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This fast-charging AmazonBasics USB-C Car Charger is on sale for only $5 today

Of all the essentials drivers should keep in their vehicle these days, a powerful car charger is one of them. Having a way to charge in the car can mean the difference between knowing where you're going and getting lost if you rely on your phone for navigation. Luckily it won't cost you too much to pick one up if you haven't already; this AmazonBasics USB-C Car Charger (opens in new tab) is on sale today for only $5.34 at Amazon, saving you $10 off its full price. It's also the best price this charger has ever reached.

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This well-reviewed car charger is equipped with an 18W USB-C port and a 12W USB-A port so you can power up two devices simultaneously while you're driving. Today's deal marks the best price it's reached in Amazon history.

The AmazonBasics USB-C Car Charger is equipped with a USB-C port as well as a USB port so you can power up two devices at the same time. The USB-C port offers 18W charging while the standard USB port charges at 12W. There are also protections including an automatic stop to prevent overcharging and vibration absorption to ensure consistent charging. It's designed to charge your device up to 80% in just over 30 minutes, making it close to four times faster than standard chargers. Even if you have a charger in your car already, it's probably worth upgrading to this one anyway — especially at today's price.

This USB-C Car Charger has garnered pretty positive reviews since its release, resulting in a strong rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars (opens in new tab) at Amazon based on over 300 customer reviews.

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Alex is a graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found making music and working on his eBay business.