The process of buying a vehicle can feel like an arduous one, even when you know what kind of vehicle or even what make and model you’re looking to purchase. But most people don’t realize there are specific questions they can ask to help unlock the best buying potential on their next pre-owned vehicle before they head to a dealership, while they are there and even after they’ve left. Here’s your chance to know what questions to ask before buying a used vehicle!

 

Before you head to the dealership

  • What can I afford? ~ Having a budget in mind that you can afford to spend either in monthly payments or in total cost for the vehicle will help narrow down what your options are and save you from getting your heart set on a vehicle that you can’t afford. Keep in mind that tax, title and registration fees will be in addition to the cost of the purchase price.
  • What kind of vehicle do I need? ~ Before you can begin your search, you’ll need to decide what type of vehicle works best for your needs and your budget. Considering what you’ll be using your vehicle for most (long commutes, towing heavy items, hauling people or family) will help you evaluate if a car, truck, SUV, minivan, commercial vehicle or a work truck fits that best.
  • What safety features or extra options are needed? ~ Decide if there are specific options you are hoping to find in a prospective vehicle or safety options you feel are necessary.
  • Is the car on the lot? ~ Oftentimes, dealerships have more than one location that a vehicle may be at or the vehicle may have already been sold. It’s always a good idea to call ahead to make sure the vehicle you are interested in is actually there on the premises before making the drive.

 

While you are at the dealership

  • Where did the vehicle come from? ~ A vehicle on a dealer’s lot could be a trade in but it could also be from an auction or even out of state. Knowing more about how the dealer acquired it, could possibly lead to learning more about its maintenance or service history.
  • Is there a history report for the vehicle (Carfax, AutoCheck, etc)? Vehicle history reports can’t tell you everything and there might be errors on the report, it is a good starting point to learn more about if the vehicle was ever in an accident and how many owners it has had.
  • Do you offer financing and if so, is there a markup on the interest rate you offer? While Broadmoor Motors does not ever mark up interest rates on loans, it is a common practice at many dealerships and can end up costing you hundreds of dollars unnecessarily. Don’t find out the hard way you could have a lower interest rate by simply asking to see all of the lending terms before signing on the dotted line.
  • Do you take trade-ins? Not all dealerships take trade-ins and some others will offer you a guaranteed amount for your trade-in regardless of its condition but that amount ends up impacting the purchase price of your vehicle.
  • Is there a warranty available? A warranty is a big reason why people often choose a new vehicle over a used vehicle but if you could get a great pre-owned vehicle with a warranty, wouldn’t that be great? At Broadmoor Motors, we think your hard earned dollars deserve a warranty and that’s why our vehicles come backed by one.

 

After you visit the dealership

  • If there is no warranty, can I afford any repairs that come along if needed? ~Unexpected repairs cost you both time and money, a warranty can help alleviate at least the question of who will be paying for the cost of repairs and a dealership that’s willing to stand behind their vehicle with a warranty means that they are committed to fixing any issues that may arise.
  • Can you afford the vehicle, including tax, registration, and insurance? ~ Don’t let the sticker price fool you, there are added costs involved with buying a vehicle regardless if it’s new or used.
  • What do previous customers say about the dealership after they’ve purchased a vehicle from them? ~ You can tell a lot about a business from the reviews of people who have dealt with them in the past. While every business can inevitably get a bad review online, ones that consistently have low ones or people commenting with the same complaints are something to avoid.

 

 

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.

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 and ask us about our BMG Protection Plan (which is not an aftermarket product). Whether you need to replace your current car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out. 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. 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!

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.

 

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!

 

What’s a startling statistic that no parent wants to hear? Car crashes are the leading cause of death in children ages 1-13 annually. While that statistic can be alarming, the good news is that there are steps parents can take to greatly reduce the risk of fatalities and injuries to their children. Child Passenger Safety Week takes place in the third week of September and was created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an effort to bring awareness not only to the unnecessary number of child injuries and deaths each year in automobile accidents but to the importance in proper car restraint and seat belt usage for children riding in vehicles as well.

Child Car & Booster Seats

Car seats, booster seats and seat belts have been proven to save lives and prevent injuries but shockingly it’s been found that anywhere between 72% and 84% of all restraints being misused in a critical way. Some of these errors can include car seats installed improperly, using the wrong seat for the child’s age and size, loose harness straps and not being secured tightly with the seat belt. But while these critical errors are occurring so frequently, nearly all parents believe their own child’s car and booster seats are being used properly. Clearly understanding what type of seat your child should be in and how to properly use them is step one in preventing unnecessary harm.

  • Infant Car Seat – Infant car seats are designed to be used rear-facing only and from newborn babies to older babies until they outgrow them, often at 8 or 9 months of age. Once they are outgrown (usually around 30lbs), it is recommended that parents move their child to an all-in-one car seat or convertible car seat. Infant car seats should be tilted at a 45 degree angle, with chest clips even to their armpits and snugly secured across their chest and over hips.
  • All In One Car Seat – All in one car seats work to grow alongside your child, beginning with rear-facing to forward-facing and then becoming a car booster seat when the child is ready. This option allows for children to remain rear-facing longer (up to age 2) which many experts agree decreases both the risk of death and injury in children.
  • Convertible Car Seat – Convertible car seats can give parents more options for usage while also allowing children to remain rear-facing longer. As all in one car seats, convertible car seats can be used with a harness and tether and allow for children to remain rear-facing up to age 2. Convertible car seats do not convert to booster seats in the future.
  • Booster Seats – Booster seats are designed to boost a child’s height allowing seat belts to sit properly across their body and lay properly along their lap. Booster seats with high backs also can provide head and neck support for vehicles that do not have headrests while backless booster seats are available for vehicles that do have headrests that can support the child properly. Booster seats are recommended for children ages 4-8 years old and until the seat belt can sit correctly, typically when the child is 4 feet 9 inches tall.
  • Seat Belts – While there is the recommended height of 4 feet 9 inches, it is important that parents keep their child in a booster seat until the seat belt can be worn properly with the lap belt lies snugly across the upper thighs (not the stomach) and the shoulder harness laying snug across the shoulder and chest (not across the face or neck). Kids may begin asking if they can sit in the front seat once a booster seat is no longer required but it is strongly recommended to keep them in the rear seat until at least age 12.

In addition to utilizing the correct seat designed to keep your child safe at every stage, it is highly recommended that parents register their car seat and booster seats so they can be made aware of any recalls that take place and to have their car seat checked annually to make sure it is installed correctly.

 

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!

 

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer to most but to school-age children and their parents, it also indicates it’s time to go back to school. Regardless if you have your own kids returning for another school year or not, as drivers, we should recognize the returning hazards and happenings that correlate with the school year beginning. These can include school bus stops, school zones, added pedestrians and possible cyclists. Here is our back to school driving tips as we encounter kids head back for another year of learning.

 

School Bus Stops

Today’s school buses are designed with safety in mind and are proven to be the safest form of transportation available to kids commuting to school but they are also limited to how much protection they can offer students when kids are boarding or deboarding the school bus. And that’s where driver awareness and mindfulness for kids’ safety comes into play. While some drivers choose to ignore school bus laws entirely and pass them illegally, there are many who might find themselves caught in situations where they are confused about the right way to treat a bus stop and a refresher on school bus stop laws are a good idea. Whether you have been driving for years or a brand new licensed driver, it’s important to know exactly the following rules.

The Michigan State Police website states:

School bus safety tips for drivers:

  • Prepare to stop when a slowing bus has its overhead yellow lights flashing
  • Stop at least 20 feet away for buses when red lights are flashing, unless driving in the opposite direction on a divided highway
  • Slow down in or near school and residential areas
  • Look for clues-such as safety patrols, crossing guards, bicycles, and playgrounds-that indicate children might be in the area
  • Watch for children between parked cars and other objects

School buses are like traffic signals

  • When overhead lights are flashing yellow: Prepare to stop
  • When overhead lights are flashing red: Stop
  • When hazard warning lights are flashing: Proceed with caution

School bus safety tips for students:

  • Always stay in sight of the bus driver
  • Don’t hurry off the bus; check traffic first
  • Don’t go back to the bus after exiting

 

School Zones

School buses out on the roads in the early morning or late afternoon isn’t the only reminder that school is now back in session. Along with them, drivers may also encounter school zones. The Michigan Vehicle Code defines a “School zone” as school property on which a school building is located and the adjacent property. A school zone extends not more than 1,000 feet from the school property line in any direction. They are often indicated by a flashing light on a reduced speed sign on area roadways with the timeframes that they are in effect from and reduces the speed by not more than 20 mph of the regularly posted speed limit. Drivers should be very aware of where school zones are located, reduce their speed and be extremely alert when traveling through them to keep children who may be walking, biking or crossing the roadway.

 

Pedestrians & Cyclists

While a lot of kids ride a school bus or travel to and from school with their parents, there are still many others that may be walking to school or a bus stop and others that might choose to ride their bicycle to school. Young children can spontaneous and make poor decisions on where and when to cross the road but middle and high school age kids can easily become distracted while using their phones. In fact, a recent study showed that 20% of high school students admitted to crossing the street while being distracted by their phones! Despite what age of the kids you may encounter, drivers should always be cautious and expect the unexpected, particularly in residential areas where kids are more likely to be found, while passing pedestrians on the road or sidewalks, and never block crosswalks when stopping at red lights and stop signs.

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 wouldn’t buy a pair of shoes without trying them on but when faced with the decision to spend thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars on a newer vehicle, a shocking number of people are foregoing a test drive! Shockingly, evidence suggests that half of the people who purchased a vehicle recently didn’t bother to take it for even a rudimentary spin around the block before signing on the dotted line and handing over their hard-earned dollars. If you’d like to avoid being taken for a figurative ride on the purchase of your new ride, we suggest taking these steps on how to take the perfect test drive.

 

Start At A Reputable Dealer

One of the biggest necessities in buying a preowned vehicle is trust… both in the vehicle you’re buying but also in the person you are buying it from. To ensure you feel more comfortable during the entire transaction, we suggest starting your search with dealerships with a great reputation. You can start by asking friends and family who they’ve dealt with in the past to gather their experiences, both positive and negative, can be a great starting point but diving deeper into online reviews might tell you more. Reviews are there to help future customers know how past customers felt about their experience. No business is immune to getting a poor review from time to time from an unreasonable or unruly customer but if you are consistently reading about bad experiences from a specific dealership, buyer beware.

 

Check Out The Exterior

Before you grab the keys to take the prospective vehicle for a spin, take a cruise around the vehicle to check out the condition of the exterior. Take note of how much tread is still left on the tires, if there is any uneven wear, and if there is any rust, dents or scratches along the body. Then check the windshield for any cracks or chips and the condition of the windshield wipers.

 

Climb On In

While it’s important to take a good look at the exterior, the most important factors (much like people) are what’s on the inside. For starters, was it easy to get into the vehicle? Can you easily see over the dash and the gauges on the dashboard? How comfortable are the seats? Does it offer lumbar support and raise or lower to a height appropriate for you to drive safely? Are the gauges obstructed from view or can you see them clearly on the dashboard? Do the pedals adjust and if not, are they an appropriate distance for you?

 

Take It For A Cruise

If everything feels good, now is the chance to take it out on the open road to see how it drives. Keep in mind how you’ll be using it day to day, such as city driving or freeway and adjust as needed to get a good feel for how it shifts or handles curves and hills. Be sure to take it far enough distance to experience how it handles in stop and go traffic, as well as at how it feels at higher speeds. Does it accelerate smoothly and is there enough power? Is the steering responsive and is it a smooth ride over bumps?

 

Try Out The Options

You may have options in mind when you set out car shopping and you’ll want to make sure the one you are test driving checks off all of the boxes. If it does, there may be more than what you are already decided were necessary. Once you are back on the lot, take a look at all the added bells and whistles to see if they are working and if needed… find out how they work. If the vehicle comes with an infotainment screen on the dash, can you access it safely while driving? Something that has become less a luxury but a safety feature is if there hands-free buttons on the steering wheel so you don’t have to take your hands off of it to change the radio or answer a call?

 

Decide If It’s Right For You

Now that you’ve spent some time driving the vehicle and inspecting the interior and exterior, you probably have a good idea if it’s the right vehicle for you. But buying a vehicle is a big investment and there’s no need to rush into it. Unless you know it’s the perfect fit, it’s ok to take a day or two to think about it. In fact, a good salesman at a reputable dealership like Broadmoor Motors, wants you to be confident in your purchase and won’t mind you taking time to weigh the pro’s and if there are any cons.

 

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!

Summertime often brings road trips and travel to people in West Michigan. And whether it’s a short jaunt to the beach, the park or taking a longer distance trip to a vacation destination, many people are opting to take their pooch with them in lieu of leaving them home alone. Before you bring man’s best friend along for the ride, check out these ways to keep your pet safer in the car.

 

It Starts With You

The best way to keep your pet safe while you are driving might come as a surprise but it ultimately begins with you as a driver. We all realize how detrimental distracted driving is to the safety of everyone on the road but frequently, drivers fail to comprehend how distracting some things may be in a vehicle, including their beloved pet. Particularly when they are sitting on your lap while you are driving. Commit to lessening your distractions by never driving with your dog on your lap, regardless of how long you have been doing so in the past. Not only is it a danger to you and your pup, but to others who are sharing the road.

 

Buckle Them Up

There’s a reason why there are seatbelt laws for people… seatbelts work! Pet who are involved in vehicular accidents without being restrained greatly run the risk of suffering serious injuries such as broken bones, internal injuries, severe trauma and even death. They also run the risk of becoming a missile launched towards you in the event of a collision. Even at speeds as low as 25mph, an unrestrained pet can be launched forward at a force equal to 40 times its weight! Additionally, pets can become disoriented and afraid after a collision and run away from the scene of the crash.  Not only does this increase their chance of becoming lost in an unknown area, but it also prevents them from receiving medical attention that might be needed as quickly as they should.

Do your beloved pet and yourself a favor by finding a safe method to restrain them while inside the vehicle every time. There are many ways to keep your pet safely restrained in a moving car, van, truck or SUV.  Be sure to find the one that works best for you and your pet.  A crate that has been safely secured to avoid shifting or sliding is one way to keep your pet safe.  It should be large enough for your pet to sit, stand, turn around or lie down while riding inside.  A similar option for smaller dogs under 20 pounds or cats would be a pet carrier or a pet seat.  These devices can be secured by a seatbelt to keep them safe and an added bonus is they can be used as a carrier when you reach your destination.  Likewise, a harness designed and approved to be used in vehicles, used in tandem with a pet seat belt, can keep them safe.  Just use caution when purchasing them as there are no government standards or testing in place to regulate their safety.

 

Plan Your Feedings

Not every pet loves riding in a vehicle and even those that do may experience motion sickness if they begin the trip with a full belly. It can also lead to unpleasant bathroom accidents on your upholstery. But feeding Fido 3-4 hours before you intend to travel can help lessen the chance of them becoming nauseated and vomiting inside the vehicle or having an accident either out of fear or sheer necessity.

 

Be Prepared

Whether it’s a long trip to another state or short cruise to somewhere local in Grand Rapids, it’s important to be prepared. Be sure to pack a leash if they are traveling in a safety harness or crate inside the vehicle and water if you plan on being gone for any significant time period. For longer trips, it’s important to bring along some staples to keep them happy and safe. These should include a bowl, bottled water, food, a favorite toy to chew or play with on the way and a pillow or blanket to make them feel more secure. Also, it’s important to plan out any stops you’ll need to make along the way and if your pet will be allowed to join you inside any store or restaurant. Play it smart and avoid any risk to your beloved pet by foregoing leaving them unattended, even for short periods of time.

 

 

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!