With the Independence Day holiday fast approaching, AAA predicts more than 34 million drivers will hit the road. Hopefully all of those drivers and their passengers will be safe on the road. But in case of emergency we've rounded up five automotive deals, including $5 in free gas from Hess, a 5-quart jug of Mobil 1 synthetic oil, and an Editors' Choice refurb Garmin nüvi GPS.
Garmin nüvi 3750 4.3" Portable GPS Navigation System
Store: Psi Tech via eBay
Price: $97.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $87
Expires: July 7
Is It Worth It?: With this Editors' Choice GPS you'll stay on track during that holiday trek. Sleek and slender, this 4-oz. unit features a 4.3" 800x480 touchscreen glass display, lifetime traffic updates (via an optional receiver), preloaded City Navigator NT street maps with points of interest (POIs) database, speed-limit indicator, microSD card slot, up to four hours of battery life, USB connectivity, and 3D view text-to-speech. What's more, this refurb is at the lowest price we've ever seen for any condition of this model.
4 Pirelli P Zero Tires
Store: Tire Rack
Price: $516 via $80 mail-in rebate with about $30 s&h
Lowest By: $80
Expires: July 7
Is It Worth It?: These high-performance tires are great for summer driving on the open road, and feature a special silica and carbon black tread compound. And get this: The P Zero tires were designed as original equipment for Aston Martins, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis. Vroooom! Plus, these tires benefit from a huge $80 mail-in rebate, offered during Tire Rack's Wheel Clearance Event, which takes up to 60% off select tires. Be sure to check out all of Tire Rack's rebates and special offers during the clearance, which cover Goodrich, Firestone, Goodyear, Yokohama Tires, and more, with deals running throughout July.
$5 Hess Gas Card
Store: Hess Express
Price: Free with a $20 non-gas purchase
Expires: August 28
Is It Worth It?: While a gallon of gas itself approaches $5 in some places, this Hess Express gift card for $5 in fuel is nothing to scoff at. Just spend $20 inside the one-stop convenience store and you'll be gassing up for free. But hey, don't spend more than $5 in gas looking for your destination; click here to find one of 706 participating Hess Express locations near you. Some exclusions apply.
5-Quart Jug of Mobil 1 0W-30 Advanced Fuel Economy Synthetic Motor Oil
Price: $22.47 with $2.97 s&h
Lowest By: $13
Is It Worth It?: Did you know that synthetic motor oil can extend your engine life if used regularly? This deal from Walmart covers 10 varieties of Mobil 1 oil, which ties with last week's mention as an all-time price low for a synthetic oil 5-quart jug without rebates. The pictured 0W-30 Advanced Fuel Economy oil is low-viscosity oil with outstanding thermal and oxidation stability.
Cobra 15-Band Radar / Laser Detector
Store: BuyAuthorized via eBay
Price: $222.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $16
Is It Worth It?: Let's get this straight: There are radar detectors and radar detector detectors, which detect your radar detector. And this device has auto shutdown to prevent being sensed by radar detector detectors. Got that? You'll avoid the speed traps this summer with this nifty gadget that detects seven radar, six laser, and two safety signals and features a 1.5" touchscreen display, stoplight camera alert, compass, and a low battery warning. It will not, however, do the sweet talking for you if a perturbed-looking state trooper pulls you over.
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