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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’s success.  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 in making sure you find a reliable one. Here are some tips for buying a great commercial vehicle.

 

Know What You Need

Unlike many standard vehicles, commercial vehicles have the added task of being one of the tools you utilize for your business. Depending on the type of work you perform in a day, your needs for your commercial vehicle can vary and understanding what that looks like before you begin shopping can help you narrow down your search. 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 transport a lot of people or large, heavy items often?  Will you need to tow things such as animals or a tool trailer?  Will this vehicle need to shelving to organize tools or equipment?  Does your business require refrigeration for catering or large empty cargo space for hauling goods?  Answering these questions before you begin your search can help guide you into what type of work truck, transit van, cargo van or commercial passenger van is best for your company or business.

 

Know Your Budget

If you haven’t crunched the numbers to see what kind of a budget you are working with, now 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 a vehicle works best for your company, be sure to shop around to find the best finance rates available.  While there are dealerships like Broadmoor Motors who do not markup your interest rate to make a profit, there are many dealerships where it is common practice. Shopping ahead of time can help you find the best available rate and protect you from being blindsided from a higher rate with hidden markups.

 

 

Shop From A Trusted Dealer

Regardless if you’re planning on buying a new or used commercial vehicle, finding a trusted dealership is invaluable.  While each cargo van, work truck and commercial vehicle can vary on their specific options and usages, one thing that should not vary is the confidence you have in the dealership you’ll be buying from that they’ll be able to deliver a safe and reliable vehicle.  The most obvious place to start your shopping is with a dealership you’ve already had a positive experience working with previously.  But if you don’t have a dealership you’ve purchased a great commerical vehicle with prior, it’s important to look at online reviews from prospective dealerships to see what other people’s experiences have been. Knowing what other customers have said can help you weed out the ones with more negative reviews than positive and give you more comfortability shopping from the ones with great reviews.

 

Get A Warranty

Is it even possible to get a warranty on a commercial vehicle? It is at Broadmoor Motors! 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 don’t have to deal with a third party company.

 

Talk To Your Accountant

Buying a work truck, transit van or commercial vehicle for your business may offer your company tax write-offs that may include the interest on payments or 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.

 

 

If you find yourself searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of 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.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! 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. 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. With four locations to serve you in Middleville, Wayland, Hastings, and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.205.2613 in Middleville or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road.

When people discover a vehicle has been titled Theft Recovered, they often have questions on what that means for the vehicle they are considering and most importantly, they wonder… should you buy a theft recovered vehicle? Here, we’ll hit the most commonly asked questions so each individual can feel armed with facts versus rumors they’ve heard to determine for themselves if a theft recovered vehicle is right for them.

 

What is a Theft Recovered Vehicle?

There were an estimated 748,841 motor vehicles stolen in 2018 according to the FBI, which breaks down to an automobile theft occurring once every 42.2 seconds throughout the United States. With all of those vehicles being stolen, it’s estimated that approximately 60% will be recovered. Once a vehicle has been theft recovered, it may be deemed with a Theft Recovered salvage title.

 

Are all stolen vehicles given a salvaged title?

There are a few factors insurance companies use to determine if a theft recovered vehicle will be given a salvage title and the owner of the vehicle to receive a payment for the loss of their vehicle. These can include:

  • Time – Insurance companies have their own length of time that they will allow a vehicle to be searched for before deeming it a “complete loss” and issuing the owner a check and can vary from two weeks to thirty days. Based on the policy of the insurance company regarding the stolen vehicle’s title, the title could stay CLEAN or converted into a salvage title.
  • Damage – If the vehicle sustained more monetary damage to it than the vehicle is worth.
  • Location – Each state has different laws governing if a vehicle will automatically be deemed a salvage title after it has been stolen despite length of time or lack of monetary damage involved. States that issue a theft recovered vehicle a salvage title are Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma and Oregon regardless of recovery time or lack of damage.

 

Are Theft Recovered vehicles bad vehicles to purchase?

While the sound of a salvage titled vehicle brings connotations of a busted and broken vehicle to mind, the truth is a lot of these vehicles have little to no damage and lower miles. In fact, buyers can often get a newer vehicle with more options, lower miles and save thousands in the process when they purchase a theft recovered vehicle. This is due to the perceived reduction in value while there actually is none. In addition, these vehicles depreciate slower than their clean titled counterparts because the initial cost is less for a theft recovered vehicle in comparison to the exact same vehicle that has not been stolen.

 

Can Theft Recovered vehicles be insured or be financed?

A common misconception is that stolen and recovered salvage titled vehicles can not be financed like their clean title counterparts can be but that’s simply not the case. While there may be different loan to value requirements depending on your lender and your credit, it is possible to get both financing AND insurance on theft recovered vehicles.

 

Should I buy a Theft Recovered Vehicle?

While we’ve discussed the many advantages a buyer can receive from purchasing a theft recovered titled vehicle over a clean titled vehicle, there are still two common fears we hear from people… the seller won’t disclose all of the previous damage and they won’t be able to sell it when they decide to purchase another vehicle.

At Broadmoor Motors, we believe honesty is the best policy for selling any vehicle, regardless of the status of its title, and it’s important to us that we share what damage was done to the vehicle prior to repairs and in letting potential customers know that the title is a stolen recovered salvage beginning with the initial listing and when someone makes an inquiry. In addition, we want our customers to feel confident that they will be able to sell their vehicle when the time comes and that’s why we offer our buy back policy. Since we already know the history of the vehicle, and we also have the original pictures of it when it was sold to us, we are not afraid to stand behind it and will take it as a trade-in for another vehicle of your choice or just buy it back from you even if you buy elsewhere.

 

 

If you find yourself searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of 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.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! 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. 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. With four locations to serve you in Middleville, Wayland, Hastings, and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.205.2613 in Middleville or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road.

Michigan drivers have known for a long time that they pay the highest rates in the country for car insurance although they might not have understood exactly why. Recent legislative changes are now making cheaper rates possible for many drivers all over West Michigan but in order to know if you should take advantage of these changes, it’s important to understand how Michigan car insurance will change on July 2, 2020.

 

Why Are Michigan Rates So High?

Rates for Michigan drivers have been the highest in the USA in large part because of the mandatory insurance coverage requirement of Personal Injury Protection with unlimited medical coverage on car accident injuries. While these requirements guaranteed many health and recovery benefits to injured drivers, including lost wages, in-home nursing care and specialized medical treatments, they also came at a high cost to insurance companies. This cost was passed onto all Michigan drivers to account for those expensive losses and the problem becomes compounded when drivers drop insurance coverage because they can’t afford it.

These factors made Michigan insurance rates the most expensive in the nation and have created significant economic impacts across the state with Michiganders paying 4.8% of their income on auto insurance premiums which is double the national average of 2.4% of drivers in other states.

 

What Will Change?

 

New PIP Coverage Options

Michigan legislators and drivers have spent decades debating how to reduce the financial burden on drivers and a solution was finally signed into law last year. In doing so, they created five different PIP (Personal Injury Protection) options for drivers, allowing them to keep unlimited PIP or choose less coverage for greater discounts. The law requires insurance drivers to reduce the cost of only the PIP portion of car insurance by the following amounts until July 1, 2028.

  • Unlimited PIP Coverage (10% reduction) – covers unlimited lifetime car accident injury expenses.
  • $500,000 of PIP Coverage (20% reduction) – covers car accident injury expenses up to $500,000.
  • $250,000 of PIP Coverage (35% reduction) – covers car accident injury expenses up to $250,000.
  • $50,000 of PIP Coverage (45% reduction) – covers car accident injury expenses up to $50,000 & is the lowest option available for Medicaid recipients.
  • Out of PIP Coverage (100% reduction) – drivers can opt out of PIP coverage completely only if they have Medicare or a qualifying health insurance plan that covers car accident injuries.

Insurers with no PIP will lose accommodations for an injured person’s care, recovery or rehabilitation which includes but is not limited to:

  • Attendant care
  • Rehabilitation past the point in which further progress is no longer likely
  • Home modifications (e.g. wheelchair ramps into primary residence)
  • Auto modifications (e.g. automatic lifts to assist with entry and exit of vehicles)
  • Lost wages

 

More Required Liability Coverage

Michigan’s “no-fault” insurance helps reduce the number of lawsuits between drivers because drivers typically turn to their own insurance provider to cover expenses but they can still be sued if they cause an accident that results in another person’s serious injury or death. That’s where liability coverage comes into play and how recent changes affect it.

Before July 1, 2020: Drivers have to buy a minimum of $20,000 of coverage for one person injured or killed in an accident and $40,000 of coverage for accidents with two or more people injured or killed.

After July 1, 2020: Drivers will be offered a default minimum of $250,000 of coverage for one person injured or killed in an accident and $500,000 of coverage for accidents with two or more people injured or killed. Drivers will be allowed to request and receive reduced minimums of $50,000 and $100,000 respectively.

 

Certain Personal Information Banned From Pricing

Each state set its own rules for what information insurance companies can or can’t use when pricing auto insurance. This included what kind of car you drive, annual mileage and dozens of other potential factors such as credit history and what level of education you last completed, and insurers used this personal information to calculate how likely a driver is to file a claim. On July 1, 2020, insurers will no longer be able to use gender, marital status, occupation, education, zip code, credit score or residential status to determine your rate. They will still be allowed to use certain information such as payment history and “territories” as an alternative to zip codes.

 

Limits On Medical Billing

Health care as a whole has become more expensive in the U.S. but medical claims resulting from car crashes are especially prone to price inflation. In fact, one study in Michigan found that while auto insurers sometimes paid more than $3000 for a patient’s MRI, Medicare typically paid $500 for the exact same procedure. That’s in part because Michigan law required insurers to pay whatever is “reasonably necessary” to treat crash victims. Disputes over what’s covered and its cost often end up in court, further driving up the costs of insurance for all Michigan drivers.

But on July 1, 2021, Michigan will institute a new medical fee schedule to cap how much insurers are required to pay for medical services and treatments. The limits would phase in starting at 200%-250% of what Medicare would pay for a medical procedure. The reimbursement rate will drop to 190%-230%, depending on the type of medical facility by 2023.

 

The Good & The Bad

Lawmakers and drivers alike believe these changes can help reduce the burden of what Michigan drivers are forced to pay for their auto insurance but it’s important to fully understand the changes and risks you now face by choosing less coverage. Remember, drivers pay for PIP coverage so their own auto insurer covers their (and their passengers) injury expenses after an accident. Choosing a lower coverage limit can reduce the cost of your insurance but if you are involved in an accident, your medical expenses will be paid only up to the limit you choose. Always consult your insurance agent to see what they recommend would work best for you.

 

 

If you find yourself searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of 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.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! 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. 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. With four locations to serve you in Middleville, Wayland, Hastings, and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.205.2613 in Middleville or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road!

 

 

Buying a car during a global pandemic is not for everyone but for some buyers in West Michigan, it might just be a perfect time. Looking at how the coronavirus has impacted car buying experience and knowing what things to look out for can help you know what to expect when you’re shopping and help you decide if you should buy a car during COVID 19.

 

Changes In Shopping

With the governor now including some vehicle sales as critical infrastructure under “Section 9(i) For purposes of this order, critical infrastructure workers also include: Workers at motor vehicle dealerships who are necessary to facilitate remote and electronic sales or leases, or to deliver motor vehicles to customers, provided that showrooms remain closed to in-person traffic.”, those who are in need of a vehicle in the greater Grand Rapids area are able to buy one again. It will just look a little different than people have experienced in the past when purchasing a car.

Whether purchasing a new or used vehicle, showrooms opened by appointment only on May 21, giving car shoppers the ability to once again kick tires and view vehicles in person. But beginning the process online and contacting dealerships through email, live chat or phone, can help narrow down the prospective vehicles to find the one you are serious about before taking the next step of making an appointment to talk to a salesperson and take a test drive if interested. While much of this process is not necessarily different with much of the beginning steps taking place strictly online, needing to set up an appointment with a salesman before stopping in means buyers need to be much more intentional on what vehicles they are serious about before venturing out to a dealership to see it in person.

 

Better Financing

During “normal” times, the average auto interest rate is typically between 4% and 5% but with the ongoing uncertainty of coronavirus and its impacts on the economy, auto manufacturers and lenders have started offering extremely low interest rates and even offering deferred payments to help people get into a vehicle today. Something to consider is just how much that lower interest rate could save you. Let’s say you get a 7-year, $35,000 loan with a 5% interest rate. Over the course of the seven year loan, you would end up paying approximately an additional $2300 in interest than if you had secured a similar loan with a three percent interest rate. Which, in the end, means you ultimately paid $2300 more on the vehicle than you needed to if your interest rate is higher than it has to be. Tip of the day: shop your interest rate and lender just as thoroughly as you do your vehicle because it could end up greatly impacting the bottom line price of your vehicle.

 

 

Know Your Bottom Line

With more happening behind the scenes virtually and not necessarily in person as car sales have traditionally been in the past, it is even more important than ever for car buyers to understand the bottom line of the deal that they are getting. Does that zero percent interest rate come with strings attached? Will an allowed deferment in payments still accrue interest, making the loan more costly in the end? Or will you sell the vehicle before you’ve paid off the balance of the loan and lost valuable equity you needed to sell it for a profit or to even break even?

 

In the end, whether you end up buying a new or used vehicle, it’s still important to trust the individual and dealership you are buying it from. In a time where so much has moved to online interaction and less face to face, it’s important to research reviews prior customers have left to see what they are saying about their dealings with the dealership in order to gain trust and feel confident you are not going to get taken advantage of and will be securing the best vehicle and deal you can for your hard-earned money.

 

 

If you find yourself searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of 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.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! 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. 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. With four locations to serve you in Middleville, Wayland, Hastings, and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland, 269.205.2613 in Middleville or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road!

Fall is returning to West Michigan and along with it, plenty of sporting events to attend with family and friends to root for your favorite team! Whether your sport of choice is football, soccer or the various types of car racing, one thing is certain… having a vehicle that’s ready to become a tailgating supercar will add fun and excitement to any event. Here are our tips on how to get your ride tailgate ready!

1. Create A Gameplan

Your favorite team wouldn’t step out onto the field without formulating a plan ahead of the big game and neither should you! Before you go, start by finding out what the weather conditions will be like the day of the event, which anyone in the greater Grand Rapids area knows can vary from one extreme to the other! Decide ahead of time if raincoats, umbrellas, hats, gloves, blankets, popup tent, shorts and tank tops, or long pants and jackets are necessary to have fun and keep comfortable while cheering from the sidelines. Pro Tip: Be sure to keep both sunblock and sunscreen packed in your vehicle for protection during sunny days and buggy nights.

2. Pack The Essentials

Tailgating is synonymous with really great food and some fun drinks so plan your menu in advance to know how much space you’ll need and what additional tools and utensils you’ll need to take. Some common helpful items include spatulas, plastic utensils, paper plates, resealable plastic zip-lock storage bags, favorite condiments and seasonings, trash bags, paper towels, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, sharpie markers, duct tape, chairs, table, cooler, grill and depending on the sporting event, a bottle and wine opener.  Pro Tip: Pack items in clear plastic storage bins to make finding items easier.

3. Don’t Forget To Decorate

Tailgating is the perfect time to put your team spirit on literal display for everyone to see! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to add some fun decorations to your vehicle and the gear you bring to setup. Window paint is an easy way to add fun, supportive messages for your favorite team or your favorite team player and it also comes in a variety of colors so finding one to match your team should be easy. And since it is designed to use on glass, it can be easily removed in between sporting events for those who might not want to keep it on display during their everyday life. Antennae toppers are also a quick way to identify your vehicle in a parking lot packed with cars and can easily become a way to show your support as well. Pro Tip: Erasable chalkboards and decorations on your cooler can add some fun flair to your gear. 

4. Bring Entertainment

Eat, drink and be merry… those are the three ambitions of any great tailgater ;) Once you know exactly what food, drinks and gear you’ll be bringing, it’s time to decide what fun games you can play while partying in the parking lot. Classic yard games are a great way to start and can include a football or frisbee to toss around, cornhole, ladder ball, washer toss, beer pong, ring toss, KanJam, spikeball, and giant Jenga are crowd favorites and a great way to cycle in new teams to keep people from getting bored. Pro Tip: Start a tournament to bring your game playing to a whole new level of competition with points awarded for each round until the victor is crowned. 

5. Know Who’s Driving

If your tailgating event involves a high school football or soccer game, chances are you won’t need to decide who is driving after the game. But for the events where you might be imbibing, choosing a designated driver ahead of time will not only help you avoid endangering yourself and others on the road but keep you from unwanted trouble with the law. Always play it safe before watching your players and know who will be driving home after the sporting event when alcohol is involved.

If you find yourself searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of 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.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! 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. 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. 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 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!

Drivers Training is a great starting point for teaching young teens the rules of the road and to get them some experience behind the wheel, but as any parent of a new driver has already figured out, there is still plenty to learn before they should begin driving on their own. Michigan’s Graduated Licensing Program puts that responsibility in the hands of parents and guardians with a Graduated Level 1 License by requiring 50 hours of driving, with 10 of those being nighttime hours spent with their teen behind the wheel before they can even attempt to pass their driving test and gain their Graduated Level 2 License. During that time, here are the ten things to teach your young driver so you (and they) can feel confident behind the wheel.

 

Good Drivers Aren’t Born, They’re Made

One of the most dangerous things about young drivers learning how to navigate the roads is that they simply lack experience which is one of the most critical elements of becoming a good driver. Although some may believe that people are either born natural drivers or they aren’t, the truth is that a good driver is created by consistently honing their craft by driving frequently.

 

Practice Makes Progress

They used to say practice makes perfect but more often we’ve found that practice makes progress. With each new element that teen drivers are introduced to such as night driving, inclement weather the closer they can come to mastering it. So while it may make parents nervous to let their teens try new situations, in the end it’s exactly what they need to experience to become a safe driver. That being said, it’s important to gauge where your young driver is at in their lessons to determine if they are ready for the next challenge.

 

Look & Scan Ahead

In talking to a 3rd Party State Road Tester, he shared how studies have shown that new drivers only scan their mirrors a tiny fraction of the amount that seasoned drivers do. By not doing so, young drivers don’t have as much time to react to situations as someone else with more experience. Constantly remind your driver to be looking approximately 12-15 seconds ahead of the vehicle, as well as scanning their mirrors every 5-8 seconds. This will make them not only more spatially aware of vehicles around them, it will give them more options to avoid a collision.

 

Drive Defensively

the National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course defines defensive driving skills as “driving to save lives, time, and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others.” It is being aware of your surroundings, being prepared for the unexpected and not assuming that the other driver will do what they are supposed to while giving yourself time to react in case they do not. This is achieved by maintaining an awareness of road conditions, such as slowing traffic or construction ahead, as well as anticipating potential hazards, like erring drivers or bad weather.

 

No Distractions

Distracted driving accounts for approximately 25% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities but reported to be a cause of more than an alarming 58% of all teen crashes. While distracted driving has been called an American epidemic, the sad truth is it is completely preventable. Talk to your teen frequently about the hazards of driving while distracted and your expectations for them to remove possible distractions from themselves before getting behind the wheel.

 

Know The Vehicle

Have you ever rented a vehicle and felt completely frazzled when you didn’t know how to turn the headlights on when you needed them or even the windshield wipers? If you have, you can empathize with your young driver that they probably don’t know what all the gadgets and switches do in your vehicle when they start driving. Take the time to go over how to use everything, including the ac and heat, radio, headlights, wipers, etc in the vehicle before they need to use them to help reduce anxiety and to keep them safer on the road.

 

Getting Gas

It’s something you don’t even think about anymore but your teen has probably never pumped gas before. Take them to the pump and show them how to work the credit card machine at the pump and how to go inside to pay just in case they need to use either. Show them the small arrow above their gas gauge that denotes which side of the vehicle their tank is on and go over which level of octane they should always use when getting gas.

 

Unofficial Rules Of The Road

Every seasoned driver knows there are unofficial rules of the road that we all expect people to follow. Whether it’s waving your thanks when someone lets you in or giving people space to merge on the highway, they are just nice customs we’ve created over the years. To save your teen driver from inadvertently angering another driver try to discuss these unwritten rules as they earn their hours behind the wheel with their GDL 1.

 

Drive-Thrus

If you’ve ever noticed all the different colors on the posts at fast food and bank drive-thrus, then it should come as no surprise that these narrow drives can be tricky for drivers to navigate. Help your teen spare their vehicle an unsightly scrape down the side by practicing with them while you’re in the vehicle and can help guide them along.

 

Passenger Safety

Many teens think that their role as a driver stops at controlling the vehicle but the truth is they should think of themselves as captains of their vehicle With this mindset, they are in charge of the safety of everyone inside their vehicle and as such, they need to make sure passengers are buckled properly and are not partaking in any unsafe behavior that can distract them as the driver and/or cause harm to themselves while they are riding along.

 

 

If you find yourself searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of 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.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! 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. 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. 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 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!

 

While most people would love to have all the latest whistles and gadgets that come in a new vehicle, that’s not always possible with everyone’s budget. But the great news is… just because you need to purchase a vehicle that is missing some of the extra options you are looking for, doesn’t mean you have to do without!  Here are some terrific upgrades that are both budget-friendly and can help you bring your older vehicle into the 21st century.

 

Phone Mounts

Phone mounts might not be part of the recent wave of technological advancements in car technology but they are key components in creating a safe and legal way, when combined with other hands-free tools, to utilize your smartphone while you’re behind the wheel. By utilizing a phone mount, your phone can be raised up to your dashboard to mimic an infotainment screen where navigation on your phone can be utilized, as well as music apps. A variety of different options exist for mounting techniques to include being able to mount it to your windshield, vent or directly onto your dash, all at varying price points but largely affordable for even the strictest budget. Shop online at retailers like Amazon and in-store at places such as Office Depot to find one that works best for you.

 

Bluetooth Connector

By buying a Bluetooth transmitter or car kit, you are creating a veritable hands-free experience for your vehicle no matter the age, make or model. Simple, easy to install and affordable, these systems work by transmitting a signal from your phone to your stereo system without the need of an auxiliary cord, making it possible to listen to your music, stream a podcast, take in an audiobook or even take a phone call all without touching your phone! Better yet, some of these even offer a single or double USB port where you can charge your phone while you’re driving. With many options available, you can easily find one with great ratings for less than $25, making this one of the cheapest and easiest ways to upgrade your vehicle in an instant.

 

Backup Camera

Backup cameras have been shown to save lives and lawmakers began requiring car manufacturers to make them standard by the year 2018. But if your vehicle was manufactured before then, it might be missing this key safety feature. Fortunately, aftermarket backup cameras are pretty easy to come by these days and are often just as easy to install. With some starting under $50 and ranging to the hundreds, they are actually quite affordable for the peace of mind they can afford.

 

Remote Starter

Once an expensive add on, remote starters have become quite affordable and even easier to use. In previous modules, the user needed to be within a certain range in order to press the button to start their vehicle, they now can simply start it from an app on their smartphone from the comfort from their home or business. With price points from just over $100 to $300, if getting out in the cold during our harsh West Michigan winters doesn’t sound appealing, you can upgrade pretty easily to add on a remote option.

 

Parking Sensors

Parking sensors use high-frequency sound waves to detect objects near your vehicle. These sensors emit sound pulses that reflect off of nearby objects which a receiver detects the reflected waves and calculates the distance from your vehicle to the object to warn you when your vehicle is getting too close to an object. For less than $20, you can find parking sensor kits readily available online which are easy to install yourself.

 

Seat Heater/Cooler Unit

Surprisingly affordable, aftermarket seat heater and cooling units are appealing for many in Grand Rapids who have to battle both the extreme temperatures of our frosty winters and our humid summer days. And with prices beginning around $50 for dual units which are capable of cooling when your vehicle is hot and warming when its cold, their cost can be equally tantalizing. Shop online to find the best deal.

 

 

 

If you find yourself searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of 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.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! 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. 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. 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 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!

It’s been in the news frequently over the last year but there has finally been a resolution to change car insurance for Michigan drivers. In case you somehow managed to miss it, Michigan Legislature recently voted to make significant changes to not only how our state’s auto insurance will work but the way policy premiums can be decided. What do all of these changes mean to the average Grand Rapids driver? Well, that’s still up for debate on how it will all shake out in the end but we’ll start with the changes to Michigan’s No-Fault auto insurance and leave it up to you to form an opinion.

 

New Options For PIP (Personal Injury Protection)

Michigan is the only state in the USA that mandates all drivers carry an unlimited amount of personal injury protection or PIP on their policy. But having this mandate also means Michigan drivers pay the highest premium in the entire country. In an attempt to curb the cost of insurance premiums, lawmakers have now required insurance providers to offer a variety of options ranging from a continued unlimited medical benefit policy, a $500,000 policy, a $250,000 policy, a $50,000 for Medicaid enrollees and the ability to opt out entirely if someone has other qualified health coverage. In doing so, the Michigan Catastrophic Claim Association Fee would be reduced by 80% for all options other than unlimited coverage.

 

Empowers Insurance Fraud Division

Auto Insurance Fraud entails someone deceiving an insurance company regarding a claim on their vehicle. This type of fraud can include submitting misleading information or false documentation to support their claim. Every year, insured drivers end up absorbing the cost of this fraud which can add an astonishing $200-$300 more to your insurance premium annually. Changes to Michigan’s No-Fault insurance aim to strengthen the insurance fraud division within the state Department of Insurance and Financial Services to empower law enforcement to crack down on auto insurance fraud.

 

Eliminates Non-Driving Rating Factors

Did you know that if you are a young male, you’ll pay more for insurance than a female? Or if you that having bad credit can mean your insurance premium will also be higher than someone that has excellent credit? In the past, insurance companies were legally able to base what rate you would pay for insuring the same make, model and year of a vehicle as someone else based on factors such as gender, marital status or the zip code you lived within. The accepted changes look to level the playing field by removing factors that are not driving related.

 

Implements Fee Schedule

The hope of this change is to end excessive and overinflated health care costs related to auto insurance claims by implementing a fee schedule to cap the amount providers can charge insurers which to date, have often been much higher than the same services charged for patients who have Medicaid or workers compensation. By creating a No-Fault fee schedule based on the Medicare fee schedule, this would govern what charges doctors, hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation facilities and any provider who cares for and treats car accident victims could charge for doing so. Depending on the type of facility involved, whether a substantial portion of its patients are incapable of paying out of pocket, whether it is a freestanding rehabilitation facility or various levels of trauma centers, reimbursement could range from 190% to 250% of the amount payable under Medicare.

 

While there may be tweaks and small changes moving forward, these changes have been approved and signed to go into effect on July 1, 2020, and remain for eight years. The variable fee schedule to cap medical costs would go into effect July 1, 2021, and start at 200% to 240% of Medicare rates and then be reduced to 195% to 235% of Medicare in 2022, and then followed by another reduction to 190% to 230% of Medicare rates in 2023. It’s still undecided if these new changes to the law will positively impact insurance rates with a reduction but in the end, that is the hope and objective. We’ll have to see how it all plays out.

 

If you find yourself searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of 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.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! 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. 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. 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 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!

You work hard for your money so why would you want to spend more on your vehicle than you absolutely need to buy it pr maintain it? In an effort to help our customers save more, we’re talking today about easy ways to avoid wasting money on your vehicle!

 

Buying A Used Vehicle Without A Warranty

There was a time when you simply couldn’t find a used vehicle from a dealership that also came with a warranty on it but those days have changed. Some dealerships, like Broadmoor Motors, have begun to offer their customers not only a variety of quality vehicles but ones that come backed by a warranty and then the option to purchase extended warranties. Which begs the question… if you could purchase a vehicle that you know comes with the certainty that you won’t be facing unexpected expenses of repairs, why wouldn’t you? Buying a used vehicle with a warranty is one of the easiest ways to save money on future repairs and give you peace of mind.

 

Premium Gas

Higher octane helps prevent knocking in engines but if it’s not recommended for your vehicle, you are just throwing money away by using it.  While some people view octane levels as good, better and best, that simply isn’t the case.  Most engines are designed to take regular gas and using premium does not actually enhance the vehicle’s performance.  Unless you have a more powerful engine and the manufacturer recommends a higher octane, save yourself some pain at the pump… fill it with regular.

 

 

Ignoring Check Engine Light

Your Check Engine indicator is meant to alert you to problems early on so they can be corrected as soon as possible but ignoring one won’t make it go away and could end up costing you more in repair bills by delaying a fix and doing more damage to your engine or vehicle. While no one enjoys bringing their vehicle to the shop, it doesn’t always have to be painful. A trusted mechanic should offer you a solution and a timeline when the repair should be completed to avoid more costly issues and knowing you can rely on them to fix the problem can ultimately save you both time and money.

 

Delaying Brake Fix

Brakes are one the items that can become more expensive to repair the longer you put it off so our biggest suggestion is… don’t. Fixing your brakes at the first sign of trouble can help prevent a costly repair bill by avoiding having to replace rotors and drums that were worn down unnecessarily once the pads became too thin.

 

 

Oil Changes Too Soon

Regular oil changes are critical in maintaining proper lubrication in your vehicle’s engine but having oil changes done more often than necessary can be an added expense with no real benefit.  While most dealerships strongly encourage people to have their oil changed every 3,000 miles, experts have agreed it simply isn’t needed that frequently.  Broadmoor Motors recommends to customers having it changed every 4,000 miles to maintain a clean and healthy engine.

 

 

Under-Inflated Tires

Did you know that a tire under inflated by even 6 psi can cost you 5% of your fuel efficiency, reduce the lifespan of that tire by 25% and even lead to failure?  It’s true.  Low tire pressure is not only dangerous but it can take a big hit on your wallet as well with additional money spent on gas and replacement.  A tire that’s correctly inflated will last longer, keep your safer and use less gas. To save money on fuel and unwanted additional wear to your treads, keep your tires inflated to the psi recommended by the manufacturer.

 

 

Buying From The Wrong Place

There’s no doubt, buying a vehicle from a sketchy private seller or a shady dealership can end up costing you more than necessary in the end but you don’t have to walk into situations blind. Online reviews are a wonderful tool to help consumers make a more informed decision regarding a dealership and their practices. While no business is immune to a negative review from time to time, if one has predominantly negative reviews, you may want to steer clear. Particularly if the same problem or issue is experienced by multiple people or the dealership has not attempted to make things right.

 

 

If you find yourself searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of 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.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! 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. 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. 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 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!

Spring Break is a great opportunity for families in the greater Grand Rapids area to take a break and make some lasting memories together after a long Michigan winter. With this year being particularly harsh, even families who weren’t planning on leaving to a warmer, tropical location still wanting to enjoy their time off and have some adventures together. If you’re one of those looking for some local fun with the family, here are some great staycation ideas for families in West Michigan!

 

TreeRunner Grand Rapids

For the bold, seeking maximum adventure, a fun option for the brave at heart is TreeRunner Grand Rapids which touts itself as a premier aerial adventure park in West Michigan. Here you and your family or friends can scale to great heights and traverse the treetops over seven obstacle courses varying in difficulty, heights and lengths.  With over 60 obstacles and zip lines offering beginner, intermediate and expert courses, and the ability to accommodate ages as young as 4 years old, this venue offers a thrilling experience without needing any previous knowledge or particular skill set.

 

Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

Looking for something completely different? Try a scavenger hunt with Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt! With this app led outdoor scavenger hunt, you can explore Grand Rapids while searching for plaques, statues and art to solve riddles to try and complete the hunt, maybe even beating the best time in Grand Rapids! In addition, your family will need to complete photo challenges and answer trivia questions while even gaining extra points for finding hidden treasures. During the two allotted hours, you can race to the finish line in a quest to beat the best time or take your time by pausing the app to spend more time at different locations. This adventure has possibilities for family members as young as 5 years old and different roles for each member to ensure everyone gets to take part in the fun.

 

Fredrick Meijer Gardens – Butterfly Exhibit

The butterfly exhibit is an annual exhibition at Fredrick Meijer Gardens that is sure to delight the child in you while igniting a fire for learning in your child. As the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibit in the nation, over 60 species of butterflies from Asia, Africa, and Central & South America, will take flight in the warm, lush environment of the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory. With special educational programming throughout the exhibit, you can learn how color, light and shadow affect butterfly behavior and how they flourish in their natural environment. New this year, extended hours during Spring Break… the Meijer Gardens will stay open from 9am-9pm during the week.

 

Kroc Center

The Kroc Center provides families the opportunity to burn off some steam and energy regardless of what the weather is doing outside! Offering an indoor swimming pool, climbing wall, gym, game room and family room, there’s plenty to do while you and your family are there. Take advantage of their extended Spring Break hours to get even more enjoyment out of your day and for those that would like to enjoy it year round without committing fully, check out their family pool and play pass which offers a yearlong pass for weekends that includes Spring Break and Christmas.

 

Escape Rooms

They say the family that plays together stays together but what if you didn’t have an option to escape? Better yet, what if you had to earn your right to escape with an escape room? Recommended for ages 10 and up, escape rooms provide a physical adventure game contained in a room or series of rooms in which players solve puzzles and riddles while looking for clues, hints, and strategies to complete the objectives at hand and in turn, find the key or code to get out of the room in the hour allotted timeframe. Themed rooms create an ambiance in which the story unfolds and the variety of problems allow different members the opportunity to solve a piece of the puzzle pie. Escape rooms are a great way to test your critical thinking in a fun, family-friendly group dynamic.

 

 

If you find yourself searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of 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.

Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! 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. 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. 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 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!