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 Plan the Perfect Road Trip With Friends

Traveling with a group? Keep everyone happy vs. hangry with this road trip planner.

Jumpstarting Your Car and How to Keep The Battery Healthy

Here are some ways to keep your car's battery healthy—and to jump-start the car when it isn't.

Learning How to Love Camping

A camping-crazy husband tries to persuade his spouse to appreciate the great outdoors.

Q&A with Pixar Filmmaker Jonas Rivera

Interview with movie producer and smart person, Pixar's Jonas Rivera.

How to Plan a Camping Trip

A three-step guide to planning a camping trip for even the most novice campers.

How to Plan a Family Reunion

Here are some tips for setting up a perfect family get-together.

Packing Tips for a Move

Experts answer your most pressing packing questions and help you to avoid the biggest moving mistakes.

4 Most Common Roadside Emergencies — And How to Avoid Them

Here's what you need to know to prevent getting stranded on the side of the road.

Do You Know How to Use Your Smart Car Safety System?

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can prevent accidents, but only if you know how to use them correctly.

How to Avoid Pedestrian and Bike Collisions When Driving

Drivers need to keep an eye out for pedestrians on the road. Follow our helpful guidelines to avoid accidents.

Is Your Child's Car Seat Properly Installed?

When you're driving, no cargo is more precious than your kids. Make sure they are safe in a properly sized and installed car seat.

How to Creatively Wrap a Present

Ditch the grocery-store bows and reused bags. Here’s how to dress up a box, wine bottle, gift bag, and lumpy present like a pro.