Today we are going to talk about DIY traction mats and if they are a better option than buying a manufactured set of tire traction pads. There are many options and designs available when it comes to manufactured tire traction mats but some people prefer to make there own. Let's explore DIY traction mats now and also introduce you to the ultimate tire traction mat, The Portable Tow Truck to see which one might be a better option for you. The bottom line is that whenever your vehicle get stranded due to snow, ice, mud, sand or wet grass, you need a dependable, tested and proven tire traction device to get you back on the road quickly not matter if they are homemade traction mats or manufactured traction mats.
DIY traction mats: What are they?
DIY (do it yourself) traction mats (also referred as homemade traction boards or DIY recovery tracks at times) are used when your vehicle gets stuck in snow, ice, mud, sand and wet grass. They are placed under your tire or tires that are spinning in order to give your vehicle extra traction to pull out and get back on the road. While many people still have not heard of tire traction mats, they are becoming more popular for residential and commercial users alike.
DIY traction mats: How do you make them?
When it comes to making DIY traction mats the sky is the limit meaning you can make them however you want. Some people use everything from kitty litter to sandbags to vehicle floor mats to help get their vehicles unstuck. Others go the extra mile and make them out of wood using nuts and bolts as spikes and we've also heard of people using old milk crates as well. Bottom line is that when it comes to making your own tire traction aids, you are only bound by your imagination, time and budget.
According to LifeHacker.com...
"Throw kitty litter down in the areas where your car tires are struggling (this depends on whether your vehicle is front or rear-wheel drive). The moisture-absorbing ability of kitty litter helps it expand, adding more friction for your tires to catch some grip and get out."
DIY traction mats: Is DIY better?
This really depends on the person and if they prefer trying to make what they think is a better mousetrap. Most people that want tire traction mats will buy them out of convenience and the fact that a manufactured product has been tested and hopefully proven to work. At the same time, others will try to make there own. As such, there is not a right or wrong answer to this question but rather a matter of preference. If you want to save time and have a tested and proven tire traction product in your vehicle then you can buy. If you want to go at it alone and try to make what you think is a better product then you can make them.
DIY traction mats: A tried and true tire traction device...
Now that we have talked about DIY traction mats including certain types and why some people make them, we'd also like to introduce you to a tire traction aid that helps give your car tires instant traction whenever you need it.
For those situations, we would like to introduce THE PORTABLE TOW TRUCK - THE ULTIMATE TIRE TRACTION DEVICE.
The Portable Tow Truck is proven tire traction aid used by the largest commercial fleet companies in the world and 1000s of people as well for their personal vehicles. For very little money, you can have the best tire traction device for snow, ice, mud, and sand in your vehicle at all times. They are lightweight and can be used by any driver with any vehicle type (cars, trucks, vans, RVs and small, medium and large fleet vehicles) over and over.
The Portable Tow Truck can save you hours of time and hundreds of dollars over a tow truck if you ever need them in a sticky situation.
To learn more about our product please check out our website and what our customers have to say about us on our REVIEWS page.
Here is what Cathy C. had to say about The Portable Tow Truck:
"I was at a weekend RV outing event this past summer. I saw three RV's, one car, and one truck get stuck due to excessive rain and mud that weekend. A guy had several sets of these with him in his RV and he actually used them on all three RV's, the car and truck to get unstuck. I was shocked the product worked so well. Based on the price these are a must in my opinion. 5 out of 5 stars"
DIY traction mats: See a video of The Portable Tow Truck in action...
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