We thought this might be one of those wind-ups posted on the net, but apparently ‘Snobootz’ for car tyres are going down really well in the States.
An alternative to cumbersome snow chains, Snobootz are the new lightweight tyres accessory that provide safer driving conditions on the snow and are a lot easier to install.
Made of durable fabric by Navimetrix, the ‘boot’ wraps under the tyre and works well on passenger vehicles and light trucks.
And it performed well in tests carried out by by Michigan Tech University, when it found a rear-wheel-drive SUV equipped with Snobootz accelerated from 0 to 20 mph in 7.5 seconds on ice. Using chains instead, the vehicle took 9 seconds to reach the same speed, and 22 seconds using only snow tires alone.
All this and they only take a minute per tyres to install!
Anyway, if the snow continues to blanket the UK this winter, maybe the Snobootze will be making an appearance on our roads too.
Denna Bowman, etyres Head Office