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Glove Compartment (Glove Box) Must-Haves

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Gloves were a necessary driving equipment in the early days of cars, as many of them lacked a hard top – leading to fast-moving cold air, numbing drivers’ hands. To store these gloves, a box was built into the car dashboard, located over the front-seat passenger’s footwell in cars. The name derives from the original purpose of the compartment, to store gloves.

As hard top cars became commonplace, the function of this box changed – but the name remained. Nowadays, we use the glovebox to store all kinds of stuff.

Here are a few essentials that you need to have in your glove box:

    1. Documents of your vehicle

Car Documents

It always pays to have a copy of your license, registration, insurance, and other important documents in your glove box. Throw in the owner’s manual in the mix as well – you might need to refer to it in case of emergencies!

    1. Puncture sealants

Puncture Sealant

Getting stranded in the middle of nowhere because of a punctured tire is a nightmare scenario to be in. With something like a simple puncture sealant, you can ride your car until you find a repair center.

    1. Spare money


We are not perfect – and we tend to forget our wallets at home, at times. Having some spare money in the glove compartment can help you pay the toll, or for that coffee – and save you the blushes some time!

    1. Mobile charging cable or power bank

Power Bank

The rush to get to our office or home often makes us forget about checking the battery on our phones, and these items come in handy in such unfortunate situations.

    1. First aid kit and others

First Aid Kit

First aid kits are self-explanatory, and most car dealers add one when you buy the car. Just keep an eye on its contents, and replace any item that is nearing the expiration date. Also, it pays to include other items like work gloves, rags, screwdrivers, pliers, electrical wire and duct tape.

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