I hope you're not driving around with as much stuff as this guy :o)
Today's challenge is to declutter your car! Get rid of all the trash you have in there - on the floor, in the glove box, in the boot (trunk for our transatlantic friends!). Look at any mascots or doodads you have - do you really need them? Do you even see them these days? Do you have a "baby on board" sticker when your kid is old enough to order a drink in a bar? What about tapes and CDs - are they laying around unorganised? Are any maps you carry reasonably up to date (ie published this century?). Is your side window covered in car park tickets?
As a bonus, you might also want to:
- check the oil and water levels, and the screen wash
- add antifreeze
- check the tyre pressure (properly inflated tyres reduce fuel consumption)
- fill up on fuel while you're not in a rush to go anywhere
- check the safety/seasonal equipment - first aid kit, red triangle, shovel, blanket etc