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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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4 Ways to Make Your Car Last Longer (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 10/7/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


A car is a huge expense.


It’s wise to Invest in your vehicle’s maintenance needs so it lasts as long as possible.


If you want to increase the ROI of your purchase, here’s what you should do.

1. Change the filter

Giving your car an oil change and swapping out the filter is an easy, low-cost way to get more out of it.  


When you take your vehicle in for the oil and filter change, be sure…

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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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4 Reasons You’ll Never Regret Buying a Honda

 


Honda has a proven track record.


The brand’s numerous awards are evidence of that.


But let’s take a more in-depth look at why buying a Honda vehicle is always a wise choice.


Here are 4 reasons.

1. Safety

Honda holds the motto “Safety for everyone” and they take it seriously.


Multiple vehicles in the line-up have consistently received top safety awards, year after year, including a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute…

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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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Impressive Value, Then and Now: 600,000 Mile Honda CR-V (Updated)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 6/17/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


When it comes right down to it, value is king.


In just a moment, we’ll share about a Honda CR-V that was able to keep going for an amazing 600,000 miles.


But first, let’s take a look at what makes Honda vehicles so valuable – then and now.

Honda reliability

Here’s what you need to know about Honda.

  • They’re safe. Many Honda models have been winning safety awards, year after year.

  • They’re durable. It’s…

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A CR-V With HR-V Cues (Updated)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 7/25/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


 


Compact SUVs have continued to grow in popularity over the last few years.


So, it only makes sense that Honda would continue to capitalize on their success with the latest CR-V.

The redesigned Honda CR-V compact crossover rides on a modular platform shared with the Civic and Accord. It’s grown in size and borrowed styling cues from the HR-V and latest Pilot.


Here’s what you can expect from the latest edition.

New paint color option

Platinum White Pearl…

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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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