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Fall Car Care: 6 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Fall Driving When It’s Seen Less Use – Auto Repair Advice from the Openbay Master Technician
Winter will be here faster than most of us like to admit, so fall is a great time to get your car ready for the weather changes ahead. Most of us have not put many miles on our vehicles lately, this makes proper fall car care even more important. Here are the six most important […]
If you're ready to sell your car, now is the time. These 6 steps will help you prepare it for sale and earn top dollar.
It’s a hot day. You just exited an air-conditioned home or office. You make a beeline to your car. Then, you quickly unlock it, open the door, and enter a hot and stale air filled vehicle. You start your engine and quickly turn on the AC expecting cool air to start flowing. You wait. Only […]
Picture this, you’re driving down the road and you press down on your brake pedal because you need to either slow down or come to a stop. While pressing on the brake pedal, all of a sudden you hear a grinding noise coming from somewhere. Next, you immediately take your foot off the pedal and […]
It could be a few days, a week or even a month before you finally get behind the wheel of your car. It’s hot outside. You start your car, turn on the air conditioner (AC) and then an unpleasant odor takes over the cabin. For starters, let’s hope you are alone when this event occurs […]
Despite what you may have been told to the contrary, finding an automotive service center isn’t impossible. Truth be told, there are plenty of honest and reliable car repair centers to be found all over. But choosing one at random can be potentially costly. So how can you tell the good service centers from others? […]
As warm weather makes its way to the northern states during summer months, many more vehicles become exposed to higher than normal temperatures. Any concerns of the impact high temperatures have on a motor vehicle’s operation during this time period is most likely the furthest thing from people’s minds, but cannot be ignored. Whatever the […]
Car battery dead? Let’s take a guess: it’s an inconvenient time, right? Car batteries always die at the wrong time. Not that there’s necessarily any good time for a battery to give up the ghost. But you usually only discover it’s dead when you’re in a rush to get somewhere and your engine won’t turn […]
When check engine lights are scanned, a p0420 code is a very common result. It’s actually a generic code, meaning it can be thrown from any vehicle after 1996. Commonly, people think the p0420 code indicates that the oxygen sensors need to be replaced, but that’s definitely not always the case. p0420 Code: Time to Replace […]
Let’s say you own a six, seven, eight-year “young” car. Your odometer reads between 100,000 – 120,000 miles. Your dash is illuminated with a wrench or a display that says “Service.” Your car’s telling you it’s time for service, but you’re not sure what’s involved in a typical 100,000 mile service checklist. Service indicators at […]
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