5 Signs You Need a Brake Job
Have you ever approached a stop light and wondered why your foot’s traveling farther down toward the floor as you braked? Looks like you need a brake job. But what does that all entail? At Openbay, we leave auto repair to the pros. Even still, having a basic understanding of auto-repair issues complements our work, […]
How to Choose an Honest Auto Repair Shop: 3 Tips
The auto repair industry is just like any other. It’s full of honest, hard working people making a living at what they do best. But unfortunately, just like any other business, there are bad apples who make the rest look bad. If you’ve ever been burned by an unscrupulous auto mechanic, you’re probably gun shy every time the […]
Mechanic Near Me: 5 Tips Before You Hit the Shop
Does your car have you desperately searching for “mechanic near me”? Don’t hit the shop before reading these give tips. They’ll help you to make the most of your search for a local mechanic. 1) Have an expert diagnose the problem. Going all WebMD-for-cars, thinking you know what’s wrong, can drive mechanics bananas. You tell them what’s wrong, […]
What is a Mobile Mechanic & What's It Like to Work with One?
Mobile mechanics tend to do really well on Openbay‘s auto-repair marketplace. The reason? Our users’ #1 reason for choosing a service provider is distance. What is a Mobile Mechanic? A mechanic that comes to you, whether you’re at home, work or wherever. It doesn’t get more convenient than that!When Openbay vehicle owners sort through quotes for […]
Basic Car Maintenance – Here's What to Stay On Top Of
You know your vehicle needs regular oil changes, but beyond that, aren’t quite sure what you should be doing, beyond fixing things when they break. That approach won’t save you any money. What Basic Car Maintenance Are You Missing? The answer lies in your owner’s manual, and online, which tells you exactly when to have your […]
Bonafide Auto Pro, Mike Allen, Now Writing for Openbay
We’re thrilled to share the news that bonafide automotive expert, Mike Allen, will now be writing guest posts for the Openbay blog. His task will be to explain common auto-repair/maintenance issues in plain language, so if you’re asking yourself “What is a [insert annoying auto-repair issue] and why should I care?”, Mike may just wind […]
7 Reasons Buying a Car is Smarter Than Leasing
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 […]
"This is the Future” — Press Reaction to OpenbayConnect
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 […]
Openbay Announces First-of-Its-Kind Connected-Car Repair Service
OpenbayConnect Remotely Determines Cause and Cost to Perform Auto Repairs NEW YORK, NY, – March 31, 2015 – Today at the New York International Auto Show in New York City, Openbay, the online marketplace for auto repair, launched OpenbayConnect, a first-of-its-kind platform that leverages connected-car technology to remotely diagnose automotive vehicle problems and deliver competitive repair […]
How to Get the Best Trade-In Value for Your Car
So you’ve got your heart set on a new car, and you’re ready to get rid of your current wheels. If you head to the dealership, they’ll take care of every detail – from a thorough cleaning to repairs – and its sale, but you’ll also get less money working through a dealer than if you were to […]
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