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Save Time and Money by Trading in Your Car (Updated)


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 9/7/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

How do you get the best deal for your old car when you buy another car?

Most people will tell you the best deal is to sell your old car on your own instead of trading it in to the dealership.

We disagree.

We believe most people can save time and money by trading their car in – if they’re able to get a fair price for their car.

Let’s take a look at the whys.

Benefits of trading…

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And the Award Goes To...

And the Award Goes To...

To be recognized for outstanding achievement in your field is always a wonderful feeling.

This year, Serra Honda is a proud recipient of the Honda President’s Award program.

It’s something we’re proud of, because it recognizes what we do behind the scenes to give our customers the best possible experience when buying a car.

This acknowledgement is reserved for Honda dealerships that have displayed excellence in the…
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Buying a Used Car? 5 Ways to Spot Flood Damage

 Buying a used car can be nerve-wracking.

You want to be certain you’re getting a vehicle that’s in great condition and will serve you well for years to come.

One of the concerns that you may have is ending up with a vehicle that has flood damage.

It’s important to note that a flood-damaged car can be a wise purchase as long as it was repaired properly.

Answering these five questions will…
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Break All the Rules and Buy a Used Car in January

Buying a car in January may seem like a crazy idea.

But, purchasing a used car can save you some money and buying it in January is an even better idea.

If you’re not convinced, check out these reasons why it actually makes a lot of sense.

End of the year sales
Many dealerships offer end-of-the-year sales on new cars that a great number of consumers take advantage of.

Most of them trade in…
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Best Practices for Choosing an Auto Repair Shop

You know the feeling.

That sick-to-your-stomach-because-something’s-wrong-with-your-car feeling.

If you’re lucky enough to have a trustworthy mechanic, it’s a no-brainer who you’ll call.

On the other hand, you may be one of those people who always has to scramble to find someone when there’s a problem.

Here are some tips to help you find an auto service technician who’s right for you.

Before a breakdown
It’s much wiser to…
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Don’t Be a Victim of the Blind Spot: Know How to Set Your Mirrors

One of the dangers new drivers learn about right away is how to handle the blind spot.

If you’ve always set your side-view mirrors to show the back corner of your car, you’re not alone.

That’s how most people have been doing it for generations.

But, it just so happens that there’s a better way!

Check out these three steps for setting your mirrors to eliminate the blind spot as much…
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The Interesting Information You Can Get From Your Honda’s VIN

Your Honda’s Vehicle Identification Number probably hasn’t been high on the list of things you ponder.

You may have an idea of where to find it and you know that you have to provide it to your car insurance company, but that’s probably the extent of your VIN knowledge.

Let’s dig into what your Honda’s VIN means and what helpful information you can gain from it.

What is the VIN…
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Include the Car in Your Spring Cleaning: The Most Important Spots to Hit

Include the Car in Your Spring Cleaning: The Most Important Spots to Hit

Once the weather starts getting a little warmer and the sun starts to shine a bit more, you may be prone to throw open the windows and get busy on your spring cleaning list. Don’t forget to add your vehicle to your to-do’s!

Spring is a great time to do a thorough cleaning of your car. Nobody likes to do…
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5 Things to Think About if You’re Buying a Car This Spring

It’s spring and, for many of you, that means it’s time to start car shopping. Spring and summer are the busiest months for car dealers, as prospective buyers are ready to shed the old and drive off with the new.

Before you jump into the car-buying fray, there are few things you need to think about.

  1. Have a firm grasp on your budget. Unless you’re able to just walk into the dealership…
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Protecting the Interior of Your Car

Maintaining your vehicle is essential to getting good gas mileage and making your car last. But what about the interior? Should you just let it age and wear?

Not if you want to enjoy spending time in it or boosting its overall value.

There are specific steps you can take to protect the car’s interior.

Here’s what you should do.
Keep it clean
A dirty car is not just unsightly.

A lived-in car…
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