Auto Parts Bargains and Coupons

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If you know of great deals, bargains, promotions and freebies for automotive parts and accessories this is the place to share them with others!

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  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Buick Test Drive $50 Golf Merchandise Certificate Expires 3/16/07, or while supplies lasts

    $50 Golf Merchandise Certificate to redeem at Buick Quality Advantage.com to get Nike gear that will give you the quality advantage on the golf course.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    The Tire Rack has a few sizes of the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Max Performance Summer tires at close out prices:

    link

    Some of the S-03 Pole Position ones are also on close out sale.

    There's also a wheel clearance going on right now through the end of February.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Hey, it's a bargain if you win!

    Up for grabs: Your choice of any new Pontiac performance machine:

    contest link (US residents only)
  • michaellnomichaellno Member Posts: 4,120
    Buick Test Drive $50 Golf Merchandise Certificate Expires 3/16/07, or while supplies lasts

    Ha! I registered yesterday and went to my local Buick dealer to do the test drive.

    The folks at the dealership had not even heard of this promotion! I had to point them to the website so they could see what I was talking about.

    A call to the district Buick rep put them on the right track. District rep will call the salesman today with the dealership registration number. Salesman will call me when that happens.

    The frustrating part is that Buick will mail the certificate to be redeemed on the website, which could take 2 to 4 weeks.

    But, $50 is $50!
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Let's hope the "or while supplies last" weasel words don't bite you. :P
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Found another Tire Rack deal - this one is for Valeo ULTIMATE® Wiper Blades - for every one you purchase, you get one free. The freight may sour the deal though.

    Here's the link

    For hook lock install instructions see Juice's U-Hook Style Windshield Wiper Blade Change Guide.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Win a New 2007 Jeep® Wrangler 4-Door, completely decked out with the latest and greatest from 4Wheel Drive Hardware.

    It'll be *used* when you pick it up since it's going to be driven to a bunch of events. but with all the mods, we're talking $35,000 in value.

    link

    US only.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,020
    i can't believe they sell them separately. LOL.

    I guess I can just keep changing the driver's side. the passenger doesn't need to see where I'm going. ;)

    '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '21 WRX, '20 S90 T6, '22 4xE. 62-car history and counting! MB Sprinter and '92 Nissan Gloria on the way!

  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Hey, my Subaru blades are different sizes! So I buy the refills individually and am glad I can since I don't have to change blades out here very often. ;)
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    If none of the Tire Racks clearance tires caught your interest, maybe this will help if you're in the market for a set of tires or wheels:

    Discount Tire

    Good through the end of the month at Discount Tire, aka America's Tires.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    It's actually 49.99 but I ran out of room on the title. :shades:

    It's from Woot.com and some people think the '07 version is a lot better. But for under $50 you may want to grab it anyway.

    Woot (usual disclaimers here too - I had one doa product from Woot and they weren't too gracious at first at RMA'ing it).

    And remember, don't use this on your laptop while you are driving!
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    From Kohls. Shipping looks like another .99 cents.

    "Featuring the Daytona 500 Speedway complete with three awesome race cars, so he can race the day away in his very own room."
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    Buick handled ours very, very quickly. I think my wife got the e-mail the next day. Impressive.

    Bummer was the gear is overpriced. We chose the duffel bag, I hope it's good quality at least.

    -juice
  • michaellnomichaellno Member Posts: 4,120
    Well, I went to a different Buick dealer and they processed it on the spot. Got the confirmation email from Buick that afternoon.

    I should get the certificate in a couple of weeks. I plan to get a couple dozen golf balls.

    Nice because I already use Nike golf balls exclusively.

    Even better, the certificate should arrive at about the same time as my annual bonus, so if I go over the $50, I've got a bit of money to spend!
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    Our certificate arrived by e-mail the next day, that's what I meant. We've already ordered the Nike duffel bag.

    -juice
  • michaellnomichaellno Member Posts: 4,120
    Funny, as soon as I read your last post, I checked my email account.

    Voila! An email from Buice that has my certificate number.

    I'm off to go shopping!
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    "And for a limited time, test-drive a new 2007 Mazda and you’ll receive a $25 Prepaid Visa Card too! Just provide the information requested at left, and watch your e-mail for a private test-drive certificate to take to your dealer for your test drive.*"

    Mazda Test Drive

    18 years old, valid (US) driver's license. For Canadian Mazda promotions, you can click on Promotions from this link.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Looks like an ok map for planning your summer vacation, and it's free if you can tolerate a bit of spa... er, marketing.

    https://secure.utah.com/freemap/

    Don't see an expiration notice.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    I hope that's nationwide. The last one they had was regional. I could get the coupon but my state was not listed in the "participating dealers" list.

    It's worth a shot, so I registered. Let's see. I actually want to look at a CX9 anyway.

    -juice
  • grutzagrutza Member Posts: 52
    I signed up as well. Not as prompt as Buick.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    The fine print isn't very clear - I guess you and Juice will have to see what the email says about restrictions if any. Assuming y'all get the email, lol.

    I don't know why a dealer wouldn't want to drive some traffic to a showroom but they are independent from the manufacturer, so who knows.
  • Karen_SKaren_S Member Posts: 5,092
    I checked out the CX9 briefly at the Cleveland Auto Show. It's on my list to test drive. Thanks for the heads up about the test drive incentive, Steve! :shades:
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    In store only, but this link describes it. Not available in all areas.

    Cheap, and it's bilingual too!
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    So, how're we doing today, pressure gauge?

    Not bad. Weather's been nice, but you're a few PSI low on the left front tire.

    Je nes sei, huh huh, low pressure, woo woo!

    :D
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    ¡Oye, mi gente! :)

    Toyota Mixin' Sweeps. Contiguous 48 US states & DC only.

    link
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Doing your brakes tomorrow?

    Here's a $10 off coupon at Checkers, Schucks and Kragen if you spend $50. How hard could that be? :shades:

    Super Sunday Coupon

    In stores only.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    Heads up, Saturn has some sort of test drive offer. My wife signed up and they sent us a full-line brochure that had one of those post cards stapled in the middle of it. Might be on their web site, she didn't recall where she signed up.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Someone on FatWallet got a Saturn offer via regular mail to test drive any new Saturn by 4/1/07 and get a $25 gift cart to Home Depot or ExxonMobil.

    It looks like requesting brochures from the auto web sites is a good way to get test drive coupons in the mail.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    "Buy a set of four (4) select Dunlop® tires and you may be eligible to receive up to a $100 rebate via mail. Offer valid on tires purchased from in-stock inventory between 12:00 a.m. EST March 1, 2007 and 11:59 p.m. EDT March 31, 2007.

    Tires Eligible for $100 Rebate:
    SP Sport Maxx®
    SP Sport Maxx 101
    SP Sport Maxx A
    SP Sport Maxx A1
    SP Sport Maxx A1 A/S
    SP Sport Maxx RunOnFlat

    Tire Eligible for $50 Rebate:
    Direzza DZ101™"

    Check the site for sizes and availability and check Tires, tires, tires or make/model specific discussions for comments on how good these tires are.

    Here's the rebate link.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonMember Posts: 20,338
    Don't waste the time of a salesperson taking the test drive unless you really think you might want to buy.

    Honda did a similar thing a few years back. They gave out a pair of walkie-talkies if the "customers" took a test drive.

    Did that ever bring out the strokes!
  • michaellnomichaellno Member Posts: 4,120
    Don't waste the time of a salesperson taking the test drive unless you really think you might want to buy.

    I didn't.

    First Buick dealer (in the town where I live) had no idea what I was talking about. They had to speak with their regional manager to get the information about the promotion. They promised me a call back the next day. Didn't happen.

    The second Buick dealer took my paperwork and immediately processed it. Didn't take a test drive, even though it was a weekday afternoon and the place was practically deserted.

    That, plus they didn't really have anything that I was too interested in.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    I will only drive a car I'm interested in, unless they say I have to do it (some dealers do that, which seems silly to me).

    Any how, what I usually do is tell them the models I'm actually interested in. The Buick dealer has Pontiacs too, so I asked to drive a G6 convertible, since I want a 4 seat convertible to replace my Miata, so the kids can come along.

    That's win-win, if they listen to the customer they generate showroom traffic that might result in a sale.

    Too bad the structure had too much quiver, including a disturbing rattle in the A-pillar. :sick:

    I passed.
  • joel0622joel0622 Member Posts: 3,299
    When I was in sales and Ford did these test drive things I would always greet the customer with a smile, go get a key, open up the car then I would kind of lean over and whisper to them "Hey if your just here for the $50 gift card you really don't have to drive it" then laugh a little. If they were interested they would say so, if they just wanted the gift card they would thank me.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    I'm sure the customer appreciated that.

    My wife would take the offer and walk.

    I would let you know which model I was more interested in. If the test drive were for an F-150, I'd ask to drive a Freestyle, something like that.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Some additional charges (waste fees etc.) may apply. Don't see an expiration on the coupon. link
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    I hate this trends towards tacking on "environmental fees". :mad:

    My dealer had a $20 special and it cost $22 plus tax, the extra $2 for that fee. Well, then, it's not a $20 oil change any more, is it? It's misleading.

    Still managed to be very cheap, though. I spend about that much on the oil and filter to do it myself.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 207,864
    Ford dealer?

    "I'll take a drive in the GT, please"

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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonMember Posts: 20,338
    That's the way to do it. Most customers don't want to drive the cars anyway.

    I just don't think promotions like this generate many sales.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    Probably not. I'm sure they try to target their demographic goals, but end up with coupon clippers. :D
  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 207,864
    ..every time that I go in the showroom, it is a possible sale waiting to happen... :surprise:

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  • Karen_SKaren_S Member Posts: 5,092
    ...for a $50 gas card if I go test drive a Suzuki XL7, Grand Vitara, or SX4. Must have gotten my name on their list when I registered to win a XL7 at the auto show. :)
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    Got my Mazda $25 offer. Funny thing is this one is under my wife's name, so I think she must've registered us first (under my e-mail).

    Once I fill it out and send it in I'll report back.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Ford Edge & Kona contest (the island, not the java). US residents only.

    The contest link is at the bottom of the page under News and Events.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    $25 rebate back from Mopar on accessory purchases of $200 or more (pdf file)

    Mail in rebate with proof of purchase, USA only.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    $5,000 AMEX Rewards card from the Lincoln Mercury Signature Sales Event contest 1st prize. link (at the bottom right of the site).

    US only.

    They'll send you junk postal (and/or email?) - maybe some test drive freebie coupons. ;)
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    As long as I don't have to pretend I want a Town Car.

    Actually a Milan V6 ain't bad. And I've love to see them update the Lincoln LS this century.... :D
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Win an amazing weekend with Team Cadillac’s SPEED World Challenge GT squad and its champion drivers Andy Pilgrim and Lawson Aschenbach at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah.

    Enter by 4/26/07, US only (except RI).

    CTS-V Win-Ride-Write Sweepstakes
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Win a TomTom ONE portable car navigation system from Crutchfield. $299 value.

    US only.

    link
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    If you are in SoCal (or want to go there), you can get a free ticket to the Long Beach Grand Prix on Friday, 4/13 from Verizon. This is the practice and qualifying day.

    Print this voucher and enjoy.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    Well, we got the bag from that Buick offer. We opted for the larger duffel bag.

    I was a little disappointed. The fabric is sort of thin, and it's not as big as they made it look in the photos. And this is the bigger one, imagine the small one. It cost us the whole $50 yet it feels more like a $15-20 bag.

    Meh, it was free, but I'm not that impressed.
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