It’s National Car Care Month! Did you know that women play a leading role in 85% of auto purchases, and play a large role in how it’s serviced? At this year’s New York Auto Show, we attended a panel discussion, hosted by Lexus, about women buying and servicing vehicles. Panelists were (left to right below): […]
Before you head off to your automotive technician, make sure you don’t run afoul of some basic ‘service lane etiquette.’ We spoke with some technicians (or mechanics), shop owners and managers to get their take on how to talk to a mechanic. You may be surprised by the things you should stop asking, as well […]
Great news for you: spring is in the air, and the Car Care Council’s National Car Care Month is nearly upon us. As part of the media campaign, throughout the month of April, consumers across the country will be receiving frequent reminders to visit their neighborhood service centers for an oil change, or scheduled maintenance, […]
Check out this video from NHTSA, as shared with us by the Auto Care Association. Your car or truck’s 17-character VIN (vehicle identification number) is unique to your vehicle, and it will indicate whether yours is subject to a recall. The VIN number may be found on the bottom of your windshield’s glass, on […]
Regular preventative car maintenance is virtually always cheaper in the long run than episodic repairs. Write that down somewhere, because there will be a test later. The service writer at your dealership or garage should always be advising you about what maintenance is needed (if not, check for yours here), and generally, it’s best practice […]
Wait (you say), I thought all my tires rotated all the time? Isn’t that what tires do? You know, rotate? Silly as that sounds, a lot of drivers don’t really know what’s involved in a tire rotation. It’s simple enough, though; because tires don’t all wear in the same places or at the same rate, […]
We’re thrilled to share the news that bonafide automotive expert, Mike Allen, will now be writing guest posts for the Openbay blog. His task will be to explain common auto-repair/maintenance issues in plain language, so if you’re asking yourself “What is a [insert annoying auto-repair issue] and why should I care?”, Mike may just wind […]
It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week, and Michelin has launched a “Beyond the Driving Test” campaign to encourage everyone to share the best driving advice they ever got with the #SharingSafety hashtag. Why is this campaign important? Automobile accidents are the No. 1 killer of teens in America, with more than 5,000 deaths each year […]
The Consumer Federation of America recently released its results of Americans’ Top 10 Most Common Consumer gripes. The patient folks at the CFA had to wade through a list of 281,639 complaints. That’s a lot of grumbling! We couldn’t wait to take a peek. They distilled the complaints into an easy-to-digest report, including the fastest-growing […]
More than ever before, people are leasing their car. Yet 75% of Americans believe that buying vs. leasing a car is smarter than leasing one. Why? Karl Brauer, senior analyst, Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, summed it up: “Buying a car allows the owner to build equity in a vehicle and recoup some percentage of it when […]
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