We caught this recent article in Consumer Reports called, “Best Places to Get Your Car Repaired.” Rather than help find a particular shop, CR compared dealerships and independent shops. Here are some of CR’s findings: On the whole, consumers were happier with independent shops than with dealerships. The only automaker that scored better than independent […]
You don’t have to be a devoted environmentalist to buy a hybrid car. All you really have to have is a desire to save money on the cost of gas. If you do a lot of in-city driving, owning a hybrid car can get you as many as 50 miles per gallon. You also don’t have […]
The good news is you’re thinking about buying a new car. The bad? You don’t even know where to begin. It always pays to comparison shop, and with so many sites dedicated to vehicle reviews, stats on reliability over time, information on the cost of vehicles over time, and even customer reviews of the dealerships, you […]
Unless you enjoy turning a wrench, car repair and maintenance is a necessary evil. Car repair estimates always seem so unfair and often include repairs that didn’t really seem necessary. The whole experience is taxing, but with this list of suggestions, we can help shrink your repair bills, ensuring a better experience and a well-running car for […]
What better incentive to stay up on your car’s regularly scheduled maintenance than the possibility of having to pay through the nose for a costly repair? If you’re the kind of driver who never changes the oil, never rotates the tires, and never thinks about anything other than keeping the tank full of gas, odds are you’ve […]
If you’re like the average American, your car was born the same year Apple’s iTunes store was launched, and when Janet Jackson had a wardrobe ‘malfunction’ at the Superbowl. In other words, the average car on the road is more than 11 years old, meaning your wheels are likely in need of regular love and maintenance. When […]
We all dream of driving fancy cars, but in reality, many of us drive clunkers. The average age of a car on the road is 11.4-years old, and 80% of registered vehicles are out of warranty. They can be a pain to maintain, or if your car’s on the older side, you might be in […]
Fuel prices are making headlines, and they’re not the “pain at the pump” ones we’ve become used to in recent years. Prices are actually dropping, and as of this article’s live date (November 6, 2014), the national average is just below $3.00 per gallon. That’s welcome news, given those with low incomes spent nearly 13% […]
Did you see tonight’s edition of ABC World News Tonight’s “Real Money” called “Saving Big on Car Repairs”? If not, here’s the Openbay-centric (we’re biased) recap, featuring ways to save on car repair. ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos The Chen family have a 2011 Toyota Sienna that’s “just out of warranty and it’s starting […]
In the vast majority of American households, there are two words that – when combined – can send a chill down parents’ spines. Those two words are: teenager and license. According to the CDC, 16- to 19-year-old drivers are at greater risk for being involved in car accidents than any other age group. For that reason, teenagers represent […]
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