5 Car Glove Box Essentials
Whether you’re making the daily commute to work, heading to the grocery store or embarking on a lengthy road trip, you need to make sure your vehicle is ready for the journey. In the normal course of maintenance, that means regularly checking your tire pressure, monitoring the gas tank and ensuring your car or truck is in great shape. The easiest way to be prepared for any eventuality is to keep a well-stocked glove box. Here are five essential items that drivers should always have on-hand.
Glove Box Essentials: The Owner’s Manual
How do you speed-up your car’s windshield wipers? What should you do if that check engine light comes on? How far can you travel after the dashboard registers you’re low on gas? The answers to all those questions (and more) can be found in your car’s owner’s manual. If you’ve not yet familiarized yourself with this manual, it’s a good idea to flip through the next time you’re waiting to pick up your kids from school. Afterwards, make sure the owner’s manual ends up back where it belongs—in the glove box for ready-reference the next time you need to troubleshoot.
Glove Box Essentials: Car Insurance and Registration Documents
You never want to see blue lights flashing behind you, but when they do, you’ll need to show proof of automobile insurance coverage and proof that you own the car you are driving. Your glove box should be home to both your insurance cards and your vehicle registration information. Although it’s tempting to go paperless, don’t rely on those downloadable insurance cards alone. You never know when your smartphone battery will die, and you don’t want to be stuck on the side of the road with a scowling officer as you dig for the files. Keeping a paper copy of your insurance card in the glove box will help you breathe-and drive-easier.
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