If you spend a lot of time driving wherever, then your car is more or less like your second home. So, it’s not surprising that you tend to keep many items in your vehicle. However, not all those things are necessary. And if you do a little cleaning, you can easily determine what should and should not be kept in your car.
There are many places in your car where you can store your belongings, like your glove compartment. But for most car owners, it is often used to keep loose items like ID cards and sometimes trash. So, instead of letting that valuable storage space go to waste, you should clear out all the junk and put some handy items that could help you out in case you find yourself in a spot of bother.
In some cases, you may not even want to step outside your vehicle to grab something you urgently need in the trunk. Just imagine how much of a hassle it would be to get drenched in the pouring rain when you can have these items within easy reach. Now check out these important things you should keep inside the glove compartment.
There’s going to be a time when you’ll need to consult your owner’s manual. If some unfamiliar icon lights up on your dashboard, if you need to figure out how to turn something on or off, if you want to know the correct tyre pressure or how often you should change your engine oil, yes, you can look those up and more in your owner’s manual.
While you may already have saved important numbers on your smartphone, it’s still a good idea to have down written down on a piece of paper. In case your vehicle breaks down, or you forget to bring your mobile, you can easily grab the hard copy in your glove box to call roadside assistance or a friend and family member to help you out in an emergency.
If you don’t have a lot of space, you can use a small pouch as your mini first aid kit. You can put in all the essentials like bandages, cotton balls, antiseptics, pain medicine, you name it. It’s also a good idea to include an In Case of Emergency card that contains your medical information, any medication you are currently taking, name and contact details of your family doctor, and the like.
Nothing sucks more than seeing your smartphone’s battery at a critical level, and there’s no phone charger in sight. So, having an extra charger handy in the glove box can make a huge difference, especially when you need to make an urgent phone call. It’s also good to have a wireless charging pad placed next to your seat. So, you won’t have to rummage through your car for a charger.
Car trouble can happen anytime. Imagine how difficult it would be to change a flat tyre or replacing a blown fuse in the dark. So, to avoid this from happening, be sure to have a flashlight and fresh batteries stored in your glove compartment.
These are just some of the essential items you can keep handy in your glove compartment. So, make good use of that space, and always be prepared for any type of emergency.
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