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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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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George Waikem Ford Donates to Massillon Relay for Life

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George Waikem Ford helped the Massillon Relay for Life raise more than $1,600 for cancer research.

We held a special picnic at the Ford store Saturday, grilling hot dogs, selling raffle baskets and teaching customers and associates the importance of cancer research and raising awareness.

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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. 

Learn more about the Waikem Auto Family Service Departments.

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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Ford F-150 is Ohio’s Best Selling Car

The 2013 Ford F-Series is Ohio's best selling vehicle.

The 2013 Ford F-Series is Ohio’s best selling vehicle.

The best-selling car in the Untied States is also the best selling car in the Buckeye State.

Business Insider reported recently that the Ford F-series line is the best selling car in Ohio. Compiling data from Kelley Blue Book through August, Ohio joins 33 other state in putting the F-Series at No. 1.

Ohio is still a rural community that puts hard work and reliability first. So those people who need to get the job done are still picking Ford F-Series. Did you know that the Ford F-Series model was voted the most American Made Car by a panel of experts?

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AutoWeek Leaks the 2015 Ford Mustang

AutoWeek's Dec. 9 Edition featuring the 2015 Ford Mustang has leaked online.

AutoWeek’s Dec. 9 Edition featuring the 2015 Ford Mustang has leaked online.

The 2015 Ford Mustang is definitely  the most popular and highly anticipated car to come out next year. After multiple leaks, spy shots and other photos that have enthusiasts going gaga, we may finally have our first true photos of the new Mustang.

SVTPerformance has leaked the Dec. 9 issue of Autoweek Magazine, which has the 2015 Ford Mustang on the cover and inside the feature section.

As reported on AutoBlog, the new updated thin headlines and hexagon grille resemble that from other leaks. But for the first time, we see the all new rear end of the 2015 Ford Mustang. This new Mustang features new ridged 3-bar taillights, a rear diffuser and the Pony logo itself stands up much better. The interior also debuts in the Dec. 9 edition of AutoWeek. You’ll notice the retro deep steering wheel, and dual gauge instrument cluster. You’ll also notice that Ford has the latest version of MyFord Touch and a center stack layout.

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