The Serra Honda Blog

Honda Through the Years: A Timeline of Quality

 


Honda remains one of the most dependable brands in automotive history.


But where did it come from?


Here’s a look at a timeline of Honda history.


1948-1949

Honda was officially founded by Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa.


Their first originally-designed and engineered vehicle – the “Dream” D-Type motorcycle.


1959

On June 11, Honda said hello to its first overseas subsidiary.


The American Honda Motor Company, Inc. was established in Los Angeles.


1969

Having previously focused on motorcycles (the one-millionth was sold in the United States in 1968), the first car was sold in America.


It was the Honda N600.


1974…

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Get to Know Serra Auto Park: Meet Reputation Manager Lori Walter

 


We want the first faces you see when you enter any Akron-Canton Serra dealership to be friendly and welcoming.


We wouldn’t be who we are today without the VIP treatment that our customer service experts  like Serra Honda’s Lori Walter provide.


Lori is an Akron-Canton hometown girl. She’s from Mogadore and graduated from Mogadore High School and the University of Akron.


She’s sharing life with an amazing man named Steve and…

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Destination: Adventure! Cleveland’s Best One-Tank Getaways

 


There’s nothing more exciting than hitting the road for a one-tank-trip.


It’s just far enough that you feel like you’re getting away but close enough to be affordable.


Ohio offers a lot of fun, interesting, and beautiful drives that are only a tank away from the Cleveland area.


Take a look – you’ll have a hard time choosing where to go first.

Hocking Hills

There are caves to explore, trails to hike, fish to catch, and waterfalls to marvel at.


You can camp or rent one of the many lodgings available in the heart of the hills…

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Vehicle Maintenance Matters: All About Spark Plugs

 


Your vehicle is made up of a lot of moving parts.


That means there’s a lot to remember when it comes to maintenance.


Oil changes and windshield wiper fluid refills are easier to remember than parts like spark plugs.


Let’s take a closer look at what your vehicle’s spark plugs do and how to maintain them.

What your spark plugs do

There are several components to a spark plug.


They’re made…

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You May Change Your Mind About Car Inspections After You Read This

 

Having a car inspection may seem like a headache you don’t want to deal with.


But the truth is there are some good reasons that you shouldn’t be too hasty about poo-pooing it.


After all, a complete inspection will cover almost every element of a car’s well-being – inside and out.

What an inspection includes

Here’s a quick overview of what a vehicle inspection entails.


  • Engine

  • Transmission

  • Brakes

  • Fluid levels

  • Lights

  • Any abnormal sounds or smells

  • Seats

  • Carpet

  • Paint and finish

  • Rust damage

  • Dents

  • Tires


When you should have an inspection

There are two different kinds that…

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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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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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