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 […]
Great news for users of Openbay’s Android mobile app — You can now pay for car repair with Android Pay! And, we’ve added multi-media messaging functionality for the Android app. About Android Pay on Openbay Now, when consumers need auto repair and maintenance service, they can compare, book and pay for local automotive service through Openbay without ever […]
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 […]
Car battery brands are not all the same, and a poor-quality battery will not last as long as a higher-quality one. But, bottom-line, it’s more complicated than ‘what’s the best car battery?’ Background Most car batteries sold here in the USA come from only a handful of sources. Most of them are private-labeled to an assortment […]
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 […]
Arto Dermovsesian has been with Openbay since the company’s early days, and his shop, Arto’s Service Station, is an Openbay Recommended Repair Shop that has been around for 17 years. We dropped in at Arto’s, which is in a prime location in Watertown, MA, near plenty of foot traffic, to learn more about about Dermovsesian’s business and his experience working with […]
Whether you live in Boston, or are passing through town, these are the five best apps to help take the edge off of sharing the road with the worst drivers in the country. Best Car Apps, Especially for Drivers in Boston TrueMotion: Because driver distraction runs rampant TrueMotion holds drivers accountable, increasing safety on the roads. It […]
Car trouble can be stressful — there’s nothing like the dreaded check-engine light haunting you, without any further explanation of what needs to be done to fix your car. Openbay recently received a service request from a driver whose illuminated ABS light allegedly triggered a food binge, or at least an excuse to have some fun filling in the […]
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 […]
Here’s a firsthand account of someone who had put diesel in a gas engine, what happened, and what the services cost to fix the issue. Word to the wise: don’t zone out while gassing your vehicle; putting diesel in a gas car is an expensive mistake. Diesel in Gas Engine = Stranded One day, I received […]
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