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Cleveland Auto Show 2019: Here’s What You Need To Know

Cleveland Auto Show 2019: Here’s What You Need To Know

Get ready, car enthusiasts!

This year’s Cleveland Auto Show is coming soon. It’s your chance to scope out the latest and greatest in style, design, and technology.

Is your next dream car going to be there?

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the auto show.

When is the 2019 Cleveland Auto Show?

This year’s show kicks off on Friday, February 22, and runs through Sunday, March 3, 2019.

The hours are:

  • Friday, 2/22/19: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

  • Monday-Thursday…

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Get to Know Serra: Meet Serra Sales Associate John Graham

Get to Know Serra: Meet Serra Sales Associate John Graham

One of the things that makes Serra Auto Group so amazing is the quality of the people we have on our team, just like sales associate John Graham.

We work together to make People Pleasin’ more than just a motto. It’s the way we do business.

John is a native of Dover, Ohio and studied at Kent State University.

He’s passionate about the Honda brand and has never driven – or sold – anything else.

John has been with Serra for 2 years and was the recipient of the Honda…

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How to Buy Your College Student’s First Car (Updated)


This post was originally published on 8/8/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

Buying a car is a tempting proposition.

Oh, the freedom it will give you to go anywhere, do anything.

But keep in mind that with the car comes the car payment!

If you’re considering buying your college student her first car, or you’re a college student ready to take the plunge, decide if a new, leased or used car is right for you.


Not every college student will be able to afford to buy a new car; however, if your…

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5 Tips for a Fun, Safe Road Trip [UPDATED]


As the holidays approach, there’s a good chance you’ll be hitting the road for some good, old-fashioned family time.

A mishap on the road can put a damper on your fun, so make your travels are fun and safe for everyone.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Go off-road

Instead of stopping for the standard fast-food fare, try something different.

Give everyone on the trip a chance to choose a new restaurant and be brave enough to try something outside of the box.

2. Take a few pit stops

A fun road trip doesn’t have to…

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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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