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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Ohio is the Second Cheapest State for Car Ownership

Us Ohio Drivers are in good luck — the Buckeye State was voted second least expensive state to own a vehicle.

Bankrate.com reviewed the bills in each state for repairs, insurance and gasoline per year. Totaling in at just $1,973, Ohio was just $31 more than first place Iowa.

According to Bankrate, Ohio drivers pay on average $328 in repairs, $698 in Insurance and $947 in gasoline.

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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 Investing Even More in the Buckeye State

Ford invests $500 million and adds 300 more jobs to Ohio with the production of a new engine at the Lime Engine Plant.

Ford invests $500 million and adds 300 more jobs to Ohio with the production of a new engine at the Lime Engine Plant.

Ford is once again making a major investment and bringing new jobs into Ohio.

As announced on Friday, the Ford Motor Co. is investing $500 million to upgrade the Lima Engine Plant. Ford will also create 300 new jobs thanks to this major investment.

The engine plant in northwest Ohio will produce the all-new fuel efficient 2.7-Liter EcoBoost engine found in the 2015 Ford F-150. The all-new F-150 will be the first model to use this all-new engine.

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Ford Moving Truck Production from Mexico to Ohio

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Ford is shifting production of F-650 to F-750 trucks from Mexico to its Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio, according to the Detroit News.

Ford spokespeople did not comment on the Detroit News’ story, but the paper says the company is planning next Friday to announce more details of the shift to America. The paper says the switch is likely to take place late 2014 or early 2015.

The Avon Lake Plant currently makes E-Series Vans, but these vans will soon be replaced by the new Ford Transit. In 2011, Ford announced a plan to invest $128 million in Northeast Ohio to support production of F53 and F59 commercial stripped chassis. In Jan. 2014, UAW Workers and the Ford Motor Co. agreed to protect 1,4000 jobs at the plan.

 

Why 2014 will be positive for the car shopper

Low interest rates, great models and credit availability promise to make 2014 one of the best years ever for car sales.

Low interest rates, great models and credit availability promise to make 2014 one of the best years ever for car sales.

All economic forecasts show 2014 as another bright spot in the Automotive Industry. Competitive pricing, credit availability, low interest rates, supply and demand and a great new model lineup will all contribute to positives for the consumers. It may be the best time ever to buy or lease a new car.

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Credit bureau TransUnion tells Automotive News that Auto Finance Trends will remain positive in 2014. They predict easier access to credit for consumers, more leasing and bigger loans.

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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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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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