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.

Q&A with Pixar Filmmaker Jonas Rivera

Interview with movie producer and smart person, Pixar's Jonas Rivera.

An Easy-to-Follow Moving Schedule

Here's an easy-to-follow schedule—in 22 steps—that lays out every task you'll need to do before, during, and after your move.

How to Plan a Camping Trip

A three-step guide to planning a camping trip for even the most novice campers.

How to Plan a Family Reunion

Here are some tips for setting up a perfect family get-together.

Packing Tips for a Move

Experts answer your most pressing packing questions and help you to avoid the biggest moving mistakes.

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.

Do You Know How to Use Your Smart Car Safety System?

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can prevent accidents, but only if you know how to use them correctly.

How to Avoid Pedestrian and Bike Accidents When Driving

Drivers need to keep an eye out for pedestrians on the road. Follow our helpful guidelines to avoid accidents.

How to Safely and Legally Share the Road with Cyclists

Motorists can coexist with cyclists by following these six tips.

Is Your Child's Car Seat Properly Installed?

When you're driving, no cargo is more precious than your kids. Make sure they are safe in a properly sized and installed car seat.

How to Creatively Wrap a Present

Ditch the grocery-store bows and reused bags. Here’s how to dress up a box, wine bottle, gift bag, and lumpy present like a pro.

How to Overcome a Fear of Flying

Follow these steps to learn how to better manage your fear of flying and actually enjoy the journey to your destination.