Put a sock on it

A friend has recommended AutoSock textile tyre covers, which he says are very good in the current snowy conditions, although they are quickly damaged if you drive too long on uncovered tarmac. Do you have any experience of them? They seem a brilliant but simple idea to me.

Asked on 28 November 2011 by TL, Derby

Answered by Honest John
Your friend is right. They pick up snow and use it to provide traction against soft snow. But as soon as you get to a hard surface (including rutted ice) you have to take them off or they'll get ripped to shreds. (www.autosock.co.uk)
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