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Broadmoor Motors Hastings is the place to find a great deal on a great 4×4 Truck, whether for personal use or a Work Truck!!  Featured today is a 4×4 2010 Ford F-150 FX4 Supercrew with 6.5ft bed Pickup Truck.  This Crew Cab Pickup comes equipped with a 5.4L V8 Engine as well as a 6″ Lift and Tonneau Cover.  Accident FREE, it’s LOADED with incredible options such as Heated  & Cooled Leather Seats, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Backup Camera, Sirius, Microsoft SYNC, Tow Hitch Receiver & Tow Package, Dual Climate Control, Adjustable Foot Pedals, WARRANTY and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 2010 Ford F-150 FX4 Supercrew Cab 6.5ft. Bed 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.

clean-carWe all know an organized car, makes for a happy vehicle owner but busy schedules can often derail the best of intentions to keep our vehicle neat.  Between shuttling the kids to sports and school, commuting to work, and running errands, it’s easy for our vehicles to end up looking more like we live in them instead of simply driving them.  With a plan of attack, it is possible to banish the clutter and mayhem for good though.  Here’s our tips for getting your car organized and keeping it that way!

 

Empty It Out

The first step to getting organized is getting everything out!  Start by removing everything from your vehicle including floor mats, trash, paperwork, sports equipment and belongings.  By taking out all of the items, you can begin to decide what should stay and what should be thrown away, organized or simply re-homed.

 

Deep Clean Interior

It won’t help to have everything in it’s place if all of those places are covered in dust, dirt and grime.  You’ll want to give your car a thorough cleaning before you dive deep into organizing:

  1. Remove floor mats – setting aside to clean up later.
  2. Wash windows – water, a microfiber towel and a little elbow grease work great and are chemical free.
  3. Wipe down surfaces – steering wheel, dashboards, cup holders, door interiors, floorboards. Use a toothbrush and/or a Q-Tip to get in those small and hard to clean crevices. Coffee filters can easily pick up dirt & dust, and since they’re lint free they won’t leave debris behind.
  4. Vacuum – all upholstery, dashboards, crevices, floors, under the seats and floor mats.

 

Wash Exterior

While a car wash may do the job quickly, nothing can beat the look and satisfaction of handwashing your own vehicle:

  1. Hose down your vehicle with water.
  2. Get a bucket of soapy of water – while it may be tempting to use them, household soap products can damage your vehicle’s protective wax and should be avoided.
  3. Scrub exterior with a soft sponge or cloth.
  4. Wiper blades – wipe down with a rag dampened with alcohol to clean grime and grease off blades.
  5. Clean headlights – toothpaste on a rag can clean the dirtiest headlights in a snap.

 

Decide What You Need

By now, you may already be relishing how terrific your vehicle can look when it’s free of belongings and completely clean inside and out.  But chances are you won’t be able to keep it entirely devoid of personal things.  Start by going through paperwork to decide what actually needs to be kept in the vehicle.  Discard trash and any out of date papers.  Personal items that don’t need to be kept in the car should be brought inside, including cups, water bottles, clothing, and bags.

Questions to ask yourself are:

  1. Should this be thrown away?
  2. Do I really need it in the vehicle?
  3. Who uses this item?
  4. Where is the best place to store this item?

In the next step we can finally get down to the nitty gritty for items that need to go back into the car.

 

Get Proactive

The only way to keep things from piling up and gaining control of the space inside your vehicle again is to get proactive and create solutions to problem clutter areas.

  • Glove box – keep important papers like registration, proof of insurance and car repair receipts organized in a folder or small accordion file.
  • Cup holders – now that your cup holders are clean, let’s keep them that way! Place silicone cupcake liners inside to catch crumbs, change & debris. Not only are they easy to remove for cleaning, they can easily be replaced when needed.
  • Back Seat – fit a pocket organizer over the back of seats to catch all those items that end up laying on the floor, including toys, lotions, bug spray, snacks, wipes, etc.
  • Trunk – trunks can store a lot of items but they can also wreak havoc when those items start rolling all over. Use storage containers or boxes to keep umbrellas, balls, equipment, gloves, blankets, emergency kit and groceries grouped together and stored to find items quickly and to create more space for other items you may need occasionally like folding chairs and store purchases.

 

Maintenance

Your car is finally the picture of organized glory!!  But how do you keep it that way once the chaos of life jumps back in for a ride?

  1. Keep the trash out – while you’re pumping gas at the station, you could also be dumping your trash.  Take advantage of the time you’re waiting for your car to fill with fuel to toss any items you can throw away.
  2. Take it out – items that made it into your vehicle for the ride, also need to get back inside. Make it a habit for everyone in your vehicle to take those same items with them when they exit the vehicle.
  3. Put it back – it seems like a no-brainer but putting items back in the container or place you are storing them is the easiest way to keep your car looking nice and organized.

 

Our needs for our vehicle can change over time, and it’s possible for us to find ourselves driving a car that worked for years but suddenly no longer is right.  If you’re considering buying a used truck, SUV or minivan to fit your changing needs, we’re here to help.  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!

 

 

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As the temps begin to dip in the fall, trees in West Michigan begin to shed their leaves in preparation of winter.  Car owners in Grand Rapids would be smart to also take a cue from nature and prepare our vehicles right now for the colder months ahead.  It’s no secret that as the temperatures begin to plummet, the odds of engine failure skyrocket.  Disappointing news for car owners, but fortunately with an ounce of prevention, you can avoid becoming a road side assistance statistic and keep your vehicle happily on the road.

 

Battery

As the weather turns colder, battery life shrinks.  Listed as one of the top culprits for roadside assistance calls, dead batteries are not only inconvenient but can also become dangerous if they leave you stranded in frigid temps or caught in a desolate location during a storm.  Check your battery beforehand to ensure its connections are clean, tight and corrosion free.  We also recommend having it tested at a local parts store to see how much battery life is left and replacing batteries that are 3 years or older.

 

Tires

Tires are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road, making their job especially critical.  Under-inflated tires, tires with worn treads can reduce your traction and undermine the control you have over your vehicle.  It’s important to remember that as the temperature dives down, so does your tire pressure. We recommend checking your tire pressure when it’s cold out to get a more accurate reading and considering getting snow tires if you live in an area like Grand Rapids that receives a lot of snow or ice.

 

Wiper Blades

Whether you’ll be driving through rain, snow, sleet or hail, clear visibility is the biggest concern!  Replace wiper blades that are torn, cracked or are no longer functioning properly.  For newer blades, clean them by wiping a rag with rubbing alcohol on it to make sure they remain streak free and your line of sight unimpeded.

 

Heating & Cooling

Besides making the interior of the vehicle comfortable, heat also prevents ice build up on your windshield wipers.  Do yourself a favor and check your vehicle’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems to make sure they are working properly before the weather turns.

 

Brakes

Being able to stop as quick as possible on snow and ice covered roads is critical.  Have your brake systems checked, including brake pads, rotors, drums and brake linings.  Doing so can not only help your vehicle brake better but save you unwanted expensive repairs by catching worn out pads before damage gets done to your rotors.

Fluids

Fluids are the lifeblood of your vehicle but just as the cold can slow us down, it can take its own toll on your vehicle’s oil, power steering, antifreeze, brake, transmission and washer fluid.  Keeping an eye on their levels can notify you of a problem before it becomes serious as well as helping your vehicle perform at its best.

 

Filters

Your vehicle has various filters within it to capture dirt, grit and grime to keep your car running smoothly.  Replace your air filter, oil filter, fuel filter and PVC regularly to help your engine not only run better but improve its gas mileage.

 

Lights

As the days become shorter in Winter, your lights become even more important.  Make sure all of your lights are clean and functioning properly, replacing any that are burnt out.  If you find they are in need of cleaning, try using toothpaste and a rag to clean them.

 

Belts

Extreme temperatures can take their toll on the rubber that makes up your vehicle’s belts and hoses.  But taking a few minutes to inspect them for any cracks, frays or wear that could compromise their integrity and cause them to break could mean the difference between a vehicle that runs well and one that leaves you stranded.  Replace hoses or belts that look suspicious before they break.

 

Preventative Maintenance

Routine maintenance can prevent big problems and keep your vehicle running smoothly.  These can include oil changes, tuneups and replacing your air filter frequently.  Every vehicle manufacturer has their own recommended service schedules and you should check with your owner’s manual to see when you should perform them.

 

Having a car that runs properly for the long months of winter and having confidence in its ability to keep you on the road and safe is critical.  If you find yourself doubting your car, truck or van’s ability to get you where you need to go, we invite you to check out our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs and Cars.  At Broadmoor Motors Hastings, 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!

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Find a All Wheel Drive SUV at Broadmoor Motors Hastings before winter hits and you wished you had!!  This 2010 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD Sport Utility Vehicle is priced under $10,000 AND comes backed by a WARRANTY!!  Accident Free, this top selling Compact Crossover Utility Vehicle is exceptionally clean and comes equipped with All Wheel Drive, Keyless Entry, Power Windows, Power Adjustable Mirrors, Second Row Folding Seating for Extra Storage, NEW Tires, NEW Front Brakes as well as an Excellent Safety Rating by the NHTSA!!

Fully Serviced, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 2010 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD SUV 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 Sport Utility Vehicle, 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.

 

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Broadmoor Motors Hastings is the place to find a reliable Work Truck or personal Pickup!!  Featured today is a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Crew Cab 4WD Pickup located at our Hastings location.  This 4×4 Truck comes equipped with a Backup Camera, Bluetooth and Rear Entertainment System just to start.  Towing Preparation Package, Keyless Entry, Heated Exterior Mirrors, Second Row Folding Seat, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Mirrors and a Cab spacious enough to carry the whole family are a few more of the great options available on this reliable 4 Wheel Drive Dodge Pickup Truck.  PLUS, it comes backed by a Warranty!!

Fully Serviced, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 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.

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If you’re looking for a great, reliable, Fuel Efficient used car for under $10,000, you need to check out this 2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS at our Hastings location!!  This 2013 Hyundai Sonata gets an incredible 35 MPG HWY and has been repeatedly named Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, as well as a 5 Star Rating by the government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Association.  Heated Exterior Mirrors, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, Keyless Entry, Bluetooth, Power Locks and Power Windows are just a few of the convenient options available in it.  And with its roomy interior, soaring headroom, and abundant legroom, you’ll not only love the money and gas you save on this great used car, you’ll love the ride you get to take every time you’re in it!!  Not to mention the Warranty that covers it!

Fully Serviced, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 2013 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.