How to use a Tow Strap:
1. Find someone with a vehicle powerful enough to tow yours. A sedan or small car probably shouldn't be used to tow an SUV or large pickup.
2. Find a suitable place to attach your tow strap. Attach the strap directly to vehicle frame, towing eye or hitch, never attach to ball hitch or bumper. You may also need to use a pair of D-Rings/Shackles, depending on the available towing connections:
3. Check the brakes, steering, and warning lights to make sure they are functioning sufficiently for your tow.
4. Make an inspection of your towing connections and discuss signalling plans with your tow driver. Plan an exact route, and try to choose one that avoids congested traffic areas or high speed roads.
5. Climb in behind the wheel of the vehicle being towed, disengage the parking brake, and put the vehicle in neutral. Hold the foot brake lightly to prevent the vehicle from rolling until the slack is taken up from the towing vehicle.
6. Have a spotter flag the tow vehicle until the tow line is taut, then release the brake in the vehicle being towed, and prepare to be pulled.
7. Steer in a straight track with the vehicle pulling the towed car. Brake slightly if the towing vehicle slows, or starts down a hill where your speed may cause you to begin to overtake him. Slack in the tow line while travelling can result in a serious jolt if the vehicle pulling your speeds up suddenly. By keeping the tow line tight, this risk is greatly reduced
8. Signal turns in the vehicle being towed to let cars behind you know you will be slowing.