The Serra Auto Park Blog

Serra Auto Par Gives Back to Green [UPDATED]


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/2/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

Serra Auto Park (formerly Park Auto Group) has long had a commitment to community care.

For the people at each Serra location, it’s much more than selling quality vehicles to our friends and neighbors.

Check out how we’re helping in one local community.

Serra goes “Green”

In a town like Green, where people know each other by name and truly care about their neighbors, it’s no surprise that Serra Auto Serra  is compelled to give back to…

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Safe Driving Tips in a World of Distractions [UPDATED]

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/4/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

Everyone can use a reminder to follow safe driving practices.

But with texting, listening to music, munching on a snack -- and “games” like Pokemon Go -- there’s always a distraction to contend with.

Driving while engaging in any of these activities is highly dangerous.

But there’s always one or two -- or a few -- individuals willing to take the risk, and who think, It’ll never happen to me!

Real risks

Here’s a scary example to drive the point…

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2019 Model Preview: Mazda CX-3 and Subaru Crosstrek


It’s that time of year.

The time that car enthusiasts start getting excited about the new vehicle models hitting dealerships.

Let’s put a spotlight on two new cars that will you have drooling for a test drive.

First, we’ll look at Mazda’s latest offering.

Mazda CX-3

Sporty hatchback alert!

Actually a small SUV, the CX-3 is perfect for those of you who put more value on style and driveability than cargo space and utility.

It gets great gas mileage (29/34/31 mpg city/highway/combined), looks sharp as a tack, and has top-notch safety features…

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Get to Know Serra: Meet Sales Associates Casey and Adam Dugan


This month’s Serra employee spotlight is all about People Pleasin’ X 2!

Casey and Adam Dugan aren’t just two AMAZING sales associates – they’re also married.

Adam joined our Serra family first, starting at Serra Honda in 2003.

Casey came on board at our Subaru location in 2009 and Adam made the switch to Mazda/Subaru in 2011.

The happy couple was kind enough to answer some fun questions so you can get to know them better.

All About Adam and Casey

What’s your favorite local food joint?

Bistro of Green

Where can we find you on…

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Car Leasing Primer: All About the “Money Factor”


If you’re interested in leasing a car, you’ve probably come across the term “money factor.”

Of course, you’ll hear a LOT of confusing words and the meanings may all run together.

So, what exactly is the “money factor?”

Let’s take a look.

Deciphering the money factor

The most bare-bones explanation is that money factor refers to the interest rate of a car lease, though it’s expressed differently.

You may never even see it written, but if you do, it’ll look similar to this: 0.00167 – a very small decimal.

Most people with leased vehicles…

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Car-Buying FAQ: Can You Buy a Car With No Insurance?


It’s a well-known fact that driving without car insurance is illegal.

But, can you buy a car without insurance?

There are a lot of factors that play into this question, but the short answer is YES.

Let’s take a look at the ins and outs of purchasing a car and having it insured.

First things first

It doesn’t make sense to attempt to purchase automobile insurance before you have a vehicle.

You can’t get coverage without providing details about the specific car you’re buying insurance for.

Things can get a bit tricky, depending on the…

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Do Away With Driving Distractions: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid


You hear a lot about the dangers of texting and driving.

And rightfully so because it’s become a huge, deadly issue as more and more people embrace technology in all its forms.

But there are other distractions that can have just as serious consequences.

Here are some other unsafe driving habits to avoid at all costs.

1. Getting ready for the day

You’d be surprised how many people use their morning commute for putting on makeup or firing up their electric shaver.

Do your grooming at home to keep your attention where it belongs when you’re behind…

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2019 Model Preview: Check Out These New Chevy, Honda, and Acura Vehicles


If you’re a vehicle enthusiast, you know how exciting it is when new cars hit the market.

Choosing a new vehicle is fun, but it can be a little bit overwhelming – especially when you have to narrow down a whole lot of great options.

Let’s take a look at what has freshly arrived and what’s coming soon to Serra Auto Park.

2019 Chevy Cruze

There’s no sacrificing form for function with the latest Cruze. It has just as much substance as it does style.

Here’s what’s new for 2019.

  • The front end has been…

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Get to Know Serra: Meet Acura Sales Associate Ashley Johnson


At Serra Auto, 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 Sales Associate Ashley Johnson on our team.

A local Akron girl, Ashley has been at our Serra Acura location for one year and she was willing to answer some fun questions to let you get to know her better.

All About Ashley

What’s your favorite local food joint?

Jimmy John’s. It drives my fiancé crazy, but I’ll pack a good lunch, yet still…

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