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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.

Is Your Car Ready for a Road Trip?

Get your car road trip ready to avoid unintended stops, emergency tows, and visits to a mechanic so you can enjoy your trip.

Jumpstarting Your Car and How to Keep The Battery Healthy

Here are some ways to keep your car's battery healthy—and to jump-start the car when it isn't.

How to Pack a Car Emergency Kit

When building your car's emergency preparedness kit, consider these essentials.

Road Trip Activities for the Whole Family

The games, snacks, and extra entertainment you need to make your family road trip a success.

Safe Handling of Automotive Chemicals

Proper handling and disposal are easy, cheap, and convenient.

The Amazing Adventures of Augustus Post

The founder of AAA was an intrepid pioneer of both automobiling and aviation.

GIG Car Share Comes to Sacramento

AAA launches the nation's largest all-electric car-sharing service in Sacramento, California.

Are You Still Safe to Drive?

Are your driving skills declining? To learn to stay safe on the road longer, test yourself with these questions.

5 Safety Tips for Off-Road Vehicles and Watercraft

Summer is a great time to ride recreational vehicles such as dirt bikes, boats, and ATVs, but use caution and common sense.

4 Most Common Roadside Emergencies — And How to Avoid Them

Here's what you need to know to prevent getting stranded on the side of the road.

How to Pack the Car for a Road Trip

Know the smart ways to pack your stuff in the car before you take off on a road trip this summer.

Car Maintenance Schedule: Everything You Need to Know

The low-down on the regular tune-ups and check-ins you need to maintain your car.