What to Always Have In Your Car – Vehicle Essentials
Stuff happens. It’s an unavoidable fact of life. But that doesn’t mean you can’t arm yourself in advance for unforeseen circumstances. Whether you’re driving across town or taking a cross country voyage, there are a handful of things you should never hit the road without. Here’s a checklist of the top 11 most important items […]
A “Case” to be Made for Tesla to Consider the Automotive Aftermarket and Openbay to Help Tesla Vehicle Owners with Repair & Maintenance Services
In March of 2023, a class action lawsuit was filed against Tesla by a Tesla vehicle owner The availability of vehicle repair and maintenance service is important to owners of electric vehicles (EVs), especially owners of market-leading Tesla. How important? Well, one Tesla owner recently filed a class action lawsuit against Tesla seeking relief for having been […]
Top 5 Common Problems That Can Make Your Car’s Air Conditioning Blow Warm Air
It’s a hot day. You just exited an air-conditioned home or office. You make a beeline to your car. Then, you quickly unlock it, open the door, and enter a hot and stale air filled vehicle. You start your engine and quickly turn on the AC expecting cool air to start flowing. You wait. Only […]
How Much Should it Cost to Replace Your Tires?
You hop in your car, back out of your driveway, and hear an odd dragging sound on the pavement beneath your tires. Ignoring it, you begin to drive off – and notice that your steering wheel is almost impossible to turn. Pulling over and stepping out of your car to investigate, you find that one […]
5 Telltale Signs Your Car Needs a Brake Service
Picture this, you’re driving down the road and you press down on your brake pedal because you need to either slow down or come to a stop. While pressing on the brake pedal, all of a sudden you hear a grinding noise coming from somewhere. Next, you immediately take your foot off the pedal and […]
How to Avoid an Expensive Car Repair Bill
Have you ever been surprised by a shockingly expensive car repairs bill? That’s not a position you want to be in. Questions you may ask yourself is, “how did this happen”? Getting hit with a repair bill is most commonly the result of a couple of things; (1) not maintaining your vehicle according to the […]
How to Give Back by Tipping Your Mechanic
Ever thought about tipping your mechanic? Here in the U.S. we tip waitstaff at restaurants, baristas when we get coffee and valets when they park our cars. Because these are common situations, we don’t think twice about tipping. What about less common situations, like when you have your car serviced? It is nice to let […]
Don’t Make Me Wait, Call or Think: Millennials and Auto Care Part I
2019 is the first year in US history that the number of millennials surpassed the number of baby boomers. Today, there are about 79.8 million millennials in the U.S. (ages 23 to 38 in 2019), while the total number of baby boomers (ages 55 to 73 in 2019) is 74.1 million. As baby boomers reach […]
Back to School: You’re Ready, but is Your Car?
It’s already the end of August and you’re ready to head back to campus. However, one thing you may have forgotten to ask yourself is: is my car also ready for the upcoming school year? You may be reading this and saying “it’s just a car, what do I need to get ready?” Actually, there […]
3 Easy Tips to Help Your Automotive Service Shop Run at Maximum Efficiently
Ever wondered if your automotive service shop is running at optimum efficiency? Efficiency is key to running any business. Here are three tips to maximize efficiency. Tip 1: Establishing an Operating Budget and Turning a Profit Getting down to basics – your monthly budget. What does it cost to operate your business on a monthly […]
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