You're lucky AAA came and helped you out. I had a Jeep Cherokee, lost compression as I was climbing Red Mtn Pass (no place to turn around), then coasted down into Silverton. Called AAA and they said they didn't cover that area (this has been a number of years ago), so no tow, and nobody in Silverton could fix it w/o ordering parts etc. A mechanic literally used baling wire to wire my exhaust manifold on so I had enough compression to get back over the pass and into a shop in Montrose. I cancelled my AAA, but it sounds like they're doing a better job now of covering areas. That was the only time I've ever needed a tow.