Slippery Conditions - Traction Devices Explained

Written by Thomas Ancart,

Traction devices allow you to travel safely on slippery roads and in adverse weather conditions. Most people who use these devices navigate in less than optimal conditions because it's their job.

Preparation is Key

Preparation for ice and snow conditions should begin before you hit the road. Equipping your vehicle properly can save you time & money but more importantly give you peace of mind. Choosing a traction device will depend on the conditions you encounter in your travel area, reliability, durability, and costs of initial investment and maintenance.

Each device has its pros and cons, and none is ideal in every condition so choosing an optimal method will require careful consideration of your specific needs. Doing the same old thing may keep you from discovering something better.

Comparison guide breaks it down

Our comparison guide explains the qualities and drawbacks of each traction device: conventional snow chains, textile tire socks, sand spreader, 4x4 and Onspot automatic tire chains. The guide includes a checklist for quick comparison using parameters such as which types of vehicles can use or be fitted with the device, road conditions for which the device is approved and the weight of the device then it describes each device and lists their pros and cons.

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Take a moment and download the comparison guide for traction devices. After reviewing the guide, you will be confident in choosing what's best for your needs.

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Thomas Ancart

About Thomas Ancart

Thomas is the Onspot Product Manager for Pommier SA, France. He has 14 years of experience in the industry and obtained a Masters in Marketing from the Paris Business School. Thomas enjoys spending time with his wife and his dog, a Golden Retriever named Laïko. On the weekends you will normally find Thomas having a glass of wine with friends or in a dojo practicing Ju-Jitsu.

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