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Why Waikem

We call it the Waikem Way.

The Waikem Auto Family is a family owned and operated car dealership located in Canton and Massillon. Waikem has used cars for sale in Massillon, Ohio. We also sell new cars from brands including Ford, Subaru, Honda, Kia, Hyundai and Mitsubishi.

So why should you buy a car at Waikem?

When you buy a car at Waikem, you are reinvesting in your community. The Waikem family members live in Stark County and invest in Stark County. Plus we proudly employ more than 300 local employees. Waikem is one of the few remaining family owned and operated car dealerships in Stark County.

We have the right car waiting for you at the most affordable price. On the Waikem Auto Mile between Canton and Massillon, there is a huge selection of Cars, SUVs, Trucks and Vans. It’s not just that we are family-run and our inventory is huge – our cars are also affordable!

The Waikem Auto Family was founded here in Canton/Massillon more than 75 years ago. George Waikem Sr.’s business prestige and care for his customers was shaped during World War II. He served as a pilot during the war but sold cars in San Antonio, Texas, while training to become a pilot with the Army Air Corps.

After the war he returned to Massillon opened his first new car franchise, George Waikem Ford. He would stay open all hours to accommodate the steel mill workers.

From there the Waikem Auto Family continued to grow to what is now known as the Waikem Auto Mile. George Waikem’s three sons – Chip, David and Doug – started working with dad and it truly became a family business.

Now today the third generation of Waikem family – Deuce, Chris, Craig and Adrian – also play an important role in the daily operations. A fourth generation of Waikems is growing up fast – the Waikem Way will keep growing for decades to come!

Every Waikem family member will tell you how proud they are to support our community!

Waikem family members support charities through financial donations, volunteer work and sitting on the boards of prominent charities.

Our charity partners include, but are not limited to the following:

Perry Rotary Club

Perry Township Fire Department

Perry Township Police

Jackson Township Police

Second Chance for Animals

Aultman Hospital

Massillon High School Baseball

Jackson High School Baseball

Tuslaw Elementary

Stark Parks

Stark County Library

Pathway Caring for Children

Perry Township Rotary Club

Toys for Tots

The Waikem Auto Family was named one of Canton and Massillon’s Best Employers by the Canton Repository in four consecutive years. At Waikem, we invest in people because our employees allow us to succeed.

We have more than 30 employees who have worked here more than 20 years. On average, our employees have worked here more than 8 years. If you’re looking to buy a vehicle or have your vehicle repaired, you’re working with an expert.

Other awards won by the Waikem Family include:

Time Magazine Dealer of the Year Nominee

Automotive News 40 under 40

Features on Fox Business, the Wall Street Journal and Yahoo Finance

Better Business Bureau Local Dealer of the Year

Canton Repository Best Automotive Service Department

About Magazine’s Favorite Place to Buy a Car

Waikem makes it easy to handle your vehicle needs online. Search more than 1,000 vehicles for sale in Massillon, Ohio. We have a full-disclosure sales process with a nationally-recognized online sales process.

We have employees fluent in American Sign Language and Spanish, so we can help anyone!

Schedule a service appointment online and work with factory trained technicians.

Need an auto detail? Waikem has Canton and Massillon’s best detail center. In a few hours your vehicle will look even cleaner than it did the day you brought it home!

The Waikem Family invites you to experience the Waikem Way! If you’re looking for a new or used car in Massillon, Ohio, chose the area’s largest family-run car dealership.

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