When Jack was seeking Chicago exhaust repair, he turned to Openbay to assist him with finding a reliable auto repair shop. Here’s his story of his experience, and why he’ll continue to use Openbay for all his future repairs. Where do you live and what type of car do you drive? I live in Lisle, IL, […]
We all know that car repair is a nuisance; that’s why Openbay is on a mission to make it less painful. Here’s the story of how one recommended auto repair turned into a more complicated scenario, which was quickly remedied by a general diagnosis. Yes, that means I had to diagnose my car twice. But in the […]
The auto repair industry is just like any other. It’s full of honest, hard working people making a living at what they do best. But unfortunately, just like any other business, there are bad apples who make the rest look bad. If you’ve ever been burned by an unscrupulous auto mechanic, you’re probably gun shy every time the […]
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) […]
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, […]
When a mechanic suggests you need a brake flush, many drivers fear that their wallets are being flushed instead. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact of the matter is now that cars have advanced braking systems that contain lots of expensive components, so it makes sense to periodically flush the system. How Often Do I […]
Exciting news: Feedspot listed Openbay Overdrive on their “Top 100 Auto Blogs Every Enthusiast Must Read” list. We’re thrilled to be honored! Openbay is in great company, alongside the likes of Motor Trend, Car and Driver, Automobile and Car Talk.For the uninitiated, Feedspot is an RSS feed, where readers can subscribe to their favorite blogs, and read them […]
Arto Dermovsesian has been with Openbay since the company’s early days, and his shop, Arto’s Service Station, is an Openbay Recommended Repair Shop that has been around for 17 years. We dropped in at Arto’s, which is in a prime location in Watertown, MA, near plenty of foot traffic, to learn more about about Dermovsesian’s business and his experience working with […]
There’s $62 billion of undone automotive maintenance each year, and Lauren “The Car Coach®” Fix is on a mission to change that. The aptly named Lauren “Fix” is an ASE-certified automotive technician. She regularly appears in a host of national media outlets, giving car-care tips as a spokesperson for the nonprofit Car Care Council. In addition, […]
Mobile mechanics tend to do well on Openbay’s platform. This is due in large part to the convenience factor — mobile mechanics travel directly to the vehicle to fix it. Their customers never have to leave their homes or offices to have their cars maintained or fixed. Distance is the #1 reason Openbay users select a service […]
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