The 10 Best Tire Traction Mats

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in July of 2018. If you've ever got your vehicle stuck in snow, mud, or sand, you probably know that calling a tow truck to pull it out is not only expensive, but also time consuming. But with a set of these tire traction mats, you can skip both the wait and the bill. They can provide just enough grip for your wheels to grab hold, so you'll be back on the road in a jiffy. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best tire traction mat on Amazon.

10. Mr. Emergency Snow n Mud

9. WawaAuto Foldable

8. Portable Tow Truck Grip Aids

7. Subzero GripTrax

6. Snow Joe TrackAssist

5. Maxsa Innovations Escaper Buddy

4. Offroad Boar New Recovery

3. Sunpie Vehicle Extraction

2. X-Bull Track Ladder

1. Maxtrax MKII Vehicle Recovery

Editor's Notes

October 17, 2019:

In addition to a sturdy snow shovel, having a reliable set of tire traction mats in your trunk will provide piece of mind that you can free your vehicle should its wheels become trapped in the snow. Our list features both single mats and sets of two, in a range of prices and materials that are appropriate for all budgets. They’ll come in handy in any situation where traction is scarce, including when you’re off-roading, or driving in deep snow or sand.

The newly added Snow Joe TrackAssist comes from a company that specializes in tools that simplify your time outdoors, be it in the sun or the snow. This particular product can save the day at a fraction of the cost you’d pay for a tow truck. It’ll store neatly in your trunk or backseat, thanks to its roll-friendly design and the included fabric cover that closes via secure Velcro. You can purchase it with confidence, thanks to its two-year warranty. One caveat: When it’s new, it can have a strong plastic smell that requires some time to air out.

Since it's no longer available, the Jumbl All-Weather makes its departure from our selection today.

Karen Bennett
Last updated on October 20, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’ in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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