I bought one of those folders they make for organizing your checks. I found one that is made from cloth and it's lasted a lot longer than the plastic ones that tend to crack over time from temperature extremes inside the car.
Inside the folder, I labeled each section. There is a section for Insurance, Registration, Maintenance receipts, Tire receipts, the Owner's manual for the car, and many other things. In the back of the folder I keep two envelopes. One has a $100 money order in it. This is for any emergencies that may come up. I use a money order, because they don't expire and nobody but me can spend it; if it is stolen or lost I can get my money back. Once every other year I cash it and get a new money order.
The second envelope has enough cash in it for one tank of gas. Right now it takes $32 to fill up my tank, so I keep $35 in there. If the price of gas goes up I'll add to it. But if the price goes down, I'll leave it at the last amount that was in there, so there is a little extra.
The only other things that go in my glove compartment are a battery terminal cleaner, a digital tire gauge, and a couple of street maps of areas I will be needing them for. LOL - I will admit the rest of my car may be a mess sometimes, but the glove box is always neat and easy to find things in!
By Cricketnc from Parkton, NC
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I would never keep registration and even insurance information in my car. Someone steal you car and it's real easy to transfer the title. I've had a car stolen from me while parked in my driveway at night. I also don't want it to be that easy for a thief to get my personal information. Get your car stolen once and you'll never do this again. About the only thing I keep in my car is small change and the auto manual. I also don't leave anything visible in my car when I park it somewhere while shopping. I've had friend's cars broken into for something that cost very little.
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