Are off road traction pads right for you?

Posted by on 4/26/2018

Truck on the beach

Off road traction pads can help you get out of a real sticky situation if you ever get stuck in snow, ice, mud or sand. Today we are going to talk about off road traction pads so you can make an informed decision about them. We feel they are a must for every vehicle so today we are going to talk about what they are, how they work and when you would need them and also highlight The Portable Tow Truck - The Ultimate Tire Traction Pad

Off road traction pads: What are they? 

If you are reading this post you are probably aware of what tire traction pads are and how they work. Close to the end of this post, we are going to introduce The Portable Tow Truck - The Ultimate Tire Traction Pad which you many not be familiar with. 

The Portable Tow Truck in BlackFor those that are not aware, tire traction pads, also known as tire traction mats, tire traction aids or tire traction devices, are products that give your vehicle tires extra traction when needed. These are usually needed in an unexpected situation when your vehicle gets stuck. As such, this type of product can save you a lot of time and money from waiting and paying for a tow truck or just waiting on friend or family member to arrive and help you. 

Off road traction pads: How do they work? 

Tire traction pads are usually kept in your vehicle's truck, behind a seat or in the back of a truck. When your vehicle gets stuck, tire traction pads are placed under your spinning tire or tires. The bottom side of the tire traction pad grips the ground and the top side gives your vehicle tires extra grip to help pull the vehicle out of a sticky situation. 

Orange Portable Tow Truck being used in Snow

Off road traction pads: When would I need them? 

There are many situations where your vehicle can get stuck throughout the year. These include:

  • Snow 
  • Ice
  • Mud
  • Sand

Road covered in snow

Snow and ice, during the winter, are probably the most thought of in regards to using tire traction pads but your vehicle can get stuck anytime throughout the year depending on your driving situation. In the Spring, Summer and Fall, many families enjoy outdoor activities that take them off road. This can include:

  • Camping 
  • Picnics
  • Driving on the beach
  • RVing
  • Fishing trips
  • Family road trips

Camping at night

According to the New York Times...

"Road trips represented some 22 percent of vacations taken by United States travelers in 2015, but a year later that number jumped to 39 percent, according to MMGY Global’s 2017-18 Portrait of American Travelers, a report compiled from nearly 3,000 interviews with leisure travelers. The spike came as the travel industry roared back from the recession , hitting record levels of vacation spending, and as travelers stayed within the country. Nearly 14 million more vacations were taken within the United States during the past year compared with outside the country, MMGY Global found. Today, most American vacations — some 85 percent — are domestic. And while it may be tempting to attribute interest in road-tripping to nostalgia (and there is certainly some of that) , it seems the top reasons people are hitting the road are matters of practicality. "

Depending on the situation, once you get off road during Spring, Summer and Fall, your chances of getting your vehicle stuck increase and tire traction pads are a great way to help keep you on your journey. 

Muddy road...

Off road traction pads: The Portable Tow Truck 

Now that you have learned more tire traction pads and when they are used, we would like to introduce a tire traction pad that we feel is right for you and your loved ones. 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. 

Black Portable Tow Truck being used in the snow

For very little money you can have the best tire traction mats 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 over and over. 

Do you want to save time and money in the event of an emergency roadside situation? Do you want to protect you and your family and have peace of mind while driving? If so, The Portable Tow Truck is right for you.

We hope that you visited our links above and watched our video below to learn more about the product. If you have any questions at all you can reach out to us from our ABOUT US page as well. Now is the time to get The Portable Tow Truck and protect you and your family and plan ahead for unexpected roadside emergency stucks. 

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Tire Traction Mat Reviews: The Portable Tow Truck In Orange

Finally, take a look at our REVIEW PAGE and see what our customers think about The Portable Tow Truck. Here are a few...

Cathy C. - "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 

Melinda C. - "Love it!! Two days after we received it, we got our truck stuck in deep gravel, at an angle, up against some shrubbery. The more we tried to get unstuck, the more stuck we became. We placed the Portable Tow Truck under the outside rear wheel and BINGO!! The truck backed out with no problem at all. It saved us a big towing bill!!! Great product. A peace of mind that's very easy to carry around. I highly recommend it. A big fan"

Scott T. - "I ordered the orange portable tow truck about a month ago and have already used it once. It worked great. I pull a 10,000 mobile stage behind my 2 wheel drive truck. I was in wet grass and was able to pull it right out. Great product and will always recommend it. Thank you!"

The Portable Tow Truck in Orange

So what do you think? Is the Portable Tow Truck right for you? 

Please comment below on this post and also check out and like our Social Media sites below to get up to date product info and industry news and remember - Don't Get Stuck Without The Portable Tow Truck!

If you would like to read more from the NEW YORK TIMES please click HERE .



Date: 4/26/2018
Curtis, After reading this, these seem like a must have. They're so much cheaper and easier than waiting for a tow truck. I don't do much off roading, but I do live in an area that gets a fair bit of snow in the winter. They're definitely on my list of things to buy this fall.
Date: 4/26/2018 3:21:00 PM
Hello Taylor, thanks for visiting the site and commenting. If we can help at all once Fall rolls around please let us know. Our product is used by the largest fleet companies in the US and they are a must have from a car safety standpoint we believe. Thanks, Curtis
Date: 4/26/2018
Curtis, thank you for a great article on the tire traction pads. This is a must-have item for everyone! I can see how this will get me out of trouble when I get stuck in the mud next time. Curtis, I don't live in the USA how can I get these? Currently, I am living in Turkey.
Date: 4/26/2018 3:32:00 PM
Hello Moni, Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and comment. I'm very happy that you liked the post and our product and that you can see the value they offer. Unfortunately, I don't have distribution set up for Turkey at this time. I do apologize for that but if that was to ever change I will try to give you an update. Thanks, Curtis
Jennifer B.
Date: 4/26/2018
I must admit that prior to reading your post, I never knew that such a product even existed. Living in New England, we get our fair share of snow, and these definitely seem like a must have to put in my trunk, since I currently don't own a 4-wheel drive vehicle. They're definitely going on the shopping list for the winter. Thanks for an informative post!
Date: 4/26/2018 3:35:00 PM
Hello Jennifer, Thank you for commenting. Our tire traction mats are used by the largest fleet companies in the US and also 1000's of retail customers. They work great in snow, ice, mud, and sand. If you have any questions about the product now or as we approach winter, let us know. Thanks, Curtis
Andrew Barriault
Date: 4/26/2018
As someone from NL Canada where there is still 4 feet of snow...I can't recommend this or a similar product enough. Always keep a pair in my trunk.
Date: 4/26/2018 9:45:00 PM
Hey Andrew, thanks for commenting. Yes, a product like ours would definitely be needed in your neck of the woods. We actually sell our product in Canada via If you are ever looking for a new product like ours and have any questions about our product please give us a shout. We’d love to answer any questions for you. Thanks, Curtis

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