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  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,810
    Not sure it counts as a "bargain," but my Mr. will also be getting this:
    http://www.smarthome.com/71899/Smarthome-Dual-Laser-Garage-Parking-System/p.aspx-

    I cannot explain why he wants it - we have no crowding or parking issues in the garage - but he saw it in the latest Family Handyman magazine, and thought it was nifty. He's just a fan of tidy, and I guess parking in the exact same spot every day is tidy.

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  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,734
    He's just a fan of tidy, and I guess parking in the exact same spot every day is tidy.

    A tennis ball hanging from a string from the ceiling will do the same thing.

    But it's not nearly as fancy as that laser guided parking assurance device!!
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,810
    Yes, but everyone knows those are for OLD people! Plus, when you have man-guests, who always get a tour of the garage/shop/toys/tools, it really isn't very impressive to show them your high-tech tennis ball device. It's been done to death.

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  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,623
    I put an "X" on each side of the wall in the garage so we both know to stop when we look over and see it...works like a charm!

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,936
    edited November 2012
    For one car I have a 6' length of railroad rail sitting in the garage. It doesn't move (much) when it gets bumped. Got a couple of 4x4 wedges for the other car.

    But yeah, mostly I look at the stud in the garage wall I have memorized. :shades:

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,613
    a 6' length of railroad rail

    A stubbed toe, waiting to happen... :sick: ;)

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,613
    Interesting little device. I see they have a single laser model, too.
    We use lally columns to determine how far to pull into the garage.
    Stop when the side view mirror passes it.
  • nortdnortd Posts: 13
    I use a string hanging from the garage ceiling attached to a tennis ball. Tennis ball touches my windshield....I STOP!!
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,936
    edited November 2012
    I think; details are a little sketchy over at FatWallet.

    The idea is to go to this Chevy/Macy's link, enter the contest, and then you may be chosen for a $50 gift card - just print the confirmation page and head to your local Chevrolet dealership. Test-drive any Chevrolet vehicle like the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu or the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Traverse. Profit.

    YMMV - I didn't go through the exercise because I didn't want all the promotional information that comes with the sweeps entry.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    All this tire gauge talk ... I've had to air up all three cars due to temps that plummeted over the holiday!
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,613
    I checked 16 tires over the weekend and skipped the other 4 under the car cover.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I would air those up, too, to prevent flat spotting. Unless the tires are off the ground.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,936
    "To get your one-year subscription to Automobile, plus find out what FREE business publications you could receive, simply complete the following information."

    link

    The fine print says "The information entered above will be used to provide you with a list of FREE trade magazines and other products that you could receive and to send you additional great offers. Magazines for individual use only."

    My emphasis; seems legit but usual disclaimers.

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  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,623
    Guess it doesn't work anymore. Too bad.

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,936
    edited December 2012
    Hm, still appears to be working for me. A session expired popup appears but then the page loads. Anyone else?

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,271
    edited December 2012
    I didn't find out about it until @15 minutes before the deal expired, but on Black Friday Advance Auto Parts had an online sale: $4/qt off on all Mobil 1 oils- $5/qt. for most grades, $5.49/qt. for Extended Performance.
    I ordered 26 quarts(14 of 0W-40 for the Club Sport and 328i, 6 of 5W-30 EP for the Mazdaspeed, and 6 of 15W-50 for the '02) and saved $104...

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,936
    Usually $14.99. Reindeer Auto Outfit 2012

    Amazon - free shipping on orders over $25.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Does it only fit Minis and Beetles? :D
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,936
    edited December 2012
    I think it only works on cars that can also take headlight eyelashes. :confuse:

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,936
    Oil Change Service $15.55 at SEARS

    Conventional Oil, Filter Included. $15.55 + $3 Shop Fee.

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