The Best Things To Keep In Your Glove Compartment

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There are certain things that every driver needs to have handy, just in case you get in a fender bender. How many times have you thought to yourself, “Why don’t I have that in the car?” With me it’s always napkins, I have to have napkins in the car. Whether it’s because I’m a messy car eater or my allergies are acting up, I can always use napkins. Here’s a list of things I think should be in every glove box.

Owner’s Manual

You many not use this one as often as you should, but it’s always a wealth of information about your car. Whether it’s finding out how to use the radio or how many gallons of gas your car holds, it’s all in there. Keep it with you at all times.

Maintenance Records

Do you remember the last time you had your muffler replaced? What about your water pump? Me neither, but I do keep a record of everything that’s been done to my car, so when I take it in for something to get repaired, I should be able to look at my records and see if it’s under warranty or it’s time for a new one.

Emergency Contact Information

You never know when you’ll need it, but when you need it, its imperative that the people you have designated as your emergency contacts can be alerted if there is an emergency. Keeping a list of family and friends who can respond almost immediately in the case of an accident are very important to have.


You don’t have to go out and buy one of those massive flashlights that roll around the back of your car. You can get a small LED one for under $10 and it’ll light up anything you need it to. It’ll come in handy when you’re trying to figure out how to change your spare tire or you’re looking for something you dropped in between the seats.


You’ve seen them at every hardware store you’ve ever been in. You know the one with the screwdriver, knife, bottle opener, and pliers all in one. I can’t tell you how many times it’s come in handy for me.

Insurance Card

In the event of them catching you speeding down the highway, you definitely want to keep this handy. You don’t want a ticket for failure to provide proof of insurance, even if you have it.