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 […]
Women are making headlines in the automotive world – according to Frost & Sullivan, most licensed drivers are women, women influence 91% of automotive purchases, and more women than men are “schooling themselves before walking into a dealership or garage by researching on the Internet or among their peer groups.” Despite the large composition of […]
Tuan is co-founder of philo, and had recently moved from Boston to San Francisco. When his car needed service, Tuan weighed his options, and tried Openbay’s auto-repair marketplace to book service with Chow’s Automotive. We gave Tuan a call to learn more. Here’s how it went. Where do you live and what do you drive? I live in San Francisco […]
These days, cars are increasingly complex — for years, many have more than 100 million lines of code — and drivers are less inclined to fiddle with them, instead opting to book service with a professional auto technician. (If that’s what you need, you know where to do it!) Some folks, however, are up for the […]
You Might Be a #CarCareBoss If: You carry a tire-pressure gauge in your pocket at all times, and will pull the car over on the highway to check if you sense one tire is a couple of pounds off. You rely on the local police/fire stations to install your kids’ car seats every time. […]
It’s National Car Care Month! Did you know that women play a leading role in 85% of auto purchases, and play a large role in how it’s serviced? At this year’s New York Auto Show, we attended a panel discussion, hosted by Lexus, about women buying and servicing vehicles. Panelists were (left to right below): […]
If you’re a #CarCareBoss, enter Openbay’s contest – you could win $200 toward auto repair or maintenance with Openbay. It’s SO EASY, and if you already have photos of your pristine car on your phone, it should take you about 30 seconds to – Post that photo Tag @Openbay on Facebook/Twitter, or @OpenbayAuto on Instagram […]
Have you heard the news? Openbay is on Android! This news was picked up in outlets ranging from Digital Trends and Ratchet + Wrench to BostInno and Tire Review. Download Openbay on Android today to quickly compare, book and pay for local auto repair with a quality shop.
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, […]
Before you head off to your automotive technician, make sure you don’t run afoul of some basic ‘service lane etiquette.’ We spoke with some technicians (or mechanics), shop owners and managers to get their take on how to talk to a mechanic. You may be surprised by the things you should stop asking, as well […]
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