Hood loops provide a lashing point anywhere under the hood that you can find a bolting point.
Perfect for cars or trucks without frame attachments under the front of the vehicle. Easy to install, just open the car hood and where the hood sits will be a couple of bolts that you can remove, attach the hood loops, re-tighten the bolts letting the loops hang out the side of the vehicle. I tuck mine back in the hood when I'm not using them.
Works great for about a year then they started fraying. I ordered a new set, I just replace mine yearly.
I have bought a lot of gear from AKC and always good stuff with great customer support. These simple loops however are losers. Poor quality overall. Grommets are not located in the same spot on each loop (one off center, right near the edge) and the loops are not the same length and they are an inch shorter than other brands and much softer/thinner webbing. Too cheap to bother returning so they went right in the trash. Buy infinity outfitter straps, 12" long and heavier webbing with rust resistant grommets - go after those
Sorry that you received sub-par straps. We have asked the manufacturer to address your comments for future deliveries and we have sort through our stock to make sure they are all up to par.
Simple and easy to install. This is a nice way to eliminate scratching your vehicle finish while transporting your canoe or kayak.