Happy new year to you.
Now some of you may consider what I do as a bit "Over the top", but I carry a relatively cheap digital camera in my glovebox.
It has 2 main purposes:
1. When I park next to other cars that I may think "ding" my door by opening theirs, I usually get out and take a photo making sure that the distance between the 2 cars, as well as the other chaps licence plate is in the photo. That way, I have proof should I need to follow up later upon finding any marks on my door.
2. In case of an accident, there is nothing better than having pictorial evidence as the other person will not be able to make up their own stories of damage, etc. at a later time.
Now there is nothing to say that the camera has to be a digital camera.
I graduated from a disposable insta-matic Kodak-jobbies to this one.
Anyway, a number of my family and friends have seen the advantages of this cheap way of insuring your pride & joy, and have bought a little cheap camera to house in their glovebox.
Also you never know when you might find your 147 in the most idealic scenery and just have to take a photo!!!
There are other advantages of the camera (roadrage, etc...) but we won't go into that.
I hope you find it useful too.