I joined AAA auto membership for one reason. The feeling of knowing that you are safe on the road. For instance I have sinced used it because I mistakenly locked the keys in the car while it was running. The police can't help you for something like that and AAA came in a short period of time and the door open and I was back on my way. They were very personable, also when they came to my assistance.
The membership is $36 a year and you pay a one time $10 to originally sign up. They have all kinds of other services that can benefit someone also. Several options for all differnet types of insurance and lots of travel planning needs can be filled. You can get free maps from them, as well as travel guides.
This memership is so very beneficial, no wonder everyone in the area seems to have it. If you can get it in your area, so yourself a favor and have the peace of mind that it allows you when you are out on the road. They are truly wonderful.