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What paperwork should always be in my vehicle?

You recently purchased a new vehicle. Congratulations! This is a very exciting time! One of the next projects you are probably working on is going through all of the paperwork you now have. You have insurance, receipts of the transaction, a title, and so much more! Are you now asking, “what paperwork should always be in my vehicle?” If so, you have come to the right place! We have put together a brief list below.

Paperwork and a check for car insuranceAlways have your license with you

Did you know that it is actually illegal to drive without your license? This is one of the most important documents that you own. If you drive without your license, even by mistake, you can face a fine of $100-$1,000. However, if you can present your license in court, this fee will often be waved. On the other hand, if you are caught driving without a license and you cannot prove that you have one in court, then you are looking at a much more serious punishment.

Proof of Registration

Every state requires that a driver registers their vehicle(s) with the state. When a person is pulled over, the officer will often ask for a driver’s license and registration. If a driver is not able to produce the registration, the individual could face some hefty fines.

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Insurance

Insurance is so important to have because if you caused an accident, you would be responsible for damages, medical bills, etc. If you do not have insurance, all of these expenses would come right out of your pocket. In Georgia, if you drive without insurance, you could face a penalty of $1,000.

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Owner’s Manual

Have you ever been on the road and had a dashboard warning light turn on? Being able to pull over and check your owner’s manual is such a comforting feeling because you can check and see if you need to call a tow truck or can continue because the light does not indicate an emergency.

If you have more questions about what paperwork should be kept in your vehicle, please do not hesitate to contact us at Carl Black Kennesaw! We would be more than happy to answer your questions about the paperwork that should always be in your vehicle.

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