Car & Driving Tips

Experts share advice on all things related to your car: from how and when to buy or lease a new or used car to how to manage car repairs and scheduled maintenance. Stay updated on car seat laws, learn the basics like how to change a tire, and get practical tips for driving safely and smartly.

A mom and her child look at a white car in a dealership showroom.

How to Ensure Your Next Car is Safer for Pedestrians

Look out for these features when shopping for a new car.
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How to Get a Real ID

What you need to know about the new requirements going into effect on May 7, 2025.
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How to Safely Drive in the Rain

Follow these 10 tips to stay calm and safe while traveling in wet weather.
AAA Member uses their windshield wipers on a rainy day.

How to Prepare Your Car for the Rain

Follow these tips to stay calm and safe while traveling in wet weather.
A man checks the oil on his red sedan.

What Does the Oil Pressure Light Mean?

And what should you do if it comes on?
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Should I Repair or Replace My Car?

To repair or replace, that is the question. Let our auto consultant help you weigh your options.
a smiling couple puts their Christmas tree into their hatchback vehicle with snow blowing outside

How to Secure Your Christmas Tree to Your Car

Tips for getting your fresh tree home safely.
A man looks under the hood of his small white SUV.

What is a Salvage Title?

Here's what you need to know if you're considering buying a vehicle with a salvage title.
Cars on the freeway at night with an orange sunset in the background.

7 Smart Tips for Driving Safely in the Dark

These smart tips will keep you safe when you have to drive at dawn, dusk, and night.
A woman holds open the hood on her Subaru to check her alternator.

5 Signs Your Alternator May Need to Be Replaced

And what to do if you spot them.
A Mini Cooper SE Electric parked in an empty lot.

4 New EVs to Look for in 2023

Electric vehicles aren’t just commuter cars anymore.
An EV drives down the Avenue of the Giants in California.

Buying an Electric Car? Here's What to Look For

EVs are flooding the market, but how do you find the right one for you?
Cars drive on a road surrounded by a dusting of snow.

11 Simple Steps to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Follow these tips to ensure you’re ready for any weather Old Man Winter has in store.
AAA Member uses the AAA mobile app to request battery testing

5 Signs It's Time To Replace Your Car Battery

A routine yearly battery check can keep your engine running.
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When to Use Hand and Turn Signals

Road safety gestures keep drivers, motorcyclists, and cyclists safe—and ticket-free.