You may need to use your cell phone to call for help if you forget to check the trunk before your next road trip. AAA says a lot of newer cars don't come with spare tires.
Before your burn some rubber to a fun summer destination, take a peek at your tire - It'll save you money. And, tires that have lost too much tread could cause a crash.
Next, pop your hood. You shouldn't rely on oil changes to check your dipstick. At one shop, mechanics say 8 out of 10 cars that come in are at least a quart low on oil! Topping off could save you a costly tow.
Take a look at your air filter, too. Leaves and dust particles cause a lack of efficiency, and leaves your engine burning through more gas...and money.