The Serra Auto Park Blog

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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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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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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The 5 Used-Car Buying Tips You Need Before You Start Shopping


Buying a used car can be nothing short of a nightmare.

Vehicles that look great in pictures turn out to be less-than-pristine in real life.

How can you navigate this potential minefield?

With preparation and patience, you CAN find a vehicle that’s just right for you.

Here’s what you need to know.

1. Research the kind of vehicles you’re interested in

You can find a lot of vehicle information on the internet.

Search the specific make, model, and year (if you have one in mind) you’re looking for.

Look at car-enthusiast forums and take note of…

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The Must-See 2019 Vehicles Available This Summer


It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Not Christmas, though it may be just as exciting for vehicle enthusiasts.

The 2019 models are hitting the dealerships.

Here’s what you should be watching out for this summer.

Acura RDX

The latest version is equipped with a roomier interior and is available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

The 10.2-inch infotainment screen is situated on the dash, while the touchscreen control is between the seats.

Starting price: $37,300

Chevrolet Silverado

This second best-selling vehicle in America is slimmed-down for 2019.

Though it’s 450 pounds lighter…

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Electric VS Gasoline: Choosing the Vehicle That’s Right for You


If saving the planet is on your radar, you may be considering purchasing an electric car.

But, is that the best choice?

Before you make any vehicle purchase, you need to be well-informed.

Here’s a look at the differences between electric and gas vehicles.


Though there are more electric vehicles on the market than ever before, you’ll still have a wider variety to choose from if you go with a gasoline-powered car.


Most gasoline vehicles have a range of 250-300 miles before they’ll need a refill.

If you drive about 30 miles a day, that…

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Serra Auto Park is a 2018 CarGurus Top-Rated Dealer


Serra Auto Park has big news to share.

We’re proud – and pretty excited – to tell you that we have been named a 2018 CarGurus Top-Rated Dealer.

What does this mean for you?

It means you’re getting a transparent shopping experience when you work with one of our Serra Auto Park dealers.

You can trust that you’ll receive outstanding – and award-winning – customer service.

It’s a great honor to be recognized among the top-performing dealerships.

But the best part about receiving this prestigious award is that it means we’re fulfilling our promise to you, our customers – to…

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