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It’s no secret that the most wonderful time of the year is also accompanied by the most likely to spend it driving while it’s dark out. But even as much as we all know it’s going to happen each year, we always seem to forget just how short the days become and subsequently, just how much longer the nights are as we inch closer and closer to winter in December.

Night driving is certainly more challenging than driving while it’s light out. We know that instinctually but statistics show that despite 60 percent less traffic on the roads, nearly 50 percent of all fatal car accidents occur at night. As the daylight hours grow smaller with each passing day this month, we thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea for those of us in West Michigan to get a refresher on the extra precautions we need to take while driving in the dark.

 

Knowing when and where most accidents are occurring might be the first step in fully understanding the risks involved and hopefully, avoiding them. While people assume that accidents occur most in the winter months due to inclement weather and slippery road conditions, the truth is the season the most accidents occur is in the summer, specifically in the month of August.

Interestingly enough, the time of day that accidents most frequently happen changes depending on the season. During the spring and summer months, non-fatal accidents happened most between 12-3pm while fatal accidents occured most often between 8pm-midnight. During the months of fall and winter, the prime time shifts to 4-8pm. Holidays and holiday weekends can also greatly impact the odds of being involved in an auto accident, in part due to an increase in traffic but also due to drinking and driving.

 

One large and seemingly obvious reason why accidents happen more in the dark is drivers not being able to see as far. This not only impacts how much road drivers can see as they travel along but hides any obstacles or objects in the road, decreasing stoppage time allowed. Additionally, lights from oncoming vehicles can compound the issue. While you may not be able to control the sun or even other driver’s headlights, there are some tips for driving at night that can improve your odds of arriving safely at your destination.

 

Drive Extra Defensively

Defensive driving is always a good idea but an extra dose of vigilance can go a long way with night driving. Stay alert to any indications that animals are on the side of the road such as large shadows or the iridescent glow of their eyes as they reflect your headlights. Remember that deer are pack animals so if you see one cross the road, chances are high that there will be more and never veer if you come across one in your path.

 

Give Yourself More Space

Now that you know that your ability to see further distances is impacted by night driving, you should understand how following too closely to a vehicle can further reduce your ability to stop in time. The closer you follow behind a vehicle, the closer your headlights are which can make them feel brighter to the driver ahead and distract them from upcoming hazards.

 

Slow Down

Reaction time matters and it’s clear when you look at the data. Speeding has been related to 37 percent of nighttime fatalities while it only accounted for 21 percent of daytime fatalities. Adjusting your speed to account for conditions such as visibility is important to better match your line of sight and time needed to stop your vehicle.

 

Never Drive Impaired

Driving impaired can involve driving after you’ve been drinking or taking medication but it can also refer to driving drowsy. While many people don’t consider driving drowsy as something dangerous, studies have shown it can impair judgment and reaction time as much as alcohol. In fact, research shows that sleep deprivation leads to mental impairment that is similar to drunkenness with 24 hours of sleep deprivation roughly equating to a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.10%. Some drivers report activities like turning the radio on, rolling down the windows periodically for fresh air, and singing to themselves as ways to increase their alertness if they feel the onset of fatigue beginning.

 

 

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 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 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.

If you’ve spent much time traveling West Michigan roads and highways, it should come as no surprise that Michigan ranks #2 in the USA for the number of car-deer accidents we claim on our insurance. Although we tend to consider us being more at risk of experiencing one in the fall, vehicle-deer crashes take place year round and accounted for $1 billion dollars of damage to vehicles in 2018 across the USA!

Overall, the average driver in the U.S. has a 1 in 116 chance of hitting a deer. Those odds change dramatically though depending on which state you live and drive. Have you ever wondered what your odds are that you’ll strike one living in Michigan? Here are the states with the highest rates.

The top 10 states for deer collisions include:

  1. West Virginia – odds are 1 in 38
  2. Montana – odds are 1 in 48
  3. Pennsylvania – odds are 1 in 52
  4. South Dakota – odds are 1 in 54
  5. Iowa – odds are 1 in 55
  6. Wyoming – odds are 1 in 56
  7. Wisconsin – odds are 1 in 57
  8. Michigan – odds are 1 in 60
  9. Mississippi – odds are 1 in 61
  10. Minnesota – odds are 1 in 64

The risk of hitting a deer is associated with how large the deer population is within a state but it is also closely affected by the number of people living in rural areas in a state. From census data, it’s clear that the top six states with deer-car crashes, more than half the population lives in a rural setting. This is easy to understand since the risk of hitting a deer greatly increases when drivers are driving on a two lane road in rural settings. In fact, Michigan State Police report that a shocking 80% of vehicle-deer collisions occur between dusk and dawn on these kinds of roads.

 

So what can you do to avoid hitting deer on the road in Kent, Allegan or Barry county? First of all, don’t move to any of the states where your odds increase of hitting one! After that, the Michigan State Police suggests these ways to avoid one:

  • Stay aware, awake, and sober.
  • Vehicle-deer crashes occur year round, but be especially alert in spring and fall.
  • Signs are placed at known deer crossing areas to alert you of the possible presence of deer.
  • Deer are herd animals and frequently travel in single file. If you see one deer cross the road, chances are there are more waiting.
  • Be alert for deer, especially at dawn and dusk. If you see one, slow down.
  • Don’t rely on gimmicks, flashing your high-beam headlights or honking your horn to deter deer.

Deer crashes increase when corn is being harvested that pushes them out and when deer are in rut. While many people incorrectly assume deer are running from hunters during the rut, more times than not, it’s from a male deer chasing a female deer.

It’s not always possible to avoid a collision with a deer in the road (which clearly is demonstrated by how many insurance claims that get submitted due to them annually to insurance companies!). If you absolutely cannot avoid hitting one, it’s important to avoid trying to swerve around them. Studies show that most serious injuries occur when drivers do so and inadvertently collide with another vehicle or an object on the side of the road like a tree or other barrier. The creed of Don’t Veer For Deer rings true and drivers should remember this if they’re faced with a deer in the roadway.

Remember to turn on your emergency flashers (hazard lights) if you do hit one and pull to the side of the road and be cautious of other vehicles if you get out of your vehicle. It’s important to report the crash to your local police agency and if it’s not an emergency situation, a non-emergency number is available to call instead of 911. As always, your odds of staying safe in a collision increases when you wear your safety belt so always remember to buckle up.

 

 

If you find yourself searching this year for a safe used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit you or your family’s needs and 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 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, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 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.

National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 17-23 this year and offers a great reminder for both teens and parents alike that driving comes with exciting new possibilities and added new responsibilities for new drivers. Data has consistently shown that teens drive less than older drivers but are disproportionately involved in crashes and crash deaths. The following factors can greatly impact your teen driver’s risk of being involved in an accident.

 

 

Inexperience

The longer you drive, the more you come to recognize patterns of danger or signs another driver on the road may do something that could lead to an accident. This insight allows you added time to react but teen drivers lack experience and often miss cues of dangerous situations. They are also more likely to make critical errors behind the wheel because of that inexperience.  Parents can help lessen the risk by having their teen drive with them in a variety of different situations and traffic conditions.

 

Driving with Teen Passengers

Recent studies over the past decade have revealed that teens having multiple teenage passengers in the vehicle with them can increase the risk of them being involved in an accident. That risk increases by 44% when a single teenage passenger is in the vehicle with a young driver and the risk doubles when they bring two passengers along and quadruples if they have three or more. Many states have limitations in place on how many teens can ride along with new drivers in an attempt to reduce that risk with Graduated License programs.

 

Nighttime Driving

Nighttime driving presents challenges for all drivers but it is particularly dangerous for young drivers. In 2019, 40% of teen deaths ages 13-19 from motor vehicle crashes occurred between the hours of 9 pm and 6 am, and 52% occurred on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Limiting the amount of time your teen drives at night can help lower that risk.

 

Not Wearing a Seatbelt

When compared with other age groups, young adults and teens had the lowest rate of seatbelt usage and it factors into the fatality rate their group experiences. In 2019, almost half of teen drivers and passengers ages 16–19 who died in car crashes were unrestrained at the time of the crash.

 

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is an increasingly common issue that’s resulting in more fatalities in general on the road but coupled with teen drivers’ inexperience, they face a higher risk than other groups. Research has found that dialing a phone number while driving increases your teen’s risk of crashing by six times, and texting while driving increases the risk by 23 times. Parents should remind their teens often that driving requires their full attention and set a good example to their children by never driving distracted themselves.

 

Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is dangerous because it affects a driver’s alertness, judgment, reaction time and decision-making abilities. People who are at a higher risk for a crash caused by drowsy driving include drivers 17-23 years old, those who sleep less than six hours a night, drivers who travel on rural roads or those who drive between midnight and 6 a.m. Parents can help make sure their teen is getting enough sleep and limit the times they are driving late at night.

 

Reckless Driving

Speeding is one of the most common forms of reckless driving and is a critical issue for teen drivers. Studies have shown that as a teen gains confidence behind the wheel, their speeding behavior increases. This newfound confidence may also lead to them tailgating other vehicles and taking other risky behavior like weaving in and out of traffic or ignoring stop lights and signs. Teens who are monitored closely are far less likely to engage in reckless driving. Parents should also set a good example of behavior to model after while they are behind the wheel since kids learn most from watching them.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.