Can I pull a car with a chain?
Its illegal: Yes, thats right. Using a rope or chain to tow your car is actually illegal in some states. You pose certain risks to yourself and others on the road when you dont follow safe practices for towing, so a lot of states have made using a chain or rope for towing an illegal practice on freeways.
What are car tow hooks for?
Tow hooks are designed to do two things: distribute the force of the pull along a reinforced part of your cars frame, and securely hold the towing chain or strap in place. Thats why it is important that you use a set of tow hooks that are specially designed for your car, as much as possible.