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Essential items for a holiday road trip

Essential items for a holiday road trip
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The holiday season is the busiest travel season of the year. And that can make it one of the most stressful times of the year. Few things are more stressful than cramming the whole family into the car for a long-distance road trip.

When it comes to holiday travel, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that a whopping 91% of Americans choose a road trip over public transportation. Only 5% to 6% brave crowded airports, and 2% to 3% travel by bus, train or some other mode.

So, there's a good chance you'll be on the road at some point in the next two months. It's a good idea to start preparing now, and we have just what you need.

We've rounded up some essential items you'll want on hand before you hit the road this year. Some of these will help to keep you safe, and others will entertain even the toughest passengers.

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