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.

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Here's how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft, plus tips for recovering if you do.

How to Install a Car Seat the Right Way

AAA experts offer tips for installing rear-facing and forward-facing seats to help make sure your youngest passengers stay safe.

How to Stay Safe at Home During the Holidays

Help your household avoid fires, falls, and other fails during the holidays.

How to Secure Your Christmas Tree to Your Car

Get your tree home safely and in good condition with these tips.

9 Things to Do This Winter

Simple suggestions to help you get in the winter frame of mind.

6 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Find calm while you prepare for the holidays with this simple checklist.

7 Savvy Online Shopping Safety Tips

Keep your financial data safe while you shop online.

How to Mail Holiday Gifts

Avoid unnecessary delays and damage to your parcels with these tips.

How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

These essential tasks will help your plants weather winter and flourish next year.

How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Finances

Dont wait until it's too late to have "the talk" with your parents.

6 Budget-Friendly Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

Spruce up the outside of your home. Many of these simple tasks to improve curb appeal can be completed in an afternoon and cost less than $100.

How to Secure Your Smart Home Devices

Follow these tips to avoid data breaches.