If you've ever leaned your rod against your car and watched as a gust of wind blow your rod over just as it slammed your car door shut, you will see the value in this popular item. The Magnetic Rod Guard secures your rod to the car, or just about any other metal item, so that it doesn't end up slammed in your car door or on the ground where someone can step on it. It is small enough that you can just pop it in a vest pocket when not in use. It's a very handy tool that can pay for itself pretty quick!.. especially in windy areas.