Facts About Your Vehicle's Glove Box
the glove box may be a universal, standard feature in nearly every automobile,
consumers today continue to modernize one of their vehicle's tiniest compartments.
According to a recent survey by Dodge, the automaker found that 84 percent of
Americans no longer use the glove box for its orginial purpose to store
gloves. The space was first introduced in the 20s as a place for drivers to store
their driving gloves. However, the survey found that 72 percent of people were
unaware of how the compartment even got its name.
to Mike Accavitti, Dodge director of marketing and communication, the survey also
showed that most drivers are incorrectly using their glove boxes to store sensitive
information. Forty-four percent of drivers are currently using their glove boxes
to store vehicle titles. Accavitti warns drivers against storing their titles
in glove boxes, claiming it makes car thefts that much easier.
titles should never be kept in the glove box, but rather in a safe place at home
or in the office," Accavitti said.
what should you store in your glove box?
the glove box isn't the best place for a vehicle title, it is a great place to
store those travel esstentials. According to Dodge's recent survey, drivers are
using their glove boxes for these items:
of insurance - 94 percent
registration - 92 percent
and napkins - 71 percent
Flashlight - 53 percent
Sunglasses - 47 percent
kit - 38 percent
to company officials, the glove box can also be a great place to store additional
and baby wipes for unexpected minor cuts and scrapes.
Snacks for morning and afternoon commutes, or for after-school activites.
refreshments to help keep you alert and hydrated.
Pen and paper in case you
need to write down information, especially during an accident or emergency.