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.

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Remove indoor air pollution and breathe easier with these 10 tips.
A family and their dog are buckled up inside an SUV.

Make Your Car Feel New Again

Revitalize your ride with these tips.
A dog lounges on a rug in a home that has been prepared for an earthquake.

10 Easy Steps for Earthquake Preparedness

Keep yourself and others safe by being ready for the next quake.
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How to Prepare Teen Drivers

Parents can help teenagers stay safe on the road by following a few guidelines.
A couple hug in front of a powder blue older American car.

How to Maintain an Older Vehicle

Dramatic odometer flips are milestones, but they also mean your vehicle requires some extra TLC.
Eagle Creek Wildfire in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.

Are You Ready for a Wildfire?

Follow these 15 expert tips to make sure you’re prepared.
Red Tesla Model 3 driving with carpool stickers on the bumper.

How to Remove a Bumper Sticker

An expert provides steps for removing adhesives from your car.
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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Summer

Stay cool inside while cutting high summer utility bills with these 9 simple steps.
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How to Stay Safe During Extreme Heat

Prepare your family, pets, and community for dangerous temperatures.
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Camping Gear: Rent, Borrow, or Buy?

Get what you need for an epic trip without cluttering your home or spending a small fortune.
A man takes a picture of his red sedan to sell it.

How to Sell Your Car Online

It’s a seller’s market and companies are vying for your used car.
Mountain biker checks tire pressure.

How to Do Basic Bike Maintenance

These DIY preventive measures keep your bike in working order so you’ll stay safe on the roads and trails.
A woman washes lemon at the kitchen sink.

How to Get Rid of Gnats and Flies

Plus how to keep these pesky flying creatures away from your home.
An RV drives thorugh a red rock tunnel just outside of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

How to Plan and Prepare for the Perfect Road Trip

Get the most out of your next road trip with these steps.