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AutoSock AL 71

AutoSock AL 71

The textile winter traction device keeps you moving in winter driving conditions. Full safety meets excellent design, since 1998.

Product Features of AutoSock AL71:
  • Approved and certified by the in-house standard of DAF Trucks. 
  • Quick and easy mounting and demounting.
  • Weight less than 2kg - easier to handle than conventional metallic snow chains. 
  • Lightweight, corrosion-stable and easy to store, especially in comparison to metal snow chains.
  • Self-centering while driving.
  • Compatible with all electronic safety systems (ABS, ESP etc.).
  • No vibration and low noise level.
  • The perfect winter traction device solution for trucks and buses caught in sudden snowfall or on icy roads.
  • Reusable and easy care, machine washable at 40°C.
  • Environmentally friendly and recyclable.


    Each set includes two AutoSock and a set of gloves.


    48x41x8 cm (LxWxD)
    18.9x16.1x3.1 in (LxWxD)

    Weight: < 2.5 kg (< 5.5 lbs)

    Our product packaging may differ marginally in appearance and language for different markets around the world.


    - AutoSock shall be fitted to the driving wheels.
    - Commence fitting from the top of the tire downwards, move the vehicle half a wheel turn and pull the remainder into position.
    - Keep anti-slip programs activated (e.g., ASR, ESP).
    - Start driving carefully and avoid wheel spinning.
    - AutoSock will center itself when driving.
    - Do not exceed 30kmh / 20mph.
    - Always follow instructions stated in your car owner’s manual.

    Check our FAQ for more questions.


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    AutoSock does not require maintenance but we recommend shaking out dirt after use and letting it dry properly before repacking. AutoSock is machine washable at 40°C / 100°F. Please take AutoSock off overnight. 

    Check our FAQ for more questions.

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    AutoSock tire sock mounted on truck wheel, driving on snow in winter landscape


    AutoSock for trucks helps you safe time and money when driving under severe winter conditions. Our snow socks are mounted in only a few minutes and keep your fleet moving. AutoSock for trucks is legally accepted as alternative to metal chains throughout the United States. We cover all important truck and bus wheels with 9 different sizes.


    • AutoSock partially mounted on a wheel showing the product components front fabric and straps
    • AutoSock mounted on a front wheel showing the product components road contact fabric, inner fabric and elastic
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    • Front Fabric

      The woven and coated net stabilizes the entire AutoSock and prevents snow or debris from gathering between the tire and the road contact fabric.

    • Straps

      The straps give the snow sock its signature look. They assist mounting and demounting the product and add stability.

    • Road Contact Fabric

      The unique fabric construction, provides a long product life and an outstanding friction. The arranged fibres facilitate the textile to absorb any water between the ground and the tire, thereby maximizing the dry friction grip.

    • Inner Fabric

      Usually used for high quality parachutes, the inner fabric holds AutoSock in position, assures proper fit on the tire and supports the black elastic strap to reach its ideal position behind the tire for optimal tension.

    • Elastic

      The elastic keeps the tire sock in position, supports self-centering and assures stable fit to the tire. The combination of tenacity, elongation force and elasticity for best performance was evaluated in extensive tests during the development of AutoSock.

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    • Assembling step 1 for AutoSock installed on a vehicle

      Step 1

      Install AutoSock on the top half of your tire. Pull down AutoSock as far as possible.

    • AutoSock installation step two

      Step 2

      Move the vehicle half a wheel turn.

    • AutoSock fully mounted on a passenger car in mounting step 3

      Step 3

      Pull AutoSock over the remaining part of the tire.

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    • Graphic showing the principal function of AutoSock

      Textiles tend to stick to dry snow and ice. The arranged fibres, used for the road contact fabric of AutoSock, facilitate the textile to absorb and ‘wick away’ any water between the ground and the tire, thereby maximizing the dry friction grip. Each thread of the road contact fabric consists of more than 100 fine high-performance fibres, which lead to a “hairy” surface of the AutoSock traction fabric. These “hairs” penetrate the slippery water film and connect the tires directly to the surface (snow). With correct use, AutoSock becomes “hairier” and even improves performance over time.


    • Graphic showing advantage of AutoSock: Invented and designed in Norway
    • Graphic showing advantage of AutoSock: Approved by car manufacturers and certified by international standards
    • Graphic showing advantage of AutoSock: Easy installed and self-centering
    • Graphic showing advantage of AutoSock: Lightweight and space-saving traction solution
    • Graphic showing advantage of AutoSock: Quiet driving without any vibration
    • Graphic showing advantage of AutoSock: Products covered by a liability insurance
    • Graphic showing advantage of AutoSock: Reusable and machine washable
    • Graphic showing advantage of AutoSock: Continued research and development
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