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 […]
Before you head out for the holidays, make sure your vehicle is ready to go by checking this quick holiday road-trip checklist. If needed, make an appointment to have your car looked at by a professional mechanic. Quick Road-Trip Checklist Battery: Measure Its Strength Car batteries draw more energy while operating in the winter months. […]
What Do Spark Plugs Do? Spark plugs are the piece that provides the spark to ignite the air/fuel mixture that keeps your engine running. They allow your car to move from point A to Point B. They’re a small component that packs a large punch. Without this little piece, you’re not going anywhere! Spark plugs are a […]
In today’s day and age, there is no longer an industry standard for how often you need to change your transmission fluid. So, if you’re wondering, “when do I need a transmission flush?” you won’t find an exact answer here. Instead, you’ll get armed with enough knowledge to keep your car running well. First, What Does Transmission Fluid […]
How to Tell if You Have Pads and Rotors or Shoes and Drums Vehicles on the road today can have two different types of braking systems, known as “disc brakes” and “drum brakes.” Each wheel on your vehicle has its own brake, and virtually all modern cars have disc brakes in front. Disc brakes are […]
Your exhaust system, and namely the muffler, are crucial to your vehicle’s performance. Therefore, it’s important to have some understanding of the muffler’s basic function. Otherwise, you’re at a higher risk for muffler damage, and all of the repercussions that come along with that.A defective muffler can cause excessive noise pollution, a decrease in fuel efficiency, and lowered engine performance. It […]
Needing car repair can be a pain. In addition to the cost, and your vehicle’s downtime, you’re unsure what you should be paying for the service. Good news: you can quickly request and receive an auto repair estimate, customized to your vehicle, through Openbay.Here’s how it works, if you’re — Seeking a Standard Auto Repair Estimate Openbay […]
This year, AAA predicts nearly 49 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles to celebrate Thanksgiving, with 89% of those planning to drive. Before you head out, here’s a quick road-trip checklist. Bring your vehicle to the shop, to ensure it’s up to the task of enduring stop-and-go traffic, which is probably about as taxing to […]
Every time I drive my car, I always see people driving on under-inflated tires. They’re typically older vehicles (pre-2007) that are likely not equipped with a tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS). I try my best to alert the driver, but traffic congestion can make that difficult. Honking at someone to get his or her attention will likely […]
As the fall weather rolls in, your car battery may be losing its zest for life. The dead of winter is inconveniently the peak online-search season for car batteries — just the time of year you don’t want to be stranded. There’s no better time than the present to have your vehicle’s battery tested (and […]
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