MotoMaster Tire Traction Aid
We use these with our Toyota Matrix almost every time it snows to get out of our driveway. If you've ever been stuck but just need a little bit of momentum to get going, these are the ticket. They are far more effective than pushing and you can use them by yourself. No help required.
The included gloves are just a cotton-like fabric and will get wet as soon as you touch the snow. However, they may be better than no gloves at all. As well, you may be able to put them over your regular gloves if you don't want to get them dirty or damaged.
The flashlight is handy but we already have one in the car so we've never used it.
As another reviewer stated, the plastic box is ideal because you can put the snowy traction aids in and it won't get damaged. We haven't had any rusting, yet (after 2 seasons of use) but we make sure to dump out the water and wipe out the case.
Bottom line, if you think you will ever get stuck on the street or in your driveway, these are great to have.
January 24, 2013
Got dented just after single use
Used it to take out Honda civic. Worked great and car was out in seconds but when I picked them they were dented and didn't fold anymore. Paint went off the dented parts which can cause rusting. Now storage is a issue as I can't store them back in its small storage box. $50 for one time use is pretty expensive. I will still recommend them as it is better to have these than being stuck somewhere in snow and ice. If you can store dented ones then u can use them few more times.
January 21, 2013
Don't loan them -- you won't get them back!
Today we are replacing out Tire Traction Aids. We had had them for years, used them for ourselves and friends, and they were neither rusted nor worn.
Unfortunately, if you loan them that's it.
December 28, 2012
Motomaster Tire Traction Aid
This winter, in Edmonton, was one of the worst for snow falls in along time. I was constantly using them to help get cars that were stuck going again. Best product ever!!!
May 7, 2011
Wish I had them before.
Today I missed my dentist appointment because I did not any of these. My rear wheel driven car was stuck on a sheet of ice. I shoved and picked most of it away but sadly this didn't do it. Even placing wooden planks under the tires didn't do the trick.
A colleague recommended me to buy a set of tire traction aids. Stupidly enough I didn't buy them.
So today I went and bought them. I decided to go for these instead of the "Nascar Tow Truck in a box" because you get 2 tire aids instead of 1. They also come in a plastic box in which you can store them again. Instead of a cardboard box that will get wet of the snow.
Once I got home I placed them under my tires and drove off. I really wish I had them before.
March 1, 2011