The Legal Alternative to Snow Chains in most Countries Worldwide
Countries with unpredictable weather often require vehicles, both commercial and regular, to carry tire chains. In Canada, the United States and most of Europe, AutoSock meets snow chain requirements at a fraction of the weight, size and cost.
United StatesDetails and documentation
Chain laws vary from state-by-state. Some states do not have chain laws at all, while others can invoke emergency declarations that overrule state statute. AutoSock is approved or permissible in every state.
CanadaContact your local distributor for details and documentation
AutoSock is generally approved across Canada for all vehicle classes and it is mandatory to carry them between October and April for commercial vehicles. B.C. currently makes an exception for vehicles above 11794 kg (26001 lb), which need to carry metal chains for major highways such as the Coquihalla Pass.
EuropeRead more on this latest achievement.
AutoSock is the first product worldwide to be certified according to new European standard EN16662-1:2020. Following EU procedures, the standard has been implemented as national standard in all EU member states, as well as in Norway, Iceland, Serbia and Turkey. This means, AutoSock for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles below 3,5 t gross weight can now be used whenever snow chains are mandatory in any country of the EU and Switzerland.
Switzerland: As from October 2020, AutoSock for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles is a legally accepted alternative to snow chains.
JapanFor more information click here (in Japanese).
The Japanese Ministry of Transportation released updated regulations concerning the use of traction devices and AutoSock can be used for any vehicles (including trucks) when snow chains are required.
AutoSock explains the new Standard EN16662-1: what are the Effects for Winter Driving in Europe?
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