2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 2LS FWD STAWG

Check out this nearly new 2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sports 2LS STAWG!!  Sirius XM radio option, External Temp Indicator, and an impressive 20 MPG City, 28 MPG HWY are just the start.  Rear Folding Seats for extra cargo space, Steering Wheel Controls, Onstar capability and a Warranty are more of the options.

This 2014 Chevrolet Captiva SUV will not last long so give us a call today to schedule your Test Drive in Grand Rapids at 616.698.9595!!  Check out Full Listing Details for this FWD SUV by visiting HERE.  To view our Entire Caledonia Inventory, visit HERE.  Or to click HERE see our entire stock of quality, pre-owned vehicles.

Broadmoor Motors is your locally owned & operated source for Car Rental and Car Sales in the greater Grand Rapids and Barry County area.  With two locations to serve you in Caledonia and Hastings, we’re here for all your Rental, Sales & Service needs.

2010 Mercury Milan V6 Premier SEDAN 4-DR

Wow!!  Wow!!  Wow!! This SUPER LOW MILEAGE 2010 Mercury Milan V6 Premier 3.0L has ONLY 36,340 miles and comes loaded with LEATHER, SUNROOF, BLUETOOTH, POWER WINDOWS, and POWER LOCKS.  With a sharp red exterior, GREAT Gas Mileage and a WARRANTY, this Milan has been Serviced, Detailed and backed by our Excellent Reputation!!

This SUPER LOW MILEAGE 2010 Mercury Milan will not last long so give us a call today to schedule your Test Drive in Hastings at 269.320.6304!!  To view our entire stock of quality, pre-owned vehicles, click HERE.

Broadmoor Motors is your locally owned & operated source for Car Rental and Car Sales in the greater Grand Rapids and Barry County area.  With two locations to serve you in Caledonia and Hastings, we’re here for all your Rental, Sales & Service needs.

 

2003 Ford F-350 XL SuperCab 4WD EXTENDED CAB PICKUP 4-DR

Winter isn’t over in Hastings and either is your chance to save on a great work truck with a plow!!  Featured today is a 2003 Ford F-350 XL Supercab 4WD Extended Cab Pickup.  Priced under $10,000 and complete with Western Plow, this work truck has been Detailed and Fully Serviced.  Accident FREE, this 1 Ton Diesel Plow Truck has Power Locks, Power Windows, Towing Preparation Package and backed by Broadmoor Motors Hastings excellent reputation!

This Fully Serviced and Detailed Commercial Vehicle will not last long so give us a call today to schedule your Test Drive in Hastings at 269.320.6304!!  Check out Full Listing Details for this 2003 Ford F-350 XL Supercab 4WD Extended Cab Pickup by visiting HERE.  To view our Entire Commercial Inventory, visit HERE.  Or click HERE to see our entire stock of quality, pre-owned vehicles.

Broadmoor Motors Hastings is your locally owned & operated source for Car Rental and Car Sales in the greater Grand Rapids and Barry County area.  With two locations to serve you in Caledonia and Hastings, we’re here for all your Rental, Sales & Service needs.

2015 Chevrolet City Express 1LS STAWG

Looking for a nearly new Commercial Vehicle?!? Broadmoor Motors specializes in work trucks and commercial vans.  Today, we’re featuring a 2015 Chevrolet City Express 1LS with ONLY 13,840 miles on it!!  Power Windows, Cruise Control, Power Outlets and with a remaining Factory Warranty.  An impressive 24 City MPG and 26 Hwy MPG, this Chevy City Express is not only practically new but it will save your commercial business at the pump too!

This Low Mileage Commercial Vehicle will not last long so give us a call today to schedule your Test Drive in Grand Rapids at 616.698.9595!!  Check out Full Listing Details for this 2015 Chevrolet City Express by visiting HERE.  To view our Entire Commercial Inventory, visit HERE.  Or to click HERE see our entire stock of quality, pre-owned vehicles.

Broadmoor Motors is your locally owned & operated source for Car Rental and Car Sales in the greater Grand Rapids and Barry County area.  With two locations to serve you in Caledonia and Hastings, we’re here for all your Rental, Sales & Service needs.

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Punxutawny Phil may have predicted an early spring this year but the weather in Hastings and in the general Barry County area suggests winter is here to stay, at least for a little while longer.  While most people on the road consider themselves adept at driving in wintry conditions, a refresher on Winter Driving Tips in Michigan seemed like a great topic for discussion.  Today, we’re focusing on specific tips and techniques to keep you accident free and your vehicle on the road!

 

Slow Down

One of the easiest things you can do to avoid a collision or ending up in a ditch, is to slow down.  Remember, those speed limits posted on the side of the road are meant for dry, ideal conditions and no longer apply when streets are covered in ice and snow.  Not only is your traction reduced in inclement weather but often times, your visibility as well.  Reduce your speed but also avoid braking, accelerating, turning or maneuvering abruptly.  Your vehicle will require extra time to accomplish all of these things so give it the extra time to do so.

 

No Cruise Control

Cruise control is a wonderful convenience and a great tool to utilize in getting better gas mileage but it can spell disaster for you on slippery roads.  Because cruise control automatically manages the speed of a vehicle to a desired setting, if your car, truck or SUV suddenly begins to hydroplane or skid, it will accelerate, spinning the wheels in an attempt to maintain that speed. This acceleration, instead of the natural deceleration you would do if you were controlling it manually, is more likely to make you lose control of your vehicle.  If you’re in the habit of using cruise control often, reduce the odds of an accident and make sure you never use it in rain, snow, sleet or icy conditions.

 

Watch For Black Ice

Black ice gets its name because of its transparency over the road.  It’s particularly dangerous because unlike snow, black ice offers traction.  Black ice most often forms when there’s no longer daylight and temperatures begin drop.  It can form fastest on bridges and overpasses, but it’s possible to encounter it on any roadway, night or day.  Be on the look out for shiny spots on roads that look dark and glossy.  If you do find yourself driving on it, avoid braking, keep your steering wheel steady while lifting your foot off the accelerator.

 

Use Your Headlights

Visibility is diminished in inclement weather so make your vehicle as easy to spot as possible!  Making sure your headlights and taillights are clear and using them even in daytime accomplishes this easy tip.  Don’t believe us?  Next time you’re on the road, pay attention to which vehicles you spot first and whether or not they have their headlights running.  Keep in mind that snow and fog reflect light back causing glare, so it’s highly recommended to use only your low-beam headlights in inclement weather.

 

Give Yourself Some Space

There’s no question about it… your vehicle’s braking distance is going to be negatively affected on slippery roads.  It takes extra time and extra space to slow and stop your vehicle on snow covered roads.  Give yourself some extra space in case the vehicle in front of you brakes abruptly or even begins to lost control.  Experts suggest increasing your following distance to 8-10 seconds on snow or icy roads.  Not only will it help prevent you from colliding with the vehicle in front of you but it will alleviate a lot of unwanted stress as well.

 

Keep It Clear

Have you ever had the misfortune of being behind a vehicle whose driver only cleared the windshield of their car but nothing else?  The snow flying off of their car can reduce your own visibility but not being able to see when they’re braking because their indicator lights are covered creates a dangerous situation.  Before heading out on the road, be sure to clear not just your windshield entirely but your headlights, hood, top of your vehicle, trunk, taillights and all windows.  While we’re on the subject of keeping clear, we’d be remiss without mentioning to make sure your windshield washer fluid is kept full.  Winter is a dirty time of year with salt, oil and other grungy debris on the road’s surface and it can make a mess of your windshield.  Make sure you can keep it clean by maintaining a full washer reserve.

 

 

At Broadmoor Motors Hastings, we know accidents are never planned and often times they’re very costly.  Being without your vehicle while it’s getting repaired or while you shop for another one is also highly inconvenient.   We hope our Winter Driving Tips can help you avoid any accidents this year but if the worst should occur, we’re here to get you back on the road!  With long or short term Car Rentals and even direct billing to insurance companies who allow it, we make it as painless as possible.  We offer a variety of vehicles for rent and in the unfortunate event you need to replace your car, truck or SUV, we have a constantly changing sales inventory, stocked with vehicles for any budget.  Financing available to those who qualify.  Stay safe this winter while you’re out on the road and let us know if we can do anything for you.  Broadmoor Motors Hastings is here for all your Car Rental and Car Sales needs!!

 

 

Cars in winter

Having to drive in less than ideal weather conditions is just something you come to expect when you’re living in West Michigan. Fog, rain, sleet, snow and ice are bound to happen eventually, with freezing accumulations increasing during the long months of winter.  While many people consider themselves adept behind the wheel of their car or SUV on snow covered roads, you might be surprised to discover you’ve been buying into common misconceptions surrounding your vehicle in cold weather.  Today, we’re discussing 6 Common Driving Myths In Winter…

 

All Season Tires Are Fine

Tires are the only 4 points of contact between your vehicle and the road beneath it, and it’s not unreasonable to expect them to keep you safe regardless of road conditions.  But contrary to what the name implies, All Weather Tires are not meant to perform at their best in cold weather.  Many people assume that Winter Tires are unnecessary if they have All Season Tires already but that simply isn’t the case.  The rubber on All Season Tires can harden in temperatures below 45°, whereas Winter Tires remain flexible, allowing for as much as 50% more traction.  And when you’re in a slippery situation, that could be the difference between making it safely to your destination or ending up in a ditch!

Winter Tires hold another advantage over All Season Tires.  Winter Tires have special treads designed with deep grooves and small slits called sipes that grip the road better on snow and ice.  Not only do these sipes aid in your vehicle gaining traction to move forward but they also help in stopping it faster than All Season Tires in winter.  In fact, an incredible 30-40% faster than All Season Tires.  Who knew tires could make such a big difference??

 

All Wheel Drive Makes Your Vehicle Invincible

One of the widest misconceptions we find among people concerning winter driving is that All Wheel Drive or 4×4 vehicles are safer on snow or ice and this idea often creates an overly confident attitude behind the wheel on slick roads.  While some consider All Wheel Drive vehicles better at handling than 2 wheel drive vehicles, the truth is that the all wheel drive feature is really only improving acceleration.  By diverting the engines power to the tires that have the most traction, all wheel drive vehicles are able to accelerate faster but the secret of maintaining control truly lies in the tires ability to grip the road beneath it and that job is held solely by the tires on your car or truck.

 

Under Inflated Tires Drive Better

In theory, we have to admit this myth makes sense.  It’s just in practical everyday life that it falls apart.  The idea is that by letting air out of your tires, you’re increasing the surface area of rubber making contact directly with the road and thereby increasing your traction.  But oddly enough, increased width in snow actually does the opposite.  Thinner tires actually perform better in snow and under-inflated tires compromise handling.  Always keep your tire pressure at the recommended psi through all seasons and check often in colder temperatures to make sure they maintain that pressure as air becomes more compact the colder it becomes.

 

Gas Mileage Is Unaffected By The Cold

Winter driving and cold weather can significantly affect your gas mileage in many ways.  As we discussed above, the cold can decrease the pressure in your tires and under-inflated tires simply do not perform to their fullest potential.  Also, the cold saps your engines warmth, taking it longer to heat up, and decreasing its fuel efficiency.  Not to mention, the 5 minutes of letting it idle in the parking lot every time you go to drive adds up fast!  Driving times are also lengthened by decreasing your speed on those slippery, snow covered roads.  While it may lower your miles per gallon average, we certainly advocate getting there safely over driving too fast on slippery roads.

 

ABS Allows You To Brake Faster

Antilock Braking Systems were first introduced in cars and trucks in 1970 but didn’t become a federally mandated safety feature until 2012 by the US government.  ABS works by using wheel speed sensors if one or more wheels are trying to lock up.  If it senses a wheel is trying to lock up, a series of hydraulic valves work to limit or reduce the braking on that individual wheel.  This safety feature prevents skidding and allows the driver to maintain control.  Before the advancement of ABS, drivers used a ‘pump the brakes’ method to try and accomplish this manually.  While ABS asserts the ability to stop as soon as possible, it doesn’t mean you’ll be able to stop on a dime or the way you would on dry pavement.  The best way to avoid having to stop short is to give yourself plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front of you and brake sooner when coming to a stoplight or sign.

 

Snow Need Only Be Removed From Windshield

Everyone has seen that car coming down the road with a mountain of snow still on the roof of their vehicle.  Don’t be that guy.  Not only can the snow and ice fly back onto the vehicle behind you but it can slide forward onto your windshield if you brake, both causing diminished visibility to the driver.  Less than ideal when you’re behind the wheel of a 4,000 lb vehicle!  Do yourself and others on the road a favor and take a minute more to clear off the snow from your hood, windshield, and roof of your vehicle.  And just as important, don’t forget about those headlights and taillights!

 

Broadmoor Motors can save you time and money on the purchase of your next quality, pre-owned vehicle and on your next car rental.  Whether you need a short term car rental, long term car rental, a replacement while your vehicle is getting serviced or simply need to replace your car, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out.  Family owned & operated, with a reputation for quality vehicles at great prices, we’re here for all your Car Rental, Car Sales, and Service needs in the greater Grand Rapids area.  Give us a call at 616.698.9595 to see how we can get you back on the road!

 

 

 

2011 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew 6.5-ft. Bed 4WD CREW CAB PICKUP 4-DR

There’s never been a better time to buy a truck from Broadmoor Motors Hastings!!  Check out this 2011 Ford F-150 XLT Supercrew 6.5 ft Bed with 4WD.  Fully Serviced, Detailed and Accident Free with a clean Carfax, this 4×4 Pickup Truck is ready for its new owner!!  Options include 3.5L V6 Engine with EcoBoost, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Steering Wheel Controls, Keyless Entry, Rear Folding Seat and Warranty.

This 4×4 Pickup Truck will not last long so give us a call today to schedule your Test Drive in Hastings at 269.320.6304!!  Check out Full Listing Details for this 2011 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew 6.5-ft. Bed 4WD CREW CAB PICKUP 4-DR by visiting HERE.  To view our Entire Truck Inventory, visit HERE.  Or click HERE to see our entire stock of quality, pre-owned vehicles.

Broadmoor Motors is your locally owned & operated source for Car Rental and Car Sales in the greater Grand Rapids and Barry County area.  With two locations to serve you in Caledonia and Hastings, we’re here for all your Rental, Sales & Service needs.

2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4WD STAWG

Don’t let Old Man Winter stop you from getting where you need to go this February!!  Get yourself where you need to be by getting yourself into a quality, pre-owned 4 Wheel Drive vehicle from Broadmoor Motors.  Featured today is a 2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4WD.  With Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Mirrors, Keyless Entry and Heated Front Seat this Jeep is ready to hit the road.

This 2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4×4 SUV will not last long so give us a call today to schedule your Test Drive in Grand Rapids at 616.698.9595!!  Check out Full Listing Details for this 4WD SUV by visiting HERE.  To view our Entire Caledonia Inventory, visit HERE.  Or to click HERE see our entire stock of quality, pre-owned vehicles.

Broadmoor Motors is your locally owned & operated source for Car Rental and Car Sales in the greater Grand Rapids and Barry County area.  With two locations to serve you in Caledonia and Hastings, we’re here for all your Rental, Sales & Service needs.

2010 GMC Terrain SLT1 AWD SPORT UTILITY 4-DR

The groundhog might have only called for 6 more weeks of winter but West Michigan has never let go of wintry weather easily!!  Get yourself into a 4×4 without breaking the bank with this 2010 GMC Terrain AWD.  This Extra Clean, Accident FREE, All Wheel Drive vehicle comes with Leather Seats, Power Rear Hatch, Power Windows, Power Locks and Power Sunroof.  But that’s just the beginning!  Fully Serviced, Detailed and ready for the road, this GMC Terrain comes with a Warranty and backed by our Excellent Reputation.

This All Wheel Drive SUV will not last long so give us a call today to schedule your Test Drive in Hastings at 269.320.6304!!  Check out Full Listing Details for this 2010 GMC Terrain SLT1 by visiting HERE.  Or click HERE to see our entire stock of quality, pre-owned vehicles.

Broadmoor Motors is your locally owned & operated source for Car Rental and Car Sales in the greater Grand Rapids and Barry County area.  With two locations to serve you in Caledonia and Hastings, we’re here for all your Rental, Sales & Service needs.

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE 4DR

Looking for a nearly NEW car but not interested in paying for a new vehicle?  Then this 2014 Volkswagen Jetta is for you!!  Like NEW with only 38,957 Miles and an incredible 25 MPG City & 36 MPG City, it’s ready to get you where you need to go and save you money at the pump getting there!  One Owner, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Seats, Keyless Entry and Seating for 5 are just a few of the options available.  

This amazingly Fuel Efficient with tremendously Low Mileage car will not last long so give us a call today to schedule your Test Drive in Grand Rapids at 616.698.9595!!  Check out Full Listing Details for this 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE by visiting HERE.  To view our Entire Caledonia Inventory, visit HERE.  Or to click HERE see our entire stock of quality, pre-owned vehicles.

Broadmoor Motors is your locally owned & operated source for Car Rental and Car Sales in the greater Grand Rapids and Barry County area.  With two locations to serve you in Caledonia and Hastings, we’re here for all your Rental, Sales & Service needs.