What paperwork do I need to keep stored in my car?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 3:34 pm
Someone opening the glove compartment in a car

While some car-related documents should always be safely stored at home, others should always come with you on the road. Find out which 3 documents you should always have stored in your glove compartment here.

[Read More: Will my new Kia come with a spare tire?]

3 Documents To Keep Stored In Your Glove Compartment

Family standing behind their car smiling in fallProof of Insurance

Not only is having proof of insurance with you in your car vital in the event of a car accident, but it is also required by law. If you get pulled over and are unable to provide proof of insurance, you will likely be hit with some steep fines and may have to appear in court to provide proof that you are in fact insured.

Vehicle Registration

Like with proof of insurance, having up-to-date vehicle registration with you in the car is required by law. An expired registration or no registration at all will mean hefty fines if pulled over and gets more serious the longer the vehicle has gone unregistered.

Owner’s Manual

Keeping an owner’s manual in your glove compartment is not required, but it is a good idea. It’s a great reference when something isn’t working quite right and stores all of the information you need about your vehicle while on the move like what PSI to fill your tires to and what kind of oil to add to the engine.

[Read More: When should I switch my child’s car seat from rear-facing to front-facing?]

Other car-related documents, like your vehicle title and maintenance records, are better left at home in a safe and secure location. Keep following the Moritz Kia blog for more automotive tips and tricks and be sure to visit one of our dealership locations in the Fort Worth, Texas area the next time you are looking for a vehicle upgrade.

Leave a Reply