Engine Coolant Engine coolant is a critical component of a vehicle’s cooling system. It reduces the temperature of an automotive engine while it is running. It also prevents any cooling system fluids from freezing when outside temperature drops below freezing. Coolant Systems Vehicle cooling systems are made up of a radiator located behind the vehicle’s […]
Find out how to check your engine oil levels and how frequently. Engine oil is used to lubricate moving components of an automotive engine while it is running. As the engine components move together, they cause friction. And friction causes heat. Engine oil is used to reduce friction while absorbing heat thereby preventing an engine […]
Most of us will have to drive in the rain many times in our lives. Many people attempt driving in the rain as if the conditions were warm and dry, when everything is actually wet and slick. This attitude could be costly, or even deadly. Stay Safe Driving in the Rain & Driving On Wet Roads 1) […]
The auto repair industry is just like any other. It’s full of honest, hard working people making a living at what they do best. But unfortunately, just like any other business, there are bad apples who make the rest look bad. If you’ve ever been burned by an unscrupulous auto mechanic, you’re probably gun shy every time the […]
Thinking about getting a green car but concerned about hybrid car battery costs? Good news: we’ve broken down the expected costs to help with your decision. Hybrid Battery Cost Short Answer A hybrid-car battery costs around $3,000-$5,000 for the most common hybrid, the Toyota Prius. Plug-In Batteries The larger battery pack used in plug-in hybrids costs proportionally more. The […]
Car battery brands are not all the same, and a poor-quality battery will not last as long as a higher-quality one. But, bottom-line, it’s more complicated than ‘what’s the best car battery?’ Background Most car batteries sold here in the USA come from only a handful of sources. Most of them are private-labeled to an assortment […]
Have you ever found yourself asking, “Which services do I really need for routine scheduled maintenance for my car?” You don’t want to forgo services that could be potentially harmful if skipped, but you really don’t want to pay more than you need to. … What to do? Relax, the good news is you’ve got everything you need in your glovebox: […]
Check engine lights are very common. In fact, check engine diagnostics are one of the most commonly requested services on Openbay. Here’s what the check engine light means, and what you should do about it. Why Is My Check Engine Light On? Simple answer: your car’s engine is confused. Specifically, the computer is getting data […]
You’re taking your car over to the shop for a much-needed repair, hopefully under your own power instead of on a flatbed. Your first concerns are understandable: how much? and how long? That’s the bottom line of the potentially awkward conversation you’re about to have with the service desk. Do a little research beforehand, if […]
A while back, our CEO received a message from a new Openbay user, who said the experience was “hassle free to say the least.” We thought Meghashyam’s email message, the rest of which is shown below, was too good to be true, so we arranged a time to talk about how his story of booking car […]
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