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Honda Leads the Way in Environmentally-Friendly Manufacturing

 


Honda is on a quest.


An ever-evolving crusade to make stellar vehicles with as little negative impact on the environment as possible.


This desire colors everything Honda does, from design through manufacturing.


Here’s how they’re doing it.

Going green

There are four main ways that Honda is taking a green path.

  • Product lifecycle. Honda engineers have their vehicle’s end of life and the impact it will have on the environment in mind during the design process.

  • CO2 emissions. Every step of the manufacturing process produces emissions, but Honda does all it can to reduce them as much…

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Honda Domination: Here’s Why Your Next Vehicle Should Be One

 


It’s all about that Honda.


Not only is the brand getting ready to celebrate its 40th year making products in America (in September), but there’s another reason to pop the cork on the champagne.


Actually, there are 6 reasons.


Cars.com has named 6 Honda vehicles to its 2019 Top Ten American-Made list.


Here’s what you need to know.

The line-up

Take a look at where your favorite Honda and Acura vehicles…

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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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5 Signs You Need a New Car (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 10/3/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Holding onto a car that’s still chugging along makes sense, especially if you’re enjoying a payment-free model!


But there will come a time when you’ll need to retire old faithful and invest in a new vehicle that’s likely a lot more reliable, too.


Here are five signs it’s time to give your tried-and-true vehicle a rest.

1. It’s becoming an embarrassment.

Got teenagers?


They’ll act as a “thermostat” for your car’s embarrassing…

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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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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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