Openbay Unveils New Automotive Service and Repair Marketplace App with Contactless Payment Processing for Consumers and Business Fleets The Openbay marketplace app is designed for vehicle owners to discover local automotive service businesses, receive personalized service estimates, book service appointments, process payment for services and maintain vehicle service records Cambridge, MA — (BUSINESSWIRE) May…

Predicting an Unprecedented 65% Drop In Total Vehicle Miles Traveled in U.S. for March 2020 – How Automotive Services Are Impacted As the COVID-19 pandemic hit U.S. soil early this year and as states went into shelter-in-place, many businesses implemented a work-from-home policy. Non-essential travel was discouraged by local towns, cities, and states. Additionally, the…

Vehicle owners in need of car repair may be hesitating to move forward these days due to concerns about health and safety. When they are ready for service, they can be assured local auto repair businesses are going the extra mile to ensure customers and employees are healthy and safe. Openbay recently surveyed their top…

Openbay Lyft

Automotive maintenance and repair is designated an essential business; Lyft drivers can access service in over 50 markets with Openbay During these unprecedented times, rideshare drivers still need to keep their vehicles running, and automotive maintenance and repair facilities have been designated to be an essential service by the government.  Lyft drivers who are in…

Online chat for automotive service

Automotive service businesses must adapt new online technologies to increase new consumer acquisition and to grow revenue. From today forward, the way consumers will search for and select automotive services has changed. It’s a ‘digital first’ approach matching the always-on and always online lifestyle of the modern day consumer. These consumers have high expectations when…

Online Chat for Automotive Service

What is online chat? What is a chatbot? And why would any automotive service business need either for their website now?  Newsflash – commerce has changed. Maybe forever. The way consumers research, select and purchase goods and services has changed sharply in recent weeks. We are witnessing a major paradigm shift in consumer shopping behavior…

virtual service advisor

Turbo Tim’s service appointments achieved a compounded monthly growth rate of 31% (CMGR) over a 6-month period using the Virtual Service Advisor Otis by Openbay  Award-winning Turbo Tim’s Anything Automotive is not your average automotive shop. Turbo Tim Suggs opened Turbo Tim’s Anything Automotive in 2006 with the goal to not only fix cars, but…

Top requested automotive services and miles traveled

As predicted, for the month of February 2020, total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by U.S. drivers continued a downward trend as estimated by data from the U.S. Department of Transportation and studies conducted by Openbay. This trend will most likely flatten through March 2020 based on historical trends and any unforeseen events. VMT for the…