Save Money On Your Next Used Car

Getting a great vehicle at the best price possible is arguably the biggest goal to any car shopper.  But did you know that you could be making mistakes in the process that are causing you to spend more money in the process?  Today, we’re talk about the car buying mistakes you might be making that end up costing you money.

Buying New Instead of Used

It’s no secret that a New Vehicle will be more than a Used Vehicle but do you know how much more?  Reserch has shown that immediately after purchasing a new vehicle it will lose approximately 10% of its value!  Ouch – that 10% already sounds painful but the depreciation has just begun.  Within the first year of owning it, that new car will lose an additional 10% and leave you driving a car, truck, minivan or SUV that’s worth 20% less than what you paid for it.  If you plan on driving that same car over the next 5 years, you can expect to lose 60% of your initial investment when you go to resell it.

Leasing Instead of Buying

Leasing a vehicle instead of purchasing may be the best option for some but for the majority of people, it’s a money losing move.  The most common expense incurred from leasing a vehicle has to do with the frequent mileage caps placed on the terms of the lease.  Typically, drivers are allotted between 10,000-15,000 miles per year but what drivers may forget is that they will be charged anywhere from 10¢ and 30¢ per mile on the overages!  That adds up fast and could mean you end up paying hundreds if not thousands at the end of your lease with no vehicle at the end to show for it.  In addition to mileage fees, leaser’s can end up paying for any damage to the vehicle that is considered outside of normal wear and tear.  Dealerships have different definitions of what is considered normal and our advice is to find out ahead of time what conditions are being placed on your lease before signing on the dotted line or you could be flipping the bill to have it repaired.

Being Stuck on One Model

When you limit yourself to only one kind of make or model vehicle, you not only take away a lot of buying options but some of your bargaining power at the same time.  By opening up your mind to a variety of possible models that fit your criteria, you can focus on other factors like price, mileage and warranty coverage.

Too Short a Test Drive

Test drives are time for you to evaluate how a car handles and if it truly works for your needs and lifestyle.  Things to take into consideration that can easily be missed are… blind spots, ease of getting car seats in and out or if the front seats can sit far enough back to ride comfortably when a car seat is properly in place, how it drives on both the highway and side streets, and even how easy it is to park.  Give yourself plenty of time to consider where you’ll be driving this vehicle, who will be riding in it and what the predominant use of the vehicle will be to decide if it’s the right vehicle for you before signing on the dotted line.

Not Understanding Financing

Many used car dealerships, unlike Broadmoor Motors Hastings, add points to your financing in order to make more money on the sale of the vehicle.  With the average markup of interest being 1.8%, that small amount can make a big difference in your long term cost of the car.  Make sure you understand all aspects of your financing before signing on the dotted line including interest rate, length of the loan and any unnecessary fees that might have been added to the terms.  Financing contracts are binding and you’ll find yourself with little recourse after the fact.  Working with a trusted, reputable dealership who offer transparent financing with many local credit unions and banks like Broadmoor Motors Hastings can help alleviate any undo risks and concerns.

Buying The Wrong Vehicle

If your commute is long or you do a lot of city driving, buying a car that gets better gas mileage might be more advantageous.  On the other hand, if you need a vehicle to haul items or a lot of people, a truck or suv might be a better fit.  Understanding your needs before you even begin your vehicle search can save you a lot of unnecessary headaches, time and money.  Questions to ask yourself how much space you need, what you’ll predominantly be using it for and if you can truly afford the overall cost of owning the vehicle (gas, insurance,payment).

Shopping at the Wrong Dealership

It seems like a no brainer to us, but buying from a dealership you can trust means at the very least that you’ll be buying a reliable vehicle and knowing that you got the best price on it in the process.  While many buyers take the time to research the safety and reliability of a car, they often overlook doing checking out the dealer they’re interested in purchasing that very vehicle from.  Today’s world of online reviews makes it that much easier to see what past customers have said about their experience and can give you a better feel for the environment you’ll be walking into.  Broadmoor Motors Hastings prides itself and giving our customers an incredible, pressure-free shopping experience and we encourage everyone to check out our Reviews on Google.

 

At Broadmoor Motors, we want to help you find the right car for your needs, your lifestyle and your budget.  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 both our Hastings and Caledonia locations with financing available to those who qualify, and we will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs.

Let Broadmoor Motors Hastings save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car or Work Truck 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, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out.  Broadmoor Motors Hastings is here for all your Car Rental, Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the greater Barry County area, Hastings, Middleville and Caledonia.  Give us a call at 269.320.6304 in Hastings or 616.698.9595 in Caledonia to see how we can get you back on the road!

 

Car Lot

Buying a vehicle is an expensive purchase and while buying a new car over a used one can have its advantages, certainly saving money is not one of them.  It’s no secret that new vehicles cost a lot more than their used counterparts, so what is the draw of a new car versus a used one?  Some consumers believe new cars to be more reliable but as manufacturers steadily increase the lifespan of vehicles being produced, that issue becomes less and less important.  Other consumers report liking the security of a warranty associated with new cars and much harder to find when buying a used vehicles.  If you’re one of the 71% of Americans polled who considered buying a used car over new, you might be asking yourself if you have to sacrifice a warranty in order to save money.  The answer at Broadmoor Motors is… we don’t think you should have to give up the security of a warranty, even when buying a used vehicle.

That’s why, nearly all of our vehicles at both Broadmoor Motors locations in Hastings and Caledonia come equipped with a 30 Day/3000 Mile powertrain warranty.  In addition to our standard 30 Day Warranty, we offer our customers the ability to purchase an Extended Protection Plan, which offer varying levels of coverage to meet both their needs and their budget.  Unlike many Extended Service plans, our Broadmoor Motors options are all locally administered so you don’t have to deal with calling a 1-800 number only to be told you’ll have to take your vehicle to some remote dealership you have no relationship with.  In addition, our plans offer hassle-free claims, complimentary car rental, complimentary towing, are transferable and they are backed by a locally owned and operated company who has been in the automotive business for over 60 years in the Grand Rapids area!!

Our three simple, flexible and affordable Extended Protection Plans offer a multitude of coverage, which are broken down into our Platinum, Gold and Silver packages.

Platinum Coverage

Air Conditioning

  • Condenser
  • Evaporator
  • Compressor
  • Accumulator
  • Dryer/Receiver
  • Compressor Clutch

 

Cooling

  • Radiator
  • Water Pump
  • Thermostat
  • Radiator Fan
  • Fan Clutch

 

Electrical

  • Altenator
  • Electric Horn
  • Starter Motor
  • Voltage Regulator
  • Rear Defroster Switch
  • Starter Motor Solenoid
  • Front & Rear Wiper Motors
  • Starter Motor Drive Assembly

 

Brakes – All internally lubricated parts of hydraulic system including:

  • Hydro Booster
  • Master Cylinder
  • Wheel Cylinders
  • Disc Brake Calipers
  • Steel Brake Lines & Hoses
  • Vacuum Power Assist Booster & Valve

 

Steering

  • Rack & Pinion
  • Steering Gear Box
  • Power Steering Pump

 

Suspension

  • Spindles
  • Upper Ball Joints
  • Lower Ball Joints
  • Broken Leaf & Coil Springs

 

Turbocharger

  • Vanes
  • Housing
  • Waste Gate
  • Shafts & Bearings
  • All Internally Lubricated Parts

 

Drive Axle

  • Yolks
  • Spacers
  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • CV Joints
  • Axle Shafts
  • Driveshafts
  • Carrier Bearing
  • Universal Joints
  • Drive Axle Housing
  • Ring & Pinion Gears
  • Center Support Bearing
  • Spider Gears & Side Gears
  • All Internally Lubricated Parts

 

4 Wheel Drive & All Wheel Drive

  • Gears
  • Chains
  • Sleeves
  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Sprockets
  • Transfer Case
  • All Internally Lubricated Parts

 

Engine

  • Pistons
  • Push Rods
  • Timing Belt
  • Intake Valve
  • Exhaust Valves
  • Cylinder Block
  • Distributor Shaft
  • Intake Manifold
  • Exhaust Manifold
  • Oil Pump & Gears
  • Camshaft & Bearings
  • Timing Chain & Gears
  • Rocker Arms & Shafts
  • Crankshaft & Bearings
  • Hydraulic & Solid Lifters
  • Piston Rings & Wrist Pins
  • Oil Pump Pickup Screen
  • Valve Springs & Retainers
  • Connecting Rods & Bearings
  • All Internally Lubricated Parts

 

Fluids

  • All Fluids Required As A Result Of A Covered Repair Only

 

Seals & Gaskets

  • Cylinder Head Gaskets
  • Intake Manifold Gaskets
  • All Other Seals & Gaskets Required As A Result Of A Covered Repair Only

 

Transmission – Automatic

  • Case
  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Gear & Shafts
  • All Internally Lubricated Parts
  • Bands
  • Pump
  • Governor
  • Servo Unit
  • Steel Drums
  • Torque Converter
  • Lock-up Converter
  • Valve Body & Plate
  • Friction & Steel Clutch Plates

 

Transmission – Manual

  • Case
  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Gear & Shafts
  • All Internally Lubricated Parts
  • Spacers
  • Fork Lifts
  • Main Shaft
  • Synchronizers
  • Main Drive Gear
  • Overdrive Housing
  • Synchronizer Drums

 

Gold Coverage

Drive Axle

  • Yolks
  • Spacers
  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • CV Joints
  • Axle Shafts
  • Driveshafts
  • Carrier Bearing
  • Universal Joints
  • Drive Axle Housing
  • Ring & Pinion Gears
  • Center Support Bearing
  • Spider Gears & Side Gears
  • All Internally Lubricated Parts

 

4 Wheel Drive & All Wheel Drive

  • Gears
  • Chains
  • Sleeves
  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Sprockets
  • Transfer Case
  • All Internally Lubricated Parts

 

Engine

  • Pistons
  • Push Rods
  • Timing Belt
  • Intake Valve
  • Exhaust Valves
  • Cylinder Block
  • Distributor Shaft
  • Intake Manifold
  • Exhaust Manifold
  • Oil Pump & Gears
  • Camshaft & Bearings
  • Timing Chain & Gears
  • Rocker Arms & Shafts
  • Crankshaft & Bearings
  • Hydraulic & Solid Lifters
  • Piston Rings & Wrist Pins
  • Oil Pump Pickup Screen
  • Valve Springs & Retainers
  • Connecting Rods & Bearings
  • All Internally Lubricated Parts

 

Fluids

  • All Fluids Required As A Result Of A Covered Repair Only

 

Seals & Gaskets

  • Cylinder Head Gaskets
  • Intake Manifold Gaskets
  • All Other Seals & Gaskets Required As A Result Of A Covered Repair Only

 

Transmission – Automatic

  • Case
  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Gear & Shafts
  • All Internally Lubricated Parts
  • Bands
  • Pump
  • Governor
  • Servo Unit
  • Steel Drums
  • Torque Converter
  • Lock-up Converter
  • Valve Body & Plate
  • Friction & Steel Clutch Plates

 

Transmission – Manual

  • Case
  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Gear & Shafts
  • All Internally Lubricated Parts
  • Spacers
  • Fork Lifts
  • Main Shaft
  • Synchronizers
  • Main Drive Gear
  • Overdrive Housing
  • Synchronizer Drums

 

Silver Coverage

Engine

  • Pistons
  • Push Rods
  • Timing Belt
  • Intake Valve
  • Exhaust Valves
  • Cylinder Block
  • Distributor Shaft
  • Intake Manifold
  • Exhaust Manifold
  • Oil Pump & Gears
  • Camshaft & Bearings
  • Timing Chain & Gears
  • Rocker Arms & Shafts
  • Crankshaft & Bearings
  • Hydraulic & Solid Lifters
  • Piston Rings & Wrist Pins
  • Oil Pump Pickup Screen
  • Valve Springs & Retainers
  • Connecting Rods & Bearings
  • All Internally Lubricated Parts

 

Fluids

  • All Fluids Required As A Result Of A Covered Repair Only

 

Seals & Gaskets

  • Cylinder Head Gaskets
  • Intake Manifold Gaskets
  • All Other Seals & Gaskets Required As A Result Of A Covered Repair Only

 

Transmission – Automatic

  • Case
  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Gear & Shafts
  • All Internally Lubricated Parts
  • Bands
  • Pump
  • Governor
  • Servo Unit
  • Steel Drums
  • Torque Converter
  • Lock-up Converter
  • Valve Body & Plate
  • Friction & Steel Clutch Plates

 

Transmission – Manual

  • Case
  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Gear & Shafts
  • All Internally Lubricated Parts
  • Spacers
  • Fork Lifts
  • Main Shaft
  • Synchronizers
  • Main Drive Gear
  • Overdrive Housing
  • Synchronizer Drums

 

If you’re looking for a reliable used car, truck, SUV or minivan but would like to also have the protection of a warranty and extended service plan, we invite you to visit either of our two locations in Caledonia and Hastings.  At Broadmoor Motors, we specialize in finding the right used car, minivan, truck, or SUV 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 both our Caledonia and Hastings locations with financing available to those who qualify, we will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs.

Let Broadmoor Motors save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car or Work Truck 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, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out.  Broadmoor Motors is here for all your Car Rental, Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the greater Grand Rapids and Barry County area.  Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia  or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road!

2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 3HA Crew Cab 4WD CREW CAB PICKUP 4-DR

Who says you can’t get great gas mileage when you drive a truck??  Not this 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 3HA Crew Cab 4WD Pickup!!  This Extra Clean, One Owner, Accident FREE Sierra comes with a clean Carfax and a Warranty!!  Power Locks, Power Windows, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, Bluetooth, Tonneau Cover, Rear Folding Seats and Trailer Hitch are just some of the awesome features on this 4×4 Hybrid Truck.  In addition to those features, this Sierra has an Excellent Safety Rating and gets an impressive 22 HWY MPG!!

Fully Serviced, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 3HA Crew Cab 4WD Pickup will not last long so give us a call at 269.320.6304 to schedule your Test Drive in Hastings today!!  To view Full Listing Details on this 4×4 Pickup Truck, click HERE.  Or to view our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at our Hastings Location ONLY, visit HERE.  To see our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at both our Broadmoor Motors locations in Caledonia and Hastings, please click HERE

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!!  Local in Hastings, Family Owned & Operated 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 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.

2012 Ford Fusion SPORT SEDAN 4-DR

Looking for a great deal on a fuel efficient used car loaded with tons of options??  Then our Featured Sales Vehicle is the car for you!!  This exceptionally clean 2012 Ford Fusion Sport comes loaded with options like Heated Leather Seats, Sunroof, Touch Screen Navigation, Bluetooth, Backup Camera, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, Keyless Entry, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Exterior Windows, Ambient Interior Lighting and a Warranty!!  

Fully Serviced, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this Fuel Efficient 2012 Ford Fusion will not last long so give us a call at 269.320.6304 to schedule your Test Drive in Hastings today!!  To view Full Listing Details on this Ford Fusion, click HERE.  Or to view our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at our Hastings Location ONLY, visit HERE.  To see our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at both our Broadmoor Motors locations in Caledonia and Hastings, please click HERE.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!!  Local in Hastings, Family Owned & Operated 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 Hastings is your locally owned & operated source for Car Rental and Car Sales in the greater Barry County and Grand Rapids area.  With two locations to serve you in Hastings and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Rental, Sales & Service needs.

 

2010 Ford F-150 FX4 SUPERCREW 6.5FT BED 4WD CREW CAB PICKUP 4-DR

Broadmoor Motors Hastings is the place to find a great deal on a used truck!!  Featured today is a 2010 Ford F-150 FX4 Supercrew 6.5ft Bed 4×4.  With a 5.4L V8 Engine and factory Towing Package, this Loaded Pickup Truck is ready to get the job done but keep you driving in luxury while you do!  Complete with WARRANTY, Sunroof, Heated Leather Seats, Full 4 Doors, Bluetooth, Keyless Entry, Adjustable Foot Pedals, 2 Driver’s Seat Memory, Power Windows, Power Locks, 20″ Rims, Sirius Radio, Box Assist Steps, Bedliner and SO MUCH MORE!!

Fully Serviced, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 2010 Ford F-150 FX4 Supercrew 6.5 ft Bed 4WD will not last long so give us a call at 269.320.6304 to schedule your Test Drive in Hastings today!!  To view Full Listing Details on this 4×4 Pickup Truck, click HERE.  Or to view our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at our Hastings Location ONLY, visit HERE.  To see our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at both our Broadmoor Motors locations in Caledonia and Hastings, please click HERE

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!!  Local in Hastings, Family Owned & Operated 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 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 Hyundai Sonata SE SEDAN 4-DR

Want a vehicle with incredible Fuel Efficiency, the highest safety ratings and still fun to handle out on the road??  Then this Extra Clean 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE is the car for YOU!!  Boasting the highest safety ratings, receiving a rating of Excellent in Driver & Passenger Impact testing, as well as Front & Back Side Impact.  This One Owner Sonata has a Clean Carfax and is Accident FREE, plus it comes with a WARRANTY!!  Featuring Bluetooth, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, CD Player, Auxiliary, USB, Keyless Entry, Power Windows, Power Locks, and Automatic Headlights.  As if that wasn’t enough, this 2015 Hyundai Sonata gets an impressive 37 MPG Highway!!

Fully Serviced, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 2015 Hyundai Sonata will not last long so give us a call at 269.320.6304 to schedule your Test Drive in Hastings today!!  To view Full Listing Details on this Hyundai Sonata, click HERE.  Or to view our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at our Hastings Location ONLY, visit HERE.  To see our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at both our Broadmoor Motors locations in Caledonia and Hastings, please click HERE.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!!  Local in Hastings, Family Owned & Operated 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 Hastings is your locally owned & operated source for Car Rental and Car Sales in the greater Barry County and Grand Rapids area.  With two locations to serve you in Hastings and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Rental, Sales & Service needs.