Learn What to Keep in Your Glovebox

June 2nd, 2018 by

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The glovebox isn’t just a place for travel candy and wiper fluid. When you think of what to keep in your glovebox, here’s a quick list of items that should immediately spring to mind:

  • License and Registration
  • In Case of Emergency Card
  • Tire Pressure Gauge
  • Flashlight
  • Fuses
  • Wheel-Lock Key
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Phone Charger
  • Paper Map

These Items Should Make Up Your Car Accessories Kit

  • License and Registration: Your proof of insurance, auto registration, and a copy of your driver’s license should all be present and accounted for.
  • ICE: Not the melty kind — ICE stands for “In Case of Emergency.” Your ICE card carries a list of emergency contacts, your physician’s name, and any medications or allergies.
  • Tire Pressure Gauge: Proper tire pressure is important. Make sure you can keep tabs by stowing a tire pressure gauge as part of your glovebox kit.
  • Flashlight: Whether checking underneath the hood or looking at your map, a small LED flashlight can always come in handy.
  • Fuses: A couple of backup fuses can be picked up at any hardware store for a few dollars. They’ll help if a light or electrical part blows.
  • Wheel-Lock Key: Many modern cars use a special wheel lock to deter thieves, but that can be a bother if you don’t have one yourself. 
  • First-Aid Kit: Your first-aid kit doesn’t need to be huge, but it needs to be present. Priorities should be adhesive bandages, cotton balls, pain relievers, and backup prescription medicine.
  • Phone Charger: You can use your smartphone to look online for help or call your auto insurance company — but only if the phone is charged. 
  • Paper Map: GPS units can run out of battery or break. A paper map might seem outdated, but they can really come in useful if modern gadgets fail.
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