Stuck up to your rockers in mud, dirt, or snow? Before you begin your pull, grab your shovel and do some digging. You’ll be less likely to damage your strap, cable, winch mount, or attachment points if you remove some of the debris from around the tires and under the vehicle first. Suction from mud can be the worst, making a vehicle seem many, many times heavier than it really is. Simply creating a 1-inch gap between the bottom of the Jeep and the mud can decrease the pulling effort required by a huge factor.