New Openbay User Recounts Experience Booking Auto Repair for Her Honda CR-V

We love reading through reviews of Openbay, and reviews of the auto-repair shops where users are having their vehicles repaired. Here’s a story from Lauri, a first-time Openbay user, who explains why she’s been referring the online marketplace to friends.Where do you live and what do you drive?I live in Chicago, Illinois, and I have a 2010 Honda CR-V with about 96,000 miles on it. I love it. It’s my second CR-V, and I’d had the other car for six years.I drive ... (Read More)

Samsung Connect Auto: Safety, Security, and Healthy on the Road

Today, there are more than 265 million vehicles on U.S. roads with an average age of 11.5 years. More than eighty percent of these vehicles are out of warranty and twenty percent are 17 years old or older. This trend represents the value consumers realize by continuing to invest in repair and maintenance services for their vehicle.And that’s where Samsung comes in. Attendees at the Connect Auto panel during the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) learned about the ... (Read More)

Here’s an interesting bit of info for our National Car Care...

Here’s an interesting bit of info for our National Car Care Month daily post: about 95% of a vehicle’s lifetime is spent parked.When you’re ready to get moving, better be sure your vehicle is well maintained, in order to stave off what many view as “unexpected” high-dollar repairs.Openbay is the best way to compare, book and pay for auto repair. Click Here to Get Started With Openbay

Three Things You Need to Know About Your CarHappy National Car...

Three Things You Need to Know About Your CarHappy National Car Care Month!At this year’s New York International Auto Show, we attended a panel discussion about women and the automotive world, and wrote it up here: Women, Auto Care & the Power of the Purse.Lexus generously hosted the event, and afterward, we caught up with panelist, Audra Fordin, founder of Women Auto Know and owner of Great Bear Auto Repair. We knew National Car Care Month was quickly approaching, and ... (Read More)

Here’s our daily National Car Care Month nugget.If you want to...

Here’s our daily National Car Care Month nugget.If you want to extend the life of your vehicle’s battery, follow these five tips from our article (which of course has lots more detail), “5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Battery” –InsulateCleanCheck the CablesTestDon’t beat a dead horseWhen you’d like your auto-repair experience to be as modern as your vehicle, compare, book and pay via Openbay. Click Here to Get Started With Openbay

Here’s a great bit of automotive trivia during National Car Care...

Here’s a great bit of automotive trivia during National Car Care Month.Between 1913-1927, Ford factories produced more than 15-million Model Ts. Check out more info on the Model T (including why it often had to be driven up a steep hill backward) here, from the History Channel.When you’d like your auto-repair experience to be as modern as your vehicle, compare, book and pay via Openbay. Click Here to Get Started With Openbay

We asked Popular Mechanics’ auto editor, Ezra Dyer, for some...

We asked Popular Mechanics’ auto editor, Ezra Dyer, for some driving tips. It seems his advice might inspire more than a bit of mischief, but here’s his full list, in case you’re feeling curious.Drive safely (don’t drive like Ezra)!

Happy National Car Care Month!Does #4 on this list make you...

Happy National Car Care Month!Does #4 on this list make you cringe, too? Check out more details on each recommendation here. … Apparently it’s worth doing!When it’s time to repair or maintain your wheels, use Openbay to compare, book and pay for auto repair. Click Here to Get Started With Openbay

It’s National Car Care Month!There are about 750 million...

It’s National Car Care Month!There are about 750 million professional auto repair and maintenance services performed in the U.S. each year. Are you booking your service the smart way?When it’s time to repair or maintain your wheels, use Openbay to compare, book and pay for auto repair. Click Here to Get Started With Openbay

How Much Does it Cost to Drive Cross-Country Today?

For today’s National Car Care Month fact, let’s pretend your vehicle is already perfectly maintained (oil changed, tires rotated, fluids good to go, scheduled maintenance done; heck – you’ve even washed it!), and you’re hankering for a road trip. Today! You’re just curious to know – how much will that cost you in fuel?Imagine your vehicle is 11.5-years old, because that’s the average age of a car. If you picked between two of the most popular vehicles in 2005, you might ... (Read More)