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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 […]
A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Car Insurance Insurance is an anomaly among commodities; it’s one purchase that we hope we never have to use. But car insurance is a mandated purchase almost everywhere, and with good reason; if your vehicle were to be stolen, vandalized or in an accident, you could be at risk for […]
This morning, we came across a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a broken-down car. At some point or another, we’ve all been there, right? Even if your bills are paid, an emergency car repair or two can quickly put you in a financial hole. Just remember – when it’s time to fix your ride, […]
For the uninitiated, keeping track of recommended car maintenance items can be daunting. There’s so much to know, in addition to high costs associated with a trip to the shop.Below is a look at some relatively low cost items worth keeping an eye on: your automotive filters. Here, we explain what they do, when and […]
We all hope to get the most out of our cars to retail the all-important resale value. By understanding some simple rules, including which car fluids you should keep an eye on, we can keep our cars in shape while pushing them to higher mileages. Though there are numerous reasons to read an owner’s manual, […]
Recent news reports reveal that car shopping is experiencing something of an evolution, especially in the U.S. where it’s becoming increasingly common for consumers to educate themselves in advance to avoid getting skinned at the dealership. Here are some car shopping tips to help you avoid some of the most common tricks and tactics employed by car […]
Are you thinking about buying a new car? Whether you’ve got your mind made up or are still mulling over the alternative of going used, there are some key considerations you should bear in mind prior to signing on the dotted line. Here’s a list of the main pros and cons of buying a new […]
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