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. ┬áTo 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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Honda Accord, Civic Named Best Sedans Under $25k

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The 2013 Honda Civic is KBB’s best compact sedan under $25K

The Honda Accord and Honda Civic have been named the best sedans under $25K, according to Kelley Blue Book.

The redesigned Honda Accord was No. 1 overall on the list, and when you test drive it you’ll see why. Honda made great upgrades to this year’s Accord, adding improved fuel economy, all new styling and a great set of standard features. All new Accords come with a rearview camera, Bluetooth, duel climate control, alloy wheels, automatic headlights and chrome door handles.

Make sure you also check out the all-new blind spot camera. Similar to a backup camera, this new technology displays what’s happening in your blind spot when you flip the right turn signal. Read and watch the entire review of the 2013 Honda Accord.

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Review: 2014 Nissan Versa Note

The all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note features best in class fuel economy and great use of space.

The all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note features best in class fuel economy and great use of space.

The 2014 Nissan Versa Note is the hatchback version of the recently redesigned model.

The Versa Note was released for the first time recently, and in some ways is a combination of the 2013 Nissan Versa under the hood and the Nissan Leaf on the outside. Some of the key highlights of the Versa Note include the lowered price, best in class fuel economy, great use of space and some great available features.

WATCH OUR VIDEO: 2014 NISSAN VERSA NOTE

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Waikem Featured in the Wall Street Journal

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Doug Waikem,. co-owner of the Waikem Auto Family, was featured in the Wall Street Journal on Feb. 21, 2013.

Doug Waikem’s innovative business strategy has again earned him a story in the Wall Street Journal.

Waikem, the co-owner of the Waikem Auto Family, was featured in the Feb. 21 edition of the Wall Street Journal, in a feature story about dealers coming up with new ways to find used cars. In general, the Wall Street Journal says it is a great time to be a consumer, and customers get more than ever for their trade.

“I am spending more time now trying to buy cars than sell them,” Doug Waikem tells the Wall Street Journal.

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Stark County No. 1 For Car Versus Deer Collisions

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Sights like this are all too common in Stark County, as it has the most deer related accidents. The Waikem Auto Body and Collision Center is part of the largest dealership in Stark County and will repair all cars with deer related accidents.

Be careful when hitting the road this month.

November is the peak month for deer versus car collisions, and Stark County is the most likely places for a deer versus car accidents.

According to data from State Farm Insurance and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, there were more deer crashes in Stark County than any other county in Ohio in 2011.

Also, November has the most deer/car collsions. State Farm says that more than 18% of deer accidents happen in November, with October and December the next most dangerous months, respectively.

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