How many of you have read in your owners manual that, should the CHK ENG light on your dash come on, that you should PULL TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND STOP IMMEDIATELY, OPEN THE DOOR AND LEAP OUT IN A ROLLING FASHION? None of you? Okay, just checking. Still, it seems like road trip failures can run the gamut from an inconvenient flat tire to a scaring-for-life breakdown in the middle of absolute nowhere, where cell coverage means a nuclear membrane and – holy crap are those vultures overhead?
It’s those last ones that we want to hear about today. Have you ever been stuck on the roadside for so long you needed a shave? What was that all about, and how did you get out of the predicament? What is your most harrowing highway breakdown experience?