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.

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 Check Engine and Other 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.

How to Change a Tire

If one of your car's tires goes flat while you're driving, stay calm. Here's what to do next.

How to Drive a Stick Shift

Tips and tricks for learning how to drive a manual car.

How to Parallel Park

A 4-step guide to parallel parking like a pro.

Safety Tips for Driving in the Rain

Prepare yourself, and your car, to travel safely in the rain.

Tips for Safe Winter Driving

A few easy tips to help you steer clear of trouble when driving in winter.

5 Ways to Save Money on Car Expenses

Five money-saving car tips: practice prevention, don't waste gas, use a smart tool, pay less for gas and charging, and save on insurance.

When to Use Hand and Turn Signals

Road safety gestures are required in certain conditions to keep drivers, motorcyclists, and cyclists safe—and ticket-free.