Research Used Cars Online: 5 Great Sites
People research (and buy) everything online, from simple household items like laundry detergent to more complex items like electronics. But what about cars? Buying a used car online may seem like a stretch, but researching used cars is a no-brainer. You’ll be empowered by all of the information you’ve collected and by the time you […]
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 […]
Rideshare Side-Hustle: Tips to Prepare Your Car
Looking to earn some extra cash? A rideshare side-hustle with a company like Uber or Lyft could be very lucrative, especially at this time of year. But there’s a lot you need to know. If you’re thinking about becoming a rideshare driver, start by visiting experts like the The Rideshare Guy where you can learn the ins-and-outs of […]
Could it be the transmission?
November and December are so busy for everyone. Who has time for car trouble? Even though you’re busy, ignoring issues with your car could be very costly and even more time-consuming if you wait. Take time now to make sure your vehicle is running properly so you save yourself a headache down the road, especially […]
Holiday Car Travel with your Furry Friend
It’s that time of the season where family and friends flock to the places they enjoy most. Often times our family includes a furry friend or two; finding a safe and appropriate way to bring along Fido isn’t always the easiest! Here are six simple steps to “pet proof” your vehicle and keep the […]
Why Booking a General Diagnosis (or two) For My Car Was Worth It
We all know that car repair is a nuisance; that’s why Openbay is on a mission to make it less painful. Here’s the story of how one recommended auto repair turned into a more complicated scenario, which was quickly remedied by a general diagnosis. Yes, that means I had to diagnose my car twice. But in the […]
How to Sell Your Car in 8 Steps
You’re ready for a new car, a new-to-you car, or joining the ranks of the carless, but you’re not sure how to sell your car yourself. We can help. The below tips are relatively easy, but it will likely take a few days before you’re ready to post your vehicle for sale. The alternative is selling […]
Meet Tuan, a San Francisco-based Startup Co-Founder. Here's Why He'll Use Openbay Again.
Tuan is co-founder of philo, and had recently moved from Boston to San Francisco. When his car needed service, Tuan weighed his options, and tried Openbay’s auto-repair marketplace to book service with Chow’s Automotive. We gave Tuan a call to learn more. Here’s how it went. Where do you live and what do you drive? I live in San Francisco […]
What a Year It’s Been: Openbay’s 2015 News
What a year 2015 has been for Openbay, and after a tough act to follow in 2014. Our dev team has been churning out new product features and apps, our member services team has been working hard to connect consumers with quality mechanics, and to sign up new shops, and we’ve been studying feedback from vehicle […]
Why Do I Need an Annual Brake Inspection?
Your brakes are one of the least maintenance-intensive and most reliable systems on your vehicle. A normal brake replacement takes only a few minutes and should costs between $30-160 for one axle, depending on the car. Always, always replace brakes in pairs, lest your car develop a tendency to pull left or right as you […]
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