Should I Keep My Vehicle Registration in My Car?
There seems to be a debate these days on whether or not keeping your vehicle’s registration in your car is a good idea. While you need to present your registration during a traffic stop, your vehicle’s glove compartment may not be the safest place for it. But why shouldn’t you keep your vehicle registration in your car? Find out why in this guide from Big Shoe Auto Sales.
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What You Shouldn’t Keep in Your Vehicle’s Glove Compartment
- Vehicle Registration – movies and television shows often portray drivers keeping their vehicle registration in their car’s glove compartment, but this isn’t the best place to keep it. The registration contains key personal information and if your vehicle is ever stolen then the thief has easy access to your information. Instead, keep your registration stored in your wallet or make copies of the documents to keep in your vehicle and whiteout any secure information.
- Vehicle Title – You’ll never need to present your vehicle’s title during a traffic stop, so there’s no need to carry this in your vehicle. Losing the title or getting it stolen can lead to a long trail of headaches, so instead keep the title somewhere secure in your home, such as a locked filing cabinet or safe.
- Driver’s License – The best place to store your driver’s license is in your wallet. Even if your vehicle is the only one you drive, keeping your license inside your vehicle’s glove compartment isn’t the best place to keep it.
When you hop into your new-to-you vehicle from Big Shoe Auto Sales be sure to check that you haven’t instinctually put any of these items in your vehicle’s glove compartment. Never leave your driver’s license, vehicle title, or vehicle registration in your vehicle when you aren’t in it as these items can cause a lot of issues if they are stolen or misplaced. Do you have any other vehicle-related questions? Check out the rest of the Big Shoe Auto Sales blog for more tips and tricks.