A recovery winch can mean the difference between an exciting off-road adventure and a long walk to the nearest phone. But these devices are far from infallible. They can and do breakdown, especially when used on rugged and tortuous trails. Pulling your Jeep Wrangler out of a mud puddle or a ditch requires an incredible amount of force. And as you might expect, the parts that do the heavy lifting are generally the ones that wear out first. Before any off-road expedition, it is important to inspect the winch cables, ropes, and fairleads. If there is any sign of wear and tear, the faulty component should be replaced before you depart. Other Wrangler winch accessories, such as winch covers, are used to protect your primary recovery device from the elements and road debris.