TOW STRAPS VS. RECOVERY STRAP

Not sure whether you need a tow strap or a recovery strap? Not sure of the difference? Learn the difference and get what you need. 

TOW STRAPS

  • Designed for the sole purpose of towing

  • Are made of Dacron or polypropylene that does not stretch
  • 
Comes with shackles or hooks made for connecting to tow hooks on a truck 

When using tow straps...

  • Do not use for recovery as shackles or hooks may become dangerous projectiles

  • Before ever using the strap, make sure it’s in good condition (no cuts, frays, or broken stitching.)
  • Keep away from excessive heat

  • Never exceed rated capacity for a heavy-duty tow/recovery

  • Clean with water, never use chemicals

RECOVERY STRAPS

  • Are often flat with sewn loops and never have shackles or hooks
  • Are made of nylon - which allows them to stretch

  • Are safer than chains, not nearly as heavy, and are easy to use 

When using recovery straps...

  • Always keep safety in mind. Stay at least the length of the strap away from vehicles when tow/recovery is in process
  • Drive slowly when pulling a vehicle out, as sudden tugs may lead to damage
  • 
Before ever using the strap, make sure it is in good condition (no cuts, frays, or broken stitching.)
  • Keep away from excessive heat

  • Never exceed rated capacity for a heavy-duty tow/recovery strap

  • Clean with water. Never use chemicals!
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