It can be hard to find the right Auto Sock you need at times. The numbering system they use may not match up at all to what you have in your mind. In fact, they can be downright esoteric when you consider the difference. If a 175 tire can take a 645 Auto Sock then it might seem like there is no rhyme or reason to why the numbers are made the way they are at all. however, you do not need to know why they made the numbering system. You just need to know what one you need and how to get it to you. Luckily, we have built a system that does that for you. All you have to do is specific which tire you have above and the system will tell you what Auto Sock you need and you will be able to order it from there as well.
Why would you want an Auto Sock for your 255 sized tires? That is a great question and we will talk about some of the reasons you might want to have an Auto Sock instead of chains or cables. There are advantages but there are disadvantages as well. It all depends on how you drive, how you intend to use the product, what you plan to do in the future, and what the weather will do.
if installing your traction device is a concern then you should consider getting an Auto Sock because you will not find an easier installation any other way. An Auto Sock is as easy as sliding the product over your tire. It is literally that easy. Of course, you will have a part of the tire contacting the ground, so you will have to backup so you can access it. However, that is simple. The only thing to keep in mind is that you should back up and put the vehicle in park and turn the engine off just to be as safe as possible. You want to avoid accidentally hurting yourself with the vehicle. See the photos below to get a feel for what you need to do to install the Auto Socks on your tires.
The storage of such devices is very easy as well. They are made of fabric which means that they are not as heavy and they can, potentially, take far less room than other types of traction devices. They will take up less space in your garage when the season is over and they will take up less space in your trunk when you are waiting to use them. You get more room to use that space for something else like more clothes for a trip or whatever else you might need to bring with you.
One of the things you must keep in mind, however, is that there are a few golden rules that apply to the use of an Auto Sock for any tire including a 255 tire. Do not go over 25-30 mph depending on what kind of vehicle you are driving. If you are driving a commercial vehicle like a big truck then it is recommended you do you go over 20 mph. You should also not drive the Auto Sock over the bare pavement. The device is made of out fabric which means the street will be safe but the Auto Sock can shred if you use the Auto Sock incorrectly. Speeds in excess of the recommended amount and, possibly, driving over bare pavement will wear out your Auto Sock more quickly than if you follow the directions. Also, do not leave your Auto Sock on your vehicle overnight. You can freeze the device to the tires then you not be able to remove them and it will also be slick. Take them and dry them as much as possible.
If you follow the rules and use your Auto Sock properly then you will find your 255 tires will love you for it. You will have a device that gives traction quickly and easily. You can get through a storm quicker and safer because you did not have to spend a lot of time in the cold trying to install your traction device.