Overall, car care takes a backseat during the winter. But as the ice melts and the ground thaws, we hope you take advantage of these automotive deals. They'll help make up for your car's neglect this spring. We've got deals on new wiper blades, an oil-change kit, and more.
TRICO Windshield Wiper Blades
Store: Rock Auto
Price: From $1.92 each with about $6 s&h
Lowest By: At least $3
Is It Worth It? Those old windshield wipers can be a safety hazard, not to mention a significant liability when driving in April showers. It's probably time to replace them with the selections in this Editors' Choice deal. Many of the models discounted at Rock Auto cost $12 to $20 each elsewhere, and the greater the order size, the greater the savings. Sizes vary depending on vehicle chosen, so select your car's year, make, and model in the "Part Catalog", then click "Wiper and Washer" to see if discounted wiper blades are available; they'll be listed as "Wholesaler Closeout -- Private Label Pkg."
4-Piece Oil Change Kit
Store: Advance Auto Parts
Price: $5 in-cart with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $21
Is It Worth It?: This 4-piece oil change kit includes a Scott Towels shop towels 55-sheet roll, Rhino Gear 7-quart drain pan, Flotool funnel, and GoJo pumice hand cleaner. Its savings are immediately apparent: it's $21 under the lowest price we could find for similar items purchased elsewhere, plus changing your own oil instead of heading to the mechanic offers a greater savings in and of itself!
Price: Up to $80 off 4 tires via assorted mail-in rebates
Expires: April 14
Is It Worth It?: If your tires took a beating this winter, you're in luck! This is the best set of promotions we've seen from TireRack since December. Whether you opt for a set of four Pirelli tires ($60 off via mail-in rebate), or four Goodyear or Dunlop tires (up to $80 off via mail-in rebate), or want to save 20% off a set of Koni shocks, TireRack offers an assortment of rebates for all your car care needs.
AMZER Car Mount and Case System for Apple iPhone 5
Price: $19.95 with free shipping
Is It Worth It?: This is an eXpansys exclusive! This car mount is specially designed for the iPhone 5 and features an advanced locking mechanism and form-fit case with precise cutouts for easy access to controls. This iPhone car accessorie mounts easily to any dashboard or consol via the included 3M adhesive disc.
Discount: Up to $20 off purchases of $100 or more
Expires: April 9
Is It Worth It?: Moving from style back to car care, use this printable coupon to cut $10 off purchases of $50 or more or $20 off purchases of $100 or more. This is the best set of general use coupons we've seen from this retailer since it offered 20% off any purchase last fall. (Note that online shoppers can take $20 off their purchases of $100 or more via coupon code "AZSAVE20".) So buy the filter to use with the 4-piece oil change kit mentioned above, compare specifications and prices on windshield wiper blades, stock up on scented trees to hang from the rearview mirror. Whatever you use this coupon for, you're saving on parts as well as labor.
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