In May 2016, Openbay and Allstate released the thrilling news of a formal relationship. The announcement was a long time coming; Openbay had first begun working with Allstate in 2014, shortly after Frank Kazas had joined the company as the Allstate connected car manager. He and his team have put a great deal of work to bring […]
Every state requires some form of auto insurance. Because most of us don’t actually get to reap the benefits of car insurance regularly, we don’t know exactly where to spend, and where to save, when shopping for a policy. For some ways to save on car insurance, we caught up with Andrew Schrage, co-owner of Money Crashers Personal Finance.Here […]
Vehicles symbolize freedom, but when they break, many drivers feel powerless. At 11.6-years old, the average vehicle on U.S. roads is in more frequent need of service, yet most drivers still rely on a frustratingly outdated method of identifying and scheduling service with a quality mechanic.To alleviate that pain point, Openbay now has a partnership […]
This photo, captured in Montgomery, Vermont, is a good reminder that if you ignore vehicle (and home) maintenance, you should prepare for your car to slowly become a planter! They won’t fix themselves.The average age of a vehicle in the U.S. is at a record 11.6-years old. By that age, your car or truck will have moved […]
We know car repair can be a painful experience. Many Americans avoid it — an estimated $60-billion worth of auto repair and maintenance work is left undone each year. Too often, people ignore check-engine lights, oil changes and squeaky brakes. If you value your safety and that of your passengers, ignoring your vehicle’s basic maintenance and […]
Thinking about getting a green car but concerned about hybrid car battery costs? Good news: we’ve broken down the expected costs to help with your decision. Hybrid Battery Cost Short Answer A hybrid-car battery costs around $3,000-$5,000 for the most common hybrid, the Toyota Prius. Plug-In Batteries The larger battery pack used in plug-in hybrids costs proportionally more. The […]
I recently bought a 15-year old car. Buying an old car, especially one that old, isn’t something I would usually consider, but this car ended up being the perfect fit for me. Check out these tips to see if you can find a hidden treasure of your own. Tips to Buying an Old Car Recently, my […]
Drivers aged 16-25 are at most risk for driving accidents, worrying parents everywhere. Here are the 4 most dangerous habits they form, and how to break that suboptimal behavior. If you need some tips on your own driving, here are some mistakes all drivers are guilty of. Speeding Breaking the speed limit puts teen drivers at […]
Tips on Buying Tires – What Really Matters Tires are among the most expensive items on a car (Here’s what they can cost to replace). Unfortunately, they’re not easy to purchase. Last time, we discussed the major questions to consider when you buy new tires.We talked to Brandon Sturgis, Product Category Manager – Original Equipment Tires at Michelin to […]
Nonda’s ZUS Car Charger Review: The Ultimate Stress Test You know the saying, “When it rains it pours”?We recently had a day like this – we were driving around town, interviewing Bob at Bonded Transmission & Auto Repair, along with another offsite meeting, had some meetings back at the office in between, and – of course – […]
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