Documents you should always have in your vehicle

Driving is a privilege even though most people seem to treat it as a right. You need to pass tests to get a license in the first place and sometimes to keep it. In America, driving is a necessity for many people given the distances they live from services. So keeping your driving privilege is important. At Epic Insurance in Lees Summit, MO, we make sure that all our customers have the right auto insurance to protect them. 

Documents you should always have in your vehicle

Insurance card

Your insurance card is proof you have at least the mandated amount of auto insurance that is required in Missouri. If you get pulled over for any sort of an infraction, you will be asked to produce your insurance card so make sure it is in your glove box someplace that is easy to access. In an envelope with your vehicle registration is a good place. 

Vehicle registration

All vehicles that are on the road need to be registered. In order to keep your vehicle registered, you must pay your personal property taxes. If they are unpaid, you will not be able to renew.  You also need to have your emissions or safety test completed no more than 60 days before the registration is due. This registration should also be kept in your glove box with the emission test result and your insurance card. 

Driver’s license

Most people use their driver’s license as ID so they carry it in their wallet. If you are in the vehicle, it should be there with you. Keeping a copy along with your other documents is not a bad idea. 

Official state emission inspection report

After your inspection, you will get a report. Keep this in your glovebox with the rest of your documents.

For an independent insurance agent in Lees Summit, MO and surrounding areas, contact Epic Insurance for all your auto insurance needs.