5 travel essentials to buy before the holiday season

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The holidays are around the corner, and that means time to load up the car and hit the road. This year, be prepared for anything with our top 5 road trip essentials. We aren't talking gummy bears and Taylor Swift's album (although those are great to have). We're talking the gadgets that will come in handy when you need them most.

Should you get into a fender bender or you want to capture zipping around the curves of a mountain road, the DashCam Hi-Res Car Video Camera & 8GB MicroSD Card will you capture it all. This extremely affordable gadget will be the witness you need on each and every road trip from now until forever.  
With just a few hours of sunlight, the LuminAID PackLite 16 Inflatable Solar Light‘s solar panel will deliver up to 16 hours of LED light. That makes this super compact, no-outlet-necessary light a must for camping trips.
The worst thing to happen on a road trip? The dreaded check engine light popping up. Luckily, the FIXD Active Car Health Monitor will diagnose the issue for you. So you know if it's time to pull over and call AAA or you can make it home safely. 
A single USB port won’t do much for a car full of smartphones. Plug in the Urge Basics 4-Port Rapid Car Charger to your car’s outlet to power four devices at once--and keep all passengers happy and entertained.
Okay, so maybe there is one thing worse than a check engine light. A dead battery. Never fear being stuck in the middle of nowhere again. The 9,000 mAh 12V Smart Portable Car Battery Jumper will jump your car without another car around. It's super compact and perfect for storing in your trunk at all times.  

Best of all, these gadgets are all on sale in the Shop on AOL! Get yours before you start heading home for the holidays.

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