Frequently Asked Questions
How do I use AutoSock?
Install AutoSock on the driving wheels of the vehicle. Stretch the black elastic band over the top half of your tire and pull the AutoSock down, covering as much of the tire as possible. Move the vehicle until the top half is under the wheel, then pull the AutoSock over the remaining part of the tire. AutoSock will automatically self-center when you start driving. Gloves and instructions are included, and the bag doubles as knee-support to keep you dry.
Is AutoSock a legal alternative to tire chains?
AutoSock is a legal alternative to tire chains for cars and trucks in North America and the majority of Europe. For a detailed overview, please see our legal page.
What makes AutoSock different from alternatives?
How durable is AutoSock?
AutoSock is tested and certified according to strict standards for performance and durability. The certification bodies follow chain standards and include TÜV SÜD, automotive manufacturers, private companies and government agencies. Users accustomed to chains will often forget they have equipped AutoSock, resulting in unnecessary wear. AutoSock warrants proper use and we highly recommend reading the included instructions before use. By avoiding unnecessary wheelspin and longer distances on clear roads, AutoSock will last a long time. To obtain TÜV SÜD and ÖNORM certification, AutoSock has been tested on more than 100km / 60 miles of dry asphalt.
How often can AutoSock be used?
All components of AutoSock are engineered and tested for longevity and numerous mounting processes. AutoSock can be installed and uninstalled many times without problems.
How does AutoSock work?
What are the limitations of AutoSock?
AutoSock is a textile tire cover and may tear quickly if used incorrectly. The product is not intended for studded tires or clear roads. Use AutoSock on snow, slush and ice at speeds less than 50km/h / 30mph. Avoid wheelspin, extreme acceleration and extreme braking to increase the longevity of AutoSock. Instructions are included.
Does AutoSock work with […]?
AutoSock is one of the most compliant products in its sector: Four-wheel drive, low wheel arches, ESP, ABS, alloy rims – you name it. AutoSock does not support studded tires, but is otherwise widely compatible. Mount AutoSock on wheels connected to the drivetrain. For four-wheel drive vehicles, please refer to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendation in your vehicle owner's manual. Some manufacturers, such as Jeep or Tesla, may recommend mounting traction devices on the rear tires only. If you are unsure, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does AutoSock work with different vehicles or tires?
AutoSock can be shared between multiple vehicles and tires sizes. Please check the compatible sizes stated on the AutoSock packaging, or use our Size finder to make sure AutoSock fits the other vehicle's tire dimensions.