Man surprises wife with new Subaru!


The Ringer family, dad Charile, mom Diane, and their two children, Jack and Rosemary, receive the keys for their new 2012 Subaru Forester from Doug Waikem, while George Waikem (far left) and Dave Waikem (far right) watch on Friday, Dec. 23 in the Waikem Subaru showroom.

Charlie Ringer gave his wife Diane the ultimate present this year, surprising her with a new 2012 Subaru Forester.

Charlie and Diane test drove the Forester a week before Christmas, and he wanted to make the new vehicle a Christmas present.

Charlie told his two children, Jack and Rosemary, about the surprise present, but they were not allowed to tell mom. He told his wife that they needed to talk to Subaru salesman Mark Urdiales and the Waikem boys about the model and go over some details before the purchase, but when the family arrived at the Waikem Subaru dealership Friday, Dec. 23, the silver all wheel drive model was waiting in the showroom and covered in a bunch of red ribbons.

“I already purchased it,” Charlie told his happily surprised wife. She jumped behind the wheel and started testing out her new Forester.

Diane said it was a great surprise, and joked that it should cover about ten years worth of presents.

George “Duece” Waikem said a few husbands typically surprise their wives each year with a new vehicle from Waikem.

Happy Holidays from everyone at the Waikem Auto Family.

State of the art tire technology!

We now have the latest in wheel alignment technology!

We’ve purchased a state of the art alignment machine that can complete a preliminary alignment check in just 90 seconds! We are capable of performing alignments on any make or model.

We’ve also recently purchased the new Hunter Straight Trak Balancer. This is tire technology at its best. This computerized balancer will balance the tires, check rolling resistance and ply stiffness in the tires, as well as check the conicity of the tires. When completed, it will tell the technician where to put the tires on the vehicle to minimize tire pull and create a straight ahead driving experience you’ll enjoy!

We’ve extended our service hours, and are now open until 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday and 4 p.m. Saturday!

Our state-of-the-art machine is located between the Mitsubishi and Hyundai franchises. You can schedule a service appointment online at any Waikem franchise website, through our Facebook or Twitter page or calling 330-236-0314.

Mrs. Claus spotted shopping at Waikem!

Mrs. Claus wished everyone a happy holidays at George Waikem Ford

Mrs. Claus was spotted at the Waikem Auto Family Tuesday, Dec. 20, perhaps shopping for a dependable Ford to get the family through another harsh North Pole winter. Rumor has it though that at she was picking up a car for someone on Santa’s “nice” list. You can check out all latest Ford models just before Christmas! Happy Holidays!

Waikem partners with Meals On Wheels

Waikem Subaru salesman Pat Barthel, (left) and employee Sid Bender loaded up a Forrester and assisted Meals On Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Waikem Subaru employees loaded up a Subaru Forrester and assisted Meals On Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties Wednesday, Dec. 14.

The two donated their time, sending meals to Massillon residents. The Waikem Auto Family has a long-standing relationship with Meals On Wheels, and we’re honored to help this community service. Meals On Wheels provides meals in a social or home setting with the goal of assisting individuals so they remain healthy, active and independent.

We’re proud to assist our friends in the community this holiday season!

Visit Meals On Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties online and find out how you can help.

Waikem Honda is the Champion

Waikem Honda was presented with a championship belt Monday, Dec. 5, thanks to scoring the area’s highest sales percentage in November 2011.

Luis Bonilla, Honda’s district sales manager, said 18
dealerships in Northeast Ohio compete for this championship belt each month.

The sales staff of Waikem Honda poses for a picture with the district's championship belt Monday, Dec. 5, 2012 in the Honda showroom. The staff was Northeast Ohio's best seller among 18 dealerships in the area for Nov. 2011.

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Tokyo Motor Show: Day 2 Recap

Honda gave fans a glimpse into the future Thursday at the Tokyo Auto Show, rolling out some true head turners.

One of the coolest cars on display was the Honda N Box, a van that almost looks like a freezer chest. This square, almost box of van can still easily fit six passengers, but the highlight was the blind spot array. Mirrors are mounted inside the car’s pillar and reflect on mirrors strategically placed all around the car, making parallel parking a breeze.

Honda kept turning heads Thursday thanks to the N Concept 4. It’s a throwback tribute to the Hondas of the 1960s with huge headlights and a boxy shape. The front grille, combined with those big lights, almost make the car look like it’s smiling at you.

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