Car Care 101
Why It’s Important to Rotate Your Tires
A lot of people flake out when it comes to having their tires rotated on a regular basis, but did you know that failing to do so can cost you hundreds of dollars a year in tire replacement? It’s important to rotate your tires to ensure you are getting the maximum life out of our […]
5 Common Tire Problems Drivers Encounter
Nobody likes to think about tire problems. But if you don’t anticipate what could go wrong, you’re practically guaranteeing that something will go wrong. And that’s not exactly a ball of laughs, is it? The bottom line is this: If you drive a car, you’ve got to think about your tires. Not only that, you’ve […]
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 […]
5 Ways to Properly Sanitize Your Car and its Ventilation System in the COVID-19 Era
Recent spikes in COVID-19 cases remind us it may be awhile before things return to something resembling normal. While wearing masks and social distancing in public are urged to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, there are things you can and should be doing to keep your car from becoming a traveling Petri dish as […]
Survey Results: 6 Ways Automotive Service Centers on Openbay Support their Local Communities
This Saturday, November 28, 2020, marks the tenth anniversary of Small Business Saturday®. First observed in 2010, American Express supports small businesses during the holiday shopping season – and, now, throughout the year – to keep local communities strong. The automotive service and repair industry is no exception. Auto repair and service businesses play a […]
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 […]
Uh-oh! Why Is My Dashboard Tire Pressure Light On?
Your car’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS for short) is the “voice” of your tires that sometimes speaks up and says, “Check my air, please!” But because not all cars can talk (yet), that urgent request is communicated to you through warning lights on your dash. If there’s an angry-looking light on your dashboard console […]
Steps You Should Take Now to Avoid a Dead Car Battery Come Colder Temperatures
If you’ve ever had your car battery die on you, you know the pain of regret—regret that you didn’t do more to give it the long and happy life it deserved. But life gets in the way, and not everyone makes time to pay that all-important welfare check to make sure everything’s going okay under […]
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 […]
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 […]
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