Mechanics Advice 30
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ever wondered if your automotive service shop is running at optimum efficiency? Efficiency is key to running any business. Here are three tips to maximize efficiency. Tip 1: Establishing an Operating Budget and Turning a Profit Getting down to basics – your monthly budget. What does it cost to operate your business on a monthly […]
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