Ford adding 1,400 American Jobs

2013 Ford Fusion

Ford is investing $555 Million and 1,400 new jobs at their Flat Rock, Mich., Assembly Line. In total Ford is creating nearly 6,500 U.S. jobs this year, and is aiming for a goal of 12,000 new hourly jobs by 2015.

For the first time the Ford Fusion will be made in the United States. A testament to Ford’s efforts to bring jobs back to America. Because of this expansion, the Ford Fusion’s availability will increase by 30 percent. The 2013 Fusion is setting records for sales.

“With its bold design and great fuel economy, Fusion has exceeded all of our expectations, with demand outstripping supply,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “Fusion in Flat Rock is a win for all of our stakeholders – including customers, employees and dealers. At the same time, Ford is continuing its massive investment in America by creating another 1,400 jobs.”
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Hyundai Named Best of the Best by U.S. Veterans

Hyundai sign

The U.S. Veterans Magazine announced through their 2013 Best of the Best List that Hyundai is among the nation’s top veteran friendly companies. Veterans Magazine evaluates employment, business, and supplier opportunities for returning U.S. veterans.

Hyundai Motors, the only automotive manufacturer to make the list, paid more than $24 million in rebates to U.S. military and family members last year. This year, U.S. military personnel and veterans account for 1 in 10 Hyundai vehicle sales.

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EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Kia Soul Photos

The 2014 Kia Soul will hit the dealership later this fall. We saw it for the first time at the MTV Video Music Awards, and now we have photos that are exclusive to Waikem Kia.

Looking at the new Soul, the redesign has a been updated with a fresh design. It’s lighter than previous models, and Kia promises it will be more fun to drive. The front end is completely redesigned. the headlights are much thinner, the and the nose and grille have been update. The body is updated, and the changes really take shape out back. The one in our wash bay has a black bar that stretches in a square down the center of the hood and up the lights. The new rear LED Tail lights were also apparent on this model.

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Ohio Sales Tax Will Increase Sunday

Ohio Sales Tax Rises a quarter of percent on Sept. 1.

Ohio Sales Tax Rises a quarter of percent on Sept. 1.

Ohio Sales Tax will rise a quarter of a percent beginning Sept. 1. No matter where you live in the state, all purchases are going to cost more money.

So, anyone who is looking to purchase a new vehicle will be wise to visit any Waikem location through Aug. 31, and save that extra money.

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Waikem Featured in About Magazine

Waikem was voted favorite place to buy a car in About Magazine.

Waikem was voted favorite place to buy a car in About Magazine.

The Waikem Auto Family was voted the Favorite Place to Buy a Car in the September 2013 edition of About Magazine.

About, a Stark County Publication, says that dealership trust factored in heavily in the vote.

“Buyers are looking for a dealer that is known and respected in the community for being fair and honest,” About says.

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2014 Ford Focus Named Best Compact Car


The 2014 Ford Focus is the best compact car you can buy. That’s according to, who gave the Focus the high grades for having better technology and better style than any competitor. has conducted multiple comparison tests with the Ford Focus and every time it has thoroughly thumped competitors that are otherwise impressive in their own right. Put simply, the Focus feels like a step above the rest. ”

The Focus, even at its base trim, looks like a high quality sports car inside and out. The hexagon grille that’s now the face of the Ford was first standard on the Focus. The inside seats are very stylish and everything about the Focus just makes it feel like the most modern vehicle on the road today.

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Smaller Engines, Not Less Power

Ford EcoBoost Engine

Ford’s 1.0-liter Ecoboost 3-cylinder engine was voted the International Engine of the Year Award.

With tougher fuel efficiency standards, manufacturers are shrinking the size of their engines. However, automakers are proving, when it comes to engines, this isn’t a zero-sum game.

The 2014 Ford Fusion SE equipped with a 1.6 Liter EcoBoost engine 182 horsepower, 25 mpg in the city, and 37 mpg on the highway. Ford’s engine technology causes them to stand out among the crowd. Especially with the 1.0 liter Ecoboost engine winning engine of the year.

The Subaru BRZ I4 engine puts out an impressive 200 horsepower with 22 mpg in the city, and 30 mpg on the highway. Subaru created the BRZ to be an affordable sports car, and the smaller engine makes that a reality. Better fuel efficiency without losing too much power makes this a well-balanced and fun to drive sports car.

The 2013 Nissan Altima’s 182 horsepower I4 achieves up to 27 mpg in the city, and 38 mpg on the highway. Nissan has made the Altima a leader in fuel efficiency.

Auto Glass Repair Company in Massillon, OH


Oscar's Glass recently opened in Massillon, Ohio.

Oscar’s Glass recently opened in Massillon, Ohio.

Oscar’s Glass is the newest Auto Glass Repair Company in Massillon, Ohio.Opening in July 2013, Oscar’s Glass hopes to become your No. 1 Choice for windshield repair in Stark County.

Oscar’s Glass is headed up by Richard Maxwell, a long-time local glass repair expert. We repair windshields in all types of vehicles. One of our specialties is classic car glass repair. So you if you have a windshield to repair in a classic vehicle, consider Oscar’s Glass.

Oscar’s is qualified to repair on any make or model truck, van, SUV, sedan or coupe. Oscar’s is located at 4231 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646. Or visit any Waikem Auto Family Service Center to coordinate a glass repair. We’ll also come to you, just call 330-477-0100 to schedule an appointment.

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Ford Celebrates 50 Years of Mustangs

The Ford Motor Co. is celebrating 50 years of the Ford Mustang, and today released a cool infographic to commemorate the announcement.

The first Mustang rolled off the assembly line in 1964, and now the 2014 Ford Mustang is here to celebrate the 50th anniversary.

View the graphic and make sure you read the history of the Mustang at the bottom.

Which is your favorite Mustang? Share your favorite at our Facebook and Google Plus pages. George Waikem Ford has been selling Ford Mustang since the start, and we’re happy to display the 2014 in the showroom today. 

Mustang Fifty Years

Review: 2013 Ford Taurus

The 2013 Ford Taurus continues the models tradition of combining performance, style and affordability into one model.

For this year, Ford updated the Taurus with new aggressive front and rear styling signals and even higher levels of precision. The Taurus also features two new engines under the hood.

The new standard engine is a 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine that features up to 29 MPG on the highway. In the upgraded SHO Taurus, you’ll get a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that combines turbocharging and direct-injection to deliver V8 performance along with great fuel economy. the 3.5L generates 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. There is also a 2.0L EcoBoost I4  Engine. This engine provides 240 horsepower and 270-lbs ft of torque. This engine gets up to 32 MPG.

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