Cleveland, Tennessee — November 8, 2013 — Flex Trax intends to make roads safer with its line of inclement weather traction products.
In the winter of 1994, Tony Bright was visiting an automotive parts dealership with a display featuring tire chains. His 26 years of engineering experience led him to ponder the following question: Why do people buy these? They are difficult to install and they do not stay on. Once they fly off your tire they get tangled in your brake lines, causing major damage to your vehicle and likely the highway system. He found the only logical conclusion must be that people buy tire chains due to the lack of a better and safer option. With that revelation, Flex Trax was conceived.
GoClaws, an advanced engineered tire traction system for use in mud, sand, snow and ice, is the ultimate solution according to Flex Trax. This technology, an injection-molded, high-strength and high-durability polyurethane assembly, builds upon historical traction devices such as tire chains, snow tires and studded tires as well as autosocks. Once installed, the company says the Positive-Locking Design feature secures the GoClaws and prevents it from ever coming loose. The dual locking pins cannot disengage once pulled into the opposing keyhole slots. Flex Trax says these improvements provide a smoother ride, increases the lifespan of your tires through improved abrasion resistance and works well with many demanding applications.
Due to new model vehicles having smaller clearance, the company says SnoClaws work well with every tire size from garden tractors used to plow driveways up to large SUV/truck sized tires for highway use. The company says SnoClaws must be test fit and adjusted according to your tire’s size, especially with smaller vehicles. If not, it is possible that excessively long straps may interfere with the undercarriage during use and cause damage to SnoClaws. These innovations also eliminate road damage, exceed SAE clearance requirements for each vehicle class and meet the stricter laws enforced by many federal, state and local transportation departments and authorities. The company states that while Canada has made studded tires and tire chains illegal for use in most regions, its traction systems have been given full approval. GoClaws and SnoClaws are available in sizes for passenger vehicles to those required for large trucks and tractor trailers. Our products are unique, built to last innovations that can be installed easily over tires without moving or jacking, even if the vehicle is already stuck.
As with any other traction device, drivers should always exercise caution and be observant of adverse driving conditions. The uses of these products are not a substitute for safe driving or proper judgment by the vehicle driver. Flex Trax says its mission is to change the way drivers view and deal with the impact of adverse weather conditions, hoping to reduce stress and driver anxiety while improving travel safety in difficult traction situations. Flex Trax says it will continue to improve and enhance its product technology through research and development and by incorporating market use feedback.
For more information on Flex Trax and its line of traction control products, please visit FlexTrax.com.