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Howdy,

Anybody had bad expierences with Canadian Tire tow straps.
I busted two this weekend and they were only two months old.

Anybody try to return them without a receipt? I gonna try later today.


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Sounds like crappy tire is still up to their reputation, selling crap!

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tow strap or recovery strap?
I've used their 18,000lb recovery straps for years with no problems.



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Actually

" Newfie Speed and Sport " (Canadian Tire) is not a bad place for some stuff and I always found there straps to be somewhat dependable, I now use a pro comp strap but thats cause I stupidly abused my other straps.

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guys please be careful when bashing a place like canadian tire. true they might sell some cheap junk but IMHO they have an excellent line of tools, better known as the professional series. they are really nice to use and you have to love the over the counter warrenty that master craft stands behind 100%. the prices are quite reasonable too (even better when they go on sale) that is why my tool box is full of professional series stuff.

think of it this way...princess auto sells some total crap but i don't really see or hear anyone bashing them. everything you buy should be viewed as 'buyer be ware' if you take this attitude and don't take $ short cuts then you should be fine.

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Hey cornjeeper, I don't think you should take cambodian tire bashing to heart, it's only a F*****N store man. Why the hell buy tow straps from cambodian tire in the first place? why not NSOR or Sport trucks?

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Cause I can see Canadian Tire from my house, and Sport Truck and NSOR are far far away from me, and only open during the hours that I'm at work.

Make sure you buy a tug strap, you may have mistakenly bougth a tow strap.

Also what brand are they? Are they truly Canadian Tire brand or are they some made in taiwan thing?

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Another thing with tow straps is if you leave them in you truck covered with mud they rot.Maybe thats why yours broke after 2 months.I always wash and dry mine after use and haven't broken it yet.

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Originally posted by MetalToy:
Hey cornjeeper, I don't think you should take cambodian tire bashing to heart, it's only a F*****N store man. Why the hell buy tow straps from cambodian tire in the first place? why not NSOR or Sport trucks?

Why would someone want to pay $80 for something from NSOR or Sport Trucks when you can get the same thing for $60 at Canadian Tire?


I've been using the tow straps from Canadian Tire for years and the only failure was because of a sharp edge where the strap was hooked on.

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Yeah cargo straps work fine. I used to use cargo straps, they stretch just like a tug strap, and they're load rated about the same.

I went to a procomp strap though, it takes up less room

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I've been using the "recovery straps" from Crappy Tire for YEARS, no probs, just like callan says, wash them and dry them. take care of equipment and it will last a long time.
As well as their Pro series tools, have been collecting Mac and SnapOn for MANY years, but am slowly turning towards the Pro series....excellent quality and no problems with ANY of them yet, cant say so much for SnapOn....

As well as returning things to Can Tire, with or without a receipt, as long as it hasnt been abused....never a problem.

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Has everyone forgotten about craftsman? I mean, Sears hasn't gone out of business in Canada. Craftsman has a WAY better reputation, WAY better selection, WAY better warranty. To top it all off, I have compared prices and craftsman, on average, are only like 50 cents to a dollar more than mastercraft stuff.
 

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All my tools are Craftsman. They are great. I have never broken one, but if you do manage to break one you just take it in to Sears and they give you a new one, no questions asked.

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I have broken lots of Craftsmen tools but never a Pro series from Can tire...And the Pro Series are way more comfortable..
 

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I busted my 3/8" rachet usin it for something I should have been using a 1/2" for but anyway ... took it in to can tire and since the didn't have a new drive head (they are replaceable on the PRO series) in stock they gave me a brand new rachet off the shelf, not a question asked.
Problem with sears is availability ... our sears outlet in Duncan is a mail order outlet. No tools. With canuck tire I don't have to wait for it to come in or drive 75 Kms to get a new one.

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I have had canuck tire tools before as well and I have always been very happy with their service and warranty-although it never hurts to have a friend who works at one. I got a Husky tool set for christmas-from Home Depot-and I love it,they have an awesome warranty and I only know of one friend who broke a ratchet and thats cause he left it in the rain. When I went in to get a bigger set(my parents gave me a $35 dollar one) they did not have the next set up which was $50 so he gave me the $80 for 50 bucks-pretty good deal.These are great tools and have a great warranty as well-and they are about the same as canuck tire or maybe a little better.
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Originally posted by Chris S:
tow strap or recovery strap?
I've used their 18,000lb recovery straps for years with no problems.

The ones I bought were the 18,000lb recovery straps.
The stitching just ripped on the loops.
On two straps.
Then one of them snagged on my hook and was ripped to shreds.

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Originally posted by double-barrell-darrell:
Then one of them snagged on my hook and was ripped to shreds.
Ripping on the hook point is a big problem with the stock TJ tow hooks.

As for the stiching, if the straps were taken care of then I would guess there might have been a bad batch.

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