Pam Mandel

Contributing Writer, Via

Pam Mandel is a freelance writer based in Seattle, Washington. She lives with her Austrian husband and a rescue dog named Harley. She plays the ukulele and will go out of her way to eat good cake.


How to Install and Drive with Snow Chains and Tire Cables

How to Install and Drive with Snow Chains and Tire Cables

Learn how to pick and use the best winter weather traction device for your vehicle.
Back-To-School Safety Tips for Drivers and Parents

Back-To-School Safety Tips for Drivers and Parents

How to do your part to keep kids safe on the road.
Drowsy Driving is as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

Drowsy Driving is as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

Being tired behind the wheel can increase your risk of a crash.
8 Reasons You Should Park Your Car Inside

8 Reasons You Should Park Your Car Inside

And what to do if you don’t have a garage.
Tips for Driving in the Snow

Tips for Driving in the Snow

Snow and ice can be challenging so preparation is key.
How to Secure Your Christmas Tree to Your Car

How to Secure Your Christmas Tree to Your Car

Tips for getting your fresh tree home safely.
Move Over Laws in the West

Move Over Laws in the West

Protect first responders and avoid an expensive ticket.
Active Driver Assistance Systems Interfere More Than They Help

Active Driver Assistance Systems Interfere More Than They Help

Performance issues are still common with ADAS.
How to Care for Your Tires in 5 Minutes

How to Care for Your Tires in 5 Minutes

Give your tires a monthly checkup to ensure they stay up to standard.
How to Choose a Safe Car for a Teen Driver

How to Choose a Safe Car for a Teen Driver

Here's how to find a car everyone will agree on.
How to Make a Family Disaster Plan

How to Make a Family Disaster Plan

Having a plan, and communicating it with your family, makes a difference when disaster strikes.
How to Plan a Drive With Travel Restrictions in Mind

How to Plan a Drive With Travel Restrictions in Mind

AAA's TripTik makes it easy to see the latest Covid-19 information when planning your route.
Bad Driving Habits Are Hard to Break

Bad Driving Habits Are Hard to Break

AAA research shows drivers admit to dangerous actions on the road—even after they've been in a crash.
How to Look for Signs of Flood Damage in Used Cars

How to Look for Signs of Flood Damage in Used Cars

Make sure to do a thorough inspection for signs of flood damage before buying a pre-owned car.
Disaster Prep for Pets Can Bring Peace of Mind

Disaster Prep for Pets Can Bring Peace of Mind

Include your best friend in your emergency plan.