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. As an integral part of your business functioning properly, it obviously is in your best interest as a business owner to find a reliable commercial vehicle but what may be less obvious is how to find one.  Take a look at our tips & tricks on how to find a great commercial vehicle!


1) Find A Trusted Dealership

Whether you are planning on buying a new or used commercial vehicle, finding a trusted dealership is invaluable.  While each commercial van, cargo van or work truck may vary on their specific uses and options, one thing that should not vary is the confidence you hold in the dealership you’ll be purchasing it from that they’ll be able to deliver a trusted and safe vehicle.  The obvious place to start is with a dealership you’ve already had a positive experience working with prior.  But if you haven’t, it’s important to look at online reviews from prospective dealerships.  What do their previous customers say about their experience?  Are they overwhelmingly positive with only a few negatives or do their prior customers consistently say the same negative statements?  While it’s nearly impossible to find any business with no negative reviews, it’s important to see if their complaint was legitimate as well as how the dealership responded to their complaints.


2) Ask For A Warranty

Downtime for repairs on your cargo van or work truck not only means money spent to a mechanic but time and money your company is not making.  A commercial vehicle that comes with a warranty adds reassurance you won’t be dealing with those problems but is it possible to find a used commercial vehicle with a warranty?  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 aren’t


3) Know What You Need

Obviously you need your vehicle to take you from point A to point B and often times as a work or commercial vehicle, a point C, D and E in a day.  But in addition to getting you where you need to be to do the job you need to do, there are usually other items that need to be transported along with you. 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 haul large, heavy items often or do you require a larger vehicle to transport more people?  Will you need to tow things such as a tool trailer or animal trailer?  Or will this vehicle need to smaller spaces or shelves to organize tools or equipment?  Or does your business require refrigeration for catering or a large empty cargo space for transporting.  Answering these questions before you begin your search can help guide you into what type of truck, transit van, cargo van or commercial passenger van is best for your company or business.


4) Know Your Budget

Chances are before you even began searching for your next commercial vehicle, you knew what price your business could afford to pay for it.  But if you haven’t crunched the numbers to see what budget you are working within, this 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 works best for your company, be sure to shop around to find the best finance rates.  While you may discover a dealership like Broadmoor Motors that does not markup your interest rate to make a profit, there are many dealerships that it is common practice. Shopping around ahead of time can help prevent you from being blindsided by an interest rate you might not have been expecting as well as help you find the best one available to you.


5) Talk To Your Accountant

Purchasing a commercial van, truck or transit van for your business may offer your company tax write offs that may include the interest or payments which could 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.


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.  If you find yourself doubting your car, truck or vans ability to get you where you need to go, we invite you to check out 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..  Whether you need to replace your car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out.  Broadmoor Motors is here for all your Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the Byron Center, Kentwood, Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, greater Grand Rapids, Wayland and Barry County area.  Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road!