When you are transporting cargo, the most important thing to remember is safety. You should ensure that whatever you are carrying is held securely in place, otherwise it may shift or even fall out of your vehicle. This will most certainly damage your cargo, and worse, create a driving hazard to yourself and other vehicles. To keep cargo secure, it is wise to invest in Cargo Tie Downs. They are available in a variety of sizes, styles, and strengths, so you are sure to find the appropriate strap for your particular needs.
The load you are carrying will determine the appropriate holding force you need. For lighter loads, less force is needed, and a Cambuckle Tie Down will most likely be sufficient. Cambuckles are very quick and easy to use. All you have to do is press down on the buckle and pull tight. The cambuckle also releases instantly, with thumb pressure to the buckle. They use Power Web Plus webbing that is 2-inches by 6 feet.
If you're looking for a tighter holding force,then a Highland Surelok is the product for you! It keeps the easy use of the cambuckle,but has leverage that doubles its hold down force. With a Surelok, it is also impossible to overtighten, so you will not get carried away and damage your vehicle or the cargo. Each Surelok is 2-inches by 6 feet.
If you need maximum holding force for our cargo, then you need a ratchet. They have a superstrong, vise-like holding power with precise tension adjustment. I would definitely recommend a retractable ratchet where the strap winds into the handle, because this will eliminate the tangling than can occur when the strap gets wound around itself. It also makes storing the ratchet easier, since it's much more compact. There are two sizes of retractable ratchets available: 1-inches by 6 feet and 2-inches by 10 feet.