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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.

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.

6 Steps to Stay Safe as You Barbecue

Avoid dangers from fire to food poisoning while grilling on a charcoal or gas barbecue.

An Easy-to-Follow Moving Schedule

Here's an easy-to-follow schedule—in 22 steps—that lays out every task you'll need to do before, during, and after your move.

How to be a Good Neighbor

Follow expert etiquette advice to foster community and avoid tension.

How to Make Your Garden Bird- and Bee-Friendly

Support vital pollinators and enjoy a thriving garden with these tips.

How to Inspect and Maintain Your Deck

Extend your wood or composite deck's lifespan and ensure safety with these tips.

8 Exterior Home Maintenance Tasks You Shouldn’t Skip

Here’s what to inspect, clean, and repair outside your home once springtime hits.

How to Safely Bike on the Road

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

How to Get Preapproved for a Mortgage

These simple steps will help you through the process of getting a preapproval letter from a lender.

16 Things Every Homeowner Should Know How to Do

Keep your home safe, comfortable, and healthy—and save money—by handling these simple repairs and improvement projects yourself.

How to Raise a Good Teen Driver

Parents are key in keeping teenagers—and the rest of us—safer on the road. Here are our top tips for parents to raise a teen driver.