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Can Your Car Pass the Fluid Test?



 Your body needs hydration in order to function.

If you don’t get enough fluids, you won’t be able to work at your highest capacity.

The same is true for the health of your vehicle.

It needs the right amount of fluids (and the right kinds) to work the way it’s supposed to.

Let’s take a look at which vehicle fluids you should be paying attention to.

Engine oil
Your car’s…
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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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3 Proven Ways to Get the Best Interest Rate on Your Car Loan




You probably put a lot of time and effort into finding the perfect new car.

Maybe you researched makes, models, features, and sticker prices.

Did you remember the one factor that can affect how much you end up paying in the long run?

The interest rate.

Before you hit the car lot, try these tips for getting the best deal possible.

1. Raise your credit score
Good credit will get you a great interest rate…
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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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Don’t Let Winter Get the Better of Your Car: Here’s Help



 No season is as hard on your vehicle as winter.

The snow, sleet, ice, and freezing temperatures all take a toll, not to mention the salt.

You can come out of the other side of winter – year after year – if you follow some of these winter car care tips.

1. Keep an eye on your battery.

Temperatures that dip below freezing can reduce your battery power by as much as 50%.

That’s why it…
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Honda Vehicle Spotlight: What Makes the Accord so Amazing?



Honda vehicles have been known for their safety, reliability, and all-around awesome-ness for many years.

When something works, why change it, right?

There was no need to worry about the 2018 revamp – it’s still the best mid-size sedan on the market and another home run for Honda.

Let’s dive into some of the best features of the 2018 Honda Accord.

What’s new?
The Accord’s been almost totally updated, including three new…
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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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5 of History’s Most Interesting Vehicle Flops



Sometimes, your best-laid plans don’t quite pan out.

Most industries endure failures now and then and the automotive industry isn’t immune.

Check out some of the big ideas that didn’t live up to their high expectations.

1. Flying cars
It turns out Back to the Future wasn’t the first time flying cars were imagined.

The Dymaxion was envisioned to lift off the highway at will, fly wherever its driver-pilot wanted, and…
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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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