Gas prices are finally coming down, and road trip season is in the air. That means it's high time to check out your wheels and see whether you're ready for hitting the road. A full tank is a great start but as any road warrior will tell you, it's not nearly enough to ensure mile after mile of happy motoring. To that end, here are five automotive deals that will help set your course and ensure that you have all the proper road provisions, and round out your entertainment options. If you can't find what you're looking for check out our daily automotive deals.
Garmin nüvi 1100LM 3.5" Portable GPS Navigation System with Lifetime Map Updates
Price: $59.98 with $1.97 s&h
Lowest By: $22
Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice GPS unit is designed to get you where you need to go. It features four map updates per year for life, a microSD card slot, USB connectivity, and more. A built-in trip computer even records mileage, max speed, and total trip time, so there's no more fiddling with your car's odometer.
Inno Racks Gravity Snow Rack
Price: $64.80 with free shipping
Lowest By: $7
Is It Worth It?: Next step on your journey: Packing what you need to bring. With this Editors' Choice deal, you'll be all set for hauling your gear for ski resort recreation. The Inno Racks Gravity Snow Rack mounts to the roof of your car and holds six sets of skis or four snowboards. It's compatible with Thule bars, Yakima bars, and Inno bars. A five-year manufacturer warranty applies.
$100 Prepaid Visa Card with the Purchase of 4 Tires
Vendor: Discount Tire Direct
Price: Free with purchase via mail-in rebate
Expires: May 13
Is It Worth It?: Now it's time to make sure you're fully prepared for the rigors of the road. This Editors' Choice deal makes it easy to snag new tires and wheels for your vehicle. You just need to fill out this mail-in rebate to land your $100 Prepaid Visa Card. The Prepaid Visa Card is only valid for four months plus any remaining days in the month of issuance. Click here for more details on the promotion.
33-Piece Roadside Emergency Kit
Price: $19.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $7
Is It Worth It?: Can you ever be too prepared for a long road jaunt? The mwave 33-Piece Roadside Emergency Kit includes 8-foot jumper cables, compact flashlight, Phillips screwdriver, flat screwdriver, pliers, and more. It also comes with a 14-piece fuse and contact set, and a hard shell carrying case.
Universal Car Mount for Portable DVD Players or Apple iPad
Vendor: Abeyerr via eBay
Price: $6.37 with free shipping
Lowest By: $16
Is It Worth It?: GPS? Check. New tires? Check. Tasty snacks? Check. Now you're ready to enjoy the ride. This car-mount bracket is suitable for holding iPads and most portable DVD players securely on the dash. It also features 360° rotation. Haven't got an iPad? Well, there hasn't been a better time to get one. Check out our daily iPad and tablet deals before you set off.
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