Your Tires Will Glide Across the Snow with These Snow Socks
Driving through snow is a difficult and often dangerous activity. Snow is slippery, often unpredictable and can also minimize visibility. To make snow driving safer, aftermarket products are often added to tires to increase their grip on short trips. Traditionally this has been snow chains, cumbersome metal chain mesh that is locked onto the tire for added traction. Snow chains can be really effective but they are also notoriously difficult to fit and use correctly. But snow socks or tire socks have revolutionized the snow chain concept creating a product that works on the same principles but is made out of a textured cloth instead. Installation is straightforward, simply slide the tire socks over the tire, ensuring the entire tire surface is covered by the cloth.
The specially woven fabric increases traction to the snow and still allows you to travel up to speeds of 40 kilometers per hour. The tire socks are also reusable and machine washable. While driving in snow should generally be avoided, the tire socks can make short trips a lot safer. There are many brands of snow socks on the market with each offering different designs for different weather conditions. Snow socks shouldn’t be used on your car all the time and dedicated winter tires are a must for very cold and snowy places. However, the tire socks can help you get home when conditions really get tricky. When driving in cold areas, keep updated on local weather conditions to be informed of sudden changes and encroaching storms.
Via: Snow Socks