Before you head out for the holidays, make sure your vehicle is ready to go by checking this quick holiday road-trip checklist. If needed, make an appointment to have your car looked at by a professional mechanic. Quick Road-Trip Checklist Battery: Measure Its Strength Car batteries draw more energy while operating in the winter months. […]
Fall is upon us. The team at Openbay always shares seasonal tips on how to drive safely for its vehicle owner customers and to visitors to Openbay Overdrive.Leaves are falling at a steady pace. When you combine leaves on the roadways with rainy conditions, we have a set of circumstances that can lead to dangerous driving […]
Looking for an auto repair discount before you hit the road for Thanksgiving? You’re smart.The last thing you need is to be stranded on the side of the road, kids in the back, temps dipping, while a tow truck ambles through the other 49 million cars on the road, trying to rescue you. Sorry — […]
Most of us will have to drive in the rain many times in our lives. Many people attempt driving in the rain as if the conditions were warm and dry, when everything is actually wet and slick. This attitude could be costly, or even deadly. Stay Safe Driving in the Rain & Driving On Wet Roads 1) […]
Much as we hate to admit it, our rear-wheel drive car recently got stuck in a snowdrift. We’re happy to report that it was stuck in our driveway, and not on the road, but it was still a nuisance to free it. In order to save you the humiliation and embarrassment, we’ve compiled some tips […]
Governors in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have restricted non-essential travel due to extreme weather. Here’s how the streets of downtown Boston look right now – better suited to a romantic walk than a drive! Are you blizzard-bound, but planning to throw caution to the wind and drive through the storm? We’ve got 11 different […]
This has been a relatively mild winter, and New Englanders are just about to say “Hello” to their first significant snow storm of 2015. According to experts, New Englanders are about to be immobilized with the arrival of several feet of heavy white snow, which can make driving pretty scary. It’s always best to stay […]
The winter months bring many joyful things: the holidays, skiing, warm and snuggly clothing, hot cocoa by the fireplace, and icy windshields on your car. Okay, that last one’s not so fun – but it’s going to happen to just about everyone, with the exception of those lucky devils living in tropical environments. Scraping ice […]
The “Polar Vortex” buzzwords are making headlines this week as temps plunge across the country. Winter’s always tough on cars, and among the parts most susceptible to cold is your battery. Don’t wind up stuck with a flat battery in the shivering cold. Here are a few tips to help winterize your car battery. Replace the battery […]
As many of us head off for the upcoming holidays, winter storms could bring dicey conditions on the roads. Know how to drive properly in the snow to keep yourself, your passengers and fellow drivers safe. Winter Driving Tips 1. Drive Slowly This seems like the most obvious of safety tips but it is one […]
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