The Auto Care Association‘s Young Auto Care Network Group, also known as YANG and its Automotive Warehouse distributors Association, AWDA, are wisely paving the way for future leaders in the industry. Its “Next Step” program hosted a scholarship for ten young (under 40) auto-care professionals to join its inaugural YANG Spring Leadership Days (SLD). The focus was […]
You’re ready for a new car, a new-to-you car, or joining the ranks of the carless, but you’re not sure how to sell your car yourself. We can help. The below tips are relatively easy, but it will likely take a few days before you’re ready to post your vehicle for sale. The alternative is selling […]
The price of gas used to be a relatively negligible expense. Cheap gas, along with stunning landscapes, has contributed to the popularity of the great American road trip. Whether you’re motivated by fluctuating gas prices or by the environment, it pays to understand ways to increase your fuel economy. Here are some tips to help, short of […]
You know your shop needs to be on social media. After all, it’s where your customers are — 75% of adults in the U.S. who are on the internet are also on Facebook. And, according to Ratchet & Wrench, 53% of shops making $2.5 million or more per year are on Twitter. You’re just not […]
Bonded Transmission & Auto Repair is a family business that’s been around for 55 years and has been nationally recognized as an efficient, successful business. The shop isn’t located in a high-traffic area, and it doesn’t offer the lowest prices. Bonded’s commitment to customer service and delivering top-notch work is what has earned the business […]
Looking for ways to save money on car repairs? Regularly maintaining your vehicle – think oil changes and tire rotations – is the best way for an automotive technician to keep an eye on your vehicle health. That way, items that require attention won’t be left to deteriorate to the point of major parts breaking, […]
Mobile mechanics tend to do well on Openbay’s platform. This is due in large part to the convenience factor — mobile mechanics travel directly to the vehicle to fix it. Their customers never have to leave their homes or offices to have their cars maintained or fixed. Distance is the #1 reason Openbay users select a service […]
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 […]
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