Check out this video from NHTSA, as shared with us by the Auto Care Association. Your car or truck’s 17-character VIN (vehicle identification number) is unique to your vehicle, and it will indicate whether yours is subject to a recall. The VIN number may be found on the bottom of your windshield’s glass, on […]
Exhaust systems are pretty long-lasting nowadays. A generation ago, exhaust pipes and mufflers were made of inexpensive aluminum-coated steel. After a few years they would rust out, leaving you with a loud exhaust and the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Ultimately, these car exhaust systems would rust out from the inside, for the most part. How […]
This week, Openbay displayed at the LA Auto Show’s Connected Car Expo, within the Nokia Growth Partners’ Innovation Zone. We explained Openbay, gave demos of OpenbayConnect, and had a great time. Following the show, we hit the LA Auto Show’s first press day. Below is a sneak peek at some of the ones that caught […]
This week, Openbay’s founder & CEO, Rob Infantino, was out in Las Vegas for AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo), a trade show co-owned by the AASA (Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association) and the Auto Care Association. Conveniently for gear heads, that show runs at the same time, and just a short walk away from SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s […]
7 Useful Sites for Auto Repair Shops to Know & Grow Business If you’re an automotive service professional, chances are you’re always looking for ways to grow your business, to know more, and to gain a competitive edge, right? In no particular order, here’s our list of seven websites worth checking out, along with one […]
More than ever before, people are leasing their car. Yet 75% of Americans believe that buying vs. leasing a car is smarter than leasing one. Why? Karl Brauer, senior analyst, Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, summed it up: “Buying a car allows the owner to build equity in a vehicle and recoup some percentage of it when […]
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 […]
In addition to all the new cars at the New York Auto Show, something we loved checking out was the all new Chrysler 200 factory. You got it – a factory within the auto show floor. How did they make it happen? Using Google Maps’ business view, alongside Oculus Rift’s virtual reality. Once known for […]
Ten years ago, about 16% of new cars became lease vehicles. Today, nearly one in three vehicles on the road is leased. Why lease a car? It depends on your goals. If you’re looking to justify a lease, here’s why it might make more sense, along with some items you should try to negotiate before […]
Last week at the NY Auto Show, Openbay announced OpenbayConnect, which will remotely determine cause, cost and availability to perform the repair by local mechanics, answering virtually every driver’s need for efficient, affordable auto repair service. This is huge news. But don’t take our word for it. See below for links to a selection articles about […]
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