To save money, I am replacing my AAA membership with 2 things:
1. Insurance company roadside assistance plan (They use Road America) for towing, lockout, flat tire, dead battery, etc.
2. AARP membership for hotel discounts.
This will costless than half of what AAA costs. But I am accustomed to getting good, accurate up-to-date road maps from AAA. You can order them in advance of a trip or pick them up in a nearby retail outlet.
How do you get detailed up-to-date roadmaps?
The Rand McNally ones I've seen online are about $5. I would be updating regularly because a 5 year old roadmap is often wrong or incomplete. I recently drove to PA and I needed 2 maps of PA. At $10 a couple of times per year my savings is not so much.