Exciting news – Openbay is a new, proud member of the Auto Care Association, the industry voice for the $300 billion plus auto care market. The Auto Care Association serves more than 2,000 member companies representing approximately 150,000 independent businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials and supplies, and […]
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 […]
News is everywhere – CNBC, USA Today, Detroit Free Press – today that Americans are keeping their cars for longer than ever. The Institute of Highway Safety (IHS) released a report confirming that the average age of a vehicle on U.S. roads has hit a new record high – 11.5-years old! Guess who doesn’t mind? […]
Great news – Openbay and OpenbayConnect made the cover of this Sunday’s Boston Globe Business Section! If you’d like to read the article in its entirety, check it out here. Curious to try us out? If you know what your car needs, sign up for Openbay here or download our mobile app. Are you clueless […]
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 […]
This weekend, 37 million people will shine up their wheels, pack family and friends into a car and partake in the great American pastime – the road trip. In spite of rising gas prices and horrific traffic, the romance of the open road – and the sights, sounds and signs – is irresistible for many. We asked […]
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 […]
By now, you’ve surely seen the news about OpenbayConnect, where Openbay leverages connected-car technology to diagnose your vehicle and tell you which nearby mechanics can fix it at what price. What? You missed it? Here are some highlights: Wall Street Journal Yahoo! Autos Car and Driver Today is a big day. We’ve just received our […]
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