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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.


Wants vs. Needs.


The age-old battle.


Some car accessories are just nice to have, while 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.

Car health monitor

This is a Bluetooth-enabled monitor that connects to your car’s systems via…

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5 Driving Tips to Keep Your Manual Transmission Humming (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/18/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


The stick-shift car is alive and well.


Even though the majority of drivers eschew having to manually shift gears while behind the wheel, there are enough that enjoy driving a manual to keep them in production.


If you prefer doing the gear-shifting work, follow these tips to keep your engine in tip-top shape.

1. Don’t rest

Your hands, that is, on the gear shift.


Always keep your hands on the wheel, in the 10-and-2 positions.


This is the best…

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Acura’s 32nd Anniversary: It’s a Big Deal

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


A few years ago we hit a huge milestone.


We had our 30th anniversary at Acura!


Not much has changed. We’re still the same high-performing luxury brand you can count on.


Let’s take a look back.


If you’re a loyal Acura owner, you’re going to love celebrating their 32nd anniversary.


But don’t get out the candles and cake yet.


Acura wants to take you back in time, to when it all began.


One of the…

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The 2019 Cleveland Auto Show: Here’s What’s Happening

 


It’s finally time for the 2019 Cleveland Auto Show.


Remember, it runs through Sunday, March 3 – don’t miss out.


There’s a LOT more going on than just the latest vehicles to drool over.


Take a look at what else you can expect when you attend.

Celebrity appearances

While the “celebrities” are vehicles, that doesn’t make them any less exciting to see.


These cool cars will be on display throughout the entire show:

  • Scooby-Doo’s Mystery Machine.

  • Transformers: The Last Knight’s Optimus Prime.

  • The time-traveling Delorean from Back to the Future.

  • A LEGO Chevy Silverado that…

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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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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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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.

Buy

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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