2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6L SFI AWD

Winter is around the corner and now is your chance to get into a sleek, all wheel drive vehicle to tackle those tough, snowy months ahead!  Our Featured Sales Vehicle is a 2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6L SFI.  This Cadillac comes with Heated Leather Seats, AWD, Keyless Entry, Power Sunroof, Memory Seats and Genuine Wood Trim.  Backed by our Standard 30 Day Warranty and priced under $10,000, this car is ready for the road!

Give us a call at 616.698.9595 to schedule your Test Drive at our Caledonia location.  For Full Listing Details on this 2009 Cadillac CTS, visit HERE.  To view our Entire Inventory of quality, pre-owned vehicles, click HERE.  

2009 Saab 9-7x Aero STAWG AWD

Michigan roads can be treacherous in winter!!  Get yourself into an AWD vehicle without breaking the bank at Broadmoor Motors Hastings.  Our Featured Sales Vehicle is a 2009 Saab 9-7x Aero.  This SUV is clean, 1 Owner and comes with our Standard Warranty!  All Wheel Drive, On Star Navigation availability, Heated Leather Seats, Driver’s Seat Memory, Adjustable Pedals and so much more, this SUV is ready for to tackle the upcoming snow and keep you comfortable.  

Give us a call at 269.320.6304 to schedule your Test Drive in Hastings today!  For Full Listing Details on this 2009 Saab 9-7x Aero SUV, visit HERE.  To see our Entire Inventory of quality, pre-owned vehicles click HERE.  

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Hastings offers its residents a treasure trove of outdoor activities and is undoubtedly a hunter’s paradise with a variety of wildlife, including deer.  All that nature is sure to delight the outdoor enthusiast in all of us, but it’s also likely to be a place where deer are encountered on the road.  There were 624 deer-vehicle collisions reported in Barry County alone last year, with an incredible 42% of incidents taking place during the months of October, November and December.  While it may not always be possible to avoid hitting a deer completely, these tips can help reduce the odds.

Tips For Avoiding Deer

  • Slow Down: It may sound too simple to be effective, but slowing your speed in dense deer populations is one of the most important methods for avoiding them.  Driving conservatively not only allows you more time to stop your vehicle if necessary but can reduce the amount of damage done to your vehicle should you collide.
  • Look for glowing eyes on the side of the road: Deer eyes reflect in light and spotting them early on the side of the road can give you the extra time it takes to react properly.
  • Use high beams to increase visibility: Having better visibility offers you more time to slow down and in turn, avoid hitting a deer.  Use your brights to see further down the road when it doesn’t interfere with other driver’s ability to see.
  • Look for more deer if you see one: Deer are pack animals and rarely travel alone. Be alert even if a deer ahead has crossed safely to the other side. Chances are, there are more to follow.
  • Dawn & dusk are high risk times: Most deer accidents take place between 5 pm-midnight & 5 am-8 am.  Use particular caution while driving at these times, scanning the side of the road often.
  • Give yourself space: Tailgating has been determined as a contributing factor in over 1/3 of all accidents. While it may not help you avoid hitting a deer directly, adding a safe distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you, allows you time to react should they need to brake for one.
  • Seat belt: Most serious injuries in deer accidents occur when a seat belt was not used. Make sure to buckle up.
  • Flash Lights & Blow Horn: Deer can become transfixed on steady lights approaching. If you come across one in the road, slow down, flash your lights at them and try honking your horn to scare them away.
  • Be aware of high risk deer areas: It’s possible to find deer in urban areas but they’re found most in rural surroundings. Be alert on countryside roads and especially where Deer Crossing warning signs have been placed.
  • Drive in center lane when available: The center lane of the highway gives more room between a deer on the side of the road and your moving vehicle. That room could make all the difference between an accident and driving on safely.
  • Brake firmly but do not swerve: Swerving to avoid a deer could cause a head-on collision with another car or cause your vehicle to leave the road.  Instead brake firmly to avoid or lessen impact.

 

What To Do If You Hit A Deer

  1. Pull to the side of the road.
  2. Turn on hazards.
  3. Do not approach the deer.
  4. Call police if there are injuries, damage to your vehicle or if the animal is a danger to other motorists on the road.
  5. Contact insurance company as soon as possible to report damage and schedule repairs.
  6. Take pictures if possible for making a claim.

 

When contacting your insurance company, you may find they have a list of recommended body shops.  These are body shops they have contracted a lower price for service with but that savings is not necessarily passed onto its customers.  You are not required to use any of their suggested repair shops.  The most important thing is that you feel confident in the body shop and you have the final decision on where you have your vehicle repaired.  This also applies for the Car Rental you may need while your car is getting repaired.  Regardless of their recommendations, you are entitled to choose your own car rental company.  Broadmoor Motors works closely with quite a few Body Shops in the Hastings and Barry County area including: Dewey’s Auto Body, Deming Auto Collision Services Inc., Precision Auto Body, Priority Collision, Woodland Auto Body, Hummell Body Shop, M-43 Auto Body and Hastings Body Shop.  We are your locally owned & operated, family managed Car Rental and Car Sales option in the Hastings and Barry County area.  We’re here for all your Car Rental and Car Sales needs.

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Michigan ranks in at #10 on the list of states motorists are most likely to hit a deer.  Drivers in the mitten have a 1 in 97 chance of colliding into a deer, with an average of $4,100 in damage done to their vehicles.  Kent County in particular is no stranger to deer collisions, and ranks 2nd in the state for occurrences.  While more than half of accidents involving a deer take place in October, November and December, the truth is they can happen any time.  Knowing ahead of time what to look for out on the road, can help you prevent possible injuries, costly repairs and the inconvenient loss of your vehicle.

Tips For Avoiding Deer

  • Slow Down: It may sound too simple to be effective, but slowing your speed in dense deer populations is one of the most important methods for avoiding them.  Driving conservatively not only allows you more time to stop your vehicle if necessary but can reduce the amount of damage done to your vehicle should you collide.
  • Look for glowing eyes on the side of the road: Deer eyes reflect in light and spotting them early on the side of the road can give you the extra time it takes to react properly.
  • Use high beams to increase visibility: Having better visibility offers you more time to slow down and in turn, avoid hitting a deer.  Use your brights to see further down the road when it doesn’t interfere with other driver’s ability to see.
  • Look for more deer if you see one: Deer are pack animals and rarely travel alone. Be alert even if a deer ahead has crossed safely to the other side. Chances are, there are more to follow.
  • Dawn & dusk are high risk times: Most deer accidents take place between 5 pm-midnight & 5 am-8 am.  Use particular caution while driving at these times, scanning the side of the road often.
  • Give yourself space: Tailgating has been determined as a contributing factor in over 1/3 of all accidents. While it may not help you avoid hitting a deer directly, adding a safe distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you, allows you time to react should they need to brake for one.
  • Seat belt: Most serious injuries in deer accidents occur when a seat belt was not used. Make sure to buckle up.
  • Flash Lights & Blow Horn: Deer can become transfixed on steady lights approaching. If you come across one in the road, slow down, flash your lights at them and try honking your horn to scare them away.
  • Be aware of high risk deer areas: It’s possible to find deer in urban areas but they’re found most in rural surroundings. Be alert on countryside roads and especially where Deer Crossing warning signs have been placed.
  • Drive in center lane when available: The center lane of the highway gives more room between a deer on the side of the road and your moving vehicle. That room could make all the difference between an accident and driving on safely.
  • Brake firmly but do not swerve: Swerving to avoid a deer could cause a head-on collision with another car or cause your vehicle to leave the road.  Instead brake firmly to avoid or lessen impact.

What To Do If You Hit A Deer

  1. Pull to the side of the road.
  2. Turn on hazards.
  3. Do not approach the deer.
  4. Call police if there are injuries, damage to your vehicle or if the animal is a danger to other motorists on the road.
  5. Contact insurance company as soon as possible to report damage and schedule repairs.
  6. Take pictures if possible for making a claim.

Often times, insurance companies will make recommendations on which body shop to use for your repairs.  While they can offer these suggestions, it’s important to remember that you’re able to choose for yourself where you’d like to have your vehicle repaired.  This applies to your car rental as well.  Broadmoor Motors works closely with Dutton Auto Body, Koenes Auto Body, Impact Collision, O’neils Body Shop, Kevin’s Body Shop and Ed’s Body Shop.  We offer direct billing for car rental to those companies who allow it, and can even provide a vehicle right to many body shops in the Grand Rapids area.  Broadmoor Motors is your local, family owned & operated choice for Car Rental and Car Sales in Caledonia and the greater Grand Rapids area.

2011 GMC Canyon Work Truck

Our Featured Sales Vehicle is perfect for a work truck or a personal vehicle.  This 2011 GMC Canyon 4WD Extended Cab Pickup is Accident FREE, Clean, One Owner and is backed by our Standard Warranty.  Complete with Power Locks & Windows, Tonneau Cover, Automatic Headlights, Fully Serviced and Detailed, this 4 Wheel Drive Truck is ready to go!!

Give us a call at 269.320.6304 to schedule your Test Drive today at our Hastings Location.  For Full Listing Details on this 2011 GMC Canyon 4WD, click HERE.  To view our Entire Truck Inventory, visit HERE.  Or to see our Full Inventory of quality, Pre-owned Vehicles, click HERE.

2012 chevy surburban

Winter is around the corner and if you’re looking for a large SUV with 4 Wheel Drive to get you through it, we have the vehicle for you!!  This nearly new 2012 Chevy Suburban has a 30 Day/3000 Miles Warranty and has only 44,820 miles on it.  Crystal Red color with Navigation, Heated & Cooled Leather Seats and Rear Entertainment with Dual Screens, it’s as luxurious as it is practical for the family.  Very Clean and Fully Serviced, this Chevy Suburban won’t last long on our lot!

Give us a call at 616.698.9595 to schedule your Test Drive at our Caledonia location.  For Full Listing Details on this 2012 Chevy Suburban, click HERE.  To view our entire SUV Inventory, visit HERE.  Or to see all of our quality, Pre-owned Vehicles, click HERE.   

2007 Honda Odyssey EX Van

If you’re looking with a budget friendly, reliable minivan for the family, we have the right one for you!!  This 2007 Honda Odyssey EX Minivan is 1 Owner, Accident FREE, and backed by our Standard Warranty.  Seating for 8, Power Windows, Power Locks and Power Sliding Doors, with Steering Wheel Controls and Dual Climate Control, this Honda minivan is ready for a new family!

Give us a call at 269.320.6304 to schedule your Test Drive at our Hastings location!!  To view entire Listing Details on this 2007 Honda Odyssey EX, click HERE.  To see our Entire Inventory, please visit HERE

2006 Chevy Express AWD Work Van

Broadmoor Motors specializes in Work Vans and Commercial Vehicles!!  Our 2006 Chevy Express All Wheel Drive Work Van comes with incredibly LOW mileage, and is Accident FREE!  This Clean, One Owner, Commercial Van, is ready to get the job done with plenty of Cargo Space and Roof Rack while the AWD and Warranty give you the reliability you demand in a work vehicle.

Give us a call at 616.698.9595 to schedule your Test Drive on this 2006 Chevy Express AWD Work Van at our Caledonia Location.  To view Full Listing Details on this 2006 Commercial Van, please click HERE.  For a Complete List of our available Commercial Vehicles, visit HERE.  To View Our Entire Inventory, visit HERE.

2013 Ford Explorer

Winter is coming but our Featured Sales Vehicle can help you get through even the worst of the snow and look great doing it!! This 2013 Ford Explorer is LOADED!!  Leather Seats, 3rd Row Seating, 4WD, Bluetooth, Satellite Radio, Heated Seats, Power Windows, Locks AND Seats!  This Explorer has been Fully Serviced and backed by our Standard Warranty.  

Give us a call at 269.320.6304 to schedule your Test Drive Today at our Hastings Location!!  For Full Listing Details, visit our website here.  To view all our Entire Inventory of quality, pre-owned vehicles please click here.  

2010 Ford E350 Super Duty Van

This week’s Featured Sales Vehicle is part of our Commercial Vehicle Inventory, a 2010 Ford E-350 Super Duty Van!!  Perfect for church groups, schools, businesses in need of a large transport vehicle or even a large family that’s looking for a vehicle to give them a lot of extra seating and space.  This 2010 Ford E350 has LOW Mileage, 5.4L V8 Engine, and Seating for 12.

Give us a call at 616.698.9595 to Schedule your Test Drive in Caledonia!!  Visit our website to view more Listing Details on this 2010 Ford E350 Super Duty Van here.  To see our Entire Stock of Commercial Vehicles & Work Trucks, visit here.  Or to take a look at our Full Inventory, visit our website here.