Mechanics Advice 31
Rake those leaves from your car…Don’t Ignore them
If you are someone who parks underneath a tree, or in a wooded area, you may notice at this time of year, a collection of leaves grows in the area between your windshield and the hood. This is especially true if you are not a daily driver and leave the car parked for extended periods […]
Ask a Master Automotive Technician: Why Did My Car Fail Inspection and How Do I Get it Fixed?
Written by Rob Grant, Automotive Operations Manager at Openbay. Rob is an ASE Certified Technician and frequent contributor to this blog, specializing in all things automotive service and repair. Taking your car in for a required state inspection is never fun, but having it fail inspection is even worse. If you’ve found yourself in this […]
Howls, Growls, and Groans: Guess the Source of 8 Not-So-Funny Sounds Your Car Makes
Cars make the funniest sounds, but it’s only a laughing matter when they’re coming from someone else’s vehicle. Odds are you won’t think it’s so funny when it happens to you. If you’re hearing creepy, inexplicable noises coming from your car, it’s not the ghost of Halloween past catching up with you but the warning […]
Creating an Inclusive Auto Service Experience: Pioneering Friendly Auto Centers is the First Auto Center to Earn the Certified Autism Center Designation
Friendly Auto Centers is a multi-award-winning, family-owned automotive service and repair business in Mesa, AZ on the Openbay marketplace. When Friendly Auto Centers opened in 2014, President and CEO Steve Rozansky had years of experience as an ASE Master Mechanic and a passion for his community. Steve’s mission was to create a family-owned business delivering […]
How Much Should it Cost to Replace Your Tires?
You hop in your car, back out of your driveway, and hear an odd dragging sound on the pavement beneath your tires. Ignoring it, you begin to drive off – and notice that your steering wheel is almost impossible to turn. Pulling over and stepping out of your car to investigate, you find that one […]
5 Telltale Signs Your Car Needs a Brake Service
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 […]
What do Mechanics Look for When Performing a Vehicle Inspection?
One of the big pains in the neck about owning a car is having to re-register each and every year (depending on your state, you’ll renew either annually or biennially through the state’s Registry of Motor Vehicles). A big part of that is taking your car in for a mandatory vehicle inspection. Although not required in every […]
Got a p0420 Code? You May Need an Oxygen Sensor Or You May Need Something Else Entirely
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 […]
5 Important Tips To Maintain Your Car or Truck During COVID-19 Lockdown
Many of us have not used our motor vehicles at all since the Work-From-Home (WFH) order was enforced by employers due to COVID-19. Some of you may have used your vehicle only a few times. The good news is we are no longer sitting in traffic, spending our cash on gas, parking fees and general […]
Could it be the transmission?
November and December are so busy for everyone. Who has time for car trouble? Even though you’re busy, ignoring issues with your car could be very costly and even more time-consuming if you wait. Take time now to make sure your vehicle is running properly so you save yourself a headache down the road, especially […]
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