MADD fact: In 2011, 226 children were killed in drunk driving crashes. Of those, 54% were riding with the drunk driver. Drunk driving kills thousands of people every year in the United States. According to the Bureau of Transportation, three people die in alcohol-related accidents every two hours. With statistics like these, it’s on all of […]
Most drivers have an inherent understanding of the basic rules of the road. Green means go. Red means stop. Speed limits are there to save lives. But there are some rules that aren’t as obvious. For example, did you know that on highways with more than two lanes the left lane is reserved only for […]
For the uninitiated, keeping track of recommended car maintenance items can be daunting. There’s so much to know, in addition to high costs associated with a trip to the shop.Below is a look at some relatively low cost items worth keeping an eye on: your automotive filters. Here, we explain what they do, when and […]
Seeing flashing red and blue lights in the rearview mirror is one of every motorist’s worst nightmares. But it happens every day. And if it hasn’t already happened to you before, it’s probably going to at some point. What you might not know is that what you do and how you behave when you’re pulled […]
If you’re looking for a new car and are thinking you’d like to trade in that old pollution machine for a bona fide eco-warrior, you’ve come to the right place. Openbay has tracked down a list of the top 10 most eco-friendly cars for 2014 – each of them ranked by the American Council for […]
We all hope to get the most out of our cars to retail the all-important resale value. By understanding some simple rules, including which car fluids you should keep an eye on, we can keep our cars in shape while pushing them to higher mileages. Though there are numerous reasons to read an owner’s manual, […]
We’ve all been there: You’re driving along, going about your own business, when some lousy driver cuts you off. The near miss is enough to send your blood pressure rocketing into the danger zone and foul language spilling from your mouth. For some people, the urge to take further action to “even the score” becomes […]
With Memorial Day approaching faster than you can say “barbecue!” and surveys indicating this year is going to be a busy one on the roads, now’s the time to take stock of your necessary road trip supplies. Roadside emergency kit? Check. Plenty of snacks and drinks? Check. Spare tire pumped up to max? Hmmm… better […]
Recent news reports reveal that car shopping is experiencing something of an evolution, especially in the U.S. where it’s becoming increasingly common for consumers to educate themselves in advance to avoid getting skinned at the dealership. Here are some car shopping tips to help you avoid some of the most common tricks and tactics employed by car […]
More than 70 years after the death of Nikola Tesla, that name is still scaring the pants off of the establishment. Maybe even more so today, as leagues of traditional auto dealerships and service shops are cringing at the possibility that Tesla Motors could someday put them out of business. Recently, the state of New […]
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