2011 Hyundai Tucson AWD SUV

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

If you’ve been looking for a reliable SUV with a ton of great options that’s backed by a WARRANTY, then you will want to check out this 2011 Hyundai Tucson AWD SUV!!

This Clean, Accident Free SUV has been Detailed and Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and backed by a 30 day/3,000 mile Powertrain Warranty!!  Equipped with a 2.4L L4 DOHC 16V automatic transmission, this SUV is also loaded with the technology and convenience you’d expect.

Features included on this Loaded Hyundai are Leather, Backup Camera, Power Sunroof, AWD, Keyless Entry, Power Windows, Heated Seats, All Wheel Drive, Power Moonroof, 4×4 and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this 2011 Hyundai Tucson will not last long so give us a call at 269.397.2400 to schedule your Test Drive in Grand Rapids today!!  To view Full Listing Details on this SUV, 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.

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

2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited All Wheel Drive

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

If you’ve been looking for a Subaru backed by a 30 Day/3,000 mile Powertrain Warranty in Hastings, then you will want to check out this 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited AWD!!

This Clean, One Owner Subaru has been Detailed, Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and is backed by a WARRANTY!!  Equipped with a 2.5L H4 DOHC 16V engine and automatic transmission, this Subaru also comes fully loaded with the comfort and convenience you’ve come to expect.

Features included on this Subaru Outback are Leather, Like NEW Tires, Heated Seats, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Roof Rails, Automatic Headlights, Electronic Brake AssistantSteering Wheel Mounted Controls, Daytime Running Lights, Deep Tinted GlassKeyless Entry, Power Locks, Power Windows and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this Subaru 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 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 and Wayland, Hastings, 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 area.  With three locations to serve you in Hastings, Caledonia and Wayland, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs.

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

2017 Ford Explorer XLT 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 4WD Ford SUV backed by a 30 Day/3,000 mile Powertrain Warranty in Grand Rapids, then you will want to check out this 2017 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD SUV!!

This Clean Ford Sport Utility Vehicle has been Detailed, Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and is backed by a WARRANTY!!  Equipped with a 3.5L V6 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 are 3rd Row Seating, Voice Activated Phone, Daytime Running Lights, Navigation Aid, Seating for 7, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, Navigation Aid, Deep Tinted GlassPower Locks, Power Windows, Power Exterior Mirrors and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this Ford 4WD SUV 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 Ford Explorer SUV, 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 Grand Rapids, Barry County and Wayland, Hastings, 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 area.  With three locations to serve you in Hastings, Caledonia and Wayland, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs.

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

Owning a vehicle can be an expensive endeavor and the costs don’t end just because you’ve purchased one.  In fact, some of them take place only after the sale has been finalized.  Not only do you need to purchase the car, truck, SUV or minivan you’d like to own but you need to insure, license and maintain it.  While you may not be able to control all the costs that you could incur owning that vehicle, there is one key factor that insurance companies consider highly important… YOU, the driver.

How exactly do they do that?  While there is no set method and while each insurance company uses factors in their own way (and typically their own algorithms) to put together an insurance quote, these are the aspects that are individual to each driver…

 

Driving Record

They say that past behavior is the best indicator of future behavior, and while that may not apply to everything in life, insurance companies use your past driving experience and record to decide how safe you are behind the wheel today.  Therefore, drivers with a clean driving record are given better rates than those who have a history of moving violations and accidents.

 

Age

Experience and maturity come with age, at least that’s what insurance companies are banking on.  Statistically speaking, young drivers adept behind the wheel of a car and much more likely to get into accidents so being one or insuring one will cost you more.  But there is good news… rates typically go down around the age of 25 with most insurance companies.

 

Gender

Although Michigan, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Montana, North Carolina and Pennsylvania do not allow insurance companies to factor in gender as part of your insurance rate, all others in the USA can (and do) use a driver’s gender to come up with their insurance rate.  Going back to statistics, men typically drive more than women and engage in riskier driving behavior than women while they are younger but diminishes over time.

 

Marital Status

It’s a numbers game and when insurance companies are crunching them, they are factoring in if the prospective driver is married, single, divorced or widowed as a factor of your insurance rate.  While it may seem unfair, married drivers are considered to be safer drivers based on the figures and therefore get a better rate than their single, divorced and widowed counterparts.

 

Location

Whether you live in the urban jungle of a big city dealing with more traffic and congestion or closer to rural cornfields of a small town where deer are more prevalent and accidents are more serious, it’s all factoring into the rate you are going to get from insurance companies. 

 

Bundling

Own a home or have another vehicle you’ll be insuring as well?  Many insurance companies will offer a discount for those that combine a homeowner policy with a multicar policy so if you have another vehicle you own, consider insuring them with the same insurance company to get a better rate.

 

Primary Health Insurance

If a driver has a primary health insurance policy that use can use as the primary payer in the event of an accident, it can help lower your insurance rates but only if you claim them as the primary.

 

Claim History

Remember that thing about past behavior indicating future behavior?  To insurance companies, it applies to your claim history as well.  If a driver has filed multiple claims in the past, insurance companies assume they are more likely to file claims in the future.

 

Credit Rating

Insurance companies use credit-based insurance scores, along with other factors (except in California, Hawaii, and Massachusetts where it is banned) to determine how likely a driver is to stick to a payment plan or pay their full premium.

 

Miles Driven Annually

The less a driver is out on the road, the less likely they are to be involved in an accident and insurance companies understand this fact.  In addition, insurance companies also take into consideration where that commute may take the insured driver and vehicle, such as driving 35 miles from a rural area to the heart of a downtown area. Obviously, the driver faces different challenges in each area during that long commute and it may impact the driver’s rate.

 

 

If you want to find a reliable, safe vehicle and are looking to skip the stressful and difficult hurdles you can 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 Wayland, 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 our Hastings, Wayland and Caledonia 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 Wayland 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 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! With three locations to serve you in Wayland, Hastings and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.320.6304 in Hastings or 616.698.9595 in Caledonia to see how we can get you back on the road!

Glorious Memorial!!  After a long hard winter in West Michigan, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer and with it the promise of warmer weather, days on the beach, chasing fireflies and living the good summer life before its fleeting moments are gone again.  If you’re like many people, you’ll be heading out of town for a minivacation or camping out but before you go, save yourself the headaches that can happen when you’re dealing with the stress of road closures and traffic jams on US131 and take a look at our recommendations for surviving Memorial Weekend travel.

 

Get Road Ready

Nothing is worse than thinking you’re all set to get out on the road so you can start enjoying that long vacation only to discover that your trusty stead has given up the ghost or dies on you on your way out of town!  Take chance out of the equation and before you start putting the miles on, make sure your car, truck, minivan or SUV is road ready and roadworthy!  Start with the basics by making sure your tires are properly inflated, your tank is full of gas and don’t forget to top off the washer fluid.  It’s also a great idea to get that oil changed if you’re nearing time for one and make sure there are no dummy warning lights illuminated on your dashboard that indicate an ongoing problem.

 

Know Before You Go

While MDOT typically suspends its road work during long holiday weekends when the highways are more congested than usual to help travelers avoid large delays but sometimes projects don’t allow them to.  Check out MDOT’s Interactive Map and do a construction project search before you go to not get caught off guard to avoid finding yourself smack dab in the middle of a traffic jam.  In addition, using apps like Google Maps or Waze to get real-time traffic directions that will alert you to traffic accidents on your route or unexpected slowdowns can help you get there faster (and happier).  Even if you are familiar with the route you are driving, using them on your way can minimize stress and take you on the faster route available in real-time.

 

Timing Is Everything

Traffic conditions can and will change depending on peak travel times, particularly during holiday weekends. Keep yourself ahead of the gang and out of the inevitable gridlock that happens during busy travel times on high traffic areas like US131 or I96 through Grand Rapids by avoiding your departure during rush hour traffic on Thursday or Friday night and coming home before noon or later in the evening on Memorial Day.

 

Click It

Added congestion on the roadways, frustration from traffic slowdowns and careless driving can add up for a deadly combination during holiday weekends.  Yet despite the incredible advancements in safety features and production materials in vehicles, there are still people who choose not to use one of the biggest lifesavers since it became a requirement for all cars, vans, trucks and SUVs… the seatbelt!  Wearing a seatbelt is not only a great idea but it’s also the law so make it a habit, not only on busy holiday weekends but every time you get behind the wheel of your car, van, truck or SUV, to put your seatbelt on.  In addition, make sure children are properly buckled into car seats, booster seats or when they’re old enough, normal lap and shoulder restraints.

 

Drive Smart & Use Patience

Your number one job behind the wheel of a vehicle is to safely drive and in order to do that, you need to stay focused.  Driving drowsy, distracted or impaired is not only unwise, it’s dangerous.  The cold, harsh truth is that every 51 minutes, someone dies from an alcohol-related crash and sadly those odds increase over long holiday weekends. Save yourself and others the heartache of being behind the wheel while intoxicated and celebrate the holiday either sober or find a driver who hasn’t been drinking.  Then once you’ve made that wise decision, stay alert and drive defensively which involves many things but can be broken down into: staying focused at the task at hand; scanning ahead for possible dangers or hazards in the road; creating a buffer zone around your vehicle; planning escape routes; staying alert; staying calm; controlling your speed.

 

 

If you want to find a reliable, safe vehicle and are looking to skip the stressful and difficult hurdles you can 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 Wayland, 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 our Hastings, Wayland and Caledonia 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 Wayland 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 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! With three locations to serve you in Wayland, Hastings and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.320.6304 in Hastings or 616.698.9595 in Caledonia to see how we can get you back on the road!

2013 Honda CR-V EXL 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

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

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

This Clean Honda has been Detailed, Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and is backed by a WARRANTY!!  Equipped with a 2.4L L4 DOHC 16V 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 Honda CRV are absolutely Leather, Brand NEW Tires, Sunroof, Black Leather InteriorAutomatic Headlights, Electronic Brake AssistantSteering Wheel Mounted Controls, Daytime Running Lights, Keyless Entry, Power Locks, Power Windows and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this Honda 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 Honda CRV 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 and Wayland, Hastings, 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 area.  With three locations to serve you in Hastings, Caledonia and Wayland, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs.

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

2017 GMC TerrainSLE2 FWD SUV

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

If you’ve been looking for a LOW Mileage SUV in fantastic condition, LOADED with options that comes backed by a 30 Day/3,000 mile Powertrain Warranty, then you will want to check out this 2017 GMC Terrain SLE2 SUV!!

This Clean GMC has been Detailed, Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and is backed by a WARRANTY!!  Equipped with a 3.6L V6 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 GMC Terrain SLE2 FWD are LOW Miles, Front Heated Seat, Power Sunroof, Backup Camera, Excellent TiresDaytime Running Headlights, Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, Leather Steering Wheels, Keyless Entry, Power Locks, Power Windows and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this AWD GMC Terrain SUV will not last long so give us a call at 616.397.2400 to schedule your Test Drive in Grand Rapids today!!  To view Full Listing Details on this GMC Terrain, 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 both our Broadmoor Motors locations in 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 GMC complete listing or our entire inventory. Give us a call to schedule your test drive today at 616.397.2400.

2012 Ford F-250 Lariat Crew Cab 4 Wheel Drive

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

If you’ve been looking for a Low Mileage Ford Pickup backed by a 30 Day/3,000 mile Powertrain Warranty in Caledonia, then you will want to check out this 2012 Ford F-250 Lariat Crew Cab 4WD Pickup Truck!!

This Clean, Accident Free Truck has been Detailed, Safety InspectedFully Serviced and is backed by a WARRANTY!!  It was previously stolen and was branded a Salvage Title but was not involved in an accident. Since its recovery, it has been inspected by the State Police and approved for sale.  Equipped with a fuel efficient 6.7L V8 diesel and 6 speed automatic transmission, this 4×4 Work Truck also comes fully loaded with the comfort and convenience you’ve come to expect.

Features included on this Ford F-250 Pickup are Navigation, Heated & Cooled Seats, Leather Seats, Touchscreen EntertainmentElectrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror, Deep Tinted Glass, NEW Goodyear Tires, Keyless Entry, Seating for 5, Power LocksPower 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 616.698.9595 to schedule your Test Drive in Caledonia today!!  To view Full Listing Details on this Ford F-250 Lariat Crew Cab, 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 Ford complete listing or our entire inventory. Give us a call to schedule your test drive today at 616.698.9595.

While vehicles have become safer with technological advances in safety features and government mandates for features to be standard on every vehicle rather than simply being an added feature buyers can opt for as they have been in the past.  And yet vehicular fatalities have been on the rise.  In fact, from 2015-2017 facilities from car accidents rose 7% each year after they had dropped in 2008 and only rising slightly in the years to follow.  Because of this steep rise, April has been deemed National Distracted Driving Awareness month by the National Safety Council in an attempt to address all types of distraction that could be causing this steep rise and help reduce the number of serious accidents that happen annually nationwide.

Types of Distractions

While there are many things that can distract drivers when they are behind the wheel, they actually break down into 3 main categories of distractions and can take place inside the vehicle or outside.

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

Visual Distractions

These type of distractions happen when the driver takes their eyes off the road ahead and focuses them instead on something else. The danger of visual distractions is that if your eyes are not on the road, they can’t see the hazards that may be in the way such as a car stopping quickly in front of you or a deer in the road. These kinds of distractions can be either inside the vehicle or outside and could include changing the radio station, looking at your GPS or even gawking at an accident on the side of the road as you pass.

Mental Distractions

Mental distractions happen when the driver thinks about something other than the task of operating the vehicle safely while on the road.  Daydreaming, being emotionally upset, having a conversation with a passenger or even on a hands-free cell phone can distract the driver from focusing on their number one task… driving safely.

Manual Distraction

The last type of distraction while driving is a manual distraction.  These kinds of distractions happen when the driver takes their hands off the wheel and instead focuses on another task such as taking a drink, eating something or as absurd as it sounds… applying makeup while they are driving.

Combination of Distractions

In recent years, limiting cell phone use has become the primary focus of reducing accidents caused by distracted driving.  They are particularly dangerous because sending a text to someone, having a conversation with someone, posting on social media or even using your phone for navigation combines all three kinds of distraction, visually, manually and cognitively. Smartphones manage to roll all three of these distractions into one device.

Many people (80% to be exact) believe that hands-free talking, texting or navigating are safer but this couldn’t be further than from the truth.  But the reality is, talk to text can surprisingly be more distracting than by texting by hand! In over 30 studies, it has been proven time after time that the brain remains distracted despite the hands now being free.  Additionally, 53% of people of U.S. driver’s believe that hands-free units and infotainment centers in dashboards must be safer if they are built into current vehicles.  This myth has propagated a larger problem where drivers feel overconfident using these in-vehicle systems when they should instead be limiting their usage.

 

How To Avoid Distractions 

Cell phones have become a big problem when it comes to distracted driving and laws have been enacted to help try and stop drivers from using them behind the wheel.  Although some states have made it illegal to talk and text, New Jersey is the only state to enact a Just Drive law aimed at limiting any and all distractions for drivers that takes their attention and focus off their primary purpose behind the wheel which is to drive safely.

While there may not be such a law in West Michigan, we can all take a note and take a personal approach to avoiding anything that distracts us while we’re on the road and behind the wheel.  Start by turning your cell phone on to airplane mode or do not disturb and stowing it away.  By doing so, you’ll avoid the temptation to check those notifications as they come in or answering a call when you should just let it go to voicemail.  Additionally, be sure to secure bags to keep items from rolling around and pets in a carrier to keep them safe, and off your lap.  Preset favorite radio stations to avoid having to concentrate on searching for a song and never eat or drink behind the wheel.

 

 

If you are looking to find a reliable and safe vehicle for yourself and your family without jumping over 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!

2014 Honda CRV 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

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 Honda SUV backed by a 30 Day/3,000 mile Powertrain Warranty in Wayland, then you will want to check out this 2014 Honda CRV SUV!!

This Clean Honda has been Detailed, Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and is backed by a WARRANTY!!  Equipped with a 2.4L L4 DOHC 16V 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 Honda CRV are absolutely NO Rust, Brand NEW Tires, Power SunroofAutomatic Headlights, Electronic Brake AssistantSteering Wheel Mounted Controls, Daytime Running Lights, Keyless Entry, Power Locks, Power Windows and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, Detailed and ready for its new owner, this Honda SUV 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 Honda Pilot SUV, 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 Grand Rapids, Barry County and Wayland, Hastings, 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 area.  With three locations to serve you in Hastings, Caledonia and Wayland, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs.

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