How do you pull a car out of a ditch?

How do you get your car out of a ditch? I live in rural Montana and the nearest town is 50 miles away. I haven't ended up in a ditch yet, but I want to know how to pull my car out just in case.

Answer
“The best way to pull your car out of a ditch is to call a tow truck.
If you have towing and labor coverage, it won’t cost you anything but time to have your vehicle towed out by a professional. But if it can’t wait, you can do it yourself with the right equipment.
Start by attaching a D-shackle and a tow strap or cable to the recovery point of the vehicle, which is usually located under the rear bumper of the car. Attach the other end of the strap or cable to a tow jaw or winch. Slowly pull the car out of the ditch.
Because you’re in an isolated area, you may want to consider adding roadside assistance to your Montana car insurance policy for added peace of mind. If you’re looking for roadside assistance at a great price, try Jerry. Jerry partners with Urgently to provide you with industry-leading roadside assistance, including benefits like towing, lockout service, and a mechanics hotline for only $6.99 a month.”
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Eric Schad
Answered on Sep 01, 2021
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