November and December are so busy for everyone. Who has time for car trouble? Even though you’re busy, ignoring issues with your car could be very costly and even more time-consuming if you wait. Take time now to make sure your vehicle is running properly so you save yourself a headache down the road, especially […]
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) […]
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 […]
Here’s a firsthand account of someone who had put diesel in a gas engine, what happened, and what the services cost to fix the issue. Word to the wise: don’t zone out while gassing your vehicle; putting diesel in a gas car is an expensive mistake. Diesel in Gas Engine = Stranded One day, I received […]
For today’s National Car Care Month fact, let’s pretend your vehicle is already perfectly maintained (oil changed, tires rotated, fluids good to go, scheduled maintenance done; heck – you’ve even washed it!), and you’re hankering for a road trip. Today! You’re just curious to know – how much will that cost you in fuel? Imagine […]
Your brakes are one of the least maintenance-intensive and most reliable systems on your vehicle. A normal brake replacement takes only a few minutes and should costs between $30-160 for one axle, depending on the car. Always, always replace brakes in pairs, lest your car develop a tendency to pull left or right as you […]
What better incentive to stay up on your car’s regularly scheduled maintenance than the possibility of having to pay through the nose for a costly repair? If you’re the kind of driver who never changes the oil, never rotates the tires, and never thinks about anything other than keeping the tank full of gas, odds are you’ve […]
We all dream of driving fancy cars, but in reality, many of us drive clunkers. The average age of a car on the road is 11.4-years old, and 80% of registered vehicles are out of warranty. They can be a pain to maintain, or if your car’s on the older side, you might be in […]
Fuel prices are making headlines, and they’re not the “pain at the pump” ones we’ve become used to in recent years. Prices are actually dropping, and as of this article’s live date (November 6, 2014), the national average is just below $3.00 per gallon. That’s welcome news, given those with low incomes spent nearly 13% […]
Did you see tonight’s edition of ABC World News Tonight’s “Real Money” called “Saving Big on Car Repairs”? If not, here’s the Openbay-centric (we’re biased) recap, featuring ways to save on car repair. ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos The Chen family have a 2011 Toyota Sienna that’s “just out of warranty and it’s starting […]
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