Woo hoo! Openbay’s blog about all things automotive – car...

Woo hoo! Openbay’s blog about all things automotive – car repair tips, road trips, connected cars, ways to save on vehicle maintenance, driving tips, and even just silly signs – has hit 500 posts!We hope you enjoy the Openbay blog and that you keep reading. Is there some automotive-related topic you’d like to see us cover? Let us know!And most of all, if you have a vehicle that needs service, we hope you’ll comparison shop and book your automotive repair with Openbay’s web and mobile app. Drive safely!

The Internet of Cars is Here!

Zubie Unveils ZinC, an Open API Platform for the Internet of CarsThis morning, Zubie announced news of its open API platform for what it’s calling the “Internet of Cars.”Openbay will be made available to all Zubie ZinC users. Here’s what our founder & CEO had to say about this release – “Zubie’s ZinC platform is well positioned to provide a host of services to consumers to offer convenience and value,” said Rob Infantino, CEO and founder of Openbay, the online marketplace for ... (Read More)

In order to celebrate America’s independence, millions of...

In order to celebrate America’s independence, millions of Americans will hit the roads with family and friends for BBQs and fireworks. Here are some wild stats about just how clogged the roads will be, and how much longer it’ll take you to get where you’re going.Before you hit the road, be sure your car’s in tip-top shape by getting it checked up; book service with Openbay’s network of trusted mechanics. Getting stranded on the side of the road is not a good way to spend ... (Read More)

If your check-engine light sends you into a tizzy, check these...

If your check-engine light sends you into a tizzy, check these other lights out, and see if you get the full rundown of what your dashboard lights really mean here. We especially love the reminder to flex your abs!Is your version of vehicle maintenance about as deep as gassing your car and getting your oil changed? If so, OpenbayConnect, which employs connected car technology, might be for you. Let’s say you’re driving down the road, your check-engine light comes on. ... (Read More)

Openbay to Power New AutoZone Online Auto Repair Service

Boston Selected as Initial Market. Helps Consumers Simplify Vehicle Repair ProcessCAMBRIDGE, MA – June 24, 2015 – Openbay, the only nationwide online marketplace for auto repair, has partnered with AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) to enable Boston-area consumers to comparison shop for and book automotive repair and maintenance services with a network of local professionals directly from AutoZone.com. AutoZone is the nation’s leading auto parts retailer and a leading distributor of ... (Read More)

Did you catch the latest episode of MotorWeek, television’s...

Did you catch the latest episode of MotorWeek, television’s longest running and most respected automotive series? Openbay was featured in this week’s “Motor News” section. Check us out!If you want to see Openbay on the big screen, check your local PBS listings – MotorWeek airs on 92% of PBS stations nationwide, and can also be seen on cable’s Velocity and V-me Spanish-language network.And if you’d like to try Openbay for your auto repair and maintenance, find us here:Openbay onlineDownload Openbay’s mobile appOpenbayConnectDrive safely!

Story of a (New) Serial Openbay User

Jordan C. discovered Openbay and booked his first service in early 2015. Within four months, Jordan had booked three services on his Mazda 3, and he’s got another service booking on the way.  We got in touch to speak with him to learn more about his experience using Openbay, and to find out what keeps him coming back. How did you hear about Openbay? I had just moved to Bay Area, and I didn’t know anyone. I’d just inherited my Dad’s previous car, a 2008 Mazda 3. It’s the only thing of value that I ... (Read More)

What’s Usage-Based Insurance, and Is It Right For You?

Buckle up! If you’re a safe driver, and willing to prove it, usage-based insurance might be right for you.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 technology that could ... (Read More)

Best American Summer Road Trips

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.Ready to hit the road? Here’s a view from Boston’s Zakim Bridge. 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 some of the Openbay team to mine their phones and share some scenes from their road trips, including a few scenes from our ... (Read More)