When Back To The Future came out, it predicted that we’d be driving flying cars in 2015 and for a while, we probably all were convinced that there was a strong possibility it would happen. As the years went by, this prediction seemed far more fantasy than reality.  While our vehicles may still be planted firmly on the ground, there have been incredible developments in design, technology and fabrication that have brought us some impressive advancements.

Lane Correction

Current Lane Detection systems notify you with an indicator light, beeping and haptic feedback with vibrations in the steering wheel or even vibrating in the seat in some models. But future Lane Correction sets its sights going beyond simply alerting you that you are departing from your lane or even helping you correct your steering once you have.  Future Lane Correction takes it even a step further by helping maintain your vehicle’s presence in the center of the lane so larger corrections are no longer necessary.

Collision Prevention

Collision Prevention systems already help alert drivers when an impending collision is likely to take place and some even automatically begin to apply the brakes to help reduce or completely prevent impact.  Future systems will up the ante completely by detecting when the braking distance is too short to avoid an object, such as a pedestrian stepping out in front of the vehicle, and add steering assistance to guide the vehicle around the barrier.

360° Views

Why just have a backup camera when you could have a clear 360° view around your entire vehicle?  Future safety systems will do just that.  In addition to providing a view of the area immediately behind your vehicle, 360° cameras with cameras stationed around the vehicle which displays the area around both sides of the vehicle and gives a panorama view of the front and back, with some models even able to give a bird’s-eye view of the top of vehicle.

Night Vision

It’s no mystery that as daylight vanishes, it gets more difficult to see animals and objects in the roadway ahead of you.  Night Vision systems can help drivers avoid a collision by using infrared light sources to illuminate obstacles in the road, giving them more time to react.

Pedestrian Detection

With the risk of a fatality being caused when vehicle-pedestrian collisions occur, car companies will be working to add Pedestrian Detection systems to help alleviate the likelihood.  When these systems detect a walker, jogger, bicyclist or motorcyclist in the path of the vehicle, it can alert the driver or even applies the brakes to stop the vehicle.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control takes the guesswork out of the space between you and the vehicle in front of you.  By utilizing onboard sensors and software, it can automatically manage the distance between your vehicle and the one ahead of you, preventing you from suddenly finding yourself to close and worse yet, rear-ending the vehicle you were following.

Vehicle To Vehicle Communications

Vehicle To Vehicle Communications sounds a lot like your vehicle will be calling another vehicle on its own and in a way, it kind of does.  In the future, vehicles will be able to talk to each other through intelligence vehicle systems using Wi-Fi to transmit your vehicle’s location to other vehicles and let your vehicle know of vehicles around you.  This can be helpful in situations where a vehicle has stopped suddenly up ahead or alerting you of an approaching car before passing a vehicle.

Bluetooth Standard

Handsfree will become the new normal when Bluetooth is no longer an upgrade or option but when it becomes standard.  This will allow for drivers to change a song or make a phone call without having to take their hands off the wheel.  Additionally, these systems will be able to read texts so drivers can keep their eyes on the road ahead

Adaptive Headlights

Unlike standard headlights, Adaptive Headlights are able to pivot when necessary by reacting to the speed, steering and elevation of the vehicle to increase visibility over hills and around corners. This can not only help drivers driving at night see obstacles in the road faster and help increase your vehicle’s visibility to other drivers who are approaching.

Driver Health Monitor

What if your vehicle could alert you that you were about to have a heart attack or for those with epilepsy that they are going to have a seizure?  It sounds impossible but advancements are making it much more likely.  Driver Health Monitor systems would use systems within the seatbelt and steering wheel to gauge if the driver’s vital statistics are reaching a dangerous level.  In addition to pulling the vehicle over to prevent a crash, these systems will also be able to notify EMS of the emergency and location so help can be on their way.

 

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Learning to drive and getting your Drivers License is a right of passage many teenagers take on the path to becoming independent.  While having another driver in the home can be an added convenience for carpooling to and from school or running errands, many parents also feel concern over how safe their teen truly is behind the wheel.

When you consider that the fatality rate for vehicular crashes involving teens ages 16-19 is 3 times greater than that of a driver over the age of 20, it’s not hard to understand their concern is more than valid.  Teen drivers actually driver far less than any of their driving counterparts, other than the elderly, but their number of car crashes and resulting deaths of teens is disproportionate high.  In fact, vehicle fatalities are the #1 cause of deaths in teens.  But all is not lost.  Arming yourself and your young driver with a little bit of added knowledge and know-how could help give them the added protection they need as they venture out into the great wide open.

 

What You Need To Know

It is estimated that 9 people are killed and 1,000 injured each day in the USA alone in vehicular accidents that are attributed to distracted driving. In fact, Distracted Driving is one of the leading causes of accidents and only continues to grow more rapidly each year.  But that number skyrockets when it comes to teens and lands with 58% of teen accidents involving distracted driving.

Distracted Driving breaks down into 3 different categories:

  • Visual – taking your eyes off the road while driving
  • Mental – taking your mind off driving
  • Physical – taking your hands off the wheel

Reading or sending a text message takes the driver’s eyes off the road for about 5 seconds and in this time, their vehicle can travel the distance of a football.  Yet, in recent years, texting while driving has become an even bigger problem. This is because the act of texting causes a driver to be distracted by all 3 categories simultaneously… visually, mentally and physically.  This perfect storm has resulted in strict laws prohibiting drivers from texting while behind the wheel but it hasn’t solved the problem.

But smartphones aren’t the only distraction facing teenagers behind the wheel.  Another common issue for young drivers is having other teens in the vehicle with them.  In a recent study by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm verified what has been known for some time… the increase of peer passengers in a vehicle with a teen driver increases the risk of an accident occuring.  They found that both male and female drivers were more likely to be distracted with 71% of males and 47% of females admitted they were distracted directly by the actions of their young passengers, regardless if the distractions were unintentional or not. Furthermore, male drivers were 6 times more likely to perform an illegal maneuver and more than twice as likely to drive aggressively just before a crash, as compared to males driving alone.

 

What You Can Do

  • Play it safe – Limit the number of passengers while your teen is behind the wheel for the first year to avoid unnecessary distractions and help your driver stay focused on the rules of the road and navigating their vehicle.
  • Starts at home – Realizing that teens whose parents drove distracted are 4 times more likely to do the same, be a good example of driving without distractions. Avoid using your cell phone for calls or texts and do not eat while behind the wheel.
  • Everybody buckle up – Set a good example by buckling up and insisting that no matter where your teen is sitting, they do the same everytime they get in the vehicle for any distance.
  • Zero Tolerance – Make a family rule that drinking and driving will not be tolerated. Have them pledge they will not partake in any substance that could impair them before getting behind the wheel and hold them to it.  Inexperience with driving coupled with any substance that impairs their driving ability is a recipe for disaster.  In addition to being illegal, there really is no safe amount of alcohol your teen can drink before getting behind the wheel of an automobile.
  • Detour distractions – Talk to your teen about the dangers of distracted driving and how to avoid them like putting their cell phone in a bag or purse in the backseat or safely in the glove box where it can not tempt them to just ‘take a peek’ at a text or check a notification are good ideas.
  • Get an app – There are many apps that can share driver information with parents so you can keep a lookout for your teen driver even when you’re not there.  Features may include notifying you of driving above preset limits, when they have left or arrived at predetermined destinations or even mute calls or notifications on their phone while they’re behind the wheel.

 

 

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2015 Chevrolet Charger SXT

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Features included on this Chevy are LOW MILES, Heated & Cooled Seats, Black Leather Seats, Touchscreen EntertainmentNavigation, Backup Camera, Heated Steering Wheel, Keyless Entry, Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror, Power Windows, Power Locks, Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls and so much more!!

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4×4 Pickup

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Features included on this Silverado Pickup are OnStar Ready, Front Bench Seat, Adjustable Pedals, AUX Jack, USB Port, Automatic Headlights, Daytime Running Lights, Heated Exterior MirrorSteering Wheel Mounted Controls, Keyless Entry, Leather Steering Wheel, Seating for 6, Power Locks, Power Windows and so much more!!

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado LT 1500 4×4 Pickup

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Features included on this Silverado Pickup are Plastic Bedliner, Stainless Steel Nerf BarsRemote StartAutomatic Headlights, Daytime Running Lights, Heated Exterior MirrorSteering Wheel Mounted Controls, Keyless Entry, Leather Steering Wheel, Seating for 6, Power Locks, Power Windows and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this Pickup Truck 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 Silverado, 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.

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2015 Chevrolet Impala LS

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This Clean, still under FACTORY WARRANTYFuel Efficient Car has been Detailed and Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and backed by original Factory Warranty!!  Equipped with a 2.5L L4 DOHC 16V automatic transmission, this great looking Chevy gets 22 City MPG and 31 Highway MPG while also loaded with the technology and convenience you’d expect.

Features included on this Chevy are LOW LOW MILES which still qualify for Factory Warranty, Brand NEW Tires, Electronic Brake Assistance, Power SeatsPower Windows, Power Locks, Sirius XM Radio, Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls and so much more!!

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2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT

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Features included on this Chevy are LOW MILESBackup Camera, Alloy Rims, Automatic HeadlightsPower Windows, Power Locks, Steering Wheel Controls, Navigation Aid, Cruise Control, Keyless Entry 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.

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2015 Ford E-450 Champion Challenger Handicap Accessible 13 Passenger Bus

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If you’ve been looking for a reliable LOW MILEAGE Handicap Accessible Bus that comes with a ton of options including seating for 13 and backed by a WARRANTY, then you will want to check out this 2015 Ford E-450 Champion Handicap Accessible Bus!!

This Clean, LOW MILEAGE, Wheelchair Accessible Bus has been Detailed and Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and is backed by a 30 Day/3,000 mile Powertrain Warranty!!  Equipped with a 6.8L V10 and an automatic transmission, this wheelchair accessible E-450 has room for a wheelchair in addition to seating for 13 and comes fully loaded with the convenience of a multitude of handicap accessories.

Features included on this Handicap Wheelchair Accessible Champion Handicap Accessible Bus are a Braun Handicap Powerlift in pristine condition, as well as regular seating in incredible condition, This people mover bus is equipped with Front and Rear Heat and A/C, Power Side passenger door, Exterior and Interior lighting throughout & much more! This would be a great bus for transporting passengers in any season. and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this Wheelchair Accessible 2015 Ford E-450 Handicap Accessible Bus 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 Wheelchair Accessible Bus, 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 Caledonia, Hastings and Wayland, please click HERE.

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When the snow falls in West Michigan and as vehicles slip and slide on Grand Rapids roads, people often realize just what condition their current tires are truly in and just how important having the right tire can make in making it safely from point A to point B.  As Tire Shops are flooded with drivers looking to upgrade into better tread and traction, they are faced with the decision on whether or not to purchase snow tires or if all season tires can handle the long wintry months in West Michigan.  Before you make that decision for your own vehicle, it’s best to fully understand the differences between the two and what pros and cons they each bring to make your vehicle safer and you feel more secure behind the wheel.

 

What Are Winter Tires

Winter tires are designed to maintain better traction while driving in extreme cold, ice, slush and snowy roads.  By utilizing softer rubber, these specially designed tires are more flexible which makes them more malleable and better able to conform their shape to the road in wintry road conditions.  In addition, snow tires have deeper tread depths with specifically designed patterns help to maintain their grip on slippery roads better than regular tires.

 

What are All-Season Tires

All season tires are designed to handle a large variety of road conditions including dry roads, wet roads and roads covered with light snow and offer a balance between regular tires and winter tires.  They offer drivers a moderate tread depth and rubber compounds designed to provide a longer tread life than summer tires.  While there are many types and models of all season tires, they on average provide comfort and better overall handling for drivers.

 

Benefits of Snow Tires

Because winter tires are designed with a soft rubber that remains flexible and unique tread patterns with wider grooves, water, snow and slush are expelled easier, traction and handling are both increased in cold weather.  Many times, they also have deep grooves or sipes which cut through snow and water to help avoid slipping or hydroplaning.  When tire grip is critical in for winter driving and the difference between avoiding an accident or getting stuck in the snow, winter tires can outperform all season tires by as much as 25-50% better.

 

Benefits of All Season Tires

All season tires were created as a middle point between summer tires and winter tires but as so, they have their own benefits over their counterparts.  Often times, all season tires are more budget-friendly than either winter or summer tires and offer longer tread life than both, sometimes as much as 2 or 3 times longer.  In addition, all season tires provide a smooth, quieter ride than their counterparts.  Another plus… all season tires typically carry a longer warranty than other tires.

 

Downsides to Winter Tires

Snow tires are specifically designed to handle better in snow, ice and slush, and in doing so they lack in other areas when those wintry road conditions are not present.  Because of their special patterns to give your vehicle more grip on slick roads, they offer poorer handling.  Additionally, their extra grip can be tough on Grand Rapids area roadways and exacerbate the common pothole situation caused during continual freeze/thaws that happen frequently in West Michigan.  Winter tires soft rubber that makes them superior in slippery road conditions also breaks down faster than all season tires and which is why it is not advised to keep them on your vehicle througout the year.

 

Downsides to All Season Tires

All season tires are adequate in light snow but they were not designed to handle as well in heavy snow.  Because they were not designed to deal with extreme cold like winter tires, they tend to harden often resulting in less traction between your vehicle and the road beneath it.  They also do not have the deep sipes that a winter tire has and therefore do not provide the same grip on the snowy or icy roads.

 

Which One Is Right For You

There is no hard and fast answer when choosing between winter tires and all season tires.  Ultimately, each driver should think about and weigh what benefits they consider to be a priority for their individual situation.  Knowing what works for you and your vehicle is paramount.  Whether that’s budget, convenience, climate and conditions where you live, and how far you must commute during the winter.  Be realistic if you’ll be able to have the winter tires swapped out for summer or all season tires when spring rolls in or if having all season tires on your vehicles year round would be more beneficial.

 

If you want to find a reliable, safe vehicle without the hurdles you run into at other dealerships we invite you to check out our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs, Cars, Commercial Vans and Work Trucks.  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 with locations in Hastings, Wayland and Caledonia and 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, 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!

2013 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ FWD SUV

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If you’ve been looking for a Chevy SUV backed by a 30 Day/3,000 mile Powertrain Warranty in Hastings, then you will want to check out this 2013 Chevy Equinox SUV!!

This Clean Equinox has been Detailed, Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and is backed by a WARRANTY!!  Equipped with a 2.4L 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 Chevy Equinox are Heated Leather Seats, Leather Steering Wheel, Touchscreen, Backup Camera, Remote Ignition, Bluetooth, AUX, Automatic Headlights, Electronic Brake AssistantSteering Wheel Mounted Controls, 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 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 Chevrolet Equinox 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 Chevy complete listing or our entire inventory. Give us a call to schedule your test drive today at 269.320.6304.