Just like anything else, your winch line needs to be maintained and care for properly to ensure a long life. If your winch line has become damaged, frayed, or kinked you need to replace it to ensure safe operation of your winch. You can also choose to replace the winch line that came with your winch with new line that offers more advantages, longer length or different colors.
You can choose from steel cable winch line or synthetic. Synthetic offers many advantages over steel being lighter weight, and much safer to handle. It also does not store energy like steel cable does, so in the unlikely event that it ever breaks, there is virtually no recoil.