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Frequent Comments & Questions
About Lion's Grip Traction Pads

What are they made of?
 Three layers of polypropylene netting, with coco fibre between, stitched together every inch and a half with very strong cord.
  
What do they do?
 If your vehicle gets stuck in slippery stuff like snow, mud, ice, sand, wet grass, or even boat ramps, you poke them under your tires and drive out.
  
How do they work?
 Lions Grip fabric is engineered to bond with wet soil. Lions Grips snag on everything, because of the super-strong netting they're made of, which finds every little protrusion to snag on, even snagging on the grit embedded in road ice. With 900 pounds of tensile strength, the incredible Lions Grips hold together as they stop the tires from spinning.

The greatest force a vehicle's engine exerts is getting the vehicle moving from the stand-still position. Lions Grips endure this force as they lock the tires to the ground in that first moment of getting the vehicle moving. Once your vehicle is moving, you can usually continue and drive to safety. So, a long strip of fabric is not necessary. You only need enough length to bond the tires to the ground for that initial moment when the vehicle starts moving.
  
How do you use them?
 Many different ways. Basically, just poke them under the driving tires, and drive out. See the information in "Lion's Grips Driving Tips," below.
  
When do you need them?
 Whenever your wheels are spinning, but your vehicle won't move. This can happen just a few inches away from the road's edge. They are for getting your vehicle moving, giving momentum. It is always a surprise to get stuck, but it seems to happen to most drivers at some time or another. It can often be very dangerous to get stuck. Emergency traction pads should be in every vehicle. Auto clubs and safety boards recommend it.
  
Shouldn't they be longer?
 The 18-inch pad is the optimum size for standard vehicles, and the 36-inch pad is best for dual-wheeled, large-wheeled vehicles. The pad only has to keep the tire anchored to the ground for that moment of start-up, just enough to get the vehicle moving. We have thoroughly tested all lengths. Long lengths just bunch up under the tires. A better effect in some situations, such as snow, is to place several pads in a row and overlap the ends. See "Driving Tips" below for more ideas.
  
Why do you put four in a pack?
  Two will often get you out, but sometimes more are needed. In watery mud, you can sandwich two together at each tire. In snow, you can make a runway of two Traction Pads in front of each tire. It also often helps to put Lion's Grips in front and behind the driving tires. In heavy weather areas, we always recommend keeping two packs in your vehicle.
  
What are the benefits of Lion's Grips over the other traction products?
 Lion's Grip Traction Pads are the only traction product that is safe and effective in every type of slippery situation ~ snow, ice, mud, sand, wet grass, boat ramps. Lions Grips are the only product that will let you drive out in either forward or reverse, a situation that commonly occurs. Lion's Grips are easy and quick to use by everyone. They are soft, so won't damage anything if they do fly out. They are very light weight, so will not add significantly to a commercial vehicle's scale weight. Go to the Advantages Page to learn more.
  
Do they replace chains?
 No, not at all. Chains are for lengthy driving. Traction Pads are for getting your vehicle moving when you have lost traction and are stuck. In those situations, it usually isn't feasible to put on chains. Use Lions Grips to get unstuck, then drive to a place where it's safe, and put on your chains, if necessary. Every vehicle should carry chains as well as Lion's Grip Traction Pads!
  
Are they reusable?
  Yes! Put them back in the sturdy ziplock bag they come in, and when able to do so, wash them off and dry them thoroughly. However, sometimes some pads will be damaged when used heavily. You can tell by looking at them which ones are reusable.
  
Do they work in snow?
 Yes! They do their best work in snow!
  
Are they patented?
 Lions Grips are made from U.S. patented fabric, sold only to us for traction pads.
  
They are so messy! The stuff got all over my trunk!
  That's why we've written on the package not to open them until needed. The strong, 4-mil ziplock bag they come in should keep your trunk clean. If you want to examine them, be sure to open the Lions Grips outside or where the coco fibre won't be a problem.
  
How did you invent them?
 Our owner is trained in engineering and soil restoration. He knows soils' properties very well. He knew what this material would do under tires. When someone got stuck in our front lawn (that's another story), he had his chance to try the material out. He put short lengths of it under their tires, and VOILA! out they drove! I never would have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. The person was up to the axles in mud, and three strong men had tried to push her out. This soft, innocent-looking fabric just absolutely stopped her wheels from spinning, AND supported the weight of the vehicle as it climbed up out of the mud ruts. Lions Grip Traction Pads were born!
  
Sometimes they slip out the back of the tires.
 In some situations even a bear trap would fly out from under the tires. It is reassuring to know your Lion's Grips won't damage anyone or anything if this happens, since they're light and soft. You can use them with confidence that you're not making a "missile hazard" that might break someone's knee or window.
  
When don't they work?
 In HOT LAVA. Seriously, though, the hardest place to get unstuck from (or even to walk on without slipping) is going uphill on hardpan that is covered with a layer of loose dirt.
  
I never go anywhere where I would get stuck.
 It may seem that way, but every road has dangerous spots, often ones that you cannot see ~ it looks safe, until you're stuck in it. You might have to pull off road for unexpected reasons. It's funny how every single person thinks that the place they live in is "normal" and the rest of the world is "weird." No one can imagine getting stuck in their "normal" part of the world. But, it happens!
  
I know how to get out.
 Even experienced drivers have been helped tremendously by Lions Grips. Lions Grips are much more effective than kitty litter, boards, branches, or doormats.
  
I don't need them; I have four-wheel drive.
 As many experienced drivers will tell you, four-wheel drives can get stuck worse than regular vehicles. In mucky terrain, it's almost always best to drive in 2-wheel drive. If you do get stuck, you can then switch to 4-wheel drive to get out.
  
You ought to sell these over in.....where they really need them.
 Every driver really needs Lion's Grips. Getting stuck happens when it is least expected, and usually when you can least afford to get trapped. Our records indicate that each year, about 10% of all drivers get stuck in something.
  
I feel much safer with Lion's Grips in the car.
 You truly are much safer.
  
This is the best new product I've seen in a long time.
 Thank you!!! -- we tend to agree.
  

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Lions Grip Driving Tips

When you're tires are slipping, don't spin your tires! Stop the engine, and do three things:
  1. Take the LIONS GRIPS out of the bag, and set them on the ground near a driving tire. (If necessary, put down the heavy bag to kneel on.)
2. Get a RAG to wipe your hands with.
3. Get a STICK OR SCREWDRIVER to poke the pads under the tires.
  
Use LIONS GRIPS with the wavy side down.
  The netting merges deeper into the soft terrain that way. The other way works almost as well, too.
  
Poke LIONS GRIPS under the tire a little bit to make contact.
  Use whatever is handy -- a stick, screwdriver, etc.
  
Put LIONS GRIPS in front and behind each driving tire.
 This lets you "rock" back and forth and drive out in either direction.
  
Put LIONS GRIPS in front of the non-driving tires, if you have extra (we recommend carrying two packs in each vehicle, if travelling in heavy weather).
 This smooths the way over the wall of snow, mud, sand, whatever, that's resisting those tires.
  
In snow and on slight inclines, put several LIONS GRIPS in a row in front of each driving tire.
 Overlap the ends a couple inches. This makes a longer run.
  
In very watery mud, sandwich two LIONS GRIPS together, and put under each driving tire.
 This gives more penetration into the mud, more "bite".
  

Old Remedies that Might Work
 
  • Deflate your tires to about 10 lbs. pressure.
  • Put branches under your tires, going crosswise to the direction of travel.
  • Use kitty litter or sand to get out of ice.

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