Keep your family or fleet moving safely in snowy weather.

AutoSock on Truck Legal

Regions with unpredictable weather often require vehicles, both commercial and regular, to carry tire chains. In Canada, the United States and most of Europe, AutoSock meets chain requirements at a fraction of the weight, size and cost.

United States

Chain laws vary state-by-state and seasonally. Some states do not have chain laws at all, while others can invoke emergency declarations that supersede state statue. AutoSock is approved or permissible in every state. Details and documentation.


With the exception of Quebec, tire chains are mostly allowed "as needed" in Canada. In B.C. it is mandatory to carry them for commercial vehicles between October and March. AutoSock is approved in all states and provinces with tire chain laws, including British Columbia for vehicles up to 11794 kg (26001 lb). Please contact your local distributor for details and documentation.


AutoSock meets the requirements of ÖNorm V5121 and complies with French winter equipment regulations. AutoSock can be used when snow chains are required in France, Spain, Andorra, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, and Slovenia. Please contact us for details.


Utilizzabili per l'osservanze dell'obbligo catene a bordo. La sentenza del Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale per il Lazio (Roma) del 28 giugno 2013 e la circolare del Ministero dell’Interno del 5 novembre 2013 (prot. 300/A/8321/13/105/1/2) hanno confermato che gli automobilisti possono utilizzare le catene in tessuto AutoSock in presenza del segnale di obbligo di avere catene da neve o in alternativa pneumatici invernali montati. (ultimo aggiornamento 21/11/2019)
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AutoSock is the obvious choice.

  • AutoSock is certified according to the Austrian Standard ÖNORM V5121 and approved as snow chain alternative in more and more countries.
  • AutoSock pioneered the textile traction device and is the only alternative with more than 20 years of research and development - including continuous testing and optimization.
  • AutoSock has been developed with leading automotive manufacturers, textile experts and yarn producers. As a result, AutoSock has earned the approval of Volkswagen, MINI, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Nissan, Hyundai and many more.
  • AutoSock is protected by patents in all key markets. The patents cover all major functions, such as the self-centering ability of AutoSock when driving, as well as the constructional details.
Aug 09, 2020