The best way to save money is to prepare for emergencies. A couple of years ago, we went down to vist my mom and the tire went out. I had a spare tire to put on, but it was a little flat. We had to drive some miles before we hit a gas station that had an air pump. Now I try to check on the spare tire to make sure it is properly inflated.
- First aid kit (A good one can be found for $10)
- Flashlight (Wal-Mart has a large one for only $3)
- Jumper cables (this has helped me numerous times)
- Rags (old T-shirts, etc.)
- Road flares
If I forgotten something, please add it with a comment.