[QUOTE=DisneyOnMyMind;1077323]Do you have AAA? If you don’t you might want to get it before your trip. It’s not that expensive to join AAA and you do get discounts at hotels and restaurants, and it will also give you peace of mind on your trip if something happens to your car, they will come out and help you.[/QUOTE]
I agree 100%! Get AAA.
But I have to disagree with most everyone in this thread. I would definitely go with the rental car option. I always rent a car if the drive is more than 6 hours round trip no matter what. Why put all of those miles on your vehicle?
Plus, if the rental car breaks down, they will give you another one. It is really “stress free” to go the rental car route. And why add additional stress to your fantastic vacation? It’s stressful enough just to drive “long distances” you know?
And all I know is that whenever I take my SUV into the “shop”, it ALWAYS costs me $500 - $1,500. I can never get out of there under that amount. Thats the downside of having a vehicle in that “maintenance” stage where you have to “replace” all of the original parts. Tires here, water pump there, new A/C, you get the idea. But it sure beats “car payments”!
And if you do go the “rental” route, make sure to look for a fuel efficient model! That way you can save some $$ on gas…
Good luck Dana…