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Get to Know Serra: Meet Sales Associate Dave Somerville

 


This month’s Serra employee spotlight is all about a People Pleaser, Dave Somerville.


Dave has been with Serra for 5 1/2 years. He works in our Mazda and Subaru departments.


Dave was kind enough to answer some fun questions so you can get to know him better.

All About Dave

What’s your favorite local food joint?

Bugsy’s in Massillon

Where can we find you on a Sunday afternoon?

I attend Faith Family Church in N. Canton, then have lunch with my wife, Andrea, and daughter, Harper.

What was your first job?

I was a cook at…

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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 and the open road.


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 a nuisance and a potential safety hazard.

A shiny and bright windshield

Here’s how to care for the windshield to keep your vision clear.

Step #1- Grab the supplies to wash…

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People Pleasers in the Community

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 10/19/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


At Serra Subaru, we’ve made a commitment to give back.


We love to get out in our community and lend a hand wherever we can.


Let’s take a look at what our People Pleasers have been up to in the month of June.


  • We partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for the Subaru Loves to Care event. Our participation allows us to donate toward things such as transportation for treatment.

  • Lake Intermediate School in Hartville received a…

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Collided With a Deer? Here’s What to Do (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 9/20/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


The warm weather brings an increase in animal activity.


While deer pose the most risk for you as you’re cruising the roads, other animals may unceremoniously meet their fate during an encounter with your vehicle.


Here’s what you should do if you collide with a deer or other animal.

Stop your vehicle.

Even if another car causes you to swerve and you hit a deer as a result, you should stop the car.

Remain at the scene.

If…

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Junkyard Gem: 1992 Subaru SVX (Updated)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 7/26/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Subarus have a great reputation.


Not only are they some of the safest vehicles you could buy, but they’re also well known for their longevity.


Did you know that 98% of Subarus sold in the last 10 years are still on the road?


Speaking of a long life, check out this gem.


Spotted in a Denver, Colorado self-service yard, this purple SVX is pretty well-preserved for being 27 years old.


 


Just look at the side glass! It's impossible…

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Deputies Rescue Bear Stuck Inside Subaru (Updated)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 7/13/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Is it Papa Bear, Mama Bear, or Baby Bear?


Check out this video of a bear that decided to invade one family’s Subaru Goldilocks-style.



I mean, really, can you blame him?


When you’re ready to see what’s so great about Subaru, come and see us at our Akron-Canton Serra Subaru location.


We…

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Serra Subaru Welcomes Mike LaGuardia

Serra Subaru Welcomes Mike LaGuardia

 

There’s a new kid on the Serra Subaru block

We’re thrilled to welcome Mike LaGuardia to our People Pleasin’ team.


Take a look at what Mike brings to the table.

Decades of experience at work for you

The Medina native has been putting people behind the wheels of their perfect-fit vehicles for over 30 years.


He’s come a long way since his first childhood job of slinging newspapers for the Medina Gazette – that’s for sure.


After working with satisfied customers at various Subaru dealers throughout the region, he spent the last…

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Follow “Phillip the Elf”: Establishing Fun Christmas Traditions (Updated)

Follow “Phillip the Elf”: Establishing Fun Christmas Traditions (Updated)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 12/8/15 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Back in December 2015, we had a special visitor at Serra Subaru (Formerly part of Park Auto Group).



It was a lot of fun to follow Phillip around our dealership as he completed his special mission for Santa.


Phillip has gone back to the North Pole and has been dispatched somewhere else on the globe to gather intel for Jolly Old St. Nick, but we enjoyed the time he spent with…

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Serra Gives Back: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (Updated)

 


This post was originally published on 9/15/15 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


We love to give back.


Several years ago, on October 18, 2015, Angela Battista from our Honda store organized a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk for the employees of Serra Auto Park (formerly Park Auto Group).


We were delighted to play a role in the fight against breast cancer, but here’s the thing: Events like this aren’t foreign to us.


In the 1980’s, the former Park Auto Group opened up in Green, Ohio. Right from the beginning, we made the commitment…

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Blessings in a Backpack [UPDATED]

 


In June of 2015, the Serra Auto Park (formerly Park Auto Group) family had a food drive that was enormously successful.


We were able to present three SUV's full of food during the Green High School boys soccer game on one Saturday evening.


The 180 employees of the former Park Auto Group – and our families – pulled together and gave well over 5,550 of the most-needed food items to children of The Blessings-in-a-Backpack program.


It’s been a few years since we had this event, but we continue to pull together, gather our resources and work to conquer childhood…

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