How to Keep Your Car’s AC Working All Summer – Air Conditioning Tips
Summer is about here and we want to stay cool both inside our car and while driving. Cool heads prevail. But just because it’s about to get hotter than heck outside doesn’t mean you should use your car’s air conditioner willy-nilly. There are actually a handful of best practices that you can employ to get […]
Essential Car Items for Winter Driving
If you’re in the northeast, you’re probably due for a snowstorm this weekend. Get ready for a couple of days cozying up by the fire, the TV, or relaxing with a good book.If your idea of a snowstorm involves more than being house-bound, don’t hit the roads unless you’re prepared. If you haven’t already prepared, stock […]
Meet Mike: He Thinks Everyone Deserves a Better Car Repair Experience
Where do you live, and how’d you learn about Openbay? I live in Irvine, CA. I first heard about Openbay from a friend who’d found out about it on Reddit. What kind of vehicles do you drive? I have a 2013 Subaru BRZ and a 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser. When you first heard about it, […]
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 […]
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 […]
5 Things To Look for When Choosing a Car Repair Shop
Despite what you may have been told to the contrary, finding an automotive service center isn’t impossible. Truth be told, there are plenty of honest and reliable car repair centers to be found all over. But choosing one at random can be potentially costly. So how can you tell the good service centers from others? […]
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 […]
Car Battery Dead: What to Do When Your Battery Dies
Car battery dead? Let’s take a guess: it’s an inconvenient time, right? Car batteries always die at the wrong time. Not that there’s necessarily any good time for a battery to give up the ghost. But you usually only discover it’s dead when you’re in a rush to get somewhere and your engine won’t turn […]
What do Mechanics Look for When Performing a Vehicle Inspection?
One of the big pains in the neck about owning a car is having to re-register each and every year (depending on your state, you’ll renew either annually or biennially through the state’s Registry of Motor Vehicles). A big part of that is taking your car in for a mandatory vehicle inspection. Although not required in every […]
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