How To Zombie-Proof Your Car In 12 Easy Steps

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When the zombie apocalypse kicks off there'll be two ways to ensure your survival: You can either convert your home into a fortress and lock yourself away until help arrives (maybe), or you can turn your car into a tank and stay on the move, with the undead bouncing off your bonnet as you go. 

If you'd sooner take your chances out on the open road than imprisoned in your home, here's how you trick out your car to make it impenetrably zombie-proof. And remember: There are no speed limits any more, so keep that pedal to the metal, soldier... 
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1. Roof Box

Now that your car is your home, you'll need all the storage space you can get. A roof box's usefulness is twofold: You can store clothing, tinned food and weapons in there, or you can use it to imprison a family member who's been bitten by a zombie and is slowly succumbing to the infection, as you race along the motorway in desperate hope of an antidote, with a haunting thud, thud, thudding above your head...  

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2. Steel Mesh Fencing

As any zombie-movie aficionado will tell you, there'll inevitably come a point when your car is so swarmed by zombies that you must steadily plough through as they mindlessly batter at your vehicle, hungry for the flesh within.

And if you haven't covered your windscreen and windows with steel mesh fencing, they'll smash the glass, drag you out and feast on your innards before you can say “Tsk – I told you we should've taken the exit at junction six.”

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3. Skull Car Stickers

You're unlikely to be the only four-wheeled warrior out on the roads, so ensure other survivors see that you're not to be trifled with by plastering your car with gnarly skull stickers.

You may also want to spray-paint some fear-inducing messages on there: “Grrrr!” and “Oooh, I'm proper crazy, me!” – that kind of thing.  

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4. Exhaust Whistle

To make your vehicle even more intimidating, add an exhaust whistle for that ferocious lion-in-a-fighter-jet roar. 

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5. Car-Mounted Strobe Lights

Zombies are so pitifully dumb that you won't always need to mow them down to clear a path: At night-time, an intense blast of strobe-light will send them all staggering backwards.

Fun bonus: As the undead flail around, shielding their rotten eyes and moaning in confused agony, the strobe will make the unfolding carnage look like an old-timey silent movie.    

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6. Super-Loud Klaxon Car-Horn

And if that strobe light doesn't disorientate the undead, try throwing 140 decibels of honk into the mix. Have that, you filthy flesh-junkies. 

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7. Cigarette-Lighter Splitter

Your car's cigarette lighter is now your sole power socket. Buy a splitter to avoid endless in-car arguments over whether the TomTom or the iPod should get priority. 

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8. CB Radio

The phone networks will go down within days – taking the internet with them – at which point good ol' fashioned CB radio will be the only reliable way to communicate with other survivors.

Want to swap intel on zombie hot-spots and potential Army-run safe zones? Keep tweaking that UHF dial.

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9. Travel Pillow

Is it your turn to sleep in the front seat? You can't fight zombies with a cricked neck, so keep your noggin upright with one of these. 

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10. Petrol Can

Fuel is a precious resource in the gore-spattered hellscape of post-apocalyptic Britain – there's no rocking up to Esso to fill your tank and grab a cheeky Twix, because the pumps have all been drained by roaming scavenger gangs (likewise the Twixes).

You'll need to stock up on petrol whenever and wherever you find it – which brings us to the most useful item on the list, the petrol can...

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11. Hose Pipe

You know that thing they do in movies where they stick a hose pipe in one car's fuel tank, suck on the other end and loads of petrol starts gushing out? We've no idea whether or not that works in real life, but it's worth a shot, right? 

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12. Car Air Freshener

Because – pee-hoo – you ain't gonna be taking many showers... 

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More Ways To Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

Pull together your own zombie survival kit, learn how to turn your home into an undead-proof fortress, get your household the most effective zombie disguises, and discover how to give yourself a disgustingly realistic zombie makeover.
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