Car maintenance sucks — but Openbay’s new device helps drivers not get screwed over, from Pando Daily.
Car maintenance, and the costs associated with auto care, is a pain point and often a total mystery for many car owners. It is also one of the last industries where the consumer has traditionally had no power over negotiations, especially once a car is in an auto repair shop.
This morning at the New York International Auto Show, auto repair marketplace startup Openbayunveiled a new product called OpenbayConnect to give consumers more power in the process of getting work done on their cars. The new device, which Openbay founder and chief executive Rob Infantino says can be installed by anyone, automatically connects a car’s computer system to diagnose problems and find a local repair shop to fix the issue through the company’s automated service recommendation engine.
As I can personally attest, Openbay’s product works in the way it’s supposed to: It gives consumers leverage they’ve never had before when delving into the often nefarious world of car repairs.