In the Andrews home Fred is trying to arrange a trip to aunt Hattie’s, but Archie complains about having to make the trip. Wen the car has a flat tire, Archie and Fred get busy changing it. This ought to take only five minutes, right? When the jack is broken, Mary wants to hire a mechanic to handle the job, but Fred insists on saving money and doing it himself.
Jugheads borrowed jack is the old fashioned scissor jack, and not the new fashioned bumper jack. Not to mention, there’s no handle. Archie tries to borrow a jack from Betty, but she’s baking a cake that he is roped into helping with.
Back at the Andrews home, Betty brings her jack over for Fred to use. Itr doesn’t work, dad gets stuck under the car, but manages to get free. A decision to hire a mechanic is made, but where’s Archie? For that matter, where’s Jughead? It’s already bad enough but what else can go wrong? With chaos in full fever pitch, will the Andersons ever get to aunt Hatties? The frustration of the day climaxes in a surprise ending. At least it’s a surprise to the Andews family.