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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.

How to Prepare for a Power Outage

Plan ahead to ease the stress of losing electricity with these straightforward tasks.

What to Pack in an Emergency Kit for Any Disaster

Prepare for a disaster with this complete emergency kit checklist.

Home Maintenance Schedule

Basic maintenance tasks can quickly pile up or easily be forgotten. This checklist has you covered.

How to Stock a Healthy Pantry

Keep basic, nutritious items on your shelves so you’re prepared for time-crunched weeknight dinners and emergencies.

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Summer

Stay cool inside while cutting high summer utility bills with these 9 simple steps.

7 Top Scams and How to Avoid Them

From robocalls to identity theft, learn how to prevent the most common scams online and off.

How to Deep Clean Your House

Go beyond your regular cleaning routine for a deep clean that leaves your home germ- and grime-free.

Disaster Prep for Pets Can Bring Peace of Mind

Include your best friend in your emergency plan.

How to Prepare for a Flood

Safety measures and other tips for preventing and surviving water-related disasters.

How to Safely and Legally Share the Road with Cyclists

Motorists can coexist with cyclists by following these six tips.

Is Your Car Ready to Drive?

Kick the tires and take a peek under the hood before we're able to drive regularly again.

How to Get a Real ID

Get the scoop on the new Real ID.