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 Much Should It Cost to Replace a Tire?
Getting a tire replaced on your car is a relatively simple procedure that doesn’t take very long. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it can be a costly proposition – tires are among the priciest car repairs. But cheer up! This isn’t always the case, the cost to replace a tire really […]
100,000 Mile Service – What’s the Cost?
Let’s say you own a six, seven, eight-year “young” car. Your odometer reads between 100,000 – 120,000 miles. Your dash is illuminated with a wrench or a display that says “Service.” Your car’s telling you it’s time for service, but you’re not sure what’s involved in a typical 100,000 mile service checklist. Service indicators at […]
10 Things You’ll Definitely Relate to If You Owned a Car in the 70s, 80s and 90s
Did you live through the era of disco and bell bottoms? What about big hair, neon clothes and parachute pants? Can you recall the early days of the internet? Then you will probably relate to these nostalgic trials and tribulations of car ownership and repair in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. R.I.P. Yellow Pages 1 […]
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 […]
Electric Vehicles and Winter Weather
It’s a great time to drive electric. From Tesla to the Nissan LEAF, there are many great car options available. And if trucks are more your speed, Rivian recently debuted the R1S and R1T at the LA Auto Show. But if you’re considering buying an electric vehicle (EV) and live in an area that’s cold and/or […]
Meet Precia: Mobile Mechanics To the Rescue
Here at Openbay, we survey every member who completes a vehicle service. We’re always curious to know what went well, what they really loved, and what we can do to improve our user experience. We followed up with Precia C., who lives in Atlanta, to find out how her first time using Openbay went, how […]
Americans are Keeping Their Vehicles Longer Than Ever
News is everywhere – CNBC, USA Today, Detroit Free Press – today that Americans are keeping their cars for longer than ever. The Institute of Highway Safety (IHS) released a report confirming that the average age of a vehicle on U.S. roads has hit a new record high – 11.5-years old! Guess who doesn’t mind? […]
Openbay Named an “Innovative Technology of the Year – IoT” Finalist for 18th Annual Technology Leadership Awards
July 20, 2015, Cambridge, Mass. – Openbay, the only nationwide online marketplace for auto repair and maintenance services, today announced that it has been named a finalist in the Innovative Technology of the Year – Internet of Things for the 2015 Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) Technology Leadership Awards. Openbay’s new IoT platform, OpenbayConnect, announced […]
What is Usage Based Insurance and is it Right for You?
Connected cars are making headlines. A lot of the talk revolves around futuristic ideas – like self-driving cars, or vehicles that have the ability to communicate with other vehicles – but there’s plenty of connected-car technology that you could benefit from today. If you’re a safe driver, and you’re willing to prove it, one connected-car […]
Openbay, an award-winning online e-commerce marketplace for automotive repair and services and a provider of SaaS-based solutions for the automotive care industry, is transforming the experience for automotive repair and service for consumers and the way that automotive care businesses acquire and service customers.