading research institutes to create the perfect traction device.

AutoSock works closely with leading research institutes to carry out measurements and prototype testing, with the goal of better understanding the impact of friction on winter driving conditions.

AutoSock has performed extensive research, and AutoSock has gone through a series of important stages.

The first basic AutoSock had a short lifespan and was only useful in specific conditions. Since then we’ve developed the product tremendously, and AutoSock isnow a robust tire sock suitable for almost all common winter driving conditions.

AutoSock product testing was focused on the following objectives:

  • Improving ice friction without compromising snow friction properties.
  • Making use of ‘state of the art’ knowledge about ski base sliding friction theory and ski base structures.
  • Exploiting ways to objectively and scientifically describe the surface texture of different AutoSock prototypes, in order to increase understanding about the prevailing friction.

The frictional surface of an AutoSock combines the following sets of characteristics:

  • A surface pattern with a sufficiently high degree of coarseness, to make the total contact area exposed to dry friction as large as possible under dry, wet, hard, and soft snowy or icy conditions.
  • A combination of surface patterns, strength, and elasticity making the contact points sufficiently sticky under snowy or icy conditions.
How to Install Snow Socks or Tire Socks for Your Car or Truck

How to Install Snow Socks or Tire Socks for Your Car or Truck

Autosock FAQ’s:

What is the the Autosock Lifespan?

AutoSocks, officially, have no known lifespan. The manufacturer says that they will last a very long time as long as the limitations of the product are respected.

What are the limitations?

The biggest limitation is the speed at which you can drive. You should never exceed 30 mph if you are driving a non-commercial vehicle. If you are driving a commercial vehicle then the recommended speed is 20 mph. Another thing to keep in mind is that these are not allowed to be left on a vehicle overnight. They may freeze to the wheel which ads another sheet of ice you would have to try to drive with or over. Ideally, you would let these dry overnight and then use them again. Finally, they are not made to be used on streets with no ice or snow. You must remove your AutoSocks and then drive over those streets. If you can follow those limitations and respect them then you will have an AutoSock that will last you for a very long time.

How many times can I use AutoSocks in a row?

As much as you want as long as you follow the outlines. AutoSocks should last a very long time under normal conditions.

Does AutoSock work on ice?

Yes, AutoSock works well on ice. Depending on the conditions, AutoSock will work better than snow chains.

Is AutoSock suitable for use in mountain areas?

Yes, absolutely! AutoSock increases grip even with winter tires on steeper roads, covered with snow. In case it is mandatory to carry or even mount snow chains, AutoSock is a legal alternative to snow chains in Northern America, the EU, Switzerland and Asia.

Can I put AutoSocks in my washing machine?

Yes, as long as your washing machine does not exceed 100 degrees. You should also keep that number for the dryer as well. Keep in mind that the average dryer does its magic at 125 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, it might be smarter to air dry your AutoSock.

My AutoSock is becoming hairier as I use it… Is that a problem?

Textiles have a tendency to stick to snow an ice: When driving on non-dry surfaces, there is a thin film of water between the tire and the surface. AutoSock has tiny “hairs” that penetrate the film and connect the tires directly to the surface. With correct use, AutoSock becomes hairier and improves performance over time.

Can I use an AutoSock with studded tires?

No. You should never use AutoSocks with studded tires.

Can I drive on cleared roads with AutoSock?

It is okay to keep AutoSock mounted for shorter sections of cleared roads when you know there will be more snow or ice to come. Autosock is a textile product and wear will increase when driving on clear roads. We therefore advise to remove your AutoSocks when you do not absolutely need them, to make them last longer.

Should AutoSock be mounted on the front or rear wheels?

AutoSock must be mounted on the driving wheels. In case you have front wheel drive, mount AutoSock on the front wheels. If you have rear wheel drive, please mount AutoSock to the rear wheels. In order to increase braking and steering performance, it makes sense to also mount AutoSock on the front wheels. Please check and follow the instructions of your vehicle`s owner manual concerning traction devices / snow chains. Some manufacturers do not allow mounting of traction devices to the front wheels.

How do Autosock snow socks work?

Typically a fibrous textile is used to create traction by penetrating the thin film of water on snow or ice, connecting the vehicle directly to the road surface. In comparison to snow chains, socks create traction on the surface of the layer, while snow chains create traction by compressing the surface.

The fabric partially removes the thin film of water and create dry friction, when the outermost fibers of the woven fabric connect with the surface layer of snow or ice. Mud and snow (M+S) or winter tires rely on the same mechanics, but fabrics have the advantage of a significantly larger surface area in comparison. Each thread on the woven fabric of a snow sock consists of numerous, small synthetic fibers, which becomes a large, frictional surface area to creates traction.

Snow socks or tire chains?

Alternative traction devices are usually cheaper to purchase and easier to install than snow chains, but they are more prone to damage on surfaces such as dry pavement or gravel.

The primary advantages of AutoSocks are their ease of use, ride comfort and compatibility with vehicle safety technology.

Snow chains are obviously more durable and can be used on dry surfaces, but when damaged they risk tearing up the wheel well or wrapping around the axle and brake lines. Snow chains can also cause damage to the rim, directly to the pavement or other vehicles on the road as the “fly” off your vehicle.

Can I use AutoSock on cars with low clearance in the wheel well?

Yes, Autosock works very well on vehicles with low clearance. With less than 3mm thickness and low weight, AutoSock requires very little space compared to conventional snow chains.

How fast can I safely drive with tire socks on?

When driving with snow socks, the maximum speed of the vehicle should be reduced. Driving with socks on your wheels usually reduces the maximum allowable speed to between 30 km/h (20mph) and 50 km/h (30 mph) depending on the snow sock brand, snow sock size, and vehicle type. These restrictions are usually stated in the product owner’s manual or vehicle owner’s manual, but depending on the region these limits may also be legally enforced under snow chain laws. Socks are typically labeled with the recommended speed on the packaging.

  • Passenger cars, vans and light commercial vehicles (including pickup trucks) are normally restricted to the same speed as snow chains, which is up to 50km/h (30mph).
  • Buses and heavy commercial vehicles (such as semi-trucks) equipped with snow socks are normally limited to a maximum speed of 30km/h (20mph).

Autosock Snow & Ice Traction Device Instructional Video:

Tire socks work well where tire chains are not permitted.

When snow chain laws are in effect, most snow chains are considered legal, while only specific brands of sock are considered legal alternatives.

When snow chains are prohibited, fabric socks are usually permitted.

Both snow chains and snow socks are only intended for short stretches of road and inclement conditions but can be used for multiple uses.

We’ve developed, tested, approved, and certified our snow chain alternative in close cooperation with leading car manufacturers and different nationally and internationally accredited certification bodies. AutoSocks have been certified and monitored by the TÜV SÜD safety and performance standard PPP 53219 since 2001. They are legal for cars both with and without trailers (vehicle classes M1, N1, O1 & O2).

Since 2006, AutoSocks for trucks and busses have also been certified and monitored by the PPP 53283 TÜV SÜD safety and performance standard. This makes them legal for vehicles from 3,500 to 7,700 lbs., both with and without trailers (vehicle classes M2, M3, N2, N3, O3, O4). They have been approved as a “Winter Protective Overall” device and “Snow Chain Equivalent”.

Autosocks were the first product to appear in the new, non-metal based product category, fully certified alongside traditional metal-based snow chains.

In 2008, AutoSock met the requirements of the ÖNORM V 5121.

Today AutoSock is also approved directly by most car manufacturers themselves, including Volvo, Nissan, BMW group/Mini, Jaguar, Landrover, Hyundai, Kia and many more of the world’s top manufacturers.

Are AutoSocks compatible with studded tires?

AutoSock is fully compatible with studded tires!

Why are there so many disadvantages to using snow chains versus Autosocks?

While there are “easy fit” snow chains available, car socks are always more compatible with vehicle safety technology such as ABS or ESC, or physical obstructions such as narrow wheel arches or low-profile tires.

Many automakers (Mercedes-Benz specifically) advise against using snow chains on newer vehicles due to the narrow space in the wheel well. Also, snow chains, unless properly maintained, risk corrosion.

Are snow socks legal?

AutoSocks are the most widely-certified and approved alternative traction device in the world!

Buyer beware: not all alternative traction devices are made equal!  Washington or Colorado you will get a traffic violation and potentially will not have the traction you need; endangering yourself and others on the road.

AutoSock meets the requirements of ÖNORM V5121 and complies with the French winter equipment regulations B26. AutoSock can be used when snow chains are required in France, Spain, Andorra, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, and Slovenia. AutoSock is endorsed with TÜV 53219 (cars) and TÜV 53283 (trucks and buses).

The following chart is the result of an extensive cross-testing campaign, performed by an independent, accredited certification body in 2011:

Autosock Snow & Ice Traction Device Tire Chain Alternative

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 6 in
Model

AL59, AL64, AL69, AL71, AL74, AL79, AL84, AL89, AL111, AL114, AL79+, AS540, AS600, AS645, AS685, AS695, AS697, AS698, AS830, AS850, AS870

Brand

Autosock

AutoSock is a textile tire cover that increases traction on icy and snowy winter roads. AutoSock is extremely easy and quick to mount, and to remove, significantly easier and faster than any metal snow chains! AutoSock is more effective than winter tires and is also more effective than snow chains in certain situations. They have been tested and formally approved by several leading car manufacturers and ToeV SoeD in Germany.

Customer Reviews

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Megan Pace
Great price and fast shipping!

My autosocks arrived quickly, were just as described, and I got them for a great price! Thanks Nomadic Supply!

Awesome, thank you Megan, we appreciate you!

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Robert Lin

Autosock Snow & Ice Traction Device (Pair)

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SHOICHI RICHARD BROWN
Auto Sock Snow and Ice Traction Device

For the vehicle we have (Subaru AWD), which usually does not require any traction device, it made sense to purchase it. Less cumbersome. Less expensive. Easier to install. There are several positive features. We found, however, that removing them after use was tougher than anticipated. After use, the snow debris tend to cling to the Auto Sock, and they did not come off easily. In fact, I injured my finger trying to pull it off. I still have a scar. If someone were to ask me about the product, I would definitely tell the person to look into it. It is quite an innovative idea.

WarningWARNING: This product may expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.