Smart Guide

Discover AAA Smart Guides and find out how Via can help you outsmart life's challenges wherever you face them. Learn how to make the most of your AAA benefits, get expert tips on everything from car ownership and moving, and find out how to organize your digital life.

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How to Secure Your Home

Want to protect your house from intruders? Here are 16 ways to do it.
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10 Easy Steps for Earthquake Preparedness

Keep yourself and others safe by being ready for the next quake.
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Are You Ready for a Wildfire?

Follow these 15 expert tips to make sure you’re prepared.
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How to Be a Nicer Driver

Don't just follow the laws—practice proper road etiquette, too.
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6 Ways to Detect a Phishing Email or Text Message

Look for these red flags to spot fake email and spam text messages.
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11 Tips for Growing Happy Houseplants

Follow the expert advice in this beginner’s guide to help your indoor plants thrive.
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10 Ways to Save Water at Home

Simple habits and home upgrades can save thousands of gallons each year.
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An Easy-to-Follow Moving Schedule

Follow these 22 steps to take the stress out of packing up and moving in.
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What to do if You Are the Victim of a Data Breach

Three steps to take if your personal information is leaked from a corporation.
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Everything You Need to Know About Setting Up a Smart Home

Building a smart home can start with a single bulb or switch.
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5 Remote-Learning Tips for Parents

Re-create school at home.
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12 Ways to Organize Your Digital Life

Simplify your storage, protect your data, and reclaim your sanity.
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How to Prepare to Evacuate Due to Wildfire

Get everything in order with this checklist so you can leave quickly and safely.
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10 Steps to Create an Estate Plan

These essential tasks take the mystery and stress out of making an estate plan.
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How to Protect Yourself from a SIM Swapping Attack

Prevent your phone number from giving a thief access to your bank, email, social media, and other accounts.