12 Essential Items to Keep in Your Glove Compartment

12 Essential Items to Keep in Your Glove Compartment

Did you know that your glove box is not designed for storing makeup, diapers or snacks? You heard it right!

A glove compartment or glove box is a compartment built into the dashboard of an automobile, located over the front-seat passenger’s footwell, and often used to store emergency items.

Now, if you’re planning to go on a road trip with your loved ones and friends, make sure you are prepared and consider the following items to keep in your glove box.

1. Vehicle Registration Card

⁣Vehicle registration is needed for many purposes. It proves the ownership of the vehicle and helps police officers in identifying the people involved in an accident and settling claims peacefully. Keep in mind that you should keep the current registration and discard the old ones to avoid confusion.

2. Insurance Card

It is not just any little card! Its primary use is to provide financial protection against physical damage and/or bodily injury resulting from traffic collisions and any potential liability.

3. Owner Manual

How would you identify the problem if you find a leak in your car? How do you speed up your car’s windshield wipers? When the low-fuel warning light comes on, how much farther can you drive? You will find all these answers and more in your car’s owner manual. Keep it handy in your car’s glove box so you don’t feel clueless the next time you need to troubleshoot.

4. Flashlight

Keeping a flashlight in your car may save your life. For instance, when you ran out of gas and you have to walk to a gas station, a flashlight will help you find your way and alert other drivers that you are on the road.

5. Tire Gauge

A tire gauge is an affordable tool that every car owner should have. Keeping your tires properly inflated they wear out evenly and that you’re getting optimal fuel economy.

6. Cell phone Charger

Another valuable thing you should never forget is your cell phone charger. Keeping a fully charged phone is a perfect way to stay connected with others and provide the user with a sense of security.

7. Pen and Notebook

Both pen and notebook will help you write important information during your road trip. For instance, landmark or street name and list of contact names.

8. Receipt

When you’re too busy, it’s difficult to remember exactly when you changed the oil or rotated your tires. So, always keep accurate maintenance records so you know what work has been done to your car and when.

9. Multi Use Tool

Leave home without one, and you’ll really struggle to fix even the most minor mechanical problems that you’re likely to encounter in the road.

Make sure your car’s glovebox is not overfilled with unnecessary items and properly organized so you can find what you need when you need it.

Do you keep these handy in your glovebox? What else do you keep? Let us know in the comments down below.

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