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The “Polar Vortex” buzzwords are making headlines this week as temps plunge across the country. Winter’s always tough on cars, and among the parts most susceptible to cold is your battery. Don’t wind up stuck with a flat battery in the shivering cold. Here are a few tips to help winterize your car battery. Replace it if […]
Your car’s tires are among the most expensive vehicle-maintenance items you’ll have to cover. Tires are also among the most important safety features. Most of us would never dream of sliding behind the wheel without buckling our seat belts. And in many cases, people make buying decisions based on the availability of front- and side-impact […]
We all know you will need to replace your brake pads at some point, but because the life of brakes varies so greatly with the type of driving, we never know when is when. Here is a short primer for all drivers to understand when it’s time for a brake replacement. What to Look (Or Listen) For… […]
A lot of people think washing your car regularly is a vanity thing. Nothing could be further from the truth. Washing your car is a basic maintenance issue that can serve to protect your valuable purchase and keep your car’s paint job from fading or rusting prematurely. The good news is: it’s easy to do. […]
We’ve all been there – driving along believing that everything is well in the world, and suddenly the check-engine light pops on. Boy does this light get us angry and frustrated. What does it mean? How much is this going to cost? How long will the problem take to fix this time? Assuming your check […]
Openbay Selected By Gartner as a ‘Cool Vendor’ Annual Analyst Report Recognizes Global Automotive Innovators CAMBRIDGE, MA, April 16, 2014 – Openbay – an online and mobile marketplace for consumers to find, book and pay for local auto repair and maintenance services – was evaluated, among three other companies, in Gartner’s April 9, 2014 “Cool […]
Summer’s coming, and that means two things: road trip opportunities and high gas prices. According to FOX Business, the average American household spends around $3,000 on gas per year. We hate to be a buzzkill, but gas prices aren’t likely decreasing anytime soon. You’ve got two options – stay home and have a miserable summer, or […]
If you never thought of your car as a living, breathing thing then this blog post might change your mind about that. For example, did you know that your car needs to breathe clean air in order to operate efficiently? It’s true. Without that air, you’re going to spend more money at the pump and […]
Few car maintenance issues are as easy as checking the air pressure on your tires. Neglect this simple procedure, you may be paying more at the gas pump and buying a new set of tires sooner than you think. Most of the time, you don’t even need to have a pressure gauge of your own […]
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