tire pressure

Every time I drive my car, I always see people driving on under-inflated tires.  They’re typically older vehicles (pre-2007) that are likely not equipped with a tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS).  I try my best to alert the driver, but traffic congestion can make that difficult. Honking at someone to get his or her attention will likely…

bring in more customers to auto repair shop

Are you looking for an easier way to bring customers into your auto repair shop? These days, customers want quotes instantly, and they don’t have time to call around from shop to shop. Likewise, many shop owners are tired of wasting time on the phone, generating quotes for someone who may never come in. It’s important…

How often do I need a brake flush

When a mechanic suggests you need a brake flush, many drivers fear that their wallets are being flushed instead. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact of the matter is now that cars have advanced braking systems that contain lots of expensive components, so it makes sense to periodically flush the system. How Often Do I…

which scheduled maintenance does my car need?

Have you ever found yourself asking, “Which services do I really need for routine scheduled maintenance for my car?” You don’t want to forgo services that could be potentially harmful if skipped,  but you really don’t want to pay more than you need to. … What to do?  Relax, the good news is you’ve got everything you need in your…

can you bring your own parts to a mechanic? steak

Looking for ways to save money on car repairs? Regularly maintaining your vehicle – think oil changes and tire rotations – is the best way for an automotive technician to keep an eye on your vehicle health. That way, items that require attention won’t be left to deteriorate to the point of major parts breaking,…

what is a mobile mechanic - cousins automotive openbay

Mobile mechanics tend to do well on Openbay’s platform. This is due in large part to the convenience factor — mobile mechanics travel directly to the vehicle to fix it. Their customers never have to leave their homes or offices to have their cars maintained or fixed. Distance is the #1 reason Openbay users select a service…

p0420 code oxygen sensor

When check engine lights are scanned, a p0420 code is a very common result. It’s actually a generic code, meaning it can be thrown from any vehicle after 1996. Commonly, people think the p0420 code indicates that the oxygen sensors need to be replaced, but that’s definitely not always the case. p0420 Code: Time to Replace…