If you love the reliability of All Wheel Drive and the reputation of a Subaru, this 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium is for you!!  One Owner, Accident Free and named Insurance Institute Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick eight years in a row, it’s not hard to see why people love their Subarus.  This Forester comes equipped Panoramic Moonroof, Heated Seats, Rear Backup Camera, NEW Tires, NEW Rear Tires, Steering Wheel Mounted Cruise & Audio Controls, USB & AUX Inputs, Keyless Entry Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Sunroof, Power Exterior Mirrors and so much more.

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium AWD 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 Subaru, 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.

 

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Oh, the holidays in West Michigan!!  A magical time where there’s always somewhere to go and something to do.  From traveling to parties to shopping to concerts to family gatherings… it’s not hard to find more of a reason to be out on the road more often for the season.  While we can easily expect to stay busy during the few weeks coming ahead of us, what’s harder to predict are the road conditions we’ll be dealing with while we are out and about doing, seeing and spending time in the greater Grand Rapids area.

During the next several months, too often Grand Rapids drivers will find themselves facing roads covered with ice, snow, slush or a mixture of all of those hazards.  To combat the precarious road conditions we often discover during the long winter months ahead, many Michigan drivers turn to vehicles with All Wheel Drive and 4 Wheel Drive.  But many do so without realizing the full spectrum of benefits All Wheel Drive has to offer!  Today, we’re delving into the added bonuses you may not realize come hand in hand with your car, truck or SUV being equipped with All Wheel Drive.

 

Traction

All Wheel Drive works by employing all four tires while driving and thus increasing traction on slick or slippery road surfaces.  So instead of having two wheels slicing through the snow, slush and muck, your vehicle can power through utilizing all four.  That’s double the advantage!  This can help you avoid sliding particularly while navigating a turn or even alleviate becoming stuck in thicker, heavier snow.

 

Resale Value

Chances are, you’re not planning on driving your  truck, SUV or car into the ground.  Instead, there’s a larger possibility that you’ll be trading it in or privately selling it in the distant future.  All Wheel Drive is a nice added feature on your vehicle and in turn, increases the resale value of it for that day when you plan to sell.  And with an ever increasing demand from the public for vehicles capable of handling the harsh midwest climate that nature can dole out on West Michigan, not only can it help you sell it for more but possibly even faster!

 

Sense of Security

Peace of mind… it’s often said its worth its weight in gold.  Owners of vehicles equipped with All Wheel Drive get the added benefit of knowing their car, SUV or truck can offer them better traction when it matters most.  West Michigan drivers can easily anticipate ugly commutes for months on end.  Wouldn’t it be nice to know your vehicle had every advantage out on the road it could offer you?

 

Fuel Efficiency

The previous bane of All Wheel Drive in years past has been a lack of fuel efficiency found when powering all four tires to spin.  With recent advancements in All Wheel Drive technology though, AWD cars, trucks and SUV’s have come to rival the fuel economy of their two wheel drive alternatives!  One of those advancements is the ability to determine when traction has been lost and waiting to engage all four tires when it is most beneficial instead of consistently.  That may not sound like much but having a vehicle that utilizes two wheels when road conditions are normal and only sending power to all four tires when necessary, translates into your car can maintaining the fuel efficiency of a two wheel drive car but with the added security of all four if need be.

 

Increased Acceleration

It only makes sense that if all four tires are spinning and working together as one unit, they can surpass the ability of two.  Often times, the very same harsh road conditions that threaten your tires traction also begin to affect its ability to accelerate.  All Wheel Drive increases your vehicles grip on the road beneath you, increasing your acceleration in moments when it matters most like getting up to speed quickly on the highway or when turning onto a road.

 

While All Wheel Drive has many benefits to drivers on Michigan roads, it’s also important to realize it’s limitations.  Although All Wheel Drive positively affects traction and acceleration, it does not play a role in decreased braking time or distance.  Regardless if your vehicle is equipped with Front Wheel Drive, All Wheel Drive or 4 Wheel Drive, it is critical to give your vehicle enough time to come to a stop when needed.  Likewise, All Wheel Drive vehicles are truly only as good as the wheels they are spinning.  If your tires have no tread or they show a lot of wear, they can not perform to their best ability.  Always make sure your tires are road ready before inclement weather strikes!

 

Finding the right car, truck, SUV or minivan can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be.  If you’re thinking of finding an All Wheel Drive vehicle to give you added traction and security, our knowledgeable salesmen can help you locate the one that works best for you.  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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The holidays bring parties and family get togethers but for millions of people, it can also mean traveling during one of the busiest times in the year.  In 2015, AAA estimated a record breaking 100 million during the year’s holiday season.  And if that number doesn’t blow you away, consider that is equivalent to the population of California, Texas, Florida and New York combined!!

Regardless if you are planning on flying or driving this Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years to be with the ones you love, chances are you’re going to come across a lot of others doing the same.   Don’t let all the hussle and bussle of the crowds drag you down and turn you into the Grinch.  Before you set off for over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house this year, take a look at our Holiday Travel Tips and learn how to avoid the most common travel woes.

 

Plan Ahead

Having a well drawn out game plan before you set off on your travels will save you from needless stress and worry in a time that can already be stressful enough.  Avoid procrastination and start fine tuning your holiday travel plans well in advance in order to save both money and time.  With limited dates available to travel, it can be hard to decide if you will be flying or driving to your destination.  Simplify the process by considering these factors and asking yourself these questions…

 

  • How far you need to go – Is your destination across the country or is it a couple of hours away?
  • How many people are going – Are you taking the whole family or is it just you?
  • Your budget ~ Can I afford airline tickets at the premium price they come at during the holidays?
  • Your vehicle’s road trip readiness – Can your car handle a longer trip or will you need to rent a car to get there?
  • What needs to go with you – Will you be needing a lot of added clothing while you’re away or will you be taking many gifts with you?

 

Ready For a Roadtrip?

If you decide that driving makes more sense for you, make sure you have your route plotted before you leave.  While modern technology offers us the ability to use GPS while driving, if there is a glitch or you somehow lose your GPS you could easily end up completely lost and frustrated.  Having a general idea of the route you’ll be driving not only helps save you that anguish but it can give you a heads up on possible tolls along the way or convenient places to stop for food, gas or lodging if necessary.  Be sure to pack snacks and drinks for the drive to avoid unneeded and time consuming stops at gas stations and restaurants, packing a cooler if possible with sandwiches, fruit and water so they are more refreshing.  If traveling with children, bring items to keep them entertained while they are confined inside the car.  Games, movies, puzzles and even playdoh are easy to pack and can keep their attention focused on fun and not on asking you… “are we there yet?”

 

Decided you’d rather fly instead?

Rather take flight than feel the open road?  Then planning just became even more imperative for a stress free time.  Start looking for flights well in advance to get the best deal, checking multiple websites and search engines to yield the best deals available.  Also, try following airlines you frequent often or could use to travel during the holidays on social media in the months ahead and request to receive their emails for exclusive deals and flash sales that might pop up for a limited time or not open to the public.  Plan on long lines to check bags and go through security, and give yourself extra time to deal with the throngs of people who will also be traveling with you.  Check in online beforehand, printing your tickets at home or saving on your smartphone or use a Self Check In Kiosk to print your boarding tickets to avoid standing in any more lines than necessary.

In addition to all of that, you’ll want to choose wisely in what you pack.  Ship extra items, gifts or bags ahead of time to avoid costly luggage fees.  If you plan on having a carry on, double check what the airlines policies are on items you may be bringin inside it like liquids, food, or electronics.  Wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off while walking through security, and avoid wearing anything metal that will set off the metal detector and stall your progress.  Last but certainly never the least, remember to pack some entertainment for yourself and for your children, taking into consideration that travel delays are common during the holidays due to weather and mechanical issues.  If your entertainment involves electronics, keep chargers handy and have a back up in mind like a book or other game to avoid boredom.

 

Like traveling during the holidays, finding the right car, truck, SUV or minivan can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be.  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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Looking for a budget friendly vehicle for the family or for commuting?  Have we got the car for you!  Featured today is a 2003 Toyota Avalon XLS with a 3.0L V6 engine and priced UNDER $5,000!!  Not only does it carry the reputation for spacious comfort and reliability but it’s stacked with extra options including Sunroof, Heated Leather Seats, Keyless Entry Power Seats, Power Exterior Mirror, Driver Seat Memory and backed by a WARRANTY!!

Fully Serviced, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 2003 Toyota Avalon XLS 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 budget friendly Toyota, 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.

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If you’re looking for a reliable Subaru at a great price, you’ll want to check out this 2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium with All Wheel Drive!!  This One Owner, Keyless Entry, Heated Seats, Sunroof, Automatic Headlights, Power Windows, Power Locks, Bluetooth, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, and so much more!!  Accident Free, this All Wheel Drive Vehicle also comes backed by a WARRANTY in addition to the excellent reputation of being a Subaru.

Fully Serviced, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium 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 Subaru, 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.

 

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LOW, LOW, LOW Mileage on this 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD Pickup Truck!!  With a 5.7L V8 Engine, 8 foot box, 8700 lb Towing Capacity and ONLY 21,000 Miles make this truck a great option for a personal truck or a work truck.  NEW Tires and 4 Wheel Drive will have you ready for the Winter roads ahead and backed by a WARRANTY from Broadmoor Motors!!  Keyless Entry, Bedliner, Auxiliary Jack, Cruise Control, Electronic Brakes and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD Crewcab 8ft. 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.