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Meet Your New Best Friend: The 2020 Subaru Outback

 


Your old favorite has some new features.


The all-new 2020 Subaru Outback is ready to hit the scene with upgrades that you’re going to love.


Let’s take a look at what’s new. (Hint: Very little is “left-over” from previous models. It’s almost ALL fresh, from the ground up!)

2020 Outback highlight reel

Here are some hot takes about the latest Outback.

  • The infotainment system is a formidable 11.6”, tablet-style screen.

  • Equipped with the “Global Platform” that is a feature of almost all of today’s Subaru vehicles.

  • A “vegan-leather” option. The Onyx Edition has a…

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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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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.


As summer approaches, there’s no better time to hit the road and enjoy some R&R.


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 be brave to try something outside…

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12 Best Driving Tips for Your Teen (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 9/6/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


It’s the best day of your teen’s life.


And perhaps the scariest day of yours.


The day your teen takes to the road can elicit excitement and fear – all at the same time.


To keep your teenager safe, be sure he or she practices these safe driving tips:

  1. Always obey the speed limit.

  2. Wear your seatbelt at all times.

  3. Make sure the headrest is positioned directly behind your head.

  4. Always drive with a clean windshield for optimal visibility…

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3 Transmission Don’ts (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/31/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


If you love your automatic transmission vehicle, there are a few things you should know NOT to do to keep the car in great shape.


Wondering about the best way to ensure your car stays in tip-top condition?


Here are some transmission don'ts you should know about.

1. Should I coast down a hill in neutral?

Many people think that they’ll save on fuel if they put their car in neutral and coast down a hill.


It makes…

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How to Drive Safely Around Motorcycles (Updated)

 

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 9/14/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


It’s easy to become complacent in your car.


You feel like you’re in a cocoon.


Invincible.


But there are very real dangers on the road – especially for motorcyclists, and the people who are driving in their vicinity.


Motorcycles are more difficult to see than larger cars and trucks, often coming out of seemingly nowhere.


There are certain steps you can take to ensure that the motorcyclists around you stay safe and that you avoid an accident, too.


Here…

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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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