Most popular automotive services requested by Openbay vehicle owners during another top travel month The month of December 2019 will break all records for the total number of travelers this holiday season; more than 115 million of us will be traveling. This represents a 3.9% increase over the prior year. More than 104 million of…

If you are driving an Acura TSX sedan or wagon, you are already familiar with the “service needed now” alert that pops up in the instrument cluster when it’s time for scheduled maintenance. But if your ride is about to hit the six-digit mark, 100,000 miles, the alert takes on a milestone quality. After all,…

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Most popular makes and services requested by Openbay vehicle owners during a top travel month The month of November is one of the busiest months of the year for traveling by automobile.  Openbay, the award-winning online marketplace for automotive repair and maintenance service, compiled a list of the top 5 vehicle makes and services requesting…

Tipping mechanic

Ever thought about tipping your mechanic? Here in the U.S. we tip waitstaff at restaurants, baristas when we get coffee and valets when they park our cars. Because these are common situations, we don’t think twice about tipping and even give a bit more during the holiday season. What about less common situations, like when…

Heading Off Problems The more you know about your vehicle, the more likely you’ll be able to head off repair problems. You can detect many common vehicle problems by using your senses: eyeballing the area around your vehicle, listening for strange noises, sensing a difference in the way your vehicle handles, or even noticing unusual…

Everything’s Bigger in Texas, Including the Risk of an Accident Do you live or work in Dallas, TX? If so, you might be interested to learn that every morning you drive to work you are cruising along on some of the riskiest roads in the country. Allstate analyzed car accident records for a two-year period…