This thing has saved me a couple of times now. Other times it’s just convenient. I used to have a spare key hidden in an old Altoids tin, Gorilla taped to the top of the trailer hitch and hidden in the bumper. That was fine for emergencies. It was completely invisible but getting it out was a pain. So was re-installing it.

Then my friend Greg told me about this thing. It’s called the Kiddie Stor-a-Key. Not a great name but it works. A strong magnet will attach it to any number of points on your truck. Even if it’s found, the three-digit lock will keep potential thieves busy.

Best of all it’s about $10 on Amazon. Some people there pan it in reviews but I think it’s a good product. Yes, you change the combination with the lock closed—that was one reviewer’s gripe—but you need to know the combination in order to do so.

One caveat. It may not fit modern, key-fob-type keys. If you’ve got an old-school key like me though, you’ll be good to go.