How to drive down car costs with cut-price carpet mat care and dashcam gadgets — plus book your Hols from £9.50 and choose from 260 parks

How to drive down car costs with cut-price carpet mat care and dashcam gadgets — plus book your Hols from £9.50 and choose from 260 parks

SPEND a lot of time on the road? If so, the latest tech and plenty of creature comforts are a must.
But you don’t have to spend big to pimp your car and keep things safe.
Getty – Contributor You don’t have to spend big to enjoy the latest tech and plenty of creature comforts on the road
From quality carpets to dash cam alternatives, we show you how to drive down the cost of motoring.
DASH CASH: These gadgets, which record journeys from your windscreen, start from around £50.
But if you download the free Aviva Drive app to your phone and mount that in your car, you can turn your phone into a dash cam without spending a penny. The good news is you don’t even have to be an Aviva customer.
SAVE: £50
ROAD TO FREEDOM: Are you gearing up for one of The Sun’s Hols from £9.50 and want to buy a bike rack or roof rack?
Getting them fitted can be an expensive business — but not if you buy from Halfords. Staff will fit them for free until next Monday.
SAVE: £25
CARPET CARE: The inside of a family car can look like a rubbish dump after school pick-ups, muddy football games and drive-thru visits.
Buying carpet mats from auto shops such as Halfords can cost around £15. But you can clean up with a new set of four from B&M for a tidy £8.99.
SAVE: £6.01
FULLY CHARGED: Keeping all your gadgets charged is essential. Even on short journeys, you will want to stay connected and make sure the kids are entertained.
Halfords has nearly 50 per cent off its high-speed multi-charger, which usually costs £12 and is now £6.50. It slots into your car’s 12-volt socket.
SAVE: £5.50
BRIGHT IDEA: It is important to keep headlights clean and sparkling to stay safe on the road. If your car has grubby lamps, don’t spend £20 to £30 on cleaning kits.
Instead, scrub away with toothpaste on a cloth or brush to bring the lights back to full brightness.
SAVE: Around £20
Top swap
For a natural glow try the Essence’s Fresh & Fit Awake primer from Wilko, £3.50
It does the same job as the Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonderglow primer, £38.50
WE all love a natural glow but there is no need to reach out for Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonderglow primer. Essence’s Fresh & Fit Awake primer from Wilko does the same job and costs a lot less.
SAVE: £35
Reader’s saving tip
IRENE HARRIS, from Grimsby, says: “Don’t buy pricey cleaning wipes. Soap and water is the best and cheapest – and so much better for the environment.”

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Shop & save
Get the Venus and Olay Comfortglide razor for half-price now at Tesco
BE a smooth operator with the Venus and Olay razor, on sale for half-price at Tesco. Now £5. Was £10.
SAVE: £5
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Cheap treat
Have your Birds Eye four shortcrust steak pies for just £2 at Asda
GET your teeth into the ultimate comfort food. Birds Eye four shortcrust steak pies, 620g, from Asda was £3.20, now £2.
SAVE: £1.20
Deal of the day
Use Groupon to get 40 per cent off your National Express tickets
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Play now to win £15,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle
JOIN thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle.
Every Sun Savers code you enter will earn you a ticket for our £15k monthly Raffle. And for every ten tickets you collect in a calendar month, you get a GOLDEN TICKET for our £80k Raffle, which takes place every three months, with the first one at the end of June.
Join thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle
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Don’t miss out on 260 parks with The Sun Hols from £9.50
HERE’S your chance to book one of our Hols from £9.50!
Choose from 260 holiday parks across the UK and Europe. You can check out all the destinations and holiday parks at Holidays are available from February until November.
Getty – Contributor Book one of our Hols from £9.50 and choose from 260 holiday parks in the UK and Europe
Pick from either a three-night weekend break or a four-night midweek break. Those able to go midweek will get a fourth night for free.
To book, simply collect SEVEN tokens, codewords or Sun Savers codes from those printed daily inside The Sun until Saturday, March 9.
Today’s token and codeword are on Page 24, while today’s Sun Savers code is on Page 16. If you have collected SEVEN codewords, go to and enter them to book. To book by post, send back your printed tokens using the booking form found online.
If you are collecting with Sun Savers, go to the Sun Savers app or and click “Start Collecting” on the “Hols from £9.50” page found in the “Offers” section. Next, enter your TEN Sun Savers codes to unlock booking. You can even pay or part pay for your holiday using the cash in your Sun Savers wallet.

Price per person based on four sharing. Subject to availability. Code/token collect. T&Cs and date restrictions apply, see

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