Winter driving tips are important because driving conditions during the winter months can be significantly more dangerous than during other times of the year. Snow, ice, and sleet can make roads slippery and reduce visibility, making it more difficult to control a vehicle and avoid accidents. Additionally, cold temperatures can cause car batteries to fail […]
Whether delivering food or packages as a delivery driver or a household that owns a motor vehicle, it’s time to think about preparing your vehicle for winter as outside temperatures start to drop. For some of you, the process of preparing your vehicle for cold weather is familiar – you are the DIY pro! For […]
Maintaining your vehicle’s battery is important especially during winter months – what to do about it
That large and heavy rectangular looking black box under the hood of your vehicle or in your truck is the battery. There might be other places vehicle manufacturers place the battery, but in the majority of cases it’s under the hood. The battery serves two primary purposes. First, it is the primary source of power […]
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 […]
As we enter the winter months, especially in the northern U.S. states, many of us are going through our winter checklist; home (long list), snow removal equipment, car readiness, pets, family clothing, winter toys, etc. Some of us may start the planning process for a winter trip somewhere warm while others may plan a fun-filled […]
Traveling by auto for Thanksgiving 2021? You are not alone. Total number of travelers* by auto appear to be nearing pre-pandemic levels at 48.3 million, an increase of 8.4% from 2020 according to AAA. This total is higher than volumes seen as recently as 2018 and the highest year-over-year growth since the Great Recession. Total […]
Here at Openbay, we regularly dispense driving advice, and because our office is based in beautiful Cambridge, MA, a good deal of it has been related to driving in the snow. Yet at this time of year, lots of young drivers are hitting the roads, bound for college or high school, and this may be […]
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 […]
2020 has thrown a wrench into everyone’s Holiday plans, with many people opting to stay home to avoid the possible spread of COVID-19 to family members. Still, it’s expected that as many as 50 million people are still planning on traveling to visit family according to AAA. Consumers that Openbay has spoken to suggest a […]
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 […]
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