The glove compartment is an often overlooked and underused component of most cars. When used to its potential, your car’s glove compartment can hold a wealth of valuable information and resources. If you are ever in an accident or your car breaks down, you want to make sure that emergency services numbers and your insurance information are close at hand.
Your cell phone is often a lifeline in times of emergency, but it will serve little purpose if the battery dies. Keep a car charger in your glove box for those times when your phone needs a battery boost. While you’re in the electronics store, look for a small GPS unit and car adapter as well. It could save you if you make a wrong turn and suddenly find yourself hours out of your way.
In terms of personal safety and protection, add a small first aid kit, an umbrella and a pair of driving gloves. Why gloves, you ask? To protect your hands if you have to use a glass breakage bar, which you should also keep in the glove box.
You should also add your insurance cards to the glove box. If you need auto insurance, contact PMA Insurance Services in Chantilly, VA at (703) 449-1327.