Car Repair 130
Service providers are sometimes so busy managing the comings and goings and fixings of vehicles that it’s easy to forget what a pain in the neck it can be to be on the other side, as a vehicle owner. Not only are they without a car or truck for hours to days on end, but they’re […]
Here’s the second part in our series about increasing customer loyalty in auto-repair shops. Customers often spend hundreds of dollars at their auto-repair shops, and if you’re smart, you’ll keep that in mind with every interaction. Car repair and maintenance isn’t where most people would put their money, if they had a choice. If you can […]
What Do Ball Joints Do? Ball Joints are the automotive equivalent to the human shoulder. Think of a ball and socket design with a base that mounts onto a control arm, and a stem that fits into the tire/wheel assembly. As the control arm moves up and down with changing road conditions, the stem (socket) […]
We caught up with Maiwand, a customer that used Openbay to get car repair in Chicago, to get the scoop on his recent car repair at Sunset Automotive. Here’s his story. Where do you live, and what type of vehicle do you drive? I live in Illinois, and drive a 2007 BMW 3 Series. How […]
This Openbay customer has now used the site to book car repair in Atlanta three times! He’s used it primarily for maintenance on his Scion. We caught up with Oliver to hear why he keeps coming back time and again. Where do you live and what type of vehicle do you drive? I live in Atlanta, and […]
Almost every driver has had a bad car repair experience. Whether that’s dealing with an unscrupulous mechanic making bad recommendations, or charging too much, it’s very frustrating. Celebs Have Car Trouble Too! Mike Tolbert, fullback for the Carolina Panthers, recently had his own frustrating experience, according to The Charlotte Observer. He had taken his 1975 Chevy Caprice Convertible in to […]
Big news — Openbay has joined the ranks the 100 Best Car Blogs of 2016. Pardon the pun, but we’ll have to open a bottle of suds to celebrate the honor! (Washos, the on-demand car detailers, have bestowed it upon us.)Washos has done a great job at segmenting the best car blogs, so readers can […]
Here’s Aaron, who used to do some of his own auto repair and maintenance, and who had recently tried Openbay for his car repair in Aurora, IL. Where do you live, and what type of vehicle do you drive? I live in Aurora, IL. And the service was actually for my wife; she drives a 2010 […]
A car radiator is simply a device that exchanges heat from the engine with the surrounding, cooler air. The failures are slightly more complex, but preventable. What Does a Car Radiator Do? Hot coolant enters the radiator through the upper hose, then moves down a series of small tubes built into a large, flat surface area. The […]
Does your car have you desperately searching for “mechanic near me”? Don’t hit the shop before reading these give tips. They’ll help you to make the most of your search for a local mechanic. 1) Have an expert diagnose the problem. Going all WebMD-for-cars, thinking you know what’s wrong, can drive mechanics bananas. You tell them what’s wrong, […]
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