Traction boards are tough and durable tire-wide slats with knobby, grippy surfaces. They’re popular with extreme off-road enthusiasts, who often find their vehicles deeply mired in mud, sand, or snow. In those situations, four-wheel-drive alone isn’t enough to extricate your vehicle. But traction boards are very useful to everyday 4×4 drivers as well. Here are three ways to use traction boards to get your vehicle out of a jam.