7 Fall Driving Tips: Handing Wet Leaves & Rain
Here at Openbay, we regularly dispense driving advice, and because our office is based in beautiful Cambridge, MA, a good deal of it has been related to driving in the snow. Yet at this time of year, lots of young drivers are hitting the roads, bound for college or high school, and this may be […]
How to Keep Your Battery Charged, Especially During Cold Weather
It’s not always necessary to jump start your battery, especially if you take preventive measures to keep your battery charged when you’re not frequently using your car or during cold weather months. Needless to say, there’s some confusion out there about what the different methods are. In particular, confusion reigns supreme about the difference between […]
Top 5 Common Problems That Can Make Your Car’s Air Conditioning Blow Warm Air
It’s a hot day. You just exited an air-conditioned home or office. You make a beeline to your car. Then, you quickly unlock it, open the door, and enter a hot and stale air filled vehicle. You start your engine and quickly turn on the AC expecting cool air to start flowing. You wait. Only […]
How Often Do I Need an Oil Change for my Car?
Inquiring minds like yours probably want to know: Q. How important is it to get an oil change on a regular basis? Q. Are recommended oil changes just another way for car manufacturers to get you back into the dealership? Q. Are fast lube oil change shops pushing a false message on you? It’s hard […]
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 Much Should It Cost to Replace a Tire?
Getting a tire replaced on your car is a relatively simple procedure that doesn’t take very long. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it can be a costly proposition – tires are among the priciest car repairs. But cheer up! This isn’t always the case, the cost to replace a tire really […]
How to Avoid an Expensive Car Repair Bill
Have you ever been surprised by a shockingly expensive car repairs bill? That’s not a position you want to be in. Questions you may ask yourself is, “how did this happen”? Getting hit with a repair bill is most commonly the result of a couple of things; (1) not maintaining your vehicle according to the […]
Don’t Make Me Wait, Call or Think: Millennials and Auto Care Part I
2019 is the first year in US history that the number of millennials surpassed the number of baby boomers. Today, there are about 79.8 million millennials in the U.S. (ages 23 to 38 in 2019), while the total number of baby boomers (ages 55 to 73 in 2019) is 74.1 million. As baby boomers reach […]
Research Used Cars Online: 5 Great Sites
People research (and buy) everything online, from simple household items like laundry detergent to more complex items like electronics. But what about cars? Buying a used car online may seem like a stretch, but researching used cars is a no-brainer. You’ll be empowered by all of the information you’ve collected and by the time you […]
Your vehicle needs this holiday road-trip maintenance checklist
Before you head out for the holidays, make sure your vehicle is ready to go by checking this quick holiday road-trip checklist. If needed, make an appointment to have your car looked at by a professional mechanic. Quick Road-Trip Checklist Battery: Measure Its Strength Car batteries draw more energy while operating in the winter months. […]
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