Craig Waikem, Internet Department Featured in Automotive News

Craig Waikem and the Waikem Internet Department were featured in Automotive News' 40 under 40 edition.

Craig Waikem and the Waikem Internet Department were featured in Automotive News’ 40 under 40 edition.

Craig Waikem and the Waikem Auto Family’s cutting-edge internet department was featured in Automotive News’ 40 under 40 special edition.

Waikem, the BDC and Internet Director at the Waikem Auto Family, was one of 40 people under the age of 40 nationwide to be featured in this section.

Craig is 28 years old and the thrid generation of the family-owned business on the Stark Auto Mile between Canton and Massillon.

“At a dealership where he works alongside his dad, two uncles and two cousins, Craig Waikem is making a name for himself,” Auto News says of Waikem.

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Quicklane of Perry Township wins Reader’s Choice Award

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Quicklane of Perry Township is the best service center in Northeast Ohio, according to the reader’s of the Canton Repository.

Quicklane of Perry Township on Lincoln Way was selected as the Best Oil Change, Best Brake Service and Best Repair Facility in the annual awards selected by the Stark and Summit County readers of the Canton Repository.

The newly renovated Quicklane of Perry Township  features 8 new service bays, including some devoted to heavy duty trucks.

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Review: 2014 Honda Odyssey

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The updated 2014 Honda Odyssey has great new special features and great technology

The updated 2014 Honda Odyssey has hit the Waikem Honda showroom. With its genius features, updated styling and improved fuel economy, the Odyssey is still the ultimate family vehicle.

When you talk about what’s new, you have to start with HondaVac, the vacuum cleaner built right into the van. It seems so obvious now, but it did take until 2014 for someone to think of it. The vacuum is installed in cargo area, and features a long hose and two attachments. We know your kids are messy and sometimes there’s a spill in the second or third row. Now with the HondaVac you’ll be able to sweep out the van on the go. We love the HondaVac and think it’s a true game changer. It comes standard on the Elite Touring model.

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WATCH OUR VIDEO: 2014 HONDA ODYSSEY

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Waikem Wins Repository Reader’s Choice Awards

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Readers of the Canton Repository chose the Waikem Auto Family as the best Automotive Service Department and the area’s Best Employer.

The Waikem Auto Family Service Departments pride themselves in having the area’s best service. We do all repairs, big or small at our seven new car franchises — Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Kia, Honda, Subaru, Ford and Nissan. But we will service all makes and models at any Lincoln Way Auto Mile Service Department.

Our service departments use the latest technology. We recently completed major renovations at the both the Ford/Nissan and Mitsubishi, Hyundai and Kia service departments. The new service lane at Ford/Nissan features a large, convenient customer welcome area, expanded waiting room, secure overnight drop box, expanded hours on Monday and Thursday, and museum quality vintage automobile memorabilia.

The Waikem Body Shop was also named the Best Body Shop in the Reader’s Choice Awards.

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Honda Models Named Best Family Cars

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The Honda AccordHonda Civic and Honda CR-V were named some of the best vehicles for families, according to a study by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com

The auto and parenting sites considered safety, fuel economy, technology and connectivity to complete its rankings.

With that said, it’s easy to see why all these models are on the list.

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Waikem Offers $1,000 More than AutoTrader’s Trade-In Marketplace

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The Waikem Auto Family is offering customers $1,000 more than AutoTrader’s Trade-In Marketplace instant offer, if they choose to trade the vehicle in to the Waikem Auto Family and purchase a new or used vehicle from any Waikem location.

AutoTrader’s Trade-In Marketplace is the quick and easy way to find out what your current vehicle is worth. Follow these easy steps to get your initial value, and remember, we’ll pay you even more if you choose to trade it in for your next vehicle:

  1. Visit AutoTrader’s Trade-In Marketplace
  2. Accurately fill out their simple appraisal form
  3. Get your guaranteed instant offer from AutoTrader
  4. Visit www.waikem.com or stop out at any Waikem Auto Family location to search our inventory. 
  5. Bring AutoTrader’s offer, and we’ll add $1,000 if you choose to purchase from Waikem.

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Waikem Honda Receives A-Plus Rating with BBB

Waikem Honda gets an A-Plus Rating with the Better Business Bureau and  BBB names Waikem Honda  an Accredited Business.

BBB letter grades represent the BBB’s opinion of the business. Grades are based on BBB file information about the business. A-Plus ratings are the highest rating any business can achieve with the BBB. BBB gives Waikem Honda  an A-Plus Rating based on the following factors:

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Study Show Northeast Ohio has Lowest Used Car Prices

 

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Northeast Ohio dealerships like the Waikem Auto Family in Massillon, Ohio, report the lowest prices of used cars in America, according to NADA.

The National Automobile Dealers Association and CarGurus.com say Northeast Ohio is the most affordable area to buy a new used car.

NADA and Cargurus.com recently released it study earlier this month, reporting that if you are looking for a used car in Northeast Ohio,  you are getting one at the lowest cost in the country. According to their study, used cars in Cleveland, Ohio, cost on average nearly 6 percent less than the national average. Used cars in Akron, Ohio, cost 4 percent less than the national average. Many other Great Lakes Cities, such as Buffalo, NY, Detroit, MI and Toledo, Ohio, also made the list of least expensive cities to buy a new car.

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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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Review: 2013 Honda Pilot

 

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The 2013 Honda Pilot adds a backup camera standard on all models, along with room for 8.

The 2013 Honda Pilot is one of the best choices for a larger families. It’s one of the few vehicles that offers comfortable seating for up to 8 people, and with a backup camera now standard across the lineup, the Pilot is one of the most practical choices for those seeking a large SUV.

We’ve always found the Pilot to be one of the most underrated vehicles in Honda’s lineup. There isn’t a wasted millimeter of space in the Pilot. There’s room for 8 people to sit inside, and even taller passengers will fit comfortably in the back of a Pilot. Sometimes we look at 3-row models and think “who would fit in that third row,” but we don’t think that’s the case in the 2013 Honda Pilot.

While the Pilot is relatively the same as previous models, a backup camera is now standard on all 2013 Honda Pilot models. This is a big step forward, because we know it can be hard to fit a larger SUV into a tight space. Those problems are now a thing of the past.

VIEW THE DIGITAL BROCHURE OF THE 2013 HONDA PILOT 

Watch Waikem Honda salesman Dustin Shahan’s walk around of the 2013 Honda Pilot:

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