Car Care 101
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 […]
Ready to Sell Your Car? Follow These 6 Steps to Prepare It for Sale and Earn Top Dollar
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.
Top 5 Common Problems That Can Make Your Car’s Air Conditioning Blow Warm Air
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 […]
How Often Do I Need an Oil Change for my Car?
Inquiring minds like yours probably want to know: Q. How important is it to get an oil change on a regular basis? Q. Are recommended oil changes just another way for car manufacturers to get you back into the dealership? Q. Are fast lube oil change shops pushing a false message on you? It’s hard […]
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 […]
Why Does My Car Air Conditioner Smell When I Turn It On?
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 […]
Why is My Check Engine Light On?
If you are a Gen-Z or Millennial reading this article, there was a time cars did not have the benefit of computer technology under the hood, nor was there any type of Check Engine light on the dashboard to let us know that something needed attention. Typically a motorist would find themselves stranded by the […]
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