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Get to Know Serra: Meet Finance Manager Michael Detorakis

 


This month’s Serra employee spotlight is all about a special People Pleaser.


Michael Detorakis has been with Serra Honda for 15 years.


He enjoys meeting new customers and building relationships with them.


He’s also a world-traveler, having visited Greece, Mexico, and the Bahamas.


He was kind enough to answer some fun questions so you can get to know him better.

All About Michael

What’s your favorite local food joint?

PIADA.

Where can…

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How to Clean Your Car’s Entertainment System (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 9/22/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


The entertainment system in your car is like the hub of your ride.


Sophisticated digital touchscreen displays are a coveted feature for many. It’s the place where you can control music, get directions or even make a call.


With so much activity taking place around this small feature, you need to take care of it properly. 

How to safely clean sensitive electronic components

Regularly cleaning the entertainment system will keep your drive connected.


Here’s what you need to…

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Get to Know Serra: Meet Honda Sales Associate Ralph Speck

 


It’s time to meet another of Serra’s outstanding People Pleasers.


Ralph Speck has been with Serra for 6 months, working at our Honda location.


He’s all about providing his customers a friendly and enjoyable experience.


Check out Ralph, in his own words:

It feels great knowing that our dealership sells quality products that customers can rely on. Some of my personal achievements include a First Aid certification and being DD certified to work with individuals with Developmental Disabilities. I take pride in helping others achieve their goals. When I have the time, I enjoy traveling, collecting/selling…

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How to Give Your Car’s Interior a Good Cleaning

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 10/13/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Everybody likes the way a clean vehicle feels.


Even if you clean your car out regularly, removing garbage and personal items, the normal wear and tear from using your vehicle to get to work and cart kids around means it’s natural for the vehicle to get dirty.


It won’t take you long to give it a good tidying up, especially with these quick tips. You’ll have your car looking like new again in no time.

You’ll…

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Trouble Parking? Here’s How to Do It Right (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 9/12/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Unless you’re a new driver, it can be embarrassing to admit that you aren’t a pro at parking.


Perhaps you avoid parallel parking with all you’ve got.


Maybe you tell friends you like to park far away from the mall or restaurant so your vehicle doesn’t get damaged. But it’s really because you’re afraid to park in front of your colleagues.


It’s time to put your fears and failures behind you and get…

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How to Clean Your Windshield (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/9/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


The open road.


The fresh breeze.


The music blaring.


These are just some of the perks of summertime cruising.


But there’s a nasty side to nicer weather and driving your car.


And that’s the dirt, bugs and grime.


On your windshield, they’re not only a nuisance but also a potential safety hazard.


Here’s how to care for the windshield to keep your vision clear.

1. Grab the supplies to wash your car

You’ll need a…

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5 Tips for a Fun, Safe Road Trip (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/5/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Spring is here!


There’s no better time to hit the road and enjoy some R&R after being cooped up all winter.


You can escape from reality and enjoy the open road, but be sure to make your driving trip a safe, fun event 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…

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Serra Congratulates 4 Honda PACT Program Graduates

 


We’re all about excellence at Serra Honda.


With that being said, congratulations are in order!


Four of our Honda Techs just graduated from the Honda PACT (Professional Automotive Career Training) program.

Best and brightest

The PACT program is no joke – it’s rigorous and only top-notch techs actually complete it.


Nineteen potential Techs started the program and only 10 graduated with their certifications.


The graduates come out of this quality program with the knowledge and skill to handle the issues that affect Serra Honda and Serra Auto Park customers and their vehicles.


Honda PACT instructor, Doug Sammons, is on…

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Honda #THUMBSUP Safety Initiative – Mom (Updated)

Honda #THUMBSUP Safety Initiative – Mom (Updated)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 5/13/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


In 2016, Honda launched this initiative to remind drivers about the dangers of texting and driving.


If you have to choose between paying attention to the road and paying attention to your mom, choose the road.


Mom will understand.


Honda asks you to keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel and your #ThumbsUp.


Don't text and drive.

The fight isn’t over

Just because this initiative ended doesn’t…

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At Serra Honda, We’re Making a Promise (Updated)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 5/5/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Back in 2016, we made a promise to make your car buying experience the best it can be.


It was also a promise to provide you with an incredible selection of new and certified pre-owned Hondas and to deliver outstanding value.



As we look ahead to 2019, that promise is just as true as ever.


You can count on the People Pleasers at Serra Honda to provide you with:

  • 100% straightforward, value pricing.

  • Pre-owned vehicles that have passed a thorough…

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