If driving an unusual car on a road trip, consider if there are repair shops along your route.

Mechanics who specialize in Saabs, Volvos, Audis, Mercedes, and similar luxury cars are sometimes hard to find outside of major urban and suburban areas. Keep a list of repair shops around the country in your glove compartment (most car dealers can supply you with a free directory), and avoid taking a truly exotic car on trips to remote areas.

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