Car & Driving Tips

Experts share advice on all things related to your car: from how and when to buy or lease a new or used car to how to manage car repairs and scheduled maintenance. Stay updated on car seat laws, learn the basics like how to change a tire, and get practical tips for driving safely and smartly.

Parents are key in keeping teenagers—and the rest of us—safer on the road.

How to Raise a Good Teen Driver

Parents are key in keeping teenagers—and the rest of us—safer on the road.
A deer crosses a highway in Washington.

Are These the Solution to Ending Animal Collisions?

Dedicated wildlife crossings are being built across the West to reduce vehicle collisions with many species.
A AAA tow truck drives through Joshua Tree with a pickup on the back.

How to Safely Pass a Stopped Tow Truck

Remember these four words: slow down, move over.
a close-up of two cars driving on a suburban road

Car Recalls: What You Should Know

Car recalls can be serious. If you’re faced with a safety recall, here’s what to do.
A pregnant woman shops for a child car seat

Complete Car Seat Safety Guide

From infant car seats to boosters, here’s everything you need to know to keep kids safe on the road.
A white SUV drives through the Arizona desert on a sunny day.

Don't Wait Until Your Brakes Squeak to Get Them Checked

Learn the signs that your brakes need service and how to keep them in good working order.
Airbag warning on a vehicle dashboard.

How Does an Airbag Work?

Learn what makes an airbag inflate.
father and daughter in jeans, t-shirts-and baseball hats wash the exterior of the family car

How to Wash and Detail Your Car

Learn the best way to clean and detail your car with these helpful tips.
A motorcycle rider changes lanes on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

How to Prevent Motorcycle Theft

Follow these 6 tips to secure your bike at home and on the road.
Mechanics perform a full inspection of a car engine.

Car Maintenance Schedule: Everything You Need to Know

Prevent breakdowns and avoid unnecessary wear and tear with common-sense tips.
two young women wearing safety vests change a flat tire

How to Change a Tire

Putting on the spare requires no talent, mechanical aptitude, or special magic.
two women in parked car looking at mobile device

How to Be a Good Passenger

Help ensure a smooth trip by calmly monitoring the environment and responsibly navigating.
A woman rides in the front passenger seat of a Jeep with the air conditioning on.

How to Get The Most Out of Your Car’s A/C

Stay comfortable while reducing impact on your fuel economy.
African American couple stand in front of a classic car along the bluffs at sunset

How Much Car Can I Afford?

Determine your budget and stick to it with these handy tips.
Gig car overlooking the San Francisco Bay Area

Get In and Go With Gig Car Share

It's easy to get around the Bay Area thanks to Gig, the car-sharing service from AAA.