The glove box can be a useful treasure chest in cars, housing everything from important papers and receipts to tire gauges and extra fuses. It's a safe, easy-to-access place for crucial items, and almost every car has one. Even the best of us are sometimes guilty of littering our glove boxes with unnecessary items like CDs or cosmetics. Don't let yourself go down that path. Rather, be prepared and consider the following things to keep on hand.
The crucial stuff
License and registration: I feel it’s a good idea to keep all important documents like proof of insurance, automotive registration and a copy of your driver's license in the glove box.
ICE Card: “In case of emergency” card with important information about you and your passengers. On that card you should list emergency contacts, physicians, any medications used or allergies for you and your passengers
Car Manual: We'd all like to keep our car's owner's manual in the glove box, but have you seen the size of these things lately, Keep just the main manual, the part with important info on engine care, wiper blade sizes and more
Tire pressure gauge: Unless you have a new car with the Easy Fill Tire Alert System, tire pressure gauge is one of the most essential items to have in your glove box.
Flashlight: LED flashlights take up only a little space but emit a lot of light. A flashlight will come in handy when trying to change a tire in the dark.
Generic Cell Phone Charger or Power Converter: It's also nice to know you have a back-up charger when traveling down that long, dark country road and the cell phone is about to die. There is a wide assortment of lighter plug-ins that come in all sizes and configurations to support any digital appliance.
Paper and Pencil: Having something to write with and something to write on are always good to have at the ready when driving. Whether it's writing down directions or exchanging auto insurance information, having a working pen and available paper, will prevent additional stress being added at the moment of need.
The convenient stuff
Napkins, travel wipes, tissues and hand sanitizer: After touching the gasoline hose at your next fill-up, you’ll be glad to have something to wipe the odor off your hands.
High-energy snacks: Stash a few granola bars in the glove box so you can last through an extra-long rush hour.
Plastic grocery bags: Smash a few into a zip-top plastic bag and use them for trash as the need arises.
Lint roller: If you have pets, you know you can never have too many of these.
Instead of stuffing it with napkins, ketchup packets and breath mints, turn your glove box into a useful tool, think of it as a survival kit. You may think of other objects that may be more of an importance to you, but in my opinion I find these items to be very useful.
We here at BUY AUTO TRUCK ACCESSORIES would like to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving, remember this is the time of year when things can get crazy remember to drive safe, and enjoy.