If you are one of those individuals who love to go off-road, learning how to winch properly is not only a good idea, but is a must. Usually, you always go by groups during off-roads and while all you are having fun, someone is bound to be stuck in the snow, mud or any rocky hill climb. In order to safely remove the stuck vehicle, proper winching tips should be followed to successfully remove the vehicle safely.

The following information is the most basic winching gear a motorist should have to safely remove a vehicle from getting stuck.

• Gloves

Gloves are very important to protect yourself from cuts or scrapes including hot exhaust or engine components. If there are any burrs on the wire rope, you will also be protected.

• Hook Strap

Although it already comes with the winch, having a spare is a good idea. They are the first things that become lost when used often.

• Snatch Block

This is especially very helpful if you are the one stuck since it can add pulling force. If the vehicle is trap between rocks or someplace hard, snatch blocks can help in getting the vehicle out.

• Trunk Protector

Since it is most likely that you will be hooking chains and winch ropes to trees, placing a tree trunk protector can help in preventing tree sap from getting to your equipment.

• D Shackles

This tool is especially helpful to provide a good connecting point to connect a Snatch Block to a Tree Protector Rope.
• Chain

If the winch rope isn’t long enough, a chain can provide an added connection between a D Shackle or Snatch Block.

Winching is commonly done to retrieve or recover a truck or vehicle that is stuck in a ditch, snow, mud or water. Not everyone is fond of off-roading and may not find any reason to have their own equipment or tools. But don’t worry at Rocks Towing we can help you. If you are from Houston TX and you find you’re stuck in a ditch or mud, call Rocks Towing for quick winching out assistance. Equipped with the right tools and equipment we can get you out in no time.

Furthermore, our services, including the winch out towing is available round the clock.
If you get stuck somewhere, in the middle of the night, Rocks Towing will be able to send out their technician to help you and make sure that your car is in perfect condition, after of course considering your car was stuck in mud or snow.