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Leaving a paper trail wherever you go

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Safety, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, October 25th, 2019 at 8:20 PM
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What paperwork should always be in my vehicle?

There is a lot of paperwork that goes along with having a vehicle. Some of it includes the title, insurance, a receipt for the sale, and many more! Some items always need to be in your vehicle in case of an emergency. However, some of it can be left at home. What paperwork should always be in my vehicle? The short answer is your driver’s license, proof of registration, proof of insurance, owner’s manual, and pen and paper. Keep reading as we delve into each of these items.

What happens if I do not have my driver’s license on me?

Your driver’s license is one of the most important items that you own. In fact, in most states, it is against the law to drive without your driver’s license. If you drive in Texas without your license in your possession, but you could show it in court, then you will only owe a $10 fee. However, if you do not have a license and are caught driving, you face a much larger and more serious fine.

Man Signing FormWhy do I need proof of registration?

Before you can drive your vehicle, you need to get it registered with the Texas DOT. If you do not do so, you again might have to pay some very large fines.

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Do I really need insurance on my vehicle?

Yes, you really do. If you cause an accident, you are responsible for medical bills, damages, etc. Having insurance saves you from paying for all of these out of pocket. Additionally, in Texas, if you do always not have proof of insurance, you can face up to a $350 fine.

Why should I keep my owner’s manual in my vehicle?

Have you ever been on the road and had a light turn on that you did not know what it meant? Or maybe you needed to check what kind of oil your vehicle takes. Whatever situation you are in with your vehicle, your owner’s manual will more than likely have the answer.

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What do I need a pen and paper for?

Have you ever been somewhere and needed to write something down unexpectedly? By keeping a pen and paper in your vehicle, you will be prepared for all situations that come your way!

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