Happy National Car Care Month! To celebrate, here are two car-care lessons, courtesy of an automotive pro. Michael Harley has had a great ride – as an automotive editor for outlets ranging from AutoWeb and Autoblog to JD Power, his career is one many would envy. When Mike’s not driving “this week’s sled,” a.k.a. a […]
Openbay Launches First-of-Its-Kind Auto-Repair Marketplace on Android Market-Leading Platform Helps Consumers Compare, Book & Pay for Automotive Services CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – April 12, 2016 – Openbay, the award-winning online marketplace for auto repair and maintenance services, released the first application of its kind on Android. Openbay offers consumers a simple, fast, and convenient way to […]
Happy National Car Care Month! To encourage the conversation about car maintenance, we spoke with Matt Weber, a repair shop owner, who took issue with some of the maintenance items we thought customers might be able to skip. Earlier this year, we posted an article by automotive-repair expert and Popular Mechanics veteran, Mike Allen, called “Five […]
Joseph M. Henmueller is President & COO of the Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association / Motorist Assurance Program, widely known as AMRA/MAP. AMRA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen the relationship between auto care professionals and vehicle owners, and it accomplishes that by developing industry standards for vehicle inspection and communication. Its […]
If you’re working in the auto care industry and haven’t yet come across Audra Fordin, you might be living under a rock. Audra’s a rare breed – she’s a female mechanic who owns her own shop, Great Bear Auto Repair, in Flushing, NY. Her “Women Auto Know” program, to empower women drivers, has earned Audra […]
Where do you live and what do you drive? I live in Arlington Heights, IL and I drive a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. How did you find Openbay? I happened to catch a news story on ABC news [Ways to Save and Keep an Aging Car Safe] about a family looking for better pricing on car […]
Today, the Auto Care Association hosted a fascinating teleforum on the auto care industry called “Top Business Challenges for 2016 and How to Solve Them” with the following panelists: John Washbish, MAAP, President & CEO, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. Mark Seng, MAAP, Global Aftermarket Practice Leader, IHS Automotive Malcolm Sissmore, Sales Director, Delphi Products & […]
We recently noticed an old review left for an auto repair shop on Openbay. It inspired us to pick up the phone to speak with Lisa F., who’d left the review. This was her second time booking vehicle maintenance with Openbay. Here, she explains what the shop did well, and why she’ll continue booking service […]
Baby, it’s cold outside. Cold enough that the starter motor on your car groans instead of sings. Cold enough that you’re starting to worry that you might just not get to work some morning without a jump. A few simple things may allow you to extend your car battery life considerably, however. Bear in mind […]
Your brakes are one of the least maintenance-intensive and most reliable systems on your vehicle. A normal brake replacement takes only a few minutes and should costs between $30-160 for one axle, depending on the car. Always, always replace brakes in pairs, lest your car develop a tendency to pull left or right as you […]
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