Finding the Car in a Huge Parking Lot, Then Realizing You Lost the Key
People getting locked out of their vehicles used to account for 1 or 2 percent of the calls to AAA New York; now the "I-can't-believe-I-did-this" gaffe is responsible for closer to 18 percent of AAA's calls. With July through September by far the busiest automobile travel season, AAA expects more calls than ever this summer. If the key is inside the vehicle, AAA can usually help. If it's lost, though, you'll have to buy a new one, which is often pricey (replacement keys for new cars can cost $150 or more). To avoid this, Sinclair recommends wearing your key on a lanyard around your neck. If that's not your style, check out these adorable key chains, from queen bees to leather mermaids. "When we're on vacation, we tend to be very happy-go-lucky," Sinclair says, "but you still need to be mindful."