Winches Quiz

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Winches are most often used by tow truck drivers, but other people use them too. Test your knowledge on winches with this quiz at HowStuffWorks.

Which of the following is not a type of winch?

There are different types of winches, including hydraulic winches and electric winches. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/winches.htm">How Winches Work</a>

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When installing a winch on a normal vehicle, what additional part often needs to be purchased?

When installing a winch on a normal vehicle, often times a new bumper needs to be purchased because most stock bumpers don't have enough space for a winch. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/winches.htm">How Winches Work</a>

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What phrase means making sure the wire is tightly spooled on the winch's drum?

Pretensioning is a term used to describe the act of making sure the wire is tightly spooled on the winch's drum. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/winches.htm">How Winches Work</a>

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What is the final step in installing a winch?

The final step in installing a winch is pretensioning the wire. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/winches.htm">How Winches Work</a>

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What is the most common recreational use of a winch?

The most common recreational use for a winch is for off-roading. Many people use winches to help pull vehicles out of deep mud. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/winches.htm">How Winches Work</a>

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Which of the following is not a choice that needs to be made when buying a winch?

When purchasing a winch, there are several choices that need to be made about the type of winch you want to purchase. For example, you need to decide if you want an electric or hydraulic winch, a manual or automatic winch, and if you want your cable to be wire or chain. It is easier to make such decisions if you know what your primary use of the winch will be. Obviously, heavy-duty jobs require more heavy-duty winches. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/winches.htm">How Winches Work</a>

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Which of the following is not a consideration when buying a winch?

When buying a winch, you need to consider your vehicle frame strength, your vehicle weight, and your intended use for the winch so you purchase the correct type of winch that your vehicle can safety support. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/winches.htm">How Winches Work</a>

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What vehicle part typically does not come with the space for a winch?

Usually, stock bumpers do not come with enough space to install a winch, so a new bumper needs to be purchased. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/winches.htm">How Winches Work</a>

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When winches get their power from the vehicle's battery, what must be installed along with the winch?

When winches get their power from the vehicle's battery, a power switch must be installed along with the winch. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/winches.htm">How Winches Work</a>

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When installing particularly powerful winches, what is a common approach to providing power?

When installing particularly powerful winches (like the kind of winches used on large trucks) is common to install an extra battery to supply power for the winch. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/winches.htm">How Winches Work</a>

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