Whether you are attaching additional cargo or towing a troubled car, it is necessary to secure them properly onto your vehicle with the aid of reliable and heavy duty tow straps. Properly securing the towed vehicle or attached cargo will prevent lose or damage to your property. In addition, the use of the appropriate set of towing straps will ensure the safety of the other vehicles trailing behind you as well as the pedestrians walking around the area.
When selecting the best tow strap, the first thing to do is to measure the bed of the towing vehicle to ascertain that you have the appropriate strap size and netting. It is highly advised to go for straps with adjustable length and quick-release function. Aside from that, you have to decide on what type of strap will best address your needs. Retractable towing straps are ideal for those looking for quick and easy installation. The retractable strap variety features adjustable hooks, nylon strap, loop closure and a breakaway feature. Retractable straps are designed to eliminate knots and tangled mess.
The emergency towing straps, on the other hand, work very similar with the retractable type but are mainly designed to tow malfunctioning cars or light pickup trucks. They are much lighter than tow chains and are rust-resistant. They are sold depending on their load capacity and break strength rating. Heavy duty nylon tow straps with higher web capacity are the perfect choice for bigger vehicles like tractors, and other larger four-wheeled automotive rides.
Once you have identified the appropriate type of strap for the towing vehicle, you now need to identify the anchor points. The vehicle’s anchor points are often made of a metal frame which features a wide opening where you can tie or clip the straps. The location of the anchor points vary depending on the vehicle type and model.
The load’s weight is yet another important factor to consider. Determine which anchor point will fully secure your load. If you will be towing another vehicle, make sure that both ends of the straps’ hooks are securely fastened.
Before attaching the strap, make sure that it is free of any forms of damage. Read and follow the installation guide given by the manufacturer to ensure that that strap will be properly anchored. Always take time to shop around different automotive shops in order the find the strap that is suitable for your load requirements and towing needs!