Not legal in Calif when chains are required. thought it might work well but returned it before using it. Jeff
Very disappointing. We live in Atlanta and are experiencing a severe winter storm. We were waiting for this moment to get us up our hilly driveway to go to work by using the AutoSocks. Had no problem putting on, less than 5 minutes. Other posts indicated that AutoSocks got their cars up their hilly driveway, which sold us to purchase. We got halfway up our driveway and couldn't move any farther and kept spinning our back tires. What a disappointment, especially since all the videos show different makes of cars easily going up hills. I gave it two stars, maybe they work better on level ground. Would not recommend. Sophie
These fell apart on me wrapping canvas and mesh around my wheel bearings, axle, and brakes! The end result of trying to protect my wheels/tires ended up costing me a fortune! The traction was just ok but the fact that they shredded into pieces makes me urge you, DO NOT BUY!!!! Chris R.
Neat idea, didn't work well for me in the real world.,This review is from: AutoSock HP 735 Winter Traction Aid, For High Performance Tires
"My experience was that the Autosocks were very difficult to install. I'm sure it would have been easier to install them if my car had more clearance between the tire and the fender, but if that were the case I could have just used traditional chains anyway. I had to move my car probably 5-10 times as I scooted the autosock into place inch by inch before they were fully seated. This was about a 20 minute process, all of which was cold and filthy (in retrospect, I should have used my jack to lift the car to make installation easier). Then, although they did work well traction-wise, they did not stay in place well. They very quickly started to fall off, even though I bought the size that supposedly fits my tires... I had to limit my speed to 20 mph in order to not have them fly off my wheels.
Bottom line, they got me home through a 25 mile city commute, so I'm glad I had them, but they were a huge pain in the ass to use. I had to stop my car about 5 times on the way home to readjust the autosocks so they wouldn't fall off. Their claim that they center themselves on the tire automatically was not true for me... Also, after 25 miles of city driving, with some streets plowed and some not, they are pretty torn up. I'd say these are pretty close to a single-use product unless you are in a rare situation where they are driving only on clean fresh snow (never the case in the city). They are so filthy after the one use that I don't really want to keep them anyway.
Maybe you'll have a better experience than me if you get a better fit somehow? Who knows... As I said, mine were *supposed* to fit, and stay in place, but they didn't." Alex
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