Car & Driving Tips

Experts share advice on all things related to your car: from how and when to buy or lease a new or used car to how to manage car repairs and scheduled maintenance. Stay updated on car seat laws, learn the basics like how to change a tire, and get practical tips for driving safely and smartly.

Tips for Keeping Your Vehicle in Storage for Extended Periods

Just a few simple steps will make sure your car is in working order when you take it out after an extended period of storage.

Don't Let Your Car Do the Driving (Yet)

While many of today's vehicles are smart enough to help with some driving tasks, none can take the place of an alert driver.

AAA Studies the Cost of Driving Electric Vehicles

AAA analyzes the cost and experience of going green with an electric vehicle.

Tips to Avoid Driving Distractions

From drinking coffee to talking on your cell phone, driving is full of potential distractions. Here's how to stay safe. 

How to Be a Smarter Car Owner

Here are fifteen ways to save money, avoid hassles, solve problems, and be a smarter car owner.

Electric Car Road Trip: Northern California to Ashland, Oregon

Electric vehicles are here, and more are on the way. But are they ready for a good long road trip?

5 Signs It's Time To Replace Your Car Battery

National Battery Day is the perfect opportunity to make sure your car battery is in good shape—and call for help if it's not.

7 Things to Know Before You Rent a Car

Whether you plan to drive in the U.S. or abroad, find out how to save money and reduce risk on your car rental.

What Do Your Car Warning Lights Mean?

Here's how to interpret those warning lights that occasionally threaten a driver's peace of mind.

Your Top Oil Change Questions Answered

How often do you really need to change your oil? And does the type of oil matter? AAA experts answer the most common questions.

How to Break Your Car Window in an Emergency

Learn what tools you need to have to break out of your car in an emergency.

Car Recalls: What You Should Know

Here's what you need to know if you're faced with a safety recall for your car.