I agree, through the wheels. I use 4 straps and cross the rears in an X pattern and the fronts in an X pattern. Car can't move.We ran the tow straps right through the wheels. One through the front 2 and one through the back 2. The idea is to tie down the car at a point that will not "bounce". If the car bounces down the road it can loosen the straps or cut them (Ive had that happen).