Don't shell out money on accessories for your car. Carlozo finds readers the best deals on bike racks, DVR camcorders, floor mats, and more this week.
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It's time to take a lesson from hot rod drivers and peel out to cash in on an Editors' Choice $10 Valvoline oil change at Sears Auto Center; you'll have to burn rubber though, as the deal ends today August 15. If you miss it, we've also found a number of deals for automotive accessories including a MaxiScan tool, an Allen Sports Bike Racks, and refurbished GPS for cheap.
Price: $15.23 with free shipping via Prime
Lowest By: $5
Is It Worth It?: This Editor's Choice scan tool retrieves generic and manufacturer-specific Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC), and retrieves VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on 2002 and newer vehicles that support Mode 9 ... which is a fancy way of saying this tool pulls up the codes that give you a shortcut to making fast, accurate repairs. This device comes with free CD software with more than 7000 DTC definitions, and is powered via detachable OBD2 cable.
Price: $42.95 with $3.99 s&h
Lowest By: $11
Expires: August 15
Is It Worth It?: Now you too can become YouTube famous, like most drivers in Russia who have captured crazy accidents via the cameras mounted to their dashes! Available in Black (pictured) or White, this 1080p video camera can record in night vision and features motion detection, anti-shake, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), and HDMI, and USB connectivity.
Price: $8.74 via coupon code "SAVEMORE" with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $2
Expires: August 15
Is It Worth It?: Whether or not you're putting the pedal to the metal, your feet will hit the floor of your vehicle. This 4-pack of car mats are easy to clean and available in both Tan (pictured) and Gray for the cheapest price we've ever seen.
Price: $32.12 via coupon code "ALLENB2S" with free shipping
Lowest By: $8
Is It Worth It?: Car bike racks make it easy to get your other set of wheels from points A to B to C. This rack is at an all time low, and as an Editors' Choice bargain, priced at $32. Features include 12" carry arms, a padded lower frame, and tie-down cradle system. It weighs in at just under 9 pounds to boot.
But the bike rack options don't stop there, as Amazon cuts up to 50% off a selection of Allen Sports Bike Racks with prices starting at $32.12 after you apply the "ALLENB2S" coupon code. Even better, each item qualifies for free shipping.
Price: $59.99 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $39
Is It Worth It?: A great GPS helps you dodge detours and obstacles, and choosing in-store pickup helps you dodge the $4.97 shipping charge on this Editors' Choice GPS. It features lifetime map updates and traffic alerts, highway lane assist, OneTouch favorites, highway exit POI, and AAA TourBook.
Lou Carlozo is a contributor at dealnews.com, where this article first appeared. Original article: http://dealnews.com/features/Outfit-Your-Car-From-Dash-to-Trunk-Deals-on-Bike-Racks-a-Car-DVR-and-more/824445.html