Here’s Heather, at Boston-based WZLX’s Karlson & McKenzie show, talking about National Car Care Month and Openbay’s blog, “Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Mechanic.” Check out what they admitted to, while bringing their cars to the shop, versus things they agreed were in poor taste. Are you guilty of a breach in service-lane etiquette, […]
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 […]
Your car is running fine, right? Mileage is what it’s always been, there’s no funny noise from underneath, no inscrutable icons lit up on your dashboard. So I can skip routine car maintenance right? It’s easy to get blasé about keeping up with routine car maintenance when all seems well. Modern cars are far more reliable […]
Last week, Openbay hit the floor of the New York Auto Show to see the latest and greatest cars. Just because we’re focused on auto repair and maintenance doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate new ones! Here’s a peek at a few of the vehicles that struck our fancy. If you want to see them for […]
Velocity TV’s Tech Garage host, John Gardner is also an award-winning automotive instructor at Chipola College, in Marianna, Florida. Gardner’s fanbase that ranges from his 18-year old students to 73-year olds restoring boats and with help from his Tech Garage tips. Gardner has made a fan of us, and our interview reveals that his automotive experience runs as deep […]
Whether you’re an automotive DIY-er or a DIFM-er (that’s Do-It-For-Me), it’s always good to have some insight on the parts you need – or think you might need – to replace. To celebrate DENSO’s new Iridium TT Spark Plug HD, we caught up with DENSO’s James Miyamoto, in powertrain product management, to get some insight into […]
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 […]
Great news for you: spring is in the air, and the Car Care Council’s National Car Care Month is nearly upon us. As part of the media campaign, throughout the month of April, consumers across the country will be receiving frequent reminders to visit their neighborhood service centers for an oil change, or scheduled maintenance, […]
Check out this video from NHTSA, as shared with us by the Auto Care Association. Your car or truck’s 17-character VIN (vehicle identification number) is unique to your vehicle, and it will indicate whether yours is subject to a recall. The VIN number may be found on the bottom of your windshield’s glass, on […]
Regular preventative car maintenance is virtually always cheaper in the long run than episodic repairs. Write that down somewhere, because there will be a test later. The service writer at your dealership or garage should always be advising you about what maintenance is needed (if not, check for yours here), and generally, it’s best practice […]
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