When you’re in the market for a new set of wheels and searching for the perfect new or used vehicle, chances are you’ll be visiting many local dealerships to find it.  Once you’ve finally selected which one you’re interested in buying, you’ll need to decide if you plan on trading in your current vehicle or if you are interested in selling it yourself.  While many people’s automatic reaction is to try and sell it privately it’s not a bad idea to look at the both the Pros & Cons of trading in your current vehicle before you make your final decision.

 

Benefits To Trading In Your Vehicle

  • Convenience – There’s no doubt about it, the biggest reason why so many people choose to trade in their current vehicle to the dealership they are purchasing from versus selling it themselves is because of the sheer convenience of it all.  Selling a vehicle isn’t easy but certainly trading one in is!  It’s simple… you drive in, turn over the keys and viola you’re done.  No posting it online, parking it on a busy road, screening phone calls with people who may or may not be interested or having to meet with prospective buyers.  Simply agree on a trade in value with the dealer, hand over the title, sign some paperwork and you are done!
  • Time – Along with the convenience of trading in a vehicle is the draw of saving time. When you factor in the time to get a vehicle prepped for sale, fix any issues necessary, post ads, park it for sale, take calls, meet for test drives and haggle out a sale, it’s not hard to see how some decide the lower trade in price is worth it.  In addition, in the time it takes to sell the vehicle privately, it must be insured which costs you additional money every day.
  • Built In Downpayment – When you hand over the title and those keys to your salesman, you’ve immediately created a downpayment on the vehicle you are interested in purchasing.  No waiting until you sell the vehicle to a private buyer which may take days, weeks or even months, you’ve got it right now when you need it most.  And while some may come prepared with a downpayment in hand, trading in your current one adds even more to the cash you’ll be putting down.
  • Trade In Tax Credit – Trading in your vehicle can save you money on the sales tax you’ll pay to the state that selling independently does not allow and this year there’s even more allowed!  Beginning January 1, 2018 in Michigan, car buyers will be afforded a sales tax trade-in credit amount for vehicles delivered on or after January 1 for the price agreed to by the dealer and purchaser for the trade-in vehicle, not to exceed $4,000.  That means no sales tax on up to $4000 depending on your trade in value and the purchase price of your vehicle!  So let’s say for example you are buying a used 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport AWD for $18,997 and the dealership has agreed to give you $4500 for your trade in, you’ll only have to pay taxes on $14,997 which is a difference of $240!  Not too shabby.
  • Financed Vehicles Accepted – Whether people still owe money on the vehicle they are currently driving or even upside down in it (owing more than it is worth), one benefit of trading in the vehicle is that a dealership will still take it while it’s difficult to sell a vehicle when you technically do not own it.

 

Drawbacks To Trading In Your Vehicle

  • Less Money – While it’s not always true, individual sellers do typically receive a higher asking price from private buyers than from trading it into a dealership.  This is because a private seller does not need to necessarily make any repairs to get the vehicle into good running order, provide a warranty or need to turn a profit on it in order to stay in business.
  • Decide Quickly – Unlike taking as much time as you’d like to sell it privately to an individual, a dealership will need a final answer to their top trade in dollar before your new purchase has been finalized.  If you have the time and don’t mind the hassle of selling it yourself, this might persuade you to take your chances on selling it to an individual.
  • Not Unique – Most dealerships are usually interested in most trade ins but if they currently have too many of your type of vehicle or even that specific make and model, they may not be interested in extending you an offer for your trade in.  Of if they do, it might be a minimal amount.  Knowing what they already have in their inventory before you step onto the dealership may help you decide beforehand whether you would like to sell it yourself or not.

 

Whether you decide to trade in your vehicle or sell it privately, if you find yourself searching for your next used van, SUV, truck or car,  we invite you to check out our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs, Cars, Commercial Vans, Work Trucks and Cargo Vans.  At Broadmoor Motors, 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 all of our Caledonia, Hastings and Wayland locations with financing available to those who qualify.  We will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs in a pressure free environment.

Let Broadmoor Motors save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car, Family Minivan, All Wheel Drive SUV, Commercial Van or Work Truck. Whether you need to replace your current car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out.  Broadmoor Motors is here for all your Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the Byron Center, Kentwood, Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, greater Grand Rapids, Wayland and Barry County area.  Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road!

2017 Buick Encore Preferred II

Check out our extensive inventory of Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, Chevy, and Ford SUV at our three locations in Wayland, Caledonia & Hastings, MI. Financing is available.

If you’ve been looking for a reliable LUXURY SUV with LOW MILES and a ton of great options that’s backed by a WARRANTY, then you will want to check out this 2017 Buick Encore Preferred II SUV!!

This Clean, Well Maintained Buick has been Detailed and Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and backed by a 30 day/3,000 mile Powertrain Warranty!!  Equipped with a 1.4L Turbo engine with 6 speed automatic transmission, this luxury SUV is also loaded with the technology and convenience you’d expect.

Features included on this Buick are LOW MILES, Leather SeatsRear Backup Camera, Push Start, Navigation, Separate Climate Controls, Remote StartKeyless Entry, Power Windows, Power Locks, Leather Steering Wheel and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 2017 Buick Encore Preferred II will not last long so give us a call at 269.397.2400 to schedule your Test Drive in Wayland today!!  To view Full Listing Details on this Buick, click HERE.  Or to view our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at our Wayland Location ONLY, visit HERE.  To see our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at all of our Broadmoor Motors locations in Wayland, Caledonia and Hastings, please click HERE.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence from a family that’s been in the business for over 60 years!!  Family Owned & Operated and 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 is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan. Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! area.  With three locations to serve you in Wayland, Hastings and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs.

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2012 GMC Yukon SLT1 4WD SUV

Check out our extensive inventory of Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, Chevy, and Ford Sport Utility Vehicles all of our locations in Wayland, Caledonia & Hastings, MI! Financing is available.

If you’ve been looking for a LOW MILEAGE 4 Wheel Drive SUV backed by a 30 Day/3,000 mile Powertrain Warranty in Hastings, then you will want to check out this 2012 GMC Yukon SUV!!

This Clean, Two Owner GMC SUV has been Detailed, Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and is backed by a WARRANTY!!  Equipped with a 5.3L V8 engine and automatic transmission, this Sport Utility Vehicle also comes fully loaded with the comfort and convenience you’ve come to expect.

Features included on this Loaded GMC are Sunroof, Heated Leather Seats, Backup Camera, Heated Steering Wheel, Towing Package, Automatic Headlights, Electrochromic Interior Rearview MirrorSteering Wheel Mounted Controls, Deep Tinted Glass, Leather Steering WheelElectronic Parking Aid, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Adjustable Mirror and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 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 GMC Yukon SUV, 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 all three of our Broadmoor Motors locations in Hastings, Caledonia and Wayland, please click HERE.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence from a family that’s been in the business for over 60 years!!  Family Owned & Operated and 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 is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan. Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! area.  With three locations to serve you in Wayland, Hastings and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs.

Click to view this GMC complete listing or our entire inventory. Give us a call to schedule your test drive today at 269.320.6304.

2016 Cadillac CTS Luxury Twin Turbo AWD

Check out our extensive inventory of Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, Chevy, and Ford Luxury Vehicles all of our locations in Wayland, Caledonia & Hastings, MI! Financing is available.

If you’ve been looking for a Luxury Car backed by a 30 Day/3,000 mile Powertrain Warranty in Caledonia, then you will want to check out this 2016 Cadillac CTS Luxury Twin Turbo AWD Sedan!!

This Clean Cadillac has been Detailed, Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and is backed by a WARRANTY!!  Equipped with a fuel efficient 3.0L V6 DOHC 24V TWIN-TURBO engine and automatic transmission, this Luxury Vehicle also comes fully loaded with the comfort and convenience you’ve come to expect.

Features included on this Cadillac CTS Luxury Twin Turbo AWD are Automatic Headlights, Touch Screen Entertainment Center, PUSH to START, Keyless Entry, Remote Start, Leather Seating, Rain Sensing Wipers, Electromic Interior MirrorSteering Wheel Mounted Controls, Daytime Running LightsPower Locks, Power Windows and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this Cadillac will not last long so give us a call at 616.698.9595 to schedule your Test Drive in Caledonia today!!  To view Full Listing Details on this Cadillac CTS, click HERE.  Or to view our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at our Caledonia Location ONLY, visit HERE.  To see our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at all three of our Broadmoor Motors locations in Hastings, Caledonia and Wayland, please click HERE.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence from a family that’s been in the business for over 60 years!!  Family Owned & Operated and 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 is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan. Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! area.  With three locations to serve you in Wayland, Hastings and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs.

Click to view this Cadillac complete listing or our entire inventory. Give us a call to schedule your test drive today at 616.698.9595.

Whether you’re considering buying your first commercial van, work truck or cargo van, or you’re planning on adding to your already existing commercial fleet, there are many factors to consider. As an integral part of your business functioning properly, it obviously is in your best interest as a business owner to find a reliable commercial vehicle but what may be less obvious is how to find one.  Take a look at our tips & tricks on how to find a great commercial vehicle!

 

1) Find A Trusted Dealership

Whether you are planning on buying a new or used commercial vehicle, finding a trusted dealership is invaluable.  While each commercial van, cargo van or work truck may vary on their specific uses and options, one thing that should not vary is the confidence you hold in the dealership you’ll be purchasing it from that they’ll be able to deliver a trusted and safe vehicle.  The obvious place to start is with a dealership you’ve already had a positive experience working with prior.  But if you haven’t, it’s important to look at online reviews from prospective dealerships.  What do their previous customers say about their experience?  Are they overwhelmingly positive with only a few negatives or do their prior customers consistently say the same negative statements?  While it’s nearly impossible to find any business with no negative reviews, it’s important to see if their complaint was legitimate as well as how the dealership responded to their complaints.

 

2) Ask For A Warranty

Downtime for repairs on your cargo van or work truck not only means money spent to a mechanic but time and money your company is not making.  A commercial vehicle that comes with a warranty adds reassurance you won’t be dealing with those problems but is it possible to find a used commercial vehicle with a warranty?  At Broadmoor Motors we believe your hard earned money not only deserves a reliable vehicle but one that’s backed by a 30 Day Powertrain Warranty and offer additional extended warranties with none of the filler and unnecessary items that other dealerships offer.  In addition, Broadmoor Motors handles our warranties locally so you aren’t

 

3) Know What You Need

Obviously you need your vehicle to take you from point A to point B and often times as a work or commercial vehicle, a point C, D and E in a day.  But in addition to getting you where you need to be to do the job you need to do, there are usually other items that need to be transported along with you. Before deciding what vehicle will do that best, it’s important to consider what are absolutes for your commercial vehicle.  Do you do need to haul large, heavy items often or do you require a larger vehicle to transport more people?  Will you need to tow things such as a tool trailer or animal trailer?  Or will this vehicle need to smaller spaces or shelves to organize tools or equipment?  Or does your business require refrigeration for catering or a large empty cargo space for transporting.  Answering these questions before you begin your search can help guide you into what type of truck, transit van, cargo van or commercial passenger van is best for your company or business.

 

4) Know Your Budget

Chances are before you even began searching for your next commercial vehicle, you knew what price your business could afford to pay for it.  But if you haven’t crunched the numbers to see what budget you are working within, this would be the time to evaluate your maximum budget.  Decide if you will be buying the commercial vehicle outright or if your business will plan on financing it.  If financing works best for your company, be sure to shop around to find the best finance rates.  While you may discover a dealership like Broadmoor Motors that does not markup your interest rate to make a profit, there are many dealerships that it is common practice. Shopping around ahead of time can help prevent you from being blindsided by an interest rate you might not have been expecting as well as help you find the best one available to you.

 

5) Talk To Your Accountant

Purchasing a commercial van, truck or transit van for your business may offer your company tax write offs that may include the interest or payments which could allow for benefits you weren’t aware of previously.  Before buying, leasing or financing a commercial vehicle, we recommend talking to your accountant to find out which works best for your specific needs.

 

Having a commercial vehicle that runs properly day in and day out, while having confidence in its ability to keep you on the road and safe is critical for your company.  If you find yourself doubting your car, truck or vans 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, 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 all of our Caledonia, Hastings and Wayland locations with financing available to those who qualify.  We will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs in a pressure free environment.

Let Broadmoor Motors save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car, Family Minivan, All Wheel Drive SUV, Commercial Van or Work Truck..  Whether you 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 Sales, and Auto Service needs in the Byron Center, Kentwood, Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, greater Grand Rapids, Wayland and Barry County area.  Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road!

2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LTZ AWD SUV

Check out our extensive inventory of Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, Chevy, and Ford Sport Utility Vehicles all of our locations in Wayland, Caledonia & Hastings, MI! Financing is available.

If you’ve been looking for a Chevy Pickup backed by a 30 Day/3,000 mile Powertrain Warranty in Wayland, then you will want to check out this 2007 Chevy Avalanche 1500 LTZ!!

This Clean Avalanche has been Detailed, Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and is backed by a WARRANTY!!  Equipped with a 5.3L V8 engine and automatic transmission, this All Wheel Drive Vehicle also comes fully loaded with the comfort and convenience you’ve come to expect.

Features included on this LOADED Chevy Avalanche are Rear DVD Player, Leather Seats, Power Sunroof, Excellent Tires, New Rear ShocksAutomatic Headlights, Electronic Parking AidSteering Wheel Mounted Controls, Remote Ignition, Daytime Running Lights, Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat, Keyless Entry, Power Locks, Power Windows and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this Chevy AWD Pickup will not last long so give us a call at 269.397.2400 to schedule your Test Drive in Wayland today!!  To view Full Listing Details on this Chevrolet Avalanche, click HERE.  Or to view our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at our Wayland Location ONLY, visit HERE.  To see our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at all three of our Broadmoor Motors locations in Hastings, Caledonia and Wayland, please click HERE.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence from a family that’s been in the business for over 60 years!!  Family Owned & Operated and 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 is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan. Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! area.  With three locations to serve you in Wayland, Hastings and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs.

Click to view this Chevy complete listing or our entire inventory. Give us a call to schedule your test drive today at 269.397.2400.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT Hatchback

Check out our extensive inventory of Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, Chevy, and Ford Fuel Efficient Cars at all of our locations in Wayland, Caledonia & Hastings, MI. Financing is available.

If you’ve been looking for a reliable FUEL EFFICIENT Car with great options that’s backed by a WARRANTY, then you will want to check out this 2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT in Hastings!!

This Clean, Fuel Efficient Car has been Detailed and Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and backed by a 30 day/3,000 mile Powertrain Warranty!!  Equipped with a 1.4L L4 DOHC 16V TURBO and automatic transmission, this great looking Chevy gets an impressive 30 City MPG and 40 Highway MPG while also loaded with the technology and convenience you’d expect.

Features included on this Chevy are LOW MILESBackup Camera, BluetoothPower Windows, Power Locks, OnStar Ready, Navigation Aid, Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 2017 Chevy Cruze 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 Chevy, 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 all of our Broadmoor Motors locations in Wayland, Caledonia and Hastings, please click HERE.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence from a family that’s been in the business for over 60 years!!  Family Owned & Operated and 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 is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan. Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! area.  With three locations to serve you in Wayland, Hastings and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs.

Click to view this Chevy Cruz complete listing or our entire inventory. Give us a call to schedule your test drive today at 269.320.6304.

2016 Chevrolet Express 3500 15 Passenger Van

Check out our extensive inventory of Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, Chevy, and Ford Commercial Vans, Work Trucks and Box Trucks at both locations in Caledonia, Hastings, and Wayland, MI! Financing is available.

If you’ve been looking for a reliable 15 Passenger Van with LOW MILES that’s also backed by a WARRANTY, then you will want to check out this 2016 Chevy Express 3500 15 Passenger Extended Cargo Van!!

This One Owner, Accident Free Extended Cargo Van has been Detailed and Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and backed by a 30 Day/3,000 mile Powertrain Warranty!!  Equipped with a 6.0L V8 engine and an automatic transmission, this Passenger Van has seating for 15 in addition to being loaded with a multitude of convenient accessories.

Features included on this Chevy Extended Cargo Van are LOW Miles, 4 nice Bridgestone V-Steel Tires, Daytime Running LightsCruise ControlKeyless EntryAutomatic Headlights, Air Conditioning and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 2016 Chevrolet Commercial 15 Passenger Van will not last long so give us a call at 616.698.9595 to schedule your Test Drive in Grand Rapids today!!  To view Full Listing Details on this Work Van, click HERE.  Or to view our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at our Caledonia Location ONLY, visit HERE.  To see our Entire Inventory of Quality, Pre-Owned Vehicles at all of our Broadmoor Motors locations in Wayland, Caledonia and Hastings, please click HERE.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence from a family that’s been in the business for over 60 years!!  Family Owned & Operated and 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 is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan. Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! area.  With three locations to serve you in Wayland, Hastings and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs.

Click to view this Vans Complete Listing or our entire inventory. Give us a call to schedule your test drive today at 616.698.9595.

The official season of Winter has just begun in West Michigan and while the roads are turning slick, many drivers are beginning to consider whether or not they would fare better on those snowy streets with a 4 Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive versus their current Front Wheel Drive. But before you decide to upgrade into a different new or used Car, Truck or SUV with either 4WD or AWD, it’s important to understand the difference between them, their individual benefits and what the downsides to each may entail.

 

What They Are

4×4 or 4 Wheel Drive

4 Wheel Drive, or 4×4 as they are commonly referred to, are systems designed to work when you want them to and disengaged when you do not want them to be.  This system is a form of drivetrain that allows power to all four wheels simultaneously instead of two and with equal distribution.  4 Wheel Drive can be engaged in either 4WD Low or 4WD High depending on the task at hand or the speed in which you will be driving.  Low range 4×4 should be used with speeds under 40 mph and is typically engaged when more torque applied to each tire is desired such as towing or pulling a heavy object up a steep incline or through tough terrain such as heavy snow, thick mud or deep water. High range is used for traveling at normal, higher speeds but still offers better traction with all four tires and is beneficial when road conditions are slick.

All Wheel Drive

All Wheel Drive is a relatively new innovation and is a more complicated system than 4WD.  By utilizing sensors, it can adjust power to each wheel as it is needed.  AWD is permanently on and more commonly found in cars and SUVs versus trucks, which traditionally offer 4WD for its towing ability.  All Wheel Drive vehicles have become ever increasingly more popular not only for their increase in traction when necessary but in their overall handling experience.

 

How They Work

4WD or 4×4

With 4 Wheel Drive, power is supplied from the transmission to a transfer case, where it is then equally split between the front and rear axles for maximum torque.  By doing so, the transfer case ensures that all four wheels turn simultaneously and evenly, and in doing so, allows the tires to turn at the same speed.  This allows for an increase in both power and in traction with the road.

AWD

While AWD vehicles achieve a very similar goal, they employ a slightly different strategy to do so. AWD systems utilize a front, center and rear differential with a variety of sensors, determining which wheels have the most grip, all while seamlessly and automatically redirecting power to those with less. This means depending on the road conditions, All Wheel Drive vehicles send a variable amount of power to each wheel as they are needed.

 

Benefits

Pros of 4×4 or 4WD

Driving a vehicle equipped with 4 Wheel Drive affords the vehicle with better traction, a greater towing and hauling capability as well as handling better through extremely slippery conditions such as ice, snow, slush or other tough terrain like deep water, thick sand and up steep inclines.  4×4 is also ideal for off-road conditions over 2 Wheel Drive vehicles.

Pros of AWD

The biggest advantage of All Wheel Drive vehicles is the peace of mind afforded from not having to worry about turning 4WD on and off.  It’s not always easy to tell if the road conditions are slippery but All Wheel Drive vehicles take the guesswork out of the equation.  Because AWD vehicles are always monitoring how much traction each wheel has, it can allocate power when and where it needs it most.  This advancement has created vehicles that are better at providing sportier handling on all types of road conditions including snow, ice and rain.

 

Drawbacks

Cons of 4WD

Turning all four wheels simultaneously takes a lot of power and in turn, takes more fuel to do it.  Thus 4WD vehicles while 4 Wheel Drive is engaged, are less fuel efficient than their 2 Wheel Drive counterparts.  Because all four tires are turning at the same speed, 4 Wheel Drive vehicles can also feel awkward completing turns due to the ground being covered.  The inside wheel needs to turn slower than the outside wheel, which is covering more ground.  But while 4×4 is engaged, the tires are not permitted to turn at different speeds and this leads to that ‘jerky’ feeling you may have experienced before.  4WD vehicles are also more expensive and weight more than similar 2WD vehicles.

Cons of AWD

Because of the drivetrain utilized in All Wheel Drive vehicles, the power can not be switched on and off, and can negate fuel efficiency.  AWD vehicles can also not match the traction offered by 4×4 vehicles, thus they fall short of providing the same towing and hauling capabilities at lower speeds.  All Wheel Drive vehicles do not perform the same in off-road conditions.  AWD systems also add weight and complexity to vehicles, and typically cost more than similar 2WD vehicles.

 

While a 4×4, 4WD or All Wheel Drive may not be right for everyone, there are certainly those who either need or want the added traction system in their vehicle.  If you find yourself searching for your next used SUV, truck or car that comes equipped with AWD or 4WD, we invite you to check out our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs and Cars.  At Broadmoor Motors, 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 all of our Caledonia, Hastings and Wayland locations with financing available to those who qualify.  We will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs in a pressure free environment.

Let Broadmoor Motors save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car, Family Minivan, All Wheel Drive SUV, Commercial Van or Work Truck. Whether you need to replace your current car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out.  Broadmoor Motors is here for all your Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the Byron Center, Kentwood, Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, greater Grand Rapids, Wayland and Barry County area.  Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road!

 

2012 Ford Escape Limited SUV

Check out our extensive inventory of Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, Chevy, and Ford Sport Utility Vehicles all of our locations in Wayland, Caledonia & Hastings, MI! Financing is available.

If you’ve been looking for a Low Mile SUV backed by a 30 Day/3,000 mile Powertrain Warranty in Hastings, then you will want to check out this 2012 Ford Escape SUV!!

This Clean Escape has been Detailed, Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and is backed by a WARRANTY!!  Equipped with a fuel efficient 2.5L engine and automatic transmission, this Sport Utility Vehicle also comes fully loaded with the comfort and convenience you’ve come to expect.

Features included on this Ford Escape are Backup CameraAutomatic Headlights, Heated Leather, Sunroof, Microsoft SYNC,  Electronic Brake Assistance, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, Deep Tinted Glass, Second Row Folding Seat, Power Locks, Power Windows and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this All Wheel Drive 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 Ford Escape SUV, 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 all three of our Broadmoor Motors locations in Hastings, Caledonia and Wayland, please click HERE.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence from a family that’s been in the business for over 60 years!!  Family Owned & Operated and 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 is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Grand Rapids, Barry County, Wayland, Middleville, Caledonia, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan. Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, which is not an aftermarket product! Located just south of downtown Hastings, MI USA.  This vehicle comes fully serviced and is backed by a 100% Power Train warranty. Do not buy one as-is from another dealer.

Click to view this Ford complete listing or our entire inventory. Give us a call to schedule your test drive today at 269.320.6304.