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Newly Licensed Drivers – Pay Attention to Servicing Your Vehicle
You went through the process of applying for a learners permit. You took online courses and enrolled in a drivers education program. You passed the test at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Now you have your license. Congratulations! Whether you are buying your first vehicle or using one from a family member or friend, […]
Top 10 Most Viewed Automotive Car Care Tips On Openbay Blog for 2021
For 2021 we posted several blogs on car care tips to help with vehicle maintenance and safety. Here are the most viewed articles on the Openbay blog throughout 2021 – in ascending order of most viewed. Why Does My Car Air Conditioner Smell When I Turn It On? It could be a few days, a […]
5 Telltale Signs Your Car Needs a Brake Service
Picture this, you’re driving down the road and you press down on your brake pedal because you need to either slow down or come to a stop. While pressing on the brake pedal, all of a sudden you hear a grinding noise coming from somewhere. Next, you immediately take your foot off the pedal and […]
How Music Impacts Your Driving: It’s a Bittersweet Symphony
It’s road trip season, so it’s time to start making the ultimate playlist. As Friedrich Nietzsche said, “without music, life would be a mistake.” Let’s be honest, a road trip without music is like a day without sunshine. Openbay is all about getting you road trip-ready, so we took a deep dive into how music […]
What Does the 5G Rollout Mean for Drivers?
The objects that we interact with every day are becoming increasingly connected. As technology advances, we hear about more devices becoming “smart” – TVs, watches, glasses, homes and, yes, cars too. Remember when smart cars were a mind-blowing revelation? Now, the smart cars of today are in their mere infancy compared to what lies ahead […]
Then & Now: What Matters Most to Drivers
Imagine if cars could communicate with each other in order to prevent possible collisions? What if you could see a forecast of maintenance updates and costs (and how to lower them) based on your driving habits? How about if your car had the ability to find, book and pay for nearby parking? Vehicle connectivity is paving […]
How to Check Engine Oil Level in a Car, Truck, Minivan, SUV or Other Automobile
Find out how to check your engine oil levels and how frequently. Engine oil is used to lubricate moving components of an automotive engine while it is running. As the engine components move together, they cause friction. And friction causes heat. Engine oil is used to reduce friction while absorbing heat thereby preventing an engine […]
6 Tips to Drive Safely During Fall Leaf and Rain Season
Fall is upon us. The team at Openbay always shares seasonal tips on how to drive safely for its vehicle owner customers and to visitors to Openbay Overdrive.Leaves are falling at a steady pace. When you combine leaves on the roadways with rainy conditions, we have a set of circumstances that can lead to dangerous driving […]
More than 580 traffic fatalities and 66,000 injuries predicted this 4th of July holiday 2017 – Don’t become a statistic!
According to the Research & Safety Management Solutions Department of the National Safety Council, there will be more than 580 traffic fatalities from crashes during the 4th July 4.25 day holiday period in 2017. More than one fatality is too many. The Council defines the holiday period from 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 30, to 11:59 […]
Making Headlines: Openbay Roadside Assistance
Openbay is now offering Roadside Assistance. Here’s some press reaction to the big news. Yahoo! Finance: Startups Aim to Disrupt the Auto Club NY Daily News: New mobile app connects drivers with roadside assistance Digital Trends: The Openbay Mobile App Brings You Roadside Assistance Anywhere, Anytime Cheat Sheet: Openbay is Gunning for AAA With Mobile Roadside Assistance
Openbay, an award-winning online e-commerce marketplace for automotive repair and services and a provider of SaaS-based solutions for the automotive care industry, is transforming the experience for automotive repair and service for consumers and the way that automotive care businesses acquire and service customers.