Car Care Tips for Winter 2015

If this morning was is any indication, January and February 2015 are going to be tough on your car. With the cold weather, possible heavy snow and ice, it’s not going to be an easy commute.  To stay safe on the roads, Waikem fixed ops director David Sams has a list of tips to help you stay safe on the roads.

1. Check wiper blades to make sure they are in good shape. Be sure to check the rear wiper on vehicles that are equipped with one.

2. Be sure washer fluid in tank is filled with a winter solution that protects to -20 degrees or more.

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The End of the December 2014 Will the Best Time to Buy a Car

The last week of 2014 will be the best time all year to purchase a vehicle. Automotive experts anticipate large incentives, deep discounts and plenty of customers to visit the showroom from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31.

“With manufacturers motivated to end the year strong, dealerships eager to lower their inventory levels, and brand specialists/managers motivated to hit sales targets, it provides car buyers with negotiating opportunities,” says thestar.com.

If you are in the market to purchase or lease your next vehicle, you would be mistaken to wait until January to drive home in your next vehicle. Last year, True Car reported that New Year’s Eve 2013 was the best day all year to save money on a new car.

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Save up to $2,500 on this great 2014 Kia Soul at Waikem Kia

Save up to $2,500 on this great 2014 Kia Soul at Waikem Kia

So why Dec. 26-31? There’s a number of reasons actually:

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2015 Ford F-150 For Sale Now at Waikem Ford

This Redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 is the first one to arrive at George Waikem Ford.

This Redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 is the first one to arrive at George Waikem Ford.

The first 2015 Ford F-150 has arrived for sale at George Waikem Ford.

This is perhaps the most important truck in the history of the Ford Motor Co. It was completely redesigned inside and out — it’s an entirely different truck from previous models.

We’ve covered the changes in great detail already, but with so many new features available on this year’s model, there’s nothing like this all-new model.

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Service Tip of the Week: Synthetic Oil FAQ

Waikem Auto Family Fixed Ops Director David Sams

Waikem Auto Family Fixed Ops Director David Sams

Editor’s Note: Each week, Waikem Fixed Ops Director David Sams gives you his service tips of the week. This week David teaches you about Synthetic Oils. Visit our service department to learn more about the Waikem Auto Family. 

 

Service Tip of the Week: Synthetic Oil FAQ

I hear a lot about synthetic oil. Is it what I should use? Is it worth the extra expense?

Synthetic oil has several applications. Those include high heat and high load conditions. Several categories of oil configurations exist.

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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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Ford Says You Test the F-150

There are few vehicle more highly anticipated than the 2015 Ford F-150. Now, Ford says “You Test It.” Ford is looking for truck buyers to take an all-new F-150 through their daily commute before it hits the showroom.

Ford is launching the “You Test” campaign, in which actual Ford F-150 drivers and fans could win the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of the all-new 2015 F-150 before nearly anyone else in the world. By visiting BuiltToughTest.com, customers can tell Ford how they would test the toughness of the new F-150 pickup – maybe through a grueling off-road challenge, or even through the daily routine of a demanding job site.

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Review: 2014 Ford Focus

The 2014 Ford Focus is known for great fuel economy and top of the line technology.

The 2014 Ford Focus is known for great fuel economy and top of the line technology.

The 2014 Ford Focus hits our Massillon showroom as one of the most popular vehicles on the road. When you have high fuel economy, great technology, and a trophy case full of awards, it is so easy to see why all your friends are driving Fords.

The Focus remains relatively unchanged from last year’s model, but when you test drive for yourself, you’ll understand this car didn’t need changed. The styling of the 2014 Ford Focus revolutionized the industry when it debuted. The trapezoid style grille became the face of Ford, along with those thin headlights and kinetic styling.

And when you talk about any new Ford, you start with great technology and high MPG. With EPA Estimated Highway mileage reaching up to 37 MPG, the Focus will help you avoid the pump. Then with the Focus, technology is a major high point.

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Ford Predicts Busiest Year Ever

Thanks to launches such as the 2015 Ford Mustang, Ford is predicting its best year ever in 2015.

Thanks to launches such as the 2015 Ford Mustang, Ford is predicting its best year ever in 2015.

The Ford Motor Company says 2014 will be its busiest year ever.

The company will hire 5,000 workers in the United States next year on the heels of a record setting 2013.

“We saw unprecedented growth in the United States this year, especially in the midsize and utility segments,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “With the addition of 16 new products to our showroom, including Ford Mustang, our momentum continues.”

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Stark County is No. 1 for Deer Collisions

Stark County had the most deer collisions in the state in 2012. Consider the Waikem Body Shop if you've been in an accident.

Stark County had the most deer collisions in the state in 2012. Consider the Waikem Body Shop if you’ve been in an accident.

Stark County had the most deer-vehicle collisions in Ohio  last year. Neighboring Summit and Tuscarawas Counties were in the state’s Top 1o.

With 559 collisions total, Stark had 24 more deer-vehicle collisions than any other vehicle. Study comes from the Ohio Insurance Institute, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Public Safety and Ohio State Highway Patrol.

State Farm and Ohio.com say the typical deer-vehicle accident costs around $3,414.

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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