Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week takes place September 19-25 this year and with this national campaign comes a moment to refresh our knowledge on what’s recommended to keep that precious cargo safe while riding inside a vehicle and the reasons why.

 

The leading cause of death for children and adolescents (ages 1-19 years old) remains motor vehicle accidents and 73% of those deaths were passengers. Despite all 50 states having child restraint laws on the books, an astonishing 38% of children who died in 2019 while riding in passenger vehicles were unrestrained, compared to 33% in 2018. This shocking increase highlights the need to help parents and caregivers find more information on how to determine if their child is in the right seat for their age and size.

While each state may have more stringent requirements, we’ll be highlighting Michigan’s Child Passenger Safety Law below:

  • Children younger than age 4 to ride in a car seat in the rear seat if the vehicle has a rear seat.
  • If all available rear seats are occupied by children under 4, then a child under 4 may ride in a car seat in the front seat.
  • A child in a rear-facing car seat may only ride in the front seat if the airbag is turned off.
  • Children must be properly buckled in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4-feet-9-inches tall.
  • Children must ride in a seat until they reach the age requirement or the height requirement, whichever comes first.

 

Clearly understanding what type of seat your child should be in and how to properly use them is step one in preventing unnecessary harm.

  • Infant Car Seat – Infant car seats are designed to be used rear-facing only and from newborn babies to older babies until they outgrow them, often at 8 or 9 months of age. Once they are outgrown (usually around 30lbs), it is recommended that parents move their child to an all-in-one car seat or convertible car seat. Infant car seats should be tilted at a 45 degree angle, with chest clips even to their armpits and snugly secured across their chest and over hips.
  • All In One Car Seat – All in one car seats work to grow alongside your child, beginning with rear-facing to forward-facing and then becoming a car booster seat when the child is ready. This option allows for children to remain rear-facing longer (up to age 2) which many experts agree decreases both the risk of death and injury in children.
  • Convertible Car Seat – Convertible car seats can give parents more options for usage while also allowing children to remain rear-facing longer. As all-in-one car seats, convertible car seats can be used with a harness and tether and allow for children to remain rear-facing up to age 2. Convertible car seats do not convert to booster seats in the future.
  • Booster Seats – Booster seats are designed to boost a child’s height allowing seat belts to sit properly across their body and lay properly along their lap. Booster seats with high backs also can provide head and neck support for vehicles that do not have headrests while backless booster seats are available for vehicles that do have headrests that can support the child properly. Booster seats are recommended for children ages 4-8 years old and until the seat belt can sit correctly, typically when the child is 4 feet 9 inches tall.
  • Seat Belts – While there is the recommended height of 4 feet 9 inches, it is important that parents keep their child in a booster seat until the seat belt can be worn properly with the lap belt lies snugly across the upper thighs (not the stomach) and the shoulder harness laying snug across the shoulder and chest (not across the face or neck). Kids may begin asking if they can sit in the front seat once a booster seat is no longer required but it is strongly recommended to keep them in the rear seat until at least age 12.

 

In addition to utilizing the correct seat designed to keep your child safe at every stage, it is highly recommended that parents register their car seat and booster seats so they can be made aware of any recalls that take place and to have their car seat checked annually to make sure it is installed correctly.

 

 

 

If you find yourself searching this year for a safe used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your teen driver’s needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs and Cars. At Broadmoor Motors, we specialize in finding the right used minivan, truck, SUV or car to fit your personal or business needs, all while giving you the best deal we can on both your purchase and trade-in. Our family has been in the car business for over 60 years and continues to be family-owned and operated in all of our Caledonia, Hastings, Middleville and Wayland locations with financing available to those who qualify. We will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs in a pressure-free environment.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! Family Owned & Operated and with Financing Available, we stand behind our Vehicles and our Warranty so you can be assured your used Car, Truck, Van or SUV will be reliable! Broadmoor Motors is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan.

Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! With our pressure free shopping environment and warranties, Broadmoor Motors can save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car, Family Minivan, All Wheel Drive SUV, Commercial Van or Work Truck. Whether you need to replace your current car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out. Broadmoor Motors is here for all your Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the Byron Center, Kentwood, Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, greater Grand Rapids, Wayland, and Barry County area. With four locations to serve you in Middleville, Wayland, Hastings, and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.205.2613 in Middleville or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our weekly featured inventory.

It’s a common misconception that buying a car, in particular, a used car has to be a complicated and unpleasant experience but the truth is it doesn’t have to be. If only people understood the common foibles that car buyers fall into, sometimes before they even hit the car lot, they’d be aware of the biggest car buying mistakes they’re likely to make and how to avoid them in the future. Well, here we are to fill you in and change the car buying experience once and for all!

 

Choosing The Wrong Dealership

One of the easiest ways to ensure you’re on the path to a pleasant and exciting car-buying experience is by starting with a dealership you can trust. If you don’t already have one, asking friends and family what kind of experiences they’ve had at local dealerships is a great start but checking online reviews can help give you a broader picture. Dealerships that have predominantly 5-star reviews with complimentary comments indicate that most people are having success at those locations, and chances are they treat their customers fairly. On the other hand, reading the same negative statements or similar complaints on review after review should be a red flag to you and warn you that you may want to shop elsewhere.

Another way the right dealership can make a big difference on whether it’s a stressful transaction or an easy one is how forthcoming they are with their pricing, if they markup interest on the loans they generate, their warranty coverage and what the real condition of the vehicle is when you walk through the door. If you have to drag honest information out of them from the beginning, chances are it’s going to be an arduous task throughout the process.

 

Foregoing a Test Drive

We’ve all had buyer’s remorse over a purchase before but when we’re talking about as large of a financial commitment as purchasing a vehicle, choosing to buiy sight unseen isn’t always the best way to go. In today’s age of online shopping and social distancing, test drives have become much less common but the need is still there. Much like trying on a pair of jeans gives you a feel for the fit and quality of the pants, a test drive gives you a chance to see how you like sitting in and driving a prospective vehicle.

 

Not Testing Technology

While some do make the wise decision to take the vehicle they’re interested in buying out for a test drive to see how it performs and sounds mechanically, they often forget to take the technology out for a spin as well. Fiddling around with the gadgets and gizmos in the infotainment center and on the steering wheel can help you consider if the vehicle has too many bells and whistles or not enough to fit your needs. In addition, if the vehicle is pre-owned, it’s important to make sure all of the features are functioning before you sign on the dotted line.

 

Forgetting Your Budget

Our individual budget is something no one likes to spend much time thinking about but one that most of us need to focus on closely when purchasing a vehicle.  Questions such as ‘how much can I afford?’ and ‘how much am I willing to spend?’ will help guide you on where you should begin your search. When considering how much you can afford, decide if you are planning on paying cash for it entirely or if you’ll need to finance some or all of the purchase.  If you are planning on paying cash, how much money is available to you?  And if you’re financing, you’ll need to look not only at what you’re approved for but also at the bottom line.  Remember that taxes and other fees, such as registration and license plate, will add to that grand total.  Beware of overstretching yourself in your purchase as owning a vehicle comes with its own cost of maintaining it and keeping it insured.

 

 

 

If you find yourself searching this year for a safe used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your teen driver’s needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs and Cars. At Broadmoor Motors, we specialize in finding the right used minivan, truck, SUV or car to fit your personal or business needs, all while giving you the best deal we can on both your purchase and trade-in. Our family has been in the car business for over 60 years and continues to be family-owned and operated in all of our Caledonia, Hastings, Middleville and Wayland locations with financing available to those who qualify. We will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs in a pressure-free environment.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! Family Owned & Operated and with Financing Available, we stand behind our Vehicles and our Warranty so you can be assured your used Car, Truck, Van or SUV will be reliable! Broadmoor Motors is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan.

Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! With our pressure free shopping environment and warranties, Broadmoor Motors can save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car, Family Minivan, All Wheel Drive SUV, Commercial Van or Work Truck. Whether you need to replace your current car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out. Broadmoor Motors is here for all your Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the Byron Center, Kentwood, Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, greater Grand Rapids, Wayland, and Barry County area. With four locations to serve you in Middleville, Wayland, Hastings, and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.205.2613 in Middleville or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our weekly featured inventory.

Safety is the number one thing parents consider when their children are riding in a vehicle. From using car seats at infancy and toddler stages to the booster seats they soon grow into, keeping their kids shielded from harm is every parent’s objective. But even after growing beyond the stage of car seats and boosters, parents still long to protect their children as much as they can, even when they are passing off the family car keys to their young teen drivers.

Looking at the statistics of teen crashes and vehicle fatalities involving young drivers, the focus for many parents has turned to keeping their teen drivers safer and it’s no wonder that more and more automakers are building internal safety features specifically aimed at lessening the likelihood of young drivers becoming involved in a fatal accident. These systems vary by manufacturer in their abilities and functions. Let’s take a look at how they break down.

 

Chevrolet – Teen Driver Technology

Chevy’s Teen Driver Technology is a built-in system that helps parents coach their new drivers, even when they’re not riding along with them. It allows parents to do things such as set speed alerts, limit volume and more. It also brings the industry’s first and only in-vehicle report card which tracks your teen’s driving performance. Features include Buckle to Drive which mutes audio until the front seat occupants are buckled and prevents the driver from shifting out of park for 20 seconds if their sunbelt is not buckled. Parents can also set audible and visual warnings when the vehicle is traveling over a preselected speed as well as limiting the maximum vehicle speed of 85mph and setting a maximum audio volume.

 

Ford – MyKey

Similar to Chevrolet’s Teen Driver Technology, Ford MyKey allows parents to set speed limits to the vehicle but instead of a preset 85mph, Ford allows parents to limit the vehicle’s top speed at four different settings – 65, 70, 75 or 80 mph, with chimes sounding at 45, 55 and 65 mph. Ford also offers a seat belt reminder that mutes audio until front occupants are buckled with the message center displaying “Buckle Up to Unmute Radio” and limits can be set on audio volume to 44% of total volume. Additionally, parents can block Sirius radio stations that are labeled explicit. Driving aids such as Park Aid, Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert and Optional AdvanceTrac setting which limits tire spin can’t be deactivated and low fuel warnings alert drivers at 75 miles instead of the standard 50 miles left to empty.

 

Kia – UVO eServices

With a few models landing on the top 10 Safest Cars For Teens list for having safety features such as forward collision warning with emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert depending on which trim package you purchase, it might be surprising to find out their UVO eServices offer additional aids for parents of young drivers. My Car Zone allows parents to set boundaries for location, speed and curfew. If the vehicle is driven past a certain time, boundary limit or speed, parents will get a notification on their phone alerting them.  Parking Minder is another feature within UVO that helps drivers navigate back to their vehicle if they’ve forgotten where they’ve parked and allows the user to even set parking meter reminders! Last but certainly not least, with 911 Connect, UVO will attempt to automatically call 911 and send the vehicle’s location to an emergency response agency in the event an airbag is deployed.

 

Hyundai – Bluelink

Similar to Kia’s UVO system, Hyundai’s Bluelink system can be configured to alert the parent of a teen driver via smartphone app if the car travels out of a specific geographical area, is driven after a set curfew, or exceeds a pre-set speed limit as an optional feature. Hyundai offers this car service complimentary for the first 3 years but can be purchased after that for a fee.

 

 

If you find yourself searching this year for a safe used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your teen driver’s needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs and Cars. At Broadmoor Motors, we specialize in finding the right used minivan, truck, SUV or car to fit your personal or business needs, all while giving you the best deal we can on both your purchase and trade-in. Our family has been in the car business for over 60 years and continues to be family-owned and operated in all of our Caledonia, Hastings, Middleville and Wayland locations with financing available to those who qualify. We will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs in a pressure-free environment.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! Family Owned & Operated and with Financing Available, we stand behind our Vehicles and our Warranty so you can be assured your used Car, Truck, Van or SUV will be reliable! Broadmoor Motors is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan.

Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! With our pressure free shopping environment and warranties, Broadmoor Motors can save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car, Family Minivan, All Wheel Drive SUV, Commercial Van or Work Truck. Whether you need to replace your current car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out. Broadmoor Motors is here for all your Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the Byron Center, Kentwood, Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, greater Grand Rapids, Wayland, and Barry County area. With four locations to serve you in Middleville, Wayland, Hastings, and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.205.2613 in Middleville or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our weekly featured inventory.

 

 

June is Tire Safety Awareness Month! While we normally only consider the condition of our tires when the snow starts flying in Grand Rapids, it’s just as important to pay attention to them during the hot summer months to prevent unnecessary wear and tear to your tires, as well as the unneeded expense of buying new ones before you should have to replace them.

The good news is, with a little bit of preventative care, you can help prolong the life of your tires and keep some extra dough in your wallet! Follow these tips for how to care for your tires so they can take care of you out on the road…

 

Proper Air Pressure

You might be familiar with all the texting lingo the kids are using these days but not knowing what PSI your tires are recommended to have and inadvertently driving around with the wrong pressure won’t have you lol’ing. Each tire manufacturer rates their tires with a recommended PSI, or pounds per square inch to maintain in the tire to have it perform at its best. Overinflating your tires can not only cause premature wear and tear to your tire, but it can also lead to a blowout which depending on when it happens, could be dangerous. Underinflated tires could cause them to wear out faster or to come unseated from the wheel. In addition, underinflated tires may lead to less grip on the road and ultimately, loss of traction while you’re driving. By keeping a tire gauge in your vehicle at all times, you can check them often to make sure they are properly inflated.

 

Rotate Tires

It’s a common misconception that since your tires are all on the same vehicle, they should wear out at the same rate. While in theory that makes sense, it takes mindful planning to make them wear out at the same rate. That’s because front tires are more affected by cornering and turning, wearing out at the edge faster than the back ones, while tires that are mounted to the drive wheels will be subjected to additional wear under acceleration. By rotating the tires around the vehicle, you will even wear and extend the life of each tire. While your vehicle’s manual will have your recommended schedule, the average is every 7,500 miles.

 

Balance Tires

You’ve made sure your PSI is in check and have started regularly rotating your tires but as with anything, good tire maintenance includes a balancing act ;) When tires are out of balance, they may have uneven and faster tread wear, your vehicle may get poorer fuel economy and you could experience vibrations in your steering wheel, floorboard or even your seat that gets worse the faster you go. Actually, the type of symptom you’re experiencing can help you locate if the tire is a front tire (shaking in the steering wheel) or a back tire (vibration in seat or floor) that’s unbalanced. Tire balancing provides a smooth ride and helps ensure your tires will wear evenly by properly adjusting tire weight distribution around the entire circumference. Having an imbalanced tire corrected is simple but the work is precise so best left to a professional.

 

Tire Inspection

As with many things in life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Taking the time to do frequent looks over on your tires can help prevent costly issues in the future. Make it a habit to quickly check all four tires for any signs of an embedded object such as a tire or nail, gouges, or serious wear on your tread.

 

Your tires are the only point of contact between you and the road beneath you. In addition, they are typically a large but necessary investment and chances are you don’t enjoy having to spend more on them than you have to. Why not make this year the year that you commit to being mindful of the condition of your tires and commit to helping extend their lifetime?

 

 

 

 

If you find yourself this spring searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs and Cars. At Broadmoor Motors, we specialize in finding the right used minivan, truck, SUV or car to fit your personal or business needs, all while giving you the best deal we can on both your purchase and trade-in. Our family has been in the car business for over 60 years and continues to be family-owned and operated in all of our Caledonia, Hastings, Middleville and Wayland locations with financing available to those who qualify. We will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs in a pressure-free environment.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! Family Owned & Operated and with Financing Available, we stand behind our Vehicles and our Warranty so you can be assured your used Car, Truck, Van or SUV will be reliable! Broadmoor Motors is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan.

Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! With our pressure free shopping environment and warranties, Broadmoor Motors can save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car, Family Minivan, All Wheel Drive SUV, Commercial Van or Work Truck. Whether you need to replace your current car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out. Broadmoor Motors is here for all your Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the Byron Center, Kentwood, Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, greater Grand Rapids, Wayland, and Barry County area. With four locations to serve you in Middleville, Wayland, Hastings, and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.205.2613 in Middleville or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our weekly featured inventory.

We’ve all been there before. You’re driving along when suddenly you hear an unusual sound, feel something shaking  or worse yet, your vehicle won’t even start before you had a warning that something isn’t right. The first thought that runs through your mind is… what’s wrong with my car?

It can be hard to tell if those sounds and shaking are signs that there are serious problems already happening or just a warning that something small could become a bigger issue. Whether it’s a small inconvenience needing attention or if you’re in danger of stranding your vehicle if you continue on, here’s what you need to about possible causes.

 

The Steering Wheel Is Shaking

While some vehicles come with biometric feedback to alert you to the danger of departing a lane unintentionally, if your steering wheel suddenly starts shaking without this feature, it’s definitely trying to alert you to a problem. Possible reasons your car’s steering wheel could be shaking are a flat or imbalanced tire, wheels that are out of alignment, brake problems or steering problems.

A flat tire can be pretty obvious once you exit your vehicle but checking the tread on your tires can also clue you in to an issue with your alignment. If the tread on your tire has not worn evenly, it’s a good indication that you have an issue with a misalignment. Brake problems may not be as easy to spot yourself but if they are combined with the issue below of grinding, you’ll want to get them inspected asap. In addition, if there is no obvious sign of your tires or brakes being the culprit, you’ll want to get your steering and suspension checked to see if they are the cause.

 

You Hear Grinding

A grinding noise is hard to ignore but it can also be costly to do so. Oftentimes, what starts as a squealing noise when braking can morph into a louder grinding noise. Either sound can indicate your brake pads have worn and need replacing but the longer you delay, the more damage that can occur to the rotors since the absence of brake pads creates metal on metal scraping which results in not only that terrible sound you hear, but irreversible damage to the rotors. Once the rotors are damaged, you’ll not only need to replace the brake pads but the rotors themselves which adds up quickly.

Additionally, a clicking or grinding sound on your front wheel drive vehicle when making a turn could be the result of a faulty CV joint. This can also result in your car pulling to one side. If your joint fails completely, your wheel on that side will no longer function and your car will become stuck.

 

The Battery Is Dead

A dead battery can be a major inconvenience but it might actually be something bigger than just needing a jump start. Turning the key and hearing nothing is a good indication that your battery is completely dead. If you noticed you left an interior or exterior light on, that more than likely is the main culprit and a jump start from another vehicle could be all that you need to get going again. But corrosion or a loose connection could easily be an underlying issue for moments nothing was left on to drain the battery. If those all look good, it’s time to turn your attention to your alternator which is responsible for recharging your vehicle’s battery while driving by turning the mechanical energy into electric energy. When your alternator is going out, your battery won’t charge, your vehicle won’t start and ultimately, your vehicle won’t be going anywhere.

 

While this can be a great informational starting point, we always recommend consulting with a trusted, licensed mechanic if you are having issues with your vehicle.

 

If you find yourself this spring searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs and Cars. At Broadmoor Motors, we specialize in finding the right used minivan, truck, SUV or car to fit your personal or business needs, all while giving you the best deal we can on both your purchase and trade-in. Our family has been in the car business for over 60 years and continues to be family-owned and operated in all of our Caledonia, Hastings, Middleville and Wayland locations with financing available to those who qualify. We will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs in a pressure-free environment.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! Family Owned & Operated and with Financing Available, we stand behind our Vehicles and our Warranty so you can be assured your used Car, Truck, Van or SUV will be reliable! Broadmoor Motors is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan.

Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! With our pressure free shopping environment and warranties, Broadmoor Motors can save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car, Family Minivan, All Wheel Drive SUV, Commercial Van or Work Truck. Whether you need to replace your current car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out. Broadmoor Motors is here for all your Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the Byron Center, Kentwood, Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, greater Grand Rapids, Wayland, and Barry County area. With four locations to serve you in Middleville, Wayland, Hastings, and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.205.2613 in Middleville or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our weekly featured inventory.

As our phones and cars become ever-increasingly smarter and more capable of the myriad of tasks we ask of them, so grows our dependence on technology and the temptation to use it while we’re behind the wheel of a vehicle. And sadly, each year, more and more accidents and fatalities are attributed to distracted driving. In fact, in 2019, distracted driving killed 3,124 people which was a shocking 10% increase over 2018. In an attempt to curb distracted driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has deemed April – Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

 

What Is It?

Distracted driving is any type of activity that diverts the attention of the driver away from the road and can include auditory distractions, physical distractions, visual distractions and cognitive distractions. We’ll dive deeper into how each of these defined as well as examples below.

 

Auditory Distractions

Auditory distractions encompass sounds and noises that cause the driver to lose attention from driving. They can include hearing kids arguing or a baby crying in the backseat, music turned up loudly, a phone ringing or a notification from a smartphone. Auditory distractions can mask an alert to the driver of an oncoming danger such as the whistle of a train approaching, the horn honking of another vehicle or the sirens of an emergency vehicle entering an intersection.

 

Physical Distractions

When we think of distracted driving, we often think of physical distractions… eating or drinking behind the wheel, texting while driving, changing the radio station or talking on the phone. We don’t often picture holding a dog in your lap while driving as being distracted driving but the truth is, anything that takes one or both hands off the wheel can be a dangerous distraction and keep you from being able to react quickly if need arises.

 

Visual Distractions

Visual distractions are anything that takes your eyes from safely scanning the road ahead or checking your mirrors.  These distractions include not only things inside the vehicle, such as reading a text or looking at a passenger, but also pertain to looking at things outside the vehicle, such as gawking at an accident or reading billboards. Anything that disrupts your visual attention and your focus away from driving is considered a visual distraction.

 

Cognitive Distractions

Often overlooked, cognitive distractions take place when you let your mind wander while you are behind the wheel. Have you ever been driving along and found yourself daydreaming, only to realize you’ve been driving along in autopilot without truly registering what was happening around you? That’s cognitive distracted driving. Other examples can be mulling over a task, planning an activity, worrying and even road rage at another driver.

 

How Can We Prevent It? 

The most effective way to prevent distracted driving is to take personal responsibility for our own actions while we are behind the wheel, every time we are behind the wheel and refuse to take part in any activity that will take our attention from the main focus of driving. In addition, recognizing that teens of parents who drive distracted are two to four times as likely to drive distracted themselves, it’s important to set a good example for young eyes that are watching you.

As the driver of the vehicle, you are responsible for not only the people riding in your vehicle but also for maintaining control of your vehicle in a safe and legal manner. While most states have some type of restrictions on cell phone use while driving, even if yours does not, make the wise decision to put your phone away, either in a compartment or bag that can’t be easily reached to avoid the temptation to check it when you receive a notification or to make a phone call. And instead, make the pledge to not to drive distracted and set expectations with your teen driver that using their phone or driving distracted is simply not acceptable. You never know whose life you might end up saving.

 

If you find yourself this spring searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs and Cars. At Broadmoor Motors, we specialize in finding the right used minivan, truck, SUV or car to fit your personal or business needs, all while giving you the best deal we can on both your purchase and trade-in. Our family has been in the car business for over 60 years and continues to be family-owned and operated in all of our Caledonia, Hastings, Middleville and Wayland locations with financing available to those who qualify. We will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs in a pressure-free environment.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! Family Owned & Operated and with Financing Available, we stand behind our Vehicles and our Warranty so you can be assured your used Car, Truck, Van or SUV will be reliable! Broadmoor Motors is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan.

Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! With our pressure free shopping environment and warranties, Broadmoor Motors can save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car, Family Minivan, All Wheel Drive SUV, Commercial Van or Work Truck. Whether you need to replace your current car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out. Broadmoor Motors is here for all your Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the Byron Center, Kentwood, Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, greater Grand Rapids, Wayland, and Barry County area. With four locations to serve you in Middleville, Wayland, Hastings, and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.205.2613 in Middleville or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our weekly featured inventory.

spring driving hazards

Spring is an exciting time of year in West Michigan! As the days begin to extend a few minutes longer each day and the weather attempts to warm, it can be easy to forget that the absence of wintry weather conditions does not mean the absence of challenges on the road for Grand Rapids drivers. Here are the 7 spring driving hazards you need to watch out for this March.

 

Potholes – If there is one thing drivers in West Michigan know is synonymous with Spring weather, it’s potholes! The weather in March and April often fluctuates between cold and warm in Michigan but those temperature swings cause damage on roadways when water seeps into cracks, then expands as it refreezes causing bigger fractures to streets and inevitably becoming holes you and your car don’t want to meet or you might face expensive repairs. In fact, potholes cost Michigan drivers on average $648 annually.

 

Underinflated Tires – Just as the varying temperatures wreak havoc on roads, they can create underinflated tires on your vehicle. Having the recommended amount of pressure in your tires is quite possibly the most important aspect of keeping your tires roadworthy but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), only 19% of consumers actually check and maintain their tire pressure at a proper level.

 

People – Warmer weather is what most Michiganders spend their time pining for during the long, harsh winters and as nicer days set upon West Michigan, it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll encounter more pedestrians and bicyclists on the roadways in the coming days. Remember to always yield the right of way to pedestrians, which may include walking, jogging, hiking, skateboarding, pushing strollers, etc. and that Michigan law requires you to give cyclists at least 3 feet of space between your vehicle and a bicyclist when passing and that passing on the shoulder is not legal.

 

Animals – Just as people begin to emerge outside after a long West Michigan winter, so do the animals that were either minimizing their movement or hibernating over the last few months. When the ground begins to thaw, many critters begin to venture out on the hunt for food and a mate. Be on the lookout for the telltale green glow of eyes of animals on the side of the road while driving when it’s dark and be sure to scan your perimeter often, being sure to pay extra attention to sections of the road that are surrounded by wooded areas.

 

Ice – The calendar might say Spring but Mother Nature often has other thoughts about it in greater Grand Rapids! Snow, sleet and ice are an ever remaining possibility March through April in West Michigan, with ice often being the most meteorological danger of them all. It doesn’t take much ice, actually only 1/10 of an inch, to make for a hazardous drive. And remember that black ice makes surfaces only appear to be wet which can give you a false sense of security and higher speeds than safe to travel.

 

Spring Storms – They don’t say March comes in like a lion for no reason. As mentioned before, March often shares its time with its meteorological toe dipped in the winter pool and in the spring pool. Transitions can happen quickly with heavy rainstorms and strong winds cropping up. If the weather should turn ugly, which it can do without much notice, it’s important to slow down, stay calm and stay alert to conditions around you.

 

Worn Wiper Blades – As the main tool to keep your vehicle’s windshield clear and give you an unobstructed view of the road ahead, having well-working windshield wipers in good condition is imperative. According to the Car Care Council, windshield wipers should be checked every six months or approximately every 6,000 miles. Test your wipers to see if they should be replaced by checking to see if they swipe loudly or roughly, or if they are leaving sections of the windshield unclear.

 

 

If you find yourself this spring searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs and Cars. At Broadmoor Motors, we specialize in finding the right used minivan, truck, SUV or car to fit your personal or business needs, all while giving you the best deal we can on both your purchase and trade-in. Our family has been in the car business for over 60 years and continues to be family-owned and operated in all of our Caledonia, Hastings, Middleville and Wayland locations with financing available to those who qualify. We will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs in a pressure-free environment.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! Family Owned & Operated and with Financing Available, we stand behind our Vehicles and our Warranty so you can be assured your used Car, Truck, Van or SUV will be reliable! Broadmoor Motors is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan.

Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! With our pressure free shopping environment and warranties, Broadmoor Motors can save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car, Family Minivan, All Wheel Drive SUV, Commercial Van or Work Truck. Whether you need to replace your current car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out. Broadmoor Motors is here for all your Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the Byron Center, Kentwood, Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, greater Grand Rapids, Wayland, and Barry County area. With four locations to serve you in Middleville, Wayland, Hastings, and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.205.2613 in Middleville or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our weekly featured inventory.

good tires

With the absence of significant accumulating snowfall the last few months, you may have thought we had escaped the icy, cold grip of winter but this month, Mother Nature is ready to prove us all wrong. As she dials up the snow machine this February and the road conditions deteriorate, it’s time to remember once again the importance of good tires on West Michigan roads.

 

Does tire condition really matter that much?

Absolutely! While many people ignore the telltale signs of worn or improperly inflated tires, the truth of the matter is, good tires are critical to controlling your vehicle safely on West Michigan roads. Regardless of road conditions, tires are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road’s surface below you. Not only do they play an important role in supporting the vehicle’s load and absorbing road shock, but they also are critical in maintaining your vehicle’s direction, traction and ability to brake.  In addition, the friction between the tires of your vehicle and the road’s surface controls the speed of your acceleration and most importantly, the minimum braking distance it will take to bring your vehicle to a stop.

 

So what plays into your tires performing at their absolute best? We’re so glad you asked!

 

Tread Depth – Tread depth is the vertical measurement of the top of the tire’s rubber to the bottom of its deepest groove. Tread depth determines how strong of a grip your vehicle has on the road below. If it’s too shallow, your tire will lose traction, resulting in longer braking distances. Most new tires come with 10/32” or 11/32” tread depths, but some vehicles and winter tires may have deeper tread depths than this standard. It is strongly recommended to replace tires when they reach 2/32″, which is when the top of Lincoln’s head is visible when placing a penny into the groove of the tire. In fact, some states even legally require that tires be replaced at this point because driving with tread less than this is so detrimental to safety.

 

Tire Pressure – Each tire manufacturer has a recommended pressure they recommend keeping your tires at and doing so is critical to your safety and in helping extend your tire’s life span. Tire pressure is greatly affected by the temperature outside and should be monitored regularly to ensure it is still at the correct level, particularly during the winter months. Cold air causes the air inside the tire to constrict, dropping the tire pressure between one and two psi for every 10-degree decrease in temperature. Low tire pressure not only reduces your vehicle’s fuel economy but also decreases your vehicle’s response time with handling and steering.  As roads become treacherous, that reduction in grip can be the difference between getting stuck on a hill or even sliding through an intersection when you are trying to stop.

 

Type of Tire – A rose by any other name might smell as sweet but when it comes to tires, the type you’re depending on can make all the difference in the world. Tires come in a variety of types to enhance specific performance including All Weather, All Terrain, Competition, Passenger, Performance and Winter. Each has its own unique attributes and improves driving in its own ways but using them at the wrong time can be detrimental to your safety. Tires depend on their tread to maintain traction on any road surface but they really depend on it when your vehicle encounters inclement weather like snow, ice and rain. All-weather and winter tires have specific treads designed with several components including the shape of the tire itself, the thread grooves, voids, lugs, sipes and wear bar that are all key elements to your tire’s performance, particularly on wet or slippery road conditions. They are also designed with special rubber that is softer than regular tires which are better at maintaining their grip in frigid temps over regular tires. That is why a good set of winter tires are strongly recommended in West Michigan during the winter months or at the very least, a good set of all-weather tires.

 

 

While you may be in the market to just buy new tires for your existing vehicle, if you find yourself searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs and Cars. At Broadmoor Motors, we specialize in finding the right used minivan, truck, SUV or car to fit your personal or business needs, all while giving you the best deal we can on both your purchase and trade-in. Our family has been in the car business for over 60 years and continues to be family owned and operated in all of our Caledonia, Hastings, Middleville and Wayland locations with financing available to those who qualify. We will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs in a pressure-free environment.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! Family Owned & Operated and with Financing Available, we stand behind our Vehicles and our Warranty so you can be assured your used Car, Truck, Van or SUV will be reliable! Broadmoor Motors is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan.

Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! With our pressure free shopping environment and warranties, Broadmoor Motors can save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car, Family Minivan, All Wheel Drive SUV, Commercial Van or Work Truck. Whether you need to replace your current car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out. Broadmoor Motors is here for all your Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the Byron Center, Kentwood, Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, greater Grand Rapids, Wayland, and Barry County area. With four locations to serve you in Middleville, Wayland, Hastings, and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.205.2613 in Middleville or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road.

 

As the new year rolls around, people often feel inspired to make positive changes in their lives by creating new resolutions and ultimately, new long-lasting habits in the coming months. While oftentimes, they focus on their health, finances or home organization, they neglect to add new habits for one of the most significant financial purchases in their lifetime… their vehicle. But for those who would like to extend the life and enjoyment of their car, we recommend adding these new years resolutions for your vehicle.

 

Stop Neglecting Vehicle Maintenence

In the busy humdrum of life, it’s not hard to forget how important it is to commit to regular maintenance of your vehicle but a little bit of prevention can go a long way to ensure your car, van or truck runs better and lasts longer. The most important maintenance items to remember are oil and air filter changes, tires and brakes.

Regular oil changes are not only recommended, but they are also critical to keeping your vehicle running well. Dirty oil simply cannot lubricate your vehicle’s engine the way that clean oil can due to the sludge and dirt that builds up. Getting regular oil changes can prevent your engine from being damaged by dirty oil. Likewise, changing your vehicle’s air filter will also extend the life of your vehicle’s engine because it is designed to trap debris that could harm the internal mechanisms of the vehicle. Both brakes and tires are integral safety features of your vehicle that help you stop safely and each wears down over time and with use. Brake pads typically have a life expectancy of 30,000-35,000 miles but how you drive can greatly affect that longevity. Tires are subject to wear and tear as well, and while each manufacturer has an average mileage they can last, it’s important to inspect them regularly for signs of cracking and tread depth.

 

No More Distracted Driving

The leading cause of car accidents in the USA has sadly become distracted driving. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving accounts for 1000 injuries and 9 fatalities each and every day. Make this the year that you just say no to anything that could distract you while you’re behind the wheel. These distractions can include using a smartphone to text, selecting music, beginning your GPS, talking on your phone, eating, drinking, or using your infotainment center in your dashboard.  Make 2021 the year you resolve to keep your attention and focus on the road at all times.

 

Keep It Clean

A clean vehicle not only makes it more comfortable, but it can also increase the resale value when you eventually go to sell it. Start by removing everything from your vehicle and decide what should stay and what should go. Next, give the inside and outside a deep cleaning by vacuuming out the interior and giving the outside a good scrubbing. Items you’ve decided to keep should find a home to be stored safely and securely. For some, that could mean adding a basket or container to ensure items aren’t rolling around freely. Lastly, commit to removing trash and mugs daily to keep your vehicle from getting cluttered again.

 

Pay It Off

While some do purchase a vehicle outright with cash, the majority of car owners utilize financing when buying a vehicle. A lengthy car loan can mean shelling out hundreds or even thousands more in interest depending on the length of the loan but paying it off sooner puts that money back in your pocket. Utilizing biweekly payments is an easy way to add an extra payment annually without feeling a financial pinch during the process. Adding any extra dollars to your regular payment can expedite the process as well. When you consider that even an extra twenty dollars added to your monthly payments results in $300 extra paid annually, it’s not hard to see how that can snowball each year into payments saved on the backend and something your future self will thank you for greatly.

 

 

If you find yourself searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs and Cars. At Broadmoor Motors, we specialize in finding the right used minivan, truck, SUV or car to fit your personal or business needs, all while giving you the best deal we can on both your purchase and trade-in. Our family has been in the car business for over 60 years and continues to be family owned and operated in all of our Caledonia, Hastings, Middleville and Wayland locations with financing available to those who qualify. We will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs in a pressure-free environment.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! Family Owned & Operated and with Financing Available, we stand behind our Vehicles and our Warranty so you can be assured your used Car, Truck, Van or SUV will be reliable! Broadmoor Motors is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan.

Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! With our pressure free shopping environment and warranties, Broadmoor Motors can save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car, Family Minivan, All Wheel Drive SUV, Commercial Van or Work Truck. Whether you need to replace your current car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out. Broadmoor Motors is here for all your Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the Byron Center, Kentwood, Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, greater Grand Rapids, Wayland, and Barry County area. With four locations to serve you in Middleville, Wayland, Hastings, and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.205.2613 in Middleville or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road.

Help Broadmoor Motors #payitlocal and #supportlocalrestaurants

 

2020 has been a challenging year for many around the nation, in our state and in our greater Grand Rapids communities. While some businesses have seen a surge in demand during the stay at home orders and closures, many have struggled to survive without being able to operate in a business as usual fashion including local restaurants. Wanting to help the fantastic restaurants we know and love that surround our car lots, we devised a plan to not only pay it forward but a way for the communities around us to help us show their support for these great cafes, diners and restaurants with our Broadmoor Motors Pay It Local initiative.

 

Here’s how it works!

 

We connected with a variety of restaurants in Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings and Wayland to purchase gift cards for their restaurants and now we’re giving them to YOU for you to use. Simply stop into any of our car lot locations during normal business hours and ask for a Pay It Local gift card. That’s it! Absolutely no purchase necessary or even a test drive to receive one, we just want YOU to use the gift card for takeout now or when dine-in is available again :)

 

When you pick up your gift card at one of our lots, we would love it if you would check in on social media to help spread the word and encourage other businesses who can Pay It Local to do so by adding the hashtags… #PayItLocal #onetakeoutatatime.

 

Next, we invite you to use your gift card to order a takeout meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner to the local restaurant you’ve been given a gift card for. If you are able to spend more than the allotted gift card amount, we know they would appreciate it but if you aren’t able to, feel free to just use the allotted amount! Without exception, gratuity is always appreciated by their hard-working staff who we know have also been deeply affected by the restaurant closures that have kept them shuttered for a third of this year.

 

In addition, we invite you to help us spread the word by sharing our Facebook posts about our Pay It Local movement! Our goal is to flood these businesses who have been stressed and strained with as much love and support from the people and businesses who live, work and worship in the area because there’s power in local folks helping other local folks ♥ And if we can inspire other businesses who are in a position to do the same, we would absolutely love it.

 

Let’s open the floodgates of support to the restaurants we know and love this December. In a year full of so many frustrations and losses, we know together we can help bring some joy into the lives and businesses of those who need us right now. So help us pay it forward by stopping by anytime during our normal business hours at any of our four locations in Caledonia, Wayland, Middleville and Hastings to grab a corresponding gift card for a restaurant in that area to use for a takeout order today or dine in experience when they are once again able to have you eat inside.

 

Lastly, if you or your business would like to join the Pay It Local movement, we invite you to do so! Generosity has no ownership and we would love for other area businesses, who feel moved to do the same, buy gift cards to show support of other local businesses and pay it forward in their communities. If you have any questions on how to get started or how to get involved, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on social media or by email at bmg@m37cars.com.

 


If you find yourself searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs and Cars. At Broadmoor Motors, we specialize in finding the right used minivan, truck, SUV or car to fit your personal or business needs, all while giving you the best deal we can on both your purchase and trade-in. Our family has been in the car business for over 60 years and continues to be family owned and operated in all of our Caledonia, Hastings, Middleville and Wayland locations with financing available to those who qualify. We will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs in a pressure-free environment.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! Family Owned & Operated and with Financing Available, we stand behind our Vehicles and our Warranty so you can be assured your used Car, Truck, Van or SUV will be reliable! Broadmoor Motors is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan.

Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! With our pressure free shopping environment and warranties, Broadmoor Motors can save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car, Family Minivan, All Wheel Drive SUV, Commercial Van or Work Truck. Whether you need to replace your current car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out. Broadmoor Motors is here for all your Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the Byron Center, Kentwood, Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, greater Grand Rapids, Wayland, and Barry County area. With four locations to serve you in Middleville, Wayland, Hastings, and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.205.2613 in Middleville or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road.