AutoSock approved for passenger vehicles in Washington and in California for both passenger and commercial vehicles!
Winter driving season is fast approaching and drivers should be prepared for inclement conditions. But tire chains can be costly, messy, time consuming. The time it takes to install and adjust conventional tire chains can put drivers at risk on the side of slippery roads. And the chains themselves may damage newer cars with narrow clearance between the tire and wheel well.
In the 2012 Legislative session, Senator Tracey Eide sponsored a bill (SB 6112) to allow the Washington State Patrol to review and possibly approve alternative traction devices.
The product that has received approval is Autosock, a Norwegian company whose light weight, textile tire covering easily fits over tires even where there are tight clearances in the wheel wells. Additional information regarding the Washington State approved alternative to tire chains can be found at the Washington State Patrol site