Check engine lights are very common. In fact, check engine diagnostics are one of the most commonly requested services on Openbay. Here’s what the check engine light means, and what you should do about it. Why Is My Check Engine Light On? Simple answer: your car’s engine is confused. Specifically, the computer is getting data […]
Women are making headlines in the automotive world – according to Frost & Sullivan, most licensed drivers are women, women influence 91% of automotive purchases, and more women than men are “schooling themselves before walking into a dealership or garage by researching on the Internet or among their peer groups.” Despite the large composition of […]
What You’ll Need to Consider When It’s Time for New Tires Whether you’ve had a flat (as most drivers eventually will), failed a state inspection due to bald tires, or just know it’s time to replace your tire(s), here’s a quick tire guide to review when you’re shopping for new tires. Yes, tires are expensive (here’s […]
Tuan is co-founder of philo, and had recently moved from Boston to San Francisco. When his car needed service, Tuan weighed his options, and tried Openbay’s auto-repair marketplace to book service with Chow’s Automotive. We gave Tuan a call to learn more. Here’s how it went. Where do you live and what do you drive? I live in San Francisco […]
Openbay is now offering Roadside Assistance. Here’s some press reaction to the big news. Yahoo! Finance: Startups Aim to Disrupt the Auto Club NY Daily News: New mobile app connects drivers with roadside assistance Digital Trends: The Openbay Mobile App Brings You Roadside Assistance Anywhere, Anytime Cheat Sheet: Openbay is Gunning for AAA With Mobile Roadside Assistance
Big news today: Openbay now offers on-demand Roadside Assistance, now available on its mobile platform. A nationwide network of roadside assistance can now be dispatched at the touch of a button for common breakdowns due to a dead battery, flat tire, lockout, need for fuel delivery, or for vehicles that need a tow due to inoperability […]
You’re taking your car over to the shop for a much-needed repair, hopefully under your own power instead of on a flatbed. Your first concerns are understandable: how much? and how long? That’s the bottom line of the potentially awkward conversation you’re about to have with the service desk. Do a little research beforehand, if […]
We’re always on the lookout for interesting repair shop owners and operators to interview, and anyone who knows Frank Leutz knows he fits the bill, and breaks the mold. Leutz (above, in fedora) is the owner of Desert Car Care in Chandler, Arizona, which just won “Small Business of the Year” via the Chandler Chamber […]
Here’s Stephanie, from Arlington, Texas. She’d needed her PT Cruiser repaired, and found Openbay via Allstate, her insurance company. Where do you live and what do you drive? I live in Arlington, TX and drive a 2007 PT Cruiser. How did you find Openbay? I’ve had Allstate for a little over a year, and didn’t […]
At Openbay, we like to speak with our customers to get a better understanding of the user experience. This week, we caught up with John about his recent service at Verdugo Tire & Auto. Where do you live and what do you drive? I live in Houston, TX, but had booked the service on my daughter’s car […]
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