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 […]
The Twitterverse has just brought it to our attention that today is National Boyfriend Day. Apparently that’s an excuse to celebrate boyfriends of the romantic and platonic variety. It sounds like something we can all technically appreciate. National Boyfriend Day reminds us of a bunch of posts we’ve seen on social media of people seeking mechanic […]
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 […]
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, […]
Openbay has teamed up with Allstate Insurance to provide auto repair and maintenance services to Allstate policyholders and visitors to Allstate.com, and users of the Allstate mobile and Drivewise apps. Users may book service appointments ranging from routine maintenance — such as oil changes, brake service, new tires and resolving a check-engine light — to […]
The Auto Care Association’s Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) has just hosted another great webinar; this one was on “Emerging Trends & Opportunities in Vehicle Connectivity.” Michael Blicher, of MCBNETWRX, began his presentation with this – “What if each vehicle were connected beyond telematics, connected to each other? That next big thing is […]
Jordan C. discovered Openbay and booked his first service in early 2015. Within four months, Jordan had booked three services on his Mazda 3, and he’s got another service booking on the way. We got in touch to speak with him to learn more about his experience using Openbay, and to find out what keeps […]
This has been a relatively mild winter, and New Englanders are just about to say “Hello” to their first significant snow storm of 2015. According to experts, New Englanders are about to be immobilized with the arrival of several feet of heavy white snow, which can make driving pretty scary. It’s always best to […]
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