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How-To Tips & Tricks

AAA's Via Magazine helps you outsmart life's challenges at home and on the road. Browse all our how-to guides on topics including your car, home, and money.

7 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Embrace the spirit of giving by volunteering, donating much needed items, and more.

5 Things to Do Now to Prepare for Winter

Here are five simple suggestions to help you prepare for winter.

10 Things To Do Right Now to Prepare for Fall

Get ready for a new season with this smart list of things to do to usher in autumn.

Are You Ready for a Wildfire?

Follow these 15 expert tips to make sure you’re prepared for a wildfire.

How to Secure Your Home

AAA offers 16 ways to make your home more resistant to intruders.

10 Easy Steps for Earthquake Preparedness

Keep yourself and others safe by being ready for the next quake with a well-stocked kit, an emergency communication plan, and more.

How to Prepare Your Home for an Earthquake

Protect your living space and prevent unnecessary loss or damage with these five steps.

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep Outdoors

Going camping? These essentials—and a few luxuries—will help you sleep well, so you wake up refreshed and ready for the day’s adventures.

How to Stay Dry and Comfortable Outdoors

From hot-weather camping clothes to special snow gear, here’s what to bring for every climate.

6 Essential Tips for Taking a Car to College

From routine maintenance to distracted driving, here’s everything students and parents need to know about having a car at school.

Camping Gear: Rent, borrow, or buy?

Get what you need for an epic trip without cluttering your home or spending a small fortune.

How to Choose a Sleeping Bag

Whether you’re car camping or ultralight backpacking, here’s how to pick your perfect match.