Along the same vein as the "Tires man, Tires" thread, I've been thinking about things to keep in stock for a car. Now, I'm not talking about a long-term SHTF situation as frankly, once the gas is gone I'll be walking or biking (unless and until I can cobble together a working wood gasifier). I'm talking about a long term downturn where replacement parts may be hard to come by or cost prohibitive. Things that immediately come to mind are: Spark Plugs - relatively inexpensive now, could go up if for no other reason than production is difficult. Windshield wipers (blades) - it's a "luxury" but man, it's so nice to have a working/new set when the old set stops doing its job! Oil filters - again, fairly inexpensive now but could rise in cost if no imports, etc. Engine oil - It's not like it goes bad. Fuses - It always seems like if you have them then you don't really need them but as soon as you run out or misplace them a half-dozen of them blow at the same time. Bulbs - Yes, Sylvania is based in "Penn"sylvania and hopefully production could continue but what if it doesn't? Headlights, side lights, backup lights, turn signals. Assuming "rule of law" still exists, you don't want to get a ticket for a burned out light. Tires - see the other thread but having even used but serviceable backups would be a good idea. NOBODY wants to run on a spare, much less 4 of them. Thoughts?