Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Graboid is pulling the truck you can see that there is a gunrack and a gun in it. Right before they are about to hit the rock you can see that the gun falls off of the gunrack. The gun goes on and off the rack between the following shots.
Continuity mistake: In one of the first scenes when Grady and Earl are riding to the oil site, Grady attempts to take the last soda. If you watch Grady closely when Earl tries to play Rock, Scissors, Paper at first he is holding up his right hand, then it goes to Earl, then it goes back to Grady holding up his left hand.
Continuity mistake: Just before Earl gets sprayed with the fire extinguisher, he wraps a shirt around his hand. When he takes the shirt, you see he has no gloves on. Then when he asks for gloves the camera cuts to a different angle and the gloves are on him, even though he never even took them off the other guy.
Continuity mistake: When the Graboid scares Earl and Grady into backing up the truck over the ridge and getting it stuck, the hill they stop on is empty - that is, no rocks. But later, there's a big rock right next to its right side that Grady jumps onto. Also; when the truck first crashes, the angle makes the windshield roughly level with the ground. But subsequent scenes show the truck at a different angle.