Vehicle Safety 10
The objects that we interact with every day are becoming increasingly connected. As technology advances, we hear about more devices becoming “smart” – TVs, watches, glasses, homes and, yes, cars too. Remember when smart cars were a mind-blowing revelation? Now, the smart cars of today are in their mere infancy compared to what lies ahead […]
Imagine if cars could communicate with each other in order to prevent possible collisions? What if you could see a forecast of maintenance updates and costs (and how to lower them) based on your driving habits? How about if your car had the ability to find, book and pay for nearby parking? Vehicle connectivity is paving […]
Do you ever notice that you feel energized and drowsy around the same times every day? That’s your circadian rhythm, or your internal clock, at work. The most typical drowsy periods for adults are between 2am to 4am and 1pm to 3pm. If your sleep cycle is off, you will feel those swings between alertness […]
Not hosting Thanksgiving this year? Invited to dinner a distance from your home? Using your car, truck, SUV, Minivan or your desired 4-wheel vehicle to get there? Well, it’s time to start thinking about a little preventative vehicle maintenance before hitting the road. The last thing you want is to be late for dinner or […]
Fall is upon us. The team at Openbay always shares seasonal tips on how to drive safely for its vehicle owner customers and to visitors to Openbay Overdrive.Leaves are falling at a steady pace. When you combine leaves on the roadways with rainy conditions, we have a set of circumstances that can lead to dangerous driving […]
11 Did-You-Know Car Facts about the US: There are about 250 million cars on the road. Of those cars, 80% are out of warranty. The average age of a car on the road is 11.4-years old. 62% of millenials don’t have sufficient savings to cover an unexpected $500 car repair. The average cost of a […]
Each year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives out awards for the safest cars on the road. Far from being a crash test dummy survival contest, the criteria for ranking among the safest cars available takes into account a lot more than just which car fared better in accidents. The IIHS also considers […]
Driving safely at highway speeds requires a combination of skill, judgment and attention. Throw any one of these out the window and you’re only creating a recipe for disaster that could earn you a costly fine or get you into a serious car accident. Of the incredibly long laundry list of things you should never […]
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 […]
Car alarm systems come in all shapes and price ranges. You can get a car alarm that will go off if someone opens the door or breaks a window, or you can spring for the kind of alarm that will send out a loud scream to everyone within earshot at the mere detection of motion. […]
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