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Old 15th November 2008, 10:17   #1
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Default What items do you always carry in your car / glovebox?

There are things that are in our cars by default, if not we try to make sure they are always there. :-) whether we use them or not.
For me.
Inside:
Phone head set,
Tissue box,
Window SunBlocker,
Fragrance.
My Shades.
My Music.
Boot:
CarCover,
Chamois Leather,
WD40,
Fishing Tackle Box (I have a car box, never know when you feel like fishing)
Used to have a pair of Jogging shoes too. Took it out cause there was massive change in environment if left inside after use

Put down stuff you can't do without in your car.
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Old 15th November 2008, 10:49   #2
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I'm also interested - what are the original and xeroxed documents that NEED to be in the car?
I keep the following in the car:
Car perfume
CDs
Some change (in the ash tray)
A bottle of water
Cloth to wipe the car
Spare headlamp, first aid kit provided
Car cover
A torch
An umbrella
Spare wheel, tools, etc

I guess thats it - nothing unusual so far!
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Old 15th November 2008, 11:02   #3
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Inside and easily accessible:
RC Book + Insurance Copy + PUC + DL
Music CDs
Cell Phone Charger
2 Bottles of Mineral Water
Car Perfume
Window Sunblocker Mats
Tissue box
Torch and Umbrella
First Aid Kit
Ash tray full of change

In the Boot:
Standby Wheel
Toolkit
Shopping bags
Bunch of old news papers
2 Ltr bottle of water for wipers
Spare cloth

This is what I usually have in my car.
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Old 15th November 2008, 12:39   #4
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Not mentioning the regular stuffs like vehicle papers, spare wheel and tool kit, apart from these:

1. Fragrance
2. My shades
3. My cd case
4. Chamois leather
5. Phone headset
6. Water
7. Cigarettes and my zippo
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Old 15th November 2008, 12:42   #5
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Padmini
Cabin:
1. two water bottles for the radiator.
2. Brake oil bottle
3. Stock carpet
4. wide angle anti-glare IRVM attached to the stock mirror.

Boot:
1. ETC's shoes (since the last 5 years )

Palio
Cabin:
1. coolant
2. room freshner (not the ambi-pure thingy)

Boot:
1. car cover - never bothered to use it.
2. 2 sets of rubber mats, used wipers, Pwindow switch, pair of Regn. plates - never threw them out since i got the car.
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Old 15th November 2008, 13:22   #6
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Inside my Scorpio - The Bull

Car perfume
Tissue box
RC (xerox) + Insurance + PUC
Maglite Torch
Extra Screwdriver & Plier
Chamois Cloth
Mseal, Rat poison, Acetone & 2T pouch
Car invertor - DC ~ AC
Garmin GPS
Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom
Ash tray full of change
Nokia Cell phone car charger
Kenwood 10 CD changer loaded with my fav CDs
Classical music cassettes

In the boot of my Scorpio - The Bull

Big Umbrella to accommodate 2
Tube
Hydraulic Jack
5' long solid 'lath'
Funnel
Two 5 ltr plastic can - 1 filled with water; 1 with diesel for highways
Tubeless tyre repair kit
3M double sided tape, Steelgrip insulation tape
Toolbox + Hazard triangle
12V air compressor
Bilora Camera Tripod
Foldable mat (to spread & go under the truck)
A bag containing Mediclaim cards & other important papers
Spare Fan & PS belt (though I can't change on my own)

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in the car just got me cd's like the inside uncluttered.

the boot is terribly cluttered with all my college books in it. I figure its easier to find something in a cluttered boot compared to a cluttered room
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in the car just got me cd's like the inside uncluttered.

the boot is terribly cluttered with all my college books in it. I figure its easier to find something in a cluttered boot compared to a cluttered room
Interesting point. and ofcourse you can't do without your books too right?
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Skoda - Cabin
Car perfume
Tissue box
RC (xerox) + Insurance + PUC
Chamois Cloth
Map my India Navigator
Ash tray full of Toll receipts and chiller
Nokia Cell phone car charger
CD's and Pen Drive
Bottle of Water
Shades

Skoda - Boot
Base-tube...
A change of clothes
A pair of slippers
A pair of Formal Shoes and a pair of Sneakers
2 Ltr. Water Bottle for Wipers
Philps Extreme Power Bulbs
and the usual tools and spare tyre...
Sometimes a few cans of beer...
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Skoda - Boot
Base-tube...
A change of clothes
A pair of slippers
A pair of Formal Shoes and a pair of Sneakers
2 Ltr. Water Bottle for Wipers
Philps Extreme Power Bulbs
and the usual tools and spare tyre...
Sometimes a few cans of beer...[/quote]

A skoda's boot can swallow anything given to it but I am a bit sceptical about the cans of beer, how do you keem them cool

FORD Fiesta

Inside:
Rc book, insurance papers, Beetul nuts
Lots of Change,
cloth,
perfume,
first aid kit provided by Ford,
cd's,
important documents [ work related]
chocolates.

BOOT:
Nothing except spare tyre and tool box
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Wow, I think I am the lone one out here that keeps almost nothing in the car. I like it simple & uncluttered. Stuff that stays in my car:

- Cleanliness
- Necessary documentation
- iPod
- A pack of Marlboros (all my cars)
- Mobile charger
- Couple of cloth pieces for cleaning purposes
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baby stroller.
a pack of water bottles.
air compressor.
rain-x bug and tar shield
glass cleaner
a blanket
portable cooler/heater
sun glasses
pocket knife
a box of tic-tac
GPS accessories
tissue, wipes
biscuits, cheetos, juice packets, anything else a 2.5 yr old may need to keep quiet on long drives
nowadays i even have some diapers for emergency
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A car is almost like second home...Hence all the "carhold" goods like household goods

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Wow, I think I am the lone one out here that keeps almost nothing in the car. I like it simple & uncluttered. Stuff that stays in my car:

- Cleanliness
- Necessary documentation
- iPod
- A pack of Marlboros (all my cars)
- Mobile charger
- Couple of cloth pieces for cleaning purposes
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Old 15th November 2008, 20:25   #14
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What is this? Haven't heard about it..


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rain-x bug and tar shield
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Old 15th November 2008, 21:03   #15
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Rain-X: Bug & Tar Protective Shield

not that i remember to use it before all long drives
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