Do car tyre 'snow socks' work?

Can you advise me about the car tyre snow socks? This is a new innovation to me and I wonder how efficient they might be, and if are they value for money in your opinion?

Asked on 2 November 2012 by PF, via email

Answered by Honest John
They work very effectively by picking up loose snow and using the snow to provide traction. But they can only be used in deep snow or they get ripped to bits. And if using them on two wheels only, you have to be very careful not to lose the other end of the car.
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