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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Where do you live and what do you drive? I live in Arlington Heights, IL and I drive a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. How did you find Openbay? I happened to catch a news story on ABC news [Ways to Save and Keep an Aging Car Safe] about a family looking for better pricing on car […]
We recently noticed an old review left for an auto repair shop on Openbay. It inspired us to pick up the phone to speak with Lisa F., who’d left the review. This was her second time booking vehicle maintenance with Openbay. Here, she explains what the shop did well, and why she’ll continue booking service […]
Baby, it’s cold outside. Cold enough that the starter motor on your car groans instead of sings. Cold enough that you’re starting to worry that you might just not get to work some morning without a jump. A few simple things may allow you to extend your car battery life considerably, however. Bear in mind […]
Just as virtually everything and everyone has moved online, it’s not enough – the world’s gone mobile! The average American spends 4.7 hours per day on a mobile device. This may be a tough pill to swallow in a world where many repair shops still exist offline. We’re still pretty astonished to find many service […]
Too much month left at the end of your money? It’s a good thing the car has been as reliable as a brick, eh? Until, of course, it isn’t. Preventive maintenance, like oil changes, tire rotations and even major expenses, like timing belt replacements, can be planned in advance and budgeted for. But there are some […]
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