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…

Hybrid Car Battery

Thinking about getting a green car but concerned about hybrid car battery costs? Good news: we’ve broken down the expected costs to help with your decision. Hybrid Battery Cost Short Answer A  hybrid-car battery costs around $3,000-$5,000 for the most common hybrid, the Toyota Prius. Plug-In Batteries The larger battery pack used in plug-in hybrids costs proportionally more. The…

Openbay: Android Pay & Multi-Media Messages

Great news for users of Openbay’s Android mobile app — You can now pay for car repair with Android Pay! And, we’ve added multi-media messaging functionality for the Android app. About Android Pay on Openbay Now, when consumers need auto repair and maintenance service, they can compare, book and pay for local automotive service through Openbay without ever…

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,…

Journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step, Chinese Proverb

The Auto Care Association‘s Young Auto Care Network Group, also known as YANG and its Automotive Warehouse distributors Association, AWDA, are wisely paving the way for future leaders in the industry. Its “Next Step” program hosted a scholarship for ten young (under 40) auto-care professionals to join its inaugural YANG Spring Leadership Days (SLD). The focus was…

5 Fuel Economy Tips, from Openbay

The price of gas used to be a relatively negligible expense. Cheap gas, along with stunning landscapes, has contributed to the popularity of the great American road trip. Whether you’re motivated by fluctuating gas prices or by the environment, it pays to understand ways to increase your fuel economy. Here are some tips to help, short of…

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…