Maintaining your vehicle is expensive. From oil changes to new tires to unexpected repairs, it can be pricey to keep your car or truck in good shape.
Fortunately, many merchants across the country offer auto repair discounts for active-duty servicemembers, veterans, and their families. These retailers are located nationwide and offer steep discounts on everything you’ll need for oil changes, brake replacements, and everything in between.
Military Discounts at Auto Parts Stores
Advanced Auto Parts: 10% discount on regularly priced items for in-store purchases. You must have a valid military ID to receive the discount. While family members are eligible to receive the discount, only veterans with 20 years of service or more qualify.
Auto Accessories Garage offers discounts ranging from 5-20%. You’ll need to email from an active .mil address or send a copy of your DD214 to AAG to receive the discount.
AutoZone: Some Auto Zone locations offer a 10% military discount. Though I’m not sure if this is an official policy. You can learn more about our experiences with the AutoZone military discount here.
Discount Tire: provides a 10% discount in certain regions. Visit the website for more details.
Firestone Complete Auto Care: 10% discount on parts and services at participating locations.
F&S Auto Services: 10% off for active duty and veterans on maintenance and repair services.
Jiffy Lube: 25% off for veterans and active-duty members of the military. This discount excludes:
- Diagnostic services
Not all locations participate in the discount program.
O’Reilly Auto Parts: All O’Reilly Auto Parts stores provide a military discount of 10% off the retail price for most merchandise. This offer is not available on some items, including:
- Motor oil
- Sale items
- Special order items
The discount is extended to in-store purchases for active duty and reserve members of the military as well as veterans with valid ID. Here is more information about the O’Reilly Auto Parts military discount.
Pep Boys: 10% discount for all active duty, reserve, and retired military. Some restrictions apply, and not all locations participate in the program. Here is more information about the Pep Boys Military Discount.
Precision Tune Auto Repair regularly offers 11% off coupons exclusively for the military community. Some restrictions apply, and not all locations participate in the discount program. Visit their website for the most up-to-date information.
Simple Tire: 5% off the price of tires. Redeem the discount in two steps. Enter the code “MILITARY” at checkout and then verify eligibility through ID.me
Tire Buyer offers 7% off tires for active duty military, veterans, and dependents. Free delivery to stateside locations.
Additional Deals for Vehicle Repair
If you’re not the do-it-yourself type and prefer to take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for repairs, this list of veteran-owned dealerships is categorized by the type of vehicle.
You can easily find a veteran-owned dealership across the country specializing in the kind of repair your vehicle needs and feel good knowing that your purchase or auto repair helps support veteran entrepreneurs.
The list has a search function to explore service stations based on city and state. Many of these local businesses have served their communities for years.
For example, 11 Bravo Mobile Auto Reconditioning in Glendale, Arizona, takes the stress out of finding time to bring your vehicle to a repair shop because they come to you. The owner of 11 Bravo served in the Army and National Guard for almost a decade and brings his infantryman experience to auto repair.
No matter if you’re planning to DIY or want to leave auto repairs to the experts, there’s no shortage of veteran-owned dealerships, repair shops, and national retailers who offer military discounts.
Some Auto Repair Shops Offer Military Discounts Too!
I bought a used car two weeks ago. I’ve needed to fix up or have plans to do so a couple of things. When it comes to cars, military discounts are rampant! Here’s my experience so far.
The previous owner of the vehicle I had bought had somehow lost the power steering pump cap. It’s a hard piece to find but I was able to order one at the local Hyundai dealership. When I went to pick it up I asked if they had a military discount. He said, “We sure do”.
I was expecting maybe 10% but they gave 25% off! The cap was only like six dollars but twenty-five percent off gives me a free Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger at Wendy’s so I’ll take it! Turns out they give that discount for all servicing done at the facility. I asked him if other brands besides Hyundai offer military discounts and he expected every repair shop would give at least 10%.
The next thing I wanted to fix was the floor mat to the trunk. It didn’t have much support and I was afraid it would have caved in with lots of pressure. You can see how thin it is below!!
I decided to go to Home Depot and buy a thin piece of plywood and cut it to the shape of the trunk to give it more support. Home Depot and Lowe’s both offer a 10% discount with military ID.
Three weeks ago we had the Serpentine Belt replaced at a local shop on our Honda Civic. They also offered a 15% discount when I asked.
The take-home message is that most places offer discounts. Sometimes the employees might not know about it so I will usually ask them to ask their manager real quick in case they do. You’ll be surprised by how many places do!
Here’s a little trick I use to help me remember. Instead of tucking away my ID card in the depths of my wallet, I store it right next to my credit card so every time I’m about to pay for something I remind myself to ask and see if they have a discount.