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10 Ways to Help Your Kids Get Through School Stress

July 31, 2017. Christina Elston

Try these strategies if you feel like your child could use some help juggling priorities or coping with school stress.

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10 School Backpack Essentials

July 31, 2017. Christina Elston

Your child’s backpack is a kind of bridge between home and school, a place to carry essential supplies. But carrying around a pack all day can take its toll. Help your child start the school year off right with a backpack that fits correctly and fill it with all the necessities.

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Is Your Battery Zapped?

July 26, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Car batteries hate extreme temperatures. It’s one reason so many fail in the summer heat. Periodically disconnecting the car battery to clean its terminals with water and baking soda can help extend its life, said AAA’s Car Doctor John Paul. But all automotive batteries will fail eventually. Here are a few signs yours is on…

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Keep an Eye on These 3 Car Parts As Your Car Ages

May 01, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Even the most reliable cars depreciate over time. Here are three parts to keep an eye on as your car ages. Water Pump This part circulates coolant throughout the engine to prevent overheating. It’s a moving part, so it’s prone to wear and tear; in this case, leaky seals, bad bearings and issues with the…

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Curb Appeal Tips to Help You Sell Your Home

May 01, 2017. AAA Staff

Summer is a hot season for home sales. In fact, after a slight dip in May, home sales tend to climb well above the annual average in June and July, according to Trulia real estate listings. Curb appeal is always important, perhaps more so in summer when snow can’t hide patchy lawns and untrimmed hedges….

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Ready Your Motorcycle for the Road

April 01, 2017. Roberto Cruz

The do’s and don’ts of preparing your motorcycle for the open road.

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4 Projects That Will Make Your Car Look and Smell Amazing

April 01, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Get in the spring spirit by cleaning the inside of your car. Here are four car cleaning projects that will make your vehicle look and smell amazing. For best results, try them after your next car wash. An inside job Your vehicle’s windshield takes all sorts of abuse, from bug splatter to bird droppings. Wiper…

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Driver Do’s and Don’ts: Right Way to Store Summer Tires

January 01, 2017. Roberto Cruz

With big treads and softer rubber, winter tires give your vehicle better traction on nasty roads. If you recently made the switch to winter rollers, here’s some advice from AAA’s Car Doctor John Paul on what to do with your summer set for the next few months. DO Clean the tires with soap and water…