Even though your glove box may seem like the perfect storage area for a few bits of scrap paper and a Pen that doesn’t work, there are a few items you should keep handy in case of an actual emergency
Added: 12 May 2020
The glove box of your car is probably a dumping ground for lots of odds & ends (a bit like that draw in the kitchen everyone has). Even though your glove box may seem like the perfect storage area for a few bits of scrap paper and a Pen that doesn’t work, there are a few items you should keep handy in case of an actual emergency.
(If your glove box is a bit on the tiny side, then maybe a car tidy in the boot would be the next best thing)
Glove box Essentials:
Owner’s manual – The answer to all of your questions can be found in your car’s owner’s manual. From what should I do if the engine light come on to How to speed up the windscreen wipers. Might be a good idea to familiarise yourself with it whilst in lockdown ready for when you can start your road trip.
Torch – Just in-case you get stranded after dark.
First Aid kit – You hope you’ll never need it, but it is important to have a basic kit handy.
Travel wipes & Hand Sanitizer - You never know what you'll encounter on the road and now a must have.
Disposable Protective Gloves – To help protect you at Petrol pumps & if you ever need to change a tyre these would save you smelling like a car mechanic, although raise your hand if you like the smell of Petrol ??
In preparation for your post-lockdown Road trip don’t forget to pack:
(when safe do so under Government guidelines)
High-energy Snacks - When blood sugar gets low, you could get more hangry than hungry. Save your traveling companions some pain and keep around nuts, dried fruit, and other healthy, filling snacks.
Blanket - The only thing worse than being hangry is being cold.
Reusable water bottle - This will save you a ton of money on buying water at every stop.
Sunscreen – Best to be safe than burn your driving elbow, sun’s out guns out the window.
Road trip Necessities:
Reflective Vest - So other cars can see you. This item of clothing not only keeps you visible, but also alerts other drivers to the fact that you may be in need of some help.
Roadside warning Triangle - This is especially important where road conditions and weather conditions can cause low visibility. If you have pulled over to the side of the road, especially on a major road, you want others to see you far enough in advance.
Emergency Contact Numbers - It's always a good idea to have these on hand in case something goes wrong.
Sunnies – It is always a good idea to keep an extra pair of sunglasses in your Glove box or case holder. Try not to leave them on the seat, high temperatures could cause the coating or the lenses to crack.
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