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3 Must-Have Car Accessories (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 9/2/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Some car accessories are just nice to have.


Others are a necessity.


Many drivers spend a lot of time in their cars, shuttling kids around to after-school activities and getting to and from work.


If you’re ready to splurge on yourself and really bling your car up, consider these nifty gadgets that will keep you connected.

1. A car health monitor

A Bluetooth-enabled monitor connects to your car’s systems via a sensor plug.


You can then check your…

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5 Tips for a Fun, Safe Road Trip (Updated 2)

 

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 12/14/18 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


No matter the season, road trips are exciting.


Until warmer weather is on the horizon, your road trips will probably involve some winter weather.


A problem on the road can put an end to the fun.


It’s important to take the necessary steps to make your road trip enjoyable and safe for everyone.


Here’s what you need to know.

1. Go off the beaten path

Fast-food can lose its luster really quickly when you’re traveling.


Enjoy a…

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (Updated)

This post was originally published on 10/19/15 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Giving back is always on our agenda.


Back on October 18, 2015, Angela Battista from our Honda store did something that was totally in-line with the values we hold dear here at Serra.


 


Angela organized a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk for Serra Auto Park (formerly Park Auto Group).


Here’s the thing: This wasn’t an isolated, one-off event for us.


In the 1980’s, the former Park Auto Group opened up in Green, Ohio. From those early days, we made the commitment…

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Get to Know Serra: Meet Serra Product Specialist Sherman Thomas

At Serra Auto Park, we’re serious about putting our customers first.


People Pleasin’ is more than just a motto to us.


We understand how important it is to our success to have people like Product Specialist Sherman Thomas on our team.


Sherman is a native of Flint, Michigan and he’s an alum of The University of Michigan.


He’s been with Serra for 6 ½ years, and in the auto industry for 12.


We appreciate Sherman answering some fun questions to let you get to know him better.


Sherman says...

What’s your favorite local food joint?

Wasabi!

Where…

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Follow These 5 Tips to Stop Car Thieves in Their Tracks

 


87.


That’s the number of vehicles stolen every hour, according to the FBI.


While car theft is common, there are some ways you can reduce your chances of falling victim to this crime.


Follow these tips to keep your vehicle safe.

1. Keep track of your keys

Did you know that there’s technology available that allows car thieves to intercept the signals going from your key fob? Outside your home?


Using this nefarious trick, they can open your car doors and get away with your vehicle without you ever knowing.


The best way to prevent this is to…

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All-Wheel Drive VS 4-Wheel Drive: Here’s What You Need to Know

 


The terms “all-wheel drive” and “four-wheel drive” are often used interchangeably.


But they aren’t actually the same thing.


When you’re in the market for a new vehicle, it’s important for you to know the difference.


It can be a bit tricky, so let’s dive in.

Four-wheel drive

Four-wheel drive is also referred to as “4WD” or “4x4.”


The main distinction you need to be aware of is that these types of vehicles are designed with off-road use in mind.


The four-wheel drive capability only applies to situations in which you’re taking your vehicle off the…

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3 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Buying a Car



Buying a new vehicle is one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make.

If it’s been awhile since you’ve bought a new car or you’re a total newbie, there’s important info you need to avoid making a costly mistake.

Here’s how to do your homework before you buy.

1. Figure out how much you can afford.

You don’t buy caviar when there’s only room in your budget…
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Be a Better Driver by Following a Few Simple Tips



Self-driving cars aren’t quite ready for you to go out and buy just yet.

While you wait for the day to come when your car drives you around, here are some ways to keep yourself safe on the road when you’re the one behind the wheel.

Get off the phone

Your cell phone should be out-of-sight, out-of-mind when you’re driving.

Using your GPS is one thing but texting or scrolling through Facebook…
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Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Your Car Ready for Winter




October is Car Care Month!

Car Care Month is the perfect time to start taking steps to prepare your vehicle for the cold winter months that are on the way.

The cold weather brings specific hazards that you’ll need to watch out for and the best way to do so is to make sure your car’s ready!

Here’s what you should be thinking about during this Car Care Month.

Wiper blades
If…
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Who Else Wants to Save Money on Gas This Winter?



Snow, slush, and the cold temperatures can have a massive effect on your fuel economy.

According to FuelEconomy.gov, your gas mileage is about 12% lower when the temperature is around 20 degrees than when it’s around 80 degrees.

If you drive a hybrid, you’ll take an even bigger hit in the winter, reduced by about one-third.

So, what can you do when Old Man Winter invades?

Try these tips.

Park in a…
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