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CAMBRIDGE, MA, Aug 1, 2017 – Openbay, an award-winning online marketplace for auto repair and provider of SaaS-based offerings for the auto care industry, announces the appointment of Jim Gregoire as Chief Product Officer. This news follows Openbay’s announcement to expand beyond its marketplace to offer subscription services (SaaS) to the auto care industry. A proven…

auto Reviews & car Advice for women from Ruby Davis, Founder of ChickDriven

 Following ChickDriven‘s recent review of Openbay, we connected with the site’s founder, Ruby Davis, to learn more about her new venture. ChickDriven touts itself as “America’s primary car website for women.” It features a new perspective on automotive reviews and general car advice for women. Davis had just returned from the SEMA show, where she’d…

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Brenda Priddy has spent 24 years as the world’s top automotive spy photographer. Manufacturers have gone to great lengths to avoid her lens, while gear heads and competitors have delighted in sneak peeks of her camouflaged-car photos, as they’ve landed on international magazine covers and news. Here’s the story of Brenda Priddy’s accidental break into…

Meet EricTheCarGuy YouTube Monterey Grand Prix Ferrari Pennzoil

Here’s EricTheCarGuy at the Ferrari garage at the Monterey Grand Prix. Image courtesy of EricTheCarGuy. If you’ve ever sought assistance online in repairing your own car, or have searched for exactly what an auto repair entails, odds are you’ve come across EricTheCarGuy. This automotive technician-turned-YouTube star has racked up more subscribers than there are people living…

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach, in the auto repair shop

There’s $62 billion of undone automotive maintenance each year, and Lauren “The Car Coach®” Fix is on a mission to change that. The aptly named Lauren “Fix” is an ASE-certified automotive technician. She regularly appears in a host of national media outlets, giving car-care tips as a spokesperson for the nonprofit Car Care Council. In addition,…

how to make money in auto repair - Secrets to this Small Business Success

Bonded Transmission & Auto Repair is a family business that’s been around for 55 years and has been nationally recognized as an efficient, successful business. The shop isn’t located in a high-traffic area, and it doesn’t offer the lowest prices. Bonded’s commitment to customer service and delivering top-notch work is what has earned the business…

Girls Auto Clinic Patrice Banks Industry Needs More Women

Women are making headlines in the automotive world – according to Frost & Sullivan, most licensed drivers are women, women influence 91% of automotive purchases, and more women than men are “schooling themselves before walking into a dealership or garage by researching on the Internet or among their peer groups.” Despite the large composition of…

Frank Chandler Auto Care

We’re always on the lookout for interesting repair shop owners and operators to interview, and anyone who knows Frank Leutz knows he fits the bill, and breaks the mold. Leutz (above, in fedora) is the owner of Desert Car Care in Chandler, Arizona,  which just won “Small Business of the Year” via the Chandler Chamber…