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Get It in Gear with 5 Fuel-Injected Automotive Deals

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This time of year, you'll see lots of folks making a beeline for the car wash, or to the auto parts store to buy something that gleams and glistens. Nothing brings out the bling in a car like summer, though of course there's much more to get done: tune ups, oil changes, and maintenance that keeps a vehicle in tip-top shape. And so in that spirit, these five deals address the car lover in us all. Looking for more motorized bliss? Don't forget to check out our exhaustive list of automotive deals.

  1. 3M Fuel System Tune-Up Kit
    Vendor: Amazon
    Price: $17.54 via $10 mail-in rebate with free shipping
    Lowest By: $34
    Expires: July 31

    Is It Worth It?: When performed annually, or every 10,000 miles, a tune-up improves vehicle performance and gas mileage. To score this Editors' Choice deal, just follow these steps: First, view the 3M Fuel System Tune-Up Kit for $32.40. Then, add it to your cart via Subscribe & Save where the price drops to $27.54 with free shipping. Then, redeem this $10 mail-in rebate for the final price of $17.54. Just be sure to cancel Subscribe & Save after your order arrives (it's easy) or you'll be billed for subsequent shipments. This kit includes intake system cleaner, throttle plate and carb cleaner, fuel system cleaner, and instructional DVD.

  2. Valvoline NextGen 5W-30 or Valvoline NextGen 10W-30 Motor Oil 5.1-Quart Jug
    Vendor: Advance Auto Parts
    Price: $0 via $20 mail-in rebate with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $17
    Expires: June 27

    Is It Worth It?: At Advance Auto Parts, these two 5.1-Quart Jugs of motor oil are on sale for $19.99. But what makes this an Editors' Choice deal, is this $20 mail-in rebate, which cuts the cost of either to $0. (Search for "AAP-10011" to find it.) The 5W-30 is a detergent oil with a viscosity index of 162; the 10-W30 is also a detergent oil with a viscosity index of 141. 5W30 runs better under colder temperatures than 10W30. Most newer cars recommend 5W30, but you can use 10W30 if the car will not be operated in below-freezing weather. To learn more, check out our motor oil guide.

  3. Peak 900-Amp Jump Starter
    Vendor: Advance Auto Parts
    Price: $30.28 via coupon code "RAF7JA1102" and $20 mail-in rebate with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $32

    Is It Worth It?: This pictured Editors' Choice jumpstarter — which features 450-amp instant-starting power (900-amp peak) — can be yours for just $30.28, but you'll need to follow a few steps to get there. First, pad your order to $85 (try this cotter pin for 29 cents), then apply coupon code "RAF7JA1102" and redeem this $20 mail-in rebate (see page 16).

    Also available is the Peak 600-Amp Jump Starter, which features 300-amp instant-starting power (600-amp peak). Pad your order above $50, apply coupon code "A123", and use the $10 mail-in rebate from the form above (also on page 16) for a final price of $20.28.

  4. Zagall Dual Camera Car DVR
    Vendor: Zagall
    Price: $69.99 via coupon code "NEWZAGALL10" with about $7 s&h
    Lowest By: $3
    Expires: July 6

    Is It Worth It?: The Zagall Dual Camera Car DVR features a windshield mount, built-in microphone and speaker, motion detection, and more. The wide-angle lenses allow for 270-degree rotation for front or back side shooting, and you can zoom in digitally up to 8x, which is perfect if you want to make your own action movies using car-mounted shots.

  5. Chicago Electric 3-in-1 Jump Starter with Air Compressor
    Vendor: Harbor Freight Tools
    Price: $54.99 via coupon code "13474819" with $6.99 s&h
    Lowest By: $3
    Expires: June 24

    Is It Worth It?: The 3-in-1 jump starter also contains an air compressor which provides 400 start amps, up to 50 hours of 12-volt power, and features a work light, 260psi air compressor, and more. It also comes with a rugged case with booster cable storage.

Front page photo credit: Yahoo! Autos


Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth, and was most recently the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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