Amazon Prime Day 2020: 10 Best Early Deals and Shopping Tips

When Prime Day was first announced in 2015, it was swiftly and brutally roasted. No one thought Amazon could get away with making up a holiday. By year two, we at WIRED had changed our tune, and five years later, Prime Day is so big that Amazon makes more money from it than Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The day has slowly expanded into 48 full hours of deals too. The Prime Day 2020* sale starts on October 13 at midnight PT, and it ends on October 14 at 11:59 pm PT.

As usual, WIRED will cover the discount madness, sifting through the offerings to pull out the best Prime Day deals. We’ll also keep a close eye on the inevitable competing sales from the likes of Walmart, Target, and Best Buy too. Below you’ll find our favorite early deals that you can shop right now, plus some expert advice

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Tips for first-time car insurance buyers

If you’re a first time car insurance buyer, it can all seem a bit confusing. There are multiple types of insurance to consider, for example, and many factors that go into getting the best quotes.

a dog sticking its head out the window of a car: Dog sticking his head out the window while the car he is riding in is in traffic.

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Dog sticking his head out the window while the car he is riding in is in traffic.

But it can also be an exciting time. It’s your chance to find a great policy that perfectly fits your unique circumstances. By doing your homework and learning everything you can about insurance, you’ll find the best auto insurance for first time buyers.


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If you’re not sure where to turn for help, read on. Here are some of the top car insurance tips that a first time insurance buyer can use to save money and gain peace of mind.

Know your state’s minimum car insurance requirements.

Most states mandate that drivers carry bodily

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Mopar Offers Tips and Specials for Fall Car Care Month

“With the cold-weather driving season fast approaching, preventative vehicle maintenance is critical,” said Mark Bosanac, Head of Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, FCA – North America. “With certified Mopar technicians and a vast portfolio of factory-backed parts and services, our dealerships are a one-stop shop for drivers looking for peace of mind before heading into winter.”

Following are reminders and special offers from Mopar:

1. Maintenance during infrequent vehicle use: 
For vehicles used infrequently during this time, customers should refer to vehicle-storage information in their owner’s manual. The following recommended practices will help maintain the health of a vehicle during infrequent use/long-term parking:

  • To help maintain battery life and keep the engine fluids in good operating condition, vehicles should be started at least once a week and idle in Park for 15-20 minutes with all accessories turned off. An even better practice is to drive the
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28 Tips for Negotiating With Car Dealers

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Top Tips That Will Help Drivers Find Cheaper Car Insurnace – Press Release

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 26, 2020 / ( has launched a new guide that presents several tips that can help drivers pay less on their car insurance rates.

For many drivers, paying the monthly car insurance bill can be quite difficult. More and more drivers are wondering if they can save some of the money they spend on insurance. Luckily, there are some easy methods drivers can take to lower their premiums and ensure they’re getting the best insurance rate. With a bit of ingenuity and an understanding of the insurance market, drivers can reduce their car insurance costs and get great coverage without breaking the bank.

To get cheaper car insurance, follow the next tips:

  • Regularly shop for car insurance. Most car insurance providers will change their rates every month. Shopping for car insurance once or more each year can help drivers
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The simple tips to protect your car from the rising wave of keyless thefts

Government data showed that vehicle thefts in 2018/19 reached a nine-year high, with more than 114,000 vehicles reported as stolen in England and Wales alone over the 12-month period.

Figures from comparison site GoCompare suggest that losing a car to theft adds more than £600 to a driver’s insurance costs on top of the stress and inconvenience of losing their car.

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Much of the rise in thefts has been attributed to criminals targeting new cars with keyless entry systems which are vulnerable to relay attacks or “key cloning”.

Despite this form of theft being an increasingly common method employed by criminals, 42 per cent of UK drivers don’t understand what key cloning is or how it works, according to research by GoCompare.

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UK’s car theft hotspots revealed, and where your vehicle is safest

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Rental car tips: How to find the best prices during covid-19

For many Americans, embarking on road trips has been a way to keep traveling during the pandemic. And if you’re not a car owner, now may be a good time to rent one.

According to data from, a car-rental comparison engine, road trip travel is up, but the travel industry as a whole is still hurting. As a result, rental car rates in the United States are down by between 15 and 40 percent, depending on the region.

Unlike airplane tickets that can change in price by the minute, the price of renting a car isn’t a mystery.

“Between now and Christmas, your flight might change a hundred times,” says Liana Corwin, the travel expert for Hopper, the flight and hotel booking app. “With car rentals, they’re a little bit more static.”

While renting a car isn’t complicated, there is legwork to get the best deal. Here are tips

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