Lately, though, we haven't really been using so much of AAA's services, and now that miss_chance's unreliable old white 1989 Caravan is out of the picture we can no longer expect to be a drain on their finances. What to do? Cars aren't perfect and I've certainly had a lot of vacations rescued by having an 800 number to call. Maybe I've gotten soft, but I like the peace of mind. I'm just not willing to trash my principles to get it.
Enter the solution. Today in jonsinger's livejournal, lumiere tipped me off (well, indirectly) to the Better World club. Exactly what I was looking for! Now I don't even have to justify the cost of the program given the current relative health of our motor vehicles: if these folks do well (that is, if I and people like me don't really need their services), they'll continue their good works and I can feel good about spending my money with them. Huzzah!