Cars are small 4-door vehicles found abandoned by the road in the savage Canadian wilderness. Cars are not considered the best place to set up a base but they do provide protection from the wind and predators. It is possible to sleep in a car by choosing bedroll from the radial menu.
Cars are remnants of former human society before the apocalypse. They have been rendered useless due to the aurora. Cars are suitable as temporary sanctuaries from predators and the cold, and may even hold some basic supplies like food and water. All cars have searchable glove compartments in the passenger side and visors on both sides. A prybar will allow the player to force open the trunk which is usually locked. It is not possible to drop items inside a car.