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Auto Parts Bargains and Coupons

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,963
    Discount Tires - Buy any set of 4 tires or wheels and get $100 rebate or buy any set of 2 tires or wheels and get $50 rebate. Installed.

    Offer valid 29-30 June only.

    Some people report that they got the discount even though they didn't use Discount Tire for installation, but YMMV.

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,534
    edited August 2012
    I saw coupons on the necks of 5-quart size jugs at Walmart on Pennzoil products. They had an aisle display as well as the dispensing rack.

    $5 off the 5-quart bottle or $1 off up to 5 1-quart bottles.

    Instant coupon at register--no mailing.

    This Walmart is in West Central Ohio. Your area may vary.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,963
    edited August 2012
    Good find. I got a jug of SuperTech yesterday for ~$12.50. Might have grabbed the last jug of 5w30. They had squat for choice and nothing on special at the local Walmart here. Hm, I may have overlooked the end caps though.

    I haven't done a mail-in rebate for months. They are just too much of a pain unless it's an especially good deal. I really hate getting "gift cards" back.

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  • fushigifushigi Posts: 1,253
    I have a Caribou Coffee reloadable gift card. When it drops below a pre-set balance it automatically adds a few bucks from a credit card. I take rebate gift cards into the local CC location when I'm getting a cup of coffee and have them add the balance to my Caribou card. I tell them the exact amount it's good for. No fees or fuss, credit on the Caribou card never expires, it defers the next automatic reload, and I know I'll use it up.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,963
    Automatic withdrawals scare me a bit. Plus I'd lose the card. :blush:

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,534
    >Hm, I may have overlooked the end caps though.

    These are square 4 x 4 cards with a rubber band that holds them to the bottle neck. One display was an aisle island in automotive in the main aisle and they had the coupons on the bottles in the slide racks for the oil and antifreeze.

    I wonder if it's a zone-by-zone thing when they get shipments in from Pennzoil supplier.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,963
    Could be or maybe our stores are just at the end of the supply chain (which could explain why supplies of the store brand seemed thin too).

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,972
    I took my mom's Fiesta in for service and got the oil and filter changed plus tires rotated at the dealer for $45, including tax. $63 minus coupon for $18, minus $10 mail in rebate. Also, 5% of the of the top line bill before taxes went into an account that can be applied toward any future service department charges.
    Net is about $32.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,963
    tires rotated

    Ah, shoot, I need to do that.... Thanks for the reminder (I think).

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,963
    edited September 2012
    I haven't tried this; just grabbed the info from FatWallet:

    "If you go to http://www.nfl.com/sweepstakes/gmc and enter to win the Superbowl tickets and GMC vehicle. Sign up with e-mail address, select options on GMC vehicle you like, and enter ame and address info, then a popup will come up giving you a unique GMC code for a test drive worth $50! Write down or print out the code and follow instructions for test drive and redemption."

    Turn your sound down before opening the NFL page - you'll have to suffer through some loud talking heads otherwise.

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,963
    Give or take a penny. :)

    Craftsman Universal Oil Filter Wrench, Auto-Adjustable

    Good reviews over at FatWallet, although you shouldn't need a wrench to loosen your oil filter. But mine are hard to get to and this could help.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,690
    although you shouldn't need a wrench to loosen your oil filter

    That's what I was thinking.

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    The other day I went to rotate my tires for the first time, and I realized the dealer didn't ever give me the key to the lock nuts on my rims! Whoops.

    Not with the jack, not in the glove box, couldn't find them. Maybe they forgot?

    You think they'll give me a spare set or try to charge me for it?

    Any suggestions to remove them? That oil filter tool is obviously too big, but some thing small that wraps around the round-ish lug nut could probably remove it.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,690
    yikes. That sucks. You never know what the dealer will do or want. What car is this? Have you searched online for a key?

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,040
    Get a socket that's slighter smaller.

    Use a hammer to bang it on.

    Apply impact wrench in reverse.

    PROFIT!!
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Hmm, lemme see what I have. I think I do have 17, 19, 22, and 23mm sockets. Not a bad idea.

    This is the ND Miata. It's my daily but since I drive 2 vehicles the miles on it are very, very low.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Just thought of something...I have 4 of 'em. What if the socket gets stuck? LOL

    I do think I have spare lug nuts. Somewhere in the shed.
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,040
    Hmm, lemme see what I have. I think I do have 17, 19, 22, and 23mm sockets. Not a bad idea.

    Plan on disposing of either the socket or the lug nut.

    This is the ND Miata.

    Only you Miata gurus know what this means. Pop up lights or not for the rest of us please!!

    Or I'll make you go look up my B5.5 Variant is.

    :)
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    All that and it was a typo. NC Miata. ND is not out yet.

    Basically NA meant 90-97, so pop-ups. There was no 98. 99-05 was the NB. 06 to current is the NC.

    I've actually heard enough VW codes to know that that is. :D

    Funny, I could never memorize that big chemical chart but I know most engine and chassis codes by heart.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,963
    This was a Groupon deal today but it sold out fast.

    The Garmin 1450 LMT 5" GPS is available at Walmart for $89.98. Lifetime maps and full warranty.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Careful - I had a refurbed Garmin and it would crash and reboot itself in the middle of a route, intermittently.

    Also, since I was not the original owner they did not honor the map updates. Ugh.

    I regretted that. Eventually I sold it and that was my happiest day of (not) owning that unit. Since then new and new only.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,963
    Interesting; the folks over at FatWallet were talking about all the positive refurb comments they have seen.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I may have been unlucky, but once bitten, twice shy.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,963
    edited November 2012
    I'm jonsing for an LCD one since I can barely read my old faithful Raleigh gauge any more without a magnifying glass. Not close to a Sears though and shipping kills it.

    Craftsman Programmable Digital Tire Gauge - $12.99 ($7 off). There's another one for $10 ($5 off) but the screen looks bigger on the programmable one.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,879
    Advance Auto is running a BOGO for $1 on the 20 oz. bottles of Techron through 11/28.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport 1975 2002A 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 1999 Wrangler 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2009 328i Son's: 2004 X3 2.5

  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,918
    Great timing - we have almost no stores near us, but the one we do have is a Sears (appliances & tools only). I'm on the hunt for stocking stuffers, and this one will be a winner for my S.O.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Copy/paste and e-mail to wife....good stocking stuffer.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Tempting but I like my round analog dial, plus mine lets you bleed excess pressure.

    Or you can always buy an Altima. :D
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,963
    edited November 2012
    I have a cheap one of those and it's on a hose. Can't hold it on the tire and bleed it so I gave up on it. Don't trust the accuracy either.

    One of my Subaru tires was down 8 pounds between monthly checks. I'm sure it's those good ol' alloy wheels; seems like they are famous for slow leaks.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,972
    edited November 2012
    I just bought one of those $10 models to replace the one I dropped (LCD stopped working).
    It will be my 3rd one.
    Stopped by Sears on Saturday to get one.
    It wasn't on sale *$15) and there was a long line, so I left.
    The guy in front of me in line had 6 of them, stocking stuffers i guess.
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