Every day as I commute back & forth from home to work I see scenes like the one above. Vehicles left for whatever reason beside a rural road or the interstate. As days go by I see the same vehicle sitting there, vulnerable to the elements and whatever someone may want to do to it.
Now a lot of the vehicles I witness are not clunkers but really nice cars or trucks. As a rule I am not a very trusting person and that goes double for my vehicle that I depend on greatly. I would not leave my car beside a busy highway for an hour, much less a day or days.
For years Linda and I have had the service of AAA. It's really not expensive and when an unfortunate event happens all I have to is call their toll free number and within an hour help will be there to get me to safety. Whether it be a flat tire, out of gas, locked out or mechanical problems requiring the vehicle to be towed to a repair facility they are there without fail.
I have had a battery blow up and was taken on a roll back to an auto store when a new battery was installed. On three occasions I have had a flat or blowout and they came to change the flat tire with the little spare so I could be on my way.
Even if I didn't have car trouble AAA also supplies me with information regarding trips I plan to take like driving directions, books on the area I plan to visit and more. Yes folks, I ride down the interstate and see a really nice and expensive car sitting there all by itself and I say to myself, why?