5 great back-to-school automotive deals to help ease the stress of campus driving

5 great back-to-school automotive deals to help ease the stress of campus driving

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If you're a parent, you're no doubt familiar with the strange sensation of sending your kids off to college. It's exciting, sure, but also probably a little nerve-wracking. Although it's time to let them leave the nest, there are still plenty of ways you can set them up for success and ease your mind all at once. That's why it's important that if they'll be taking a car with them to campus that they have everything they'll need in case of an emergency. After all, cars inevitably break down and accidents happen, but these rites of passage don't have to be so scary for you or your child if you know they're well equipped to deal with any situation. That's why we've pulled together this list of 5 great auto accessories every new college student should keep in their trunk, all at a discount.

AVAPOW 1500A Peak Car Jump Starter (Updated Design) - $49.99 (29% off)

Key Features

  • Delivers 1,500 Peak Amps

  • Jump Starts cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles and boats with up to 7L gas and 5.5L diesel engines

  • Made for use in temperatures from -4°F to 140°F

  • Features 8 safety protection systems

  • Includes USB 3.0 and USB-C connection ports

  • Built-in flashlight, strobe and SOS light modes are available

One of the most annoying things to deal with on the road is a dead battery. Especially because more often than not, it's simply a product of driver carelessness like leaving your dome light or headlights on overnight. Luckily, although it's annoying, it's also one of the easiest things to remedy with a portable jump starter.


This AVAPOW unit can jump start cars, SUVs, and even boats with up to 7.0-liter gas or 5.5-liter diesel engines. It also promises to work in fairly extreme temperatures, claiming to be able to jump vehicles in -4°F all the way up to 140°F. It features reverse polarity protection, over-current protection, high-temperature protection, over-load protection and more. If you need to charge a USB device or two, don’t worry, it has built-in USB 3.0 and USB-C outputs. Like some others, it also features a built-in emergency flashlight with an SOS mode and this one also comes with a bonus USB charging cable.

Byakov Dash Cam - $39.99 (33% off)

Key Features

  • 1080p HD, 170° ultra-wide capture

  • Features Wide Dynamic Range technology and night vision shooting

  • Includes 24-hour parking monitoring - thanks to a built-in G-sensor, the Byakov can automatically turn on and start recording if your car gets hit in a parking lot

  • Loop Recording can automatically overwrite old footage, saving the user from having to manually delete videos on their SD card

  • Emergency Accident Lock saves/locks the current video whenever a shake or collision is detected, so it won't get over-written

  • Includes a 2-year replacement warranty

  • SD card not included

No one wants to think about themselves (or their kid) getting into an accident, but they happen all the time just the same. While there's nothing you can do to protect against an unexpected accident, you can offer some amount of protection against liability. One of the best ways to do that is to have a video record of the incident, that's where dash cams come into play.

The Byakov dash cam records videos in 1080p resolution and features night vision and WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) technology. Like most others, this cam has a G-sensor and automatically starts recording if your car is hit, even in a parking lot. It also has a 170° wide viewing area, a small form-factor, and loop recording. Users say the picture quality is "much higher" than expected for such an affordable cam. Last but not least, the cam comes with a two-year product replacement warranty. Like the sound of the Byakov? Check it out right here.

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