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Recovery Points
Recovery points allow you to attach tow ropes, snatch ropes and winch cables to your vehicle to aid in vehicle recovery. Recovery points are normally attached directly to the vehicle's chassis so as to withstand the extreme stresses applied during vehicle recoveries.
While normal (factory-fitted) recovery points and tow bars are suitable for on-road towning, both of trailers and other vehicles, they usually don't withstand off-road vehicle recovery operations.
Vehicle recovery points Recovery point Snatch rope attached to recovery point Shackle attached to recovery point
Unfortunately not many production four wheel drives today come equipped with heavy-duty recovery points. For this reason many resort to third-party accessories such as those depicted above. Note that use of such heavy-duty recovery points often also requires strengthening of the vehicle's chassis and bumber where the recovery points are attached.