It doesn’t matter whether you drive a high-clearance pickup or an electric golf-cart—if it has four wheels and a motor, it can get stuck. One of the easiest ways to prevent bogging down is to always carry a pair of traction mats. These handy, nestable pads provide a layer of extra-rugged tread between the ground and the tire to give you just enough traction to pull out of the stickiest spots. They are lightweight and easily store in the trunk of any car or behind the seat of a truck. Here are a few situations where they are indispensable.