Mr. X was driving in a remote area in the southwest. He stopped to car to heed the call of nature, but when he returned, the car would not start. Nightfall is approaching, he forgot to bring a blanket, and in the back seat, he noticed there were no more bottles of water. He reported it to AAA, but they won’t be able to get to him for at least three hours. He evaluated his choices:
- His owner’s manual advises him to go to a factory authorized service center, approved by the manufacturer’s headquarters, where he can get genuine parts. The nearest one won’t open until Monday morning.
- He does a search on google for service stations. He reads all the reviews on line and picks the one with the most stars.
- He calls his mother who has a friend who knows someone whose husband flies a helicopter. Perhaps he can be air-lifted out.
- He gets the tire iron out of his trunk, and gives his starter several hard whacks. He then is able to start his engine and continue on to his destination.