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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.

8 Ways to Spend Less on Gas

Adopt these smart strategies to get more miles from every gallon and save on fuel.

9 Simple Steps to Prevent Identity Theft

It’s not hard to fall into these nine good habits to keep your identity and personal info safe.

How to Prepare for the Perfect Road Trip

A road trip can go a lot more smoothly if you plan ahead. Here are some tips.

How to Apply for a Passport (and How to Keep it Safe)

Everything you need to know about applying for a new U.S. passport.

How to Safely Bike on the Road

Six bike safety tips from AAA to help keep you safe.

How to Safely Make the Most of a Long Drive

Spending hours on the road? Here's how to be smart—and safe—behind the wheel.

Simple Steps to Prepare Your Car for Winter

These simple steps can save you time and money this winter. 

What to Do If You Are the Victim of a Data Breach

Three steps to take if your personal information is leaked from a corporation.

Tips for Keeping Your Pets Happy and Healthy on the Road

When you travel with a pet, a few simple precautions can make the journey more fun for everyone.

How to Maintain an Older Vehicle

Dramatic odometer flips are milestones worth celebrating, but they also mean your cherished vehicle requires some extra TLC.

How to Prepare Teen Drivers

Learn how to best prepare your teen for safe driving, including where to get guidance and when to practice.

How to Stay Safe While Riding a Bike

Before riding your bike, remember our helpful safety tips, such as following traffic rules and wearing a helmet and bright colors.