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What to do Before Your Car Breaks Down on a Road Trip

One of the disadvantages of living in a rural area is that we are at least four hours from the nearest major airport. It is very expensive and time consuming to fly out locallly.  As a result, we tend to drive if the destination can be reached in 12 hours or less. Jim and I had a wonderful road trip to San Diego recently. It was wonderful until our car died on the way home, and we were left stranded on the side of the interstate in 100+ degree temperatures. Hopefully, my experience will make you think about what to do BEFORE your car breaks down on a road trip. Road Side Assistance Now, I am all about saving money on car insurance. When we broke down, I honestly had no idea if our policy covered road side assistance. I assumed it didn’t because that sounds like something I would decline to save a few bucks. I called anyway, hoping I  hadn’t gone completely cheap when I ordered the policy. Luckily, we did have coverage, which included towing up to 25 miles. Since it was Sunday, I had to wait on hold for a few minutes until the representative located ...

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