Recovery Strap Use

  • Make your tow hooks or front hitch and the hardware on the other vehicle is free of defects and rust. The rear end would be the safest place if the strap happens to break. So if it is possible, the recovering vehicle should place the recovery strap to its rear end.
  • Some older cars have tow hooks, but if not you must use your own judgment. Never attach a recovery strap to a vehicles bumpers, axles, suspension, steering rods, or a trailer hitch ball. The attach points must be secured on the vehicles frame. Do not place the recovery strap on another vehicle in a way that it may be cut.
  • You should pass one end of the strap through the loop at the other end of the strap to secure it on. Never attach a recovery strap to another vehicle with a knot.
  • Incase the strap may break, lay a recovery safety dampener blanket on top of the recovery strap. When the strap breaks, the safety blanket will slow the recovery strap down before it hits someone.
  • Make sure all logs and large rocks are removed from the recovery path to help protect the strap from tears. Everyone should stand clear of the recovery strap when it is in use.
  • When pulling the vehicle out, drive very slowly. Sudden tugs may lead to damage to the vehicles or the strap.
    Once the vehicle is safely removed, inspect your recovery strap and hardware.

Also read the instructions on your recovery strap or recovery strap packaging. Protect your strap by storing it out of sunlight and away from heat and keep it clean.  Dirt, mud and debris embedded in a tow strap actually damages the fibers over time and can decrease its strength.  After a muddy day of wheeling and recovery, always clean your straps by hosing them off and spray horizontally across the strap as not to push the debris into the strap fibers.

Contact Tauro to for further inquiries about your 4 x 4 recovery equipment.

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