Amazon’s highly-anticipated annual shopping event, Amazon Prime Day, is just around the corner. Amazon has confirmed that this year’s Prime Day will run October 13-14. We expect thousands of automotive deals to go live during Prime Day, so it might be pretty overwhelming trying to find the best deals.
To help you out this year, we’re taking a new approach to showcasing the best Prime Day deals for car owners, so you don’t have to scroll through pages and pages of content to find the deal you want. Our table of contents conveniently breaks down all the popular automotive product categories on Amazon and we’ll be updating the post throughout Prime Day with the best deals available, as they show up within that category.
You’ll want to refresh this page often, especially since Lightning Deals are known to come and go quickly on Prime Day!
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Table of contents
- Echo Auto
- LED Headlight Bulbs
- Portable Jump Starters
- Battery Maintainers
- Portable Tire Inflators/Air Compressors
- Car Detailing Supplies
- Mechanics Tools
- Windshield Wipers and Windshield Washer Fluid
- Car Covers
- Dent Repair Kits
- Seat Covers
- When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?
- What Goes on Sale During Amazon Prime Day?
- What are the Benefits of Amazon Prime?
- How do I Sign up for Amazon Prime?
- Is Amazon Prime Day Better than Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
Easily add Alexa to your car with an Echo Auto, which is just $19.99 during Prime Day. The Echo Auto connects to the Alexa app on your phone and plays through your car’s speakers, either through auxiliary input or your phone’s Bluetooth connection. Featuring eight microphones and far-field technology, this device is capable of listening for your voice over your music, A/C, and road noise. Add the ability to voice control Echo Auto to stream from various services including Audible, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and more. You can also use your voice to play music, check the news, make calls, add to your to-do list, set reminders, etc.
Just make sure you check that Echo Auto is compatible with your car prior to purchasing. You can also take advantage of a promotion, receiving six months free of Amazon Music Unlimited with the purchase of the Echo Auto.
LED Headlight Bulbs
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LED headlight bulbs are an affordable way to upgrade your car’s factory lighting. Not only are LED headlight bulbs generally brighter than halogen headlight bulbs, they last a lot longer too. Most aftermarket offerings are fairly straightforward to install and are universal—just make sure you’re getting the correct fitment for your vehicle.
When shopping for LED headlight bulbs, their brightness is measured in lumens, so choose accordingly to how bright you want your bulbs to be. If you often drive at night, you’ll also want to compare advertised operating life among different options. Expect most LED headlight bulbs to last tens of thousands of hours. Another factor to consider is ensuring that they’re approved for use by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and your local state laws, since they are brighter than standard headlights.
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Portable Jump Starters
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Recently, portable jump starters have increased in popularity, especially since many of today’s offerings also serve as battery banks for your mobile devices. These compact jump starters are great for emergency use, giving your car’s battery the boost it needs to start without needing another vehicle and using jumper cables. And at their price, we recommend every car owner keeps one handy inside their glove box.
The main factor you want to consider when picking a portable jump starter is your engine’s size. You’ll find that these devices have different peak current ratings, so make sure you’re buying one that is powerful enough for your vehicle. If you’re choosing an option that can also be used as a battery bank, check its battery capacity (measured in mAh). This will explain how many times you can recharge your devices before the portable jump starter itself needs to be recharged.
More premium options will include a cigarette lighter adapter to power 12V devices, and built-in LED flashlights. And if you have a phone with USB-C charging, you’ll likely want to pick a portable jump starter with USB-C ports.
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While portable jump starters are great for firing up your car when the battery’s dead, it’s even better to ensure your car’s battery is in good condition and always has a charge. Battery chargers, as their name suggests, are designed to simply charge your car’s battery. Battery maintainers, also known as float chargers, not only charge your battery but ensures it won’t be damaged in the long term by maintaining a charge.
So how do you choose whether you want a basic battery charger or a more complex battery maintainer? Battery maintainers are ideal if your vehicle is going to sit parked for an extended period of time. Hook it up to your car’s battery and it’ll do all the work—charge it to capacity, and then switch to float mode, where it’ll only resume charging when the battery naturally drops below a certain threshold. Battery chargers, or trickle chargers, will just charge your car’s battery and shouldn’t be used long term.
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Portable Tire Inflators/Air Compressors
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Having properly inflated tires is an often overlooked factor when it comes to car maintenance. Driving on underinflated or overinflated tires will affect your vehicle’s ride quality, as well as its fuel economy. Just because your car is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) doesn’t mean you can ignore your car’s tire pressure.
Owning a portable tire inflator or air compressor means you can check your tire pressure from the comforts of your own home and inflate your tires if necessary. These products generally use your car’s cigarette lighter receptacle for power, although others can use a standard household power outlet. Some offerings will have some additional features, such as a built-in LED flashlight and auto shutoff feature. We recommend getting a portable tire inflator that allows you to preset your desired tire pressure, and it’ll automatically shutoff once it reaches that value.
Here are some factors you’ll want to consider when choosing a portable tire inflator. Check to see how quickly a product can inflate your tires. While this may not matter to most users, you also don’t want to spend 10 minutes putting air into your tires. If you own a larger pickup truck, you’ll want to ensure the tire inflator is capable of inflating your tires. Pay close attention to the length of the power cable and the hose to ensure you’re able to reach the front and rear tires without having to constantly unplug the unit. Lastly, a warranty is always recommended with a portable tire inflator.
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Car Detailing Supplies
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What better time than now to stock up on car detailing supplies? From car wash soaps to spray waxes, tire shines to microfiber towels, you’re sure to find some real good deals during Prime Day. So what are some things to look out for while shopping this year?
Start with the basics and get yourself a quality car shampoo, wash bucket, and mitt. You’ll want a good drying towel too. If you really want to make your life easier and give your car a thorough cleaning, keep an eye out for a good deal on a pressure washer. But that just mainly covers washing your car—if you want it to shine for a long time, you’ll want to also pick up a clay bar and wax. Ceramic detailing products are a great way to go as well! Put the finishing touches on your exterior with proper tire shine.
But you don’t want to forget your interior either. Compact car vacuums are a great way to get your cabin nice and spotless with little effort. Grab yourself a bottle of upholstery cleaner to wipe down your dash, seats, center console, and more. And if your floor mats and carpet is a bit rough and needs some care, add some carpet cleaner to your cart before you check out.
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Are you a home mechanic and love working on your car? Now’s the time to get yourself that comprehensive socket set or cordless drill you’ve been waiting on. But along with ratchets and wrenches, don’t forget other accessories like a tool box or tool bag to help keep everything organized. If you regularly perform general maintenance on your car, don’t overlook specialty tools such as a spark plug socket, oil filter wrench, or even an OBD2 scanner that can help diagnose check engine lights. It’s a pretty good idea to get a garage work light or two.
We also recommend grabbing a pair of durable gloves for working on your car, or even a box of disposable gloves. Lastly, don’t forget a creeper seat, which your body will thank us for later.
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Windshield Wipers and Windshield Washer Fluid
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For some areas in the U.S., you’re probably getting ready for a season of rainy weather. That means it’s the ideal time to swap out your windshield wipers for new ones. Extremely important when it comes to safety, poor wipers affect visibility while driving in the rain and you don’t want to wait until you’re caught in a storm before realizing you need replacements wiper blades.
If you think just finding a set of windshield wipers that fit your car is all you need to do, think again. There are different types of wiper blades on the market and some perform better than others in certain conditions. The most common type are traditional frame-style blades, featuring rubber squeegees or halogen-hardened rubber. You might also see them referred to as bracket-type wipers. Typically these blades are the least expensive, but vulnerable to snow and ice.
Hybrid blades have a similar construction to frame-style blades, but they have an added outer shell to keep snow and ice off the blades themselves. The shell also provides a lower-profile, more aerodynamic design. The last type you’ll likely find while shopping are beam-style wipers, which are generally the most expensive. They are also the most durable, lasting longer than conventional wipers.
If you live in an area that experiences a lot of rainfall, you’ll want to go for beam-style wipers. See rain every couple months for a day or two? Save yourself some cash and get frame-style blades. If you’re dealing with ice or now however, you’ll likely prefer hybrid blades.
Don’t forget to stock up on windshield washer fluid too!
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If you plan on parking your car for an extended period of time, you’ll want to invest into a quality car cover. Even if you’re storing your car inside a garage, you’ll still want a car cover to keep dust and accidental scratches off your car’s surface. Car covers also come in handy to protect your car overnight, if you’re having to park outside.
There are so many options when it comes to car covers, that we wouldn’t blame you if you’re overwhelmed when shopping. Picking the right one largely depends on the environment. You’ll want a heavy duty, multi-layered cover if your car is going to endure rainy and snowy weather. If windy conditions are your concern, make sure you get a cover with additional straps and buckles so it doesn’t blow off as soon as you walk away from your car.
If you’re parking indoors, you may not think you need much and that a basic car cover will suffice. But in that scenario, look for an actual indoor car cover, as the materials and the cover itself will be designed for indoor use.
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Dent Repair Kits
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Getting a dent in your car can really ruin your day. The unsightly appearance of even the smallest door ding can be extremely noticeable to you, but sometimes it’s not worth the hassle to take it to a body shop or call up a local paintless dent removal company. That’s where DIY dent repair kits come in handy, but only if you have the patience to learn how to use them.
These do-it-yourself kits typically come with a plethora of different tools to accommodate dents of all sizes. Some work better than others, but all of them require the time to learn how to use them properly. If you’re willing and able, you might end up saving hundreds of dollars repairing that dent yourself.
Most kits will require using a hot glue gun and applying a tab to the dent. You then use the dent lifter, puller, or bridge board to pull out the dent. There are also metal tap down pens you can use, although those require a bit of expertise.
So if you have the patience to try to pull a dent yourself, grab yourself one of these kits. Get ready to pop some popcorn and watch some YouTube videos though, so you know what you’re doing and not further damaging your car.
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When it comes to your interior, your car seats experience the most wear and tear on a daily basis. If you value your investment, you’ll want to protect those seats. Or maybe you’re just not a fan of how drab the factory seats look and want to add more color to your interior. Either way, car seat covers are a cost-effective way to protect your seats and since they’re available in a variety of styles and sizes, you’ll likely find something that matches your personal style.
One thing to keep in mind when it comes to car seat covers is that most of them are designed to be a universal fit. That means most owners won’t have any issue installing them onto their seats, but some cars it may be more difficult. You’ll also want to ensure whichever seat cover you’re purchasing won’t interfere with side airbag deployment, if your vehicle is equipped with side airbags.
With all the different materials you can choose from, you’ll need to decide what you want. Seat covers with neoprene material offer great water resistance, protecting your seats from mud and rain. If you want a more high-end, luxurious appearance, there are plenty of artificial leather seat covers out there that offer great protection and attractive styling. The more affordable seat covers typically use polyester material, which gives you a soft touch cover that’s highly absorbent. These are typically machine washable, which requires a bit more maintenance than simply wiping down an artificial leather cover.
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When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?
Amazon Prime Day 2020 will run October 13-14. Expect to see millions of deals worldwide, including discounts on Amazon Alexa-enabled devices and more. Based on previous years, Prime Day will have plenty of automotive deals you won’t want to miss out on.
What Goes on Sale During Amazon Prime Day?
Last year, over one-million deals were available exclusively to Amazon Prime members. In other words, a lot of products go on sale during Amazon Prime Day. Based on previous years, there are plenty of automotive items that will likely go on sale for Amazon Prime Day 2020. Expect handy accessories such as portable jump starters, power inverters, tire pressure gauges, and car seat organizers to see big discounts. Car detailing enthusiasts will want to stock up on their favorite car cleaning supplies during Prime Day, especially items such as microfiber towels or even an orbital buffer.
This year, expect to see plenty of automotive goods to go on sale. If you’ve been keeping an eye on certain tools or even aftermarket accessories, you might want to add them to your Amazon Wish List so you can easily see if there are deals once Prime Day goes live. AutoGuide.com will definitely be showcasing some of the best automotive Prime Day deals, so keep an eye out on the site for updates as we get closer to the sale day.
What are the Benefits of Amazon Prime?
Not an Amazon Prime member? The good news is, Amazon offers a 30-day free trial for Prime, which means you can actually sign up and take advantage of Prime Day 2020 when it happens without forking over any extra cash. Now you may think that an Amazon Prime membership only means fast shipping, but there’s so much more. Two-day shipping is standard for all Prime members, while select cities also offer same-day delivery and one-day shipping.
In addition to getting your orders quickly, Prime members also get to take advantage of exclusive deals (30-minute early access to Lightning Deals) on Amazon, exclusive deals at Whole Foods Market, access to award-winning movies and TV shows through Amazon Prime Video, free games and loot with Twitch, and access to over two-million songs on Amazon Music without any ads.
Amazon Prime costs $12.99 a month, or $119 a year. You can also sign up for just Amazon Prime Video for $8.99 a month.
Students can save even more on Amazon Prime, with Prime Student costing $6.49 a month or $59 a year.
How do I Sign up for Amazon Prime?
Signing up for an Amazon Prime membership is really easy. You can simply click here to start your 30-day free trial to Amazon Prime. If you’re a student, make sure you click the student link to take advantage of a 6-month trial courtesy of Sprint. You will have to hand over your credit card information to sign up to Amazon Prime, even to access the 30-day trial. You can always cancel at anytime.
Is Amazon Prime Day Better than Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
The first couple Amazon Prime Day sales were a bit lackluster, especially for car owners. You’d have a hard time finding shoppers who believed Amazon Prime Day 2015 or 2016 were better than Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Last year however, the sheer volume of products that went on sale was impressive, and there were some deals that couldn’t be beat.
Whether you find Amazon Prime Day better than Black Friday or Cyber Monday largely depends on the types of products you’re shopping for. Automotive products aren’t at the top of every retailer’s sales list for Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals—they’re not the greatest gifts after all—so Prime Day edges out the other shopping holidays in that respect. Because Amazon covers such a wide range of products, you’ll likely find some great deals on automotive goods during Prime Day that you may not come across on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
Besides, with Prime Day taking place in July, you’ll have plenty of time to save up again for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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