The Serra Acura Blog

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?



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Follow These 5 Tips to Stop Car Thieves in Their Tracks



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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Car Insurance Primer: 7 Terms and Types You Need to Know


In Ohio – as in many other states – having car insurance is the law.

That’s easy enough. The problem is that it’s a complicated topic that can be difficult to understand.

One of the ways to feel more comfortable is to understand some of the most common car-insurance terminology.

Here’s what you need to know.

1.Bodily injury liability

This covers your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

It’s also for the damage you cause to other drivers, passengers, or pedestrians.

2. Rental reimbursement

If you’re in an accident that renders your car undrivable or…

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Acura Model Preview: 5 Fast Facts About the 2019 MDX


There’s nothing more exciting for Acura enthusiasts than the unveiling of a new year’s model.

Especially when you know the latest version will have some significant updates.

Without further ado, here are five things you need to know about the 2019 Acura MDX.

1. Safety stays the same

One of the biggest pieces of news about the latest MDX is what’s NOT changing.

The AcuraWatch safety suite will continue to come standard…

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12 Fast Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Acura


The name Acura is synonymous with quality and performance.

Acura has the distinction of being the first import luxury brand for the United States automobile market.

Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about this one-of-a-kind vehicle.

#1: Acura is a product of the Honda Motor Company.

#2: Acura was born in 1986.

#3: The first two models were the Legend and the Integra.

#4: Acura sales in 1987 doubled after their first year.

#5: The Acura NSX cost $65,000 and was the most expensive Japanese vehicle in history.

#6: In 1991, Acura sales hit an all-time…

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5 Latest Vehicle Safety Features You’ll Be Thankful For


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 3/12/18 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Seat belts used to be the only safety feature a vehicle had to offer.

Thankfully, times have changed.

The advancement in technology means that today’s vehicles are safer than ever before.

Take a look at the latest available safety features that come standard in many vehicles, as well as some that are available as options.

1. Backup cameras

Backup cameras aren’t exactly new to the…

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5 Best Features on the All-New, Completely Redesigned 2019 Acura RDX


It’s here.

The 2019 Acura RDX has arrived and it’s more luxurious than ever.

The all-new RDX is redesigned and here’s a sneak-peek of the latest features on the newest model.

1. Panoramic moonroof

You have to see it to believe it.

This newest version of the moonroof gives all the passengers – even the ones in the backseat – an amazing view of the sky.

2. Sync it up

Apple CarPlay integration lets you have the same things you love on your phone at your fingertips in your RDX.

All you have to do is plug in your…

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Your Quick Guide to Car Care and Maintenance


You probably spend a lot of time in your vehicle.

It takes you on adventures – near and far – with your family and friends and helps you accomplish your daily errands.

So, how can you keep your reliable ride in tip-top shape?

Here are some tips.

Manage fuel efficiency

When you use your vehicle so much, even small savings can add up quickly.

Follow these guidelines to get the most for your money, whether gas prices are low or high.

  • Remove everything from the car that doesn’t belong.

  • Follow the speed limits.

  • Plan ahead so you can consolidate chores and…

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4 Areas of Car Care You Need to Think About

You spend a lot of time in your vehicle.

It takes you to work, gets your children to school, and carries your family to memory-making vacation destinations.

It only makes sense that you’d take good care of your car so that it continues to take good care of you.

There are some specific areas for you to concentrate on.

1. Fuel efficiency
Make sure that you’re taking the right steps to help your…
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