‘American Pickers’ team up with Ford

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The hit TV Show American Pickers may have just made it’s best find ever. Mike and Frank are upgrading to a 2015 Ford Transit van for the all-new season of American Pickers, starting April 30th at 9 p.m. on the History Channel. 

“The biggest thing is, when the van is full, then we’ve got to come home. I’m interested in real estate on wheels,” Wolfe says during the episode airing April 30. “There were four or five different vehicles I was looking at, and I just keep coming back to the Ford as the better choice.”

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Ford F Series Rated Best for Passenger Safety

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The Ford F-250 and F-350 models are among the best vehicles for protecting passengers from injuries in an accident. 

That’s according to insure.com, who studied claims from the industry, and found that the Ford F-350 is the safest vehicle on the market in protecting passengers from injuries. The Ford F-250 was no. 4 overall in the industry.

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Waikem Raises Money for Cystic Fibrosis


The Waikem Auto Family Associates again raised money for Cystic Fibrosis. Emphasizing the “family” portion of the Waikem Auto Family, we held our annual luncheon today to help Adam Longwell, an associate in our part’s department whose daughter is diagnosed with CF.

Everyone donated money, and we were treated to a big lunch with food sponsored by Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Oven. Other employees provided a covered dish.

We raised money for Kendall’s Krew, who will participate in Great Strides, the biggest CF fundraiser of the year. The annual Canton Great Strides Walk-A_thon take place Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at McKinley High School.

Learn more about Great Strides and how it’s trying to make awareness for CF, which there is currently no cure for.


Ford Debuts Line Lock Technology on 2015 Mustang

Every day we get more and more excited about the 2015 Ford Mustang. New feature after new feature keeps debuting, and today we saw the next piece of technology to debut on this soon to be American Icon.

Today we saw Line Lock technology for the very first time. This means you can lock the front brake electronically, which allows drivers to perform one heck of a burnout. Watch the video below:

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Watch Ford Put a 2015 Mustang on the Roof

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, Ford recreated an iconic moment from its “Mad Men” era. The 2015 Mustang was put on the roof of the Empire State Building, the same thing Ford did 50 years ago to celebrate its debut.

Well how do you get a 2015 Mustang on top of one of America’s most iconic structures? It isn’t easy. Watch below as the Ford experts assemble a car that’s ready for the Big Apple.

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Service Tip of the Week: How to Save Fuel


Editor’s Note: This is the second in our new ongoing series of car care advice from Waikem Fixed Ops Director David Sams. This week, Dave is telling you simple tricks to save fuel.

Do you get frustrated when you have to buy gas?  Does the does the ever changing cost of gas add to your anxiety level?  Here are several items that may aid in raising your mileage and reduce the number of trips to the fuel pump.

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Ford Trucks Earn KBB Brand Image Award

The Ford F-150 has again been named Kelley Blue Book's Most Trusted Truck.

The Ford F-150 has again been named Kelley Blue Book’s Most Trusted Truck.

The Ford Motor Co. won best overall truck brand from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com brand image awards. KBB uses search data and brand characteristics that are embraced by the market.

Ford trucks has won five of the six KBB Brand Image Awards. Ford credits the F-150, Super Duty F-250 and F-350 for helping them win the award again.

With the redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 hitting the lot later this year, we think Ford will be right back on top of this list again next year.

Learn more about the Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards.

Learn more about the Ford truck lineup

George Waikem Ford in Massillon, Ohio has a great selection of these Ford trucks available today. See why Stark County’s truck leader is the industry leader.

Waikem Service Tip of the Week: Wiper Blades

Wiper Blades should be your best friend, but are often your worst enemy. This week, David Sams discusses the importance of wiper blade and windshield maintenance.

Wiper Blades should be your best friend, but are often your worst enemy. This week, David Sams discusses the importance of wiper blade and windshield maintenance.

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a new weekly series on the Waikem blog covering service tips from our Fixed Ops Director David Sams. This week David talks about the importance of good wiper blades. 

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David Sams’ Tip of the Week: Maintain Your Wiper Blades

What is the worst thing to discover when it starts to rain?   Your wipers don’t clear the windshield.  Several things to consider:

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