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Winter isn’t just long and cold in Michigan… it’s also often shrouded in dark and dreary skies. In fact, as the days shorten in West Michigan, many find themselves commuting in the dark both to and from work. Simply knowing it’s going to happen every year doesn’t make it any less frustrating or any easier to drive in. But these tips on how to drive at night like a boss just might!

 

Get A Better Bulb

Advancements in headlight technology have allowed people today to have more options for illuminating dark roads than they’ve ever had before, including halogen, LED and HID (high-intensity discharge). Knowing which bulb you prefer means diving deeper into what benefits they provide.

Halogen is a more common bulb and is found in most cars today. The main benefits of halogen bulbs include low [...]

Unfortunately for people in West Michigan, not all used vehicles are created equal.  Here are some definite warning signs you shouldn’t buy a used car…

 

 

The Dealer Is Unlicensed

Unlicensed dealerships can come in a couple of different varieties. Some of them appear, from all outward appearances, to look like a  valid dealership with a car lot and salesmen but are actually not licensed by the State of Michigan to sell cars, vans, trucks or SUV’s. While curbstoners are people who may or may not present themselves as the person who owns the vehicle when in reality they do not.  They actually “flip” vehicles by regularly buying cheap cars, doing a minimal amount of work on them (often cosmetically) to make them look better and then resell them quickly.  Both are illegal due to Michigan Vehicle Code [...]

The 11th National Teen Driver Safety Week begins this week and focuses its attention on reminding parents to talk to their young drivers of the additional steps needed to prevent accidents.  Too often, these young drivers inexperience lead to poor decisions and actions behind the wheel, leaving them more susceptible to being involved in an accident, some of them fatal.  Today, we’re discussing not only the problems and challenges are youth face behind the wheel of an automobile but what we can all do to better equip them for successfully gaining the experience they need.

 

How Big Is The Problem?

  • Currently, automobile accidents are the leading cause of death for teens from 15 years old to 18 years old in the US.
  • On average, 9 teens ages 16-19 are killed every day of the year.
  • 47% [...]

When you’re in the market for a used truck, choosing the right vehicle to fit both your needs and your budget can be a struggle.  But knowing where to get started and what questions to ask beforehand can save you from buying a lemon and help you find the pre-owned truck that’s just right for you.

 

Deciding What You Need

Before you can begin your search, it’s important to consider exactly what you are looking for in a used truck. What is the terrain like where it will be driven most, will it have rough or slippery terrain requiring 4WD or AWD or just city driving where FWD will be sufficient?  Will it be a commercial vehicle or work truck?  Are there options that are non-negotiable if it is going to be used for work [...]

 

Not everything you see or read (especially on the internet) should be believed, including rules of the road and how to take care of your vehicle. Today, we’re debunking Top Driving Myths that you may unknowingly be following…

 

You Only Need Your Headlights At Night

Many people consider headlights to be a tool strictly for their own benefit behind the wheel but the truth is they are actually there for the benefit of everyone on the road.  Not only do they help to make the road more visible to the driver of the vehicle they are being used, but they also help the vehicle increase its visibility to other drivers on the road.  In fact, some states such as Michigan, have made it a law that drivers must use their headlights during inclement weather in order to [...]

Forget apple pie and baseball… is there truly anything more American than a summer road trip seeking out adventure and relaxation??  It seems unlikely.  And as the summer heats up, many families are packing up the car, minivan, truck or SUV to head out on the open road in hopes to see new sights and make lasting memories with their loved ones.  Whether you are leaving West Michigan in hopes for long distance travel across the USA or staying somewhere a little more local in Michigan, check out these terrific travel hacks that can help you keep your sanity and discover so much more…

 

Drop Pin – When you’re in a new city, it can be easy to become overwhelmed with your strange surroundings and makes it difficult to remember exactly where you parked your car.  To avoid [...]

Technology has changed the way we live our lives and in many ways, it has altered the way we drive.  Today’s cars, trucks, SUVs, minivans and commercial work trucks come with a bounty of extra features designed to increase comfort, convenience and functionality but are all these changes and advancements beneficial for drivers today or are some of them hurting us?  Today, we’re covering it all… the good, the bad and the ugly of car technology.

 

The Good

Cars have evolved immensely over the last 120 years as well as the features that have become standard within them.  With technological advancements in materials and a shift on keeping passengers in motor vehicles out of harm’s way; today’s cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans have become safer than they ever have been before.  Particularly, over the course [...]

2013 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT AWD SUV

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

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

This Clean Equinox has been Detailed, Safety Inspected, Fully Serviced and is backed by a WARRANTY!!  Equipped with a 2.4L engine and automatic transmission, this Sport Utility Vehicle also comes fully loaded with the comfort and convenience you’ve come to expect.

Features included on this Chevy Equinox are Touchscreen, Backup Camera, Sunroof, Bluetooth, AUX, Automatic Headlights, Electronic Parking AidSteering Wheel Mounted Controls, Voice Activated Telephone, Deep Tinted Glass, Daytime Running LightsDriver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat, Keyless Entry, Power Locks, Power Windows and so much more!!

Fully Serviced, Safety Inspected, [...]

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!!

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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…

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