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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.

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.

How to Remove a Bumper Sticker

Tired of sticking to the same old phrases and beliefs? An expert provides steps for removing adhesives from your car.

How to Safely Pack Medications to Travel

Before packing all of your medications in one bottle for your upcoming trip, learn about the risks, such as mixing up your meds.

Tips for Cleaning and Detailing Your Car

After you've finished washing your car, here's how to do a step-by-step cleaning of its exterior, trunk, and interior.