You're on your way to saving money! survey highlights dangers of glove box stashing survey highlights dangers of glove box stashing

A recent survey conducted by car insurance price comparison website, highlighted the dangers of glove box stashing whereby drivers unwittingly cram their car glove box with their expensive devices in order to keep them out of sight of potential thieves. The research by the price comparison website found that the average car has £278 worth of valuable stored inside of it with items being kept in the boot, as well as in glove boxes and concealed compartments. Although a high percentage of drivers admit to keeping valuable in their car, a staggering 72% admitted they had no idea if their insurance policy covered the expensive items stored in their car. When it comes to the items we keep hidden in our car glove boxes, the GoCompare survey found that the average worth of these items totals £112, with SatNavs coming out as the most popular possession to keep in the glove box with 33% of these being stored in kept in there, followed by mobile phones 27%, and purses and wallets 18%. Drivers aged between 18-24 years were found to be 50% more likely to leave valuables in their car as opposed to drivers aged over 45 years of age. With such a high proportion of drivers using their car’s boot or glove box as a hiding place for valuable items, insurance experts are strongly advising drivers to check the terms of their policy to ensure they have adequate cover in place should the vehicle be broken into.

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