It is almost cliche to say that the winter of 2016-2017 was bad. Many of the cities around Oregon were put into a standstill mode when the snow storms hit. Many of the preferred transit methods were unusable and what was even more astounding is how quickly the roads deteriorated. It seemed like the snow started quickly and then blanked the city within 10 minutes.
If you were not prepared for the sudden dusting and the sudden change in the condition of the roads. Many people were actually stuck in traffic, which, ironically, was trying to beat the winter storm home. What they found on this commute was that the traffic actually stopped them from escaping and actually made them get caught square in the middle of an epic snowstorm that the region had not seen for at least 10 years.The snow did not just go away after a few days or a week, however. It stayed for an extended amount of time which was highly unusual for the area.
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The obvious answer to this problem is and was chains or cables. Yet, the answer is not that simple. The truth is that even those who were prepared with chains and cables still had to get them out and put them on their vehicles. Keep in mind that this is an item that most people only install once a year. A year is a long time and that is more than enough time to forget how to do something. People had to look it up on the internet which is probably not something you want to do in the middle of a snowstorm. Why? Each moment you spend in a snowstorm looking at instructions or videos is another moment that your hands can get colder. If your hands get too cold then you will lose the necessary motor function in order to install your traction device. You can still do it but it will be significantly more difficult. The problem compounds itself as well. You cannot put the chains or cables on therefore you have to stay in the cold longer which means you have less finger and hand dexterity. You will have a harder and harder time deploying the traction device.
Why an AutoSock?
An AutoSock is quick to install because you only have to slip the item over your tires and it is good to go. Once you have the top half done then you back up and slip the AutoSock over the exposed area. It is a quick process that does not include any fasteners, clips, or chains. You can, literally, get this on your tires in minutes and get home at a speed of 25-30 mph which is much faster than being stuck somewhere because of the slickness of the road. You can even switch to chains or cables when you get home but that is up to you. If you have an emergency then you can put these on quickly and get going before the situation becomes worse.
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