Vauxhall snow socks, designed to slip on over tyres and give extra grip in icy and snowy conditions, sold out across the UK last year, leading to car dealership Perrys bringing in stock early this year.
Priced from £49.95, snow socks are an alternative to winter tyres. The textile socks can be used on cars and vans in wet snow conditions. When they are not needed, they can then be folded up and put away.
Designed to help drivers keep in control of the car when cornering and braking, the low maintenance snow socks can even be washed in the washing machine.
The snow socks, says Perrys, help drivers who drive in places where the snowfall is more sporadic, making the decision to buy winter tyres a difficult one.
Snow socks can be used at a maximum speed of 30mph, meaning their main use would be to navigate local, snow-covered roads until a gritted main road can be reached.
The Vauxhall snow socks are designed to fit the majority of cars. Developed in Norway, the has been described as ‘more effective than winter tyres’ by makers AutoSock because snow in the UK is often short-lived.
Sophie Thomas, Vauxhall Accessories Manager. “If we need to make it home from work, get to the train station or pick the kids up from school after a sudden change to icy conditions, Snow Socks are a perfect solution. They’re easily fitted and stored, and, if used according to the guidelines, will last for years.”
Perrys Vauxhall dealerships have also stocked de-icer spray, anti-freeze, ice scrapers and -50 degree Celsius screen wash in preparation for the winter.
For more information on snow socks, contact your nearest Perrys Vauxhall dealership.