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10. Properly used winches are invaluable trail tools and greatly aid in vehicle recovery. As a rule, a winch's rating should be 1.5 times the weight of the vehicle. Don't use a winch to boost your off-road confidence; if you're inexperienced, we recommend getting some off-highway training under your belt before you set off into the great outdoors with a 4x4 and a winch.