|Locked Out of Your Vehicle:
Due to our vehicles' new high-tech, heavy-duty theft-deterrent systems, it's not suprising that it's not easy to get into a locked car without the keys. And maybe our brains haven't quite caught up with this new technology: in 1980, lockouts represented just 1.4% of the total requests for service. In 2006, lockouts represented 16.9% of the total overall call volume to AAA in North America. There are tons of ways to prevent lock-outs from happening. But what if you don't get around to them until it's too late?
|Auto Shops Aimed at Women:
Manicures While You Wait
Do you ever wish you could be getting more done while you wait for your car to be fixed? Sick of the lame magazines your male-oriented auto shop provides? Women have to get their cars fixed, too! Well, they may be needles in the haystack, but there are a few female-oriented auto shops out there. Elle Auto even offers spa packages for you and your car - so you can get manicured while your car gets oiled up and detailed. They also provide "heart and soul" service catered to women, wi-fi, a kids play area, and shuttle service if you need to get back and forth for pick-ups and drop-offs.