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Used Car Buying Myths

Buying a vehicle can be stressful.  After all, you’re looking for the right vehicle, in the right location, all at the right price.  Often times, when you do finally narrow down your options, you come to find it sitting on the lot of a nearby used car dealership.  Before you head out the door to haggle and finagle your way into that new ride, take a look at these common used car buying myths.


High Pressure Sales Are Unavoidable

This myth is popular because at some dealerships, it can actually be true.  While some used car salesmen continue to make the car buying experience a not so pleasant one, at Broadmoor Motors we are committed to offering our customers a pressure free environment to find the vehicle that is right for not only their needs but their budget as well.  Instead, you’ll find a sales staff that’s more than happy to answer any questions you may have but just as content to let you browse the lot in peace.  Our goal at Broadmoor Motors is not to just sell a car, it’s to help our customers find the right vehicle for their needs which may or may not be at our Hastings, Caledonia or Wayland {coming soon!!} locations.


Used Cars Don’t Have Warranties

The truth of the matter is that most used car dealerships choose not to offer a warranty on their vehicle but at Broadmoor Motors, we stand behind our vehicles.  We offer a 30 Day 100% Powertrain Warranty on our vehicles so they can feel comfortable in knowing that our service doesn’t end when they pull off the lot.  In addition to giving our Broadmoor Motors customers a warranty on every used car they purchase, we now offer extended service agreements available for purchase.  Just like our financing, our extended service agreements are transparent and simple.  We don’t add a bunch of costly, unnecessary items and instead focus on what’s important to getting the most out of your vehicle.  All service work is administered locally, removing the headache of dealing with some 1-800 number and we handle the work right here so you don’t have to take your vehicle to an unfamiliar shop.


Kelly Blue Book Is Always Right

While Kelly Blue Book is a great starting point for gauging what your vehicle’s value is, it should be taken as just that… a starting point and not what is written in stone.  Online tools like KBB, Edmunds and NADA are great resources that can help a buyer or seller understand better a price point for any given make and model but there are many factors that go into determining a vehicle’s exact worth.  Some of these include the market, demand and location.


Financing At The Dealership Is Always Bad

Transparent financing is not always the rule of thumb for most dealership and the reason why you may have been warned against securing financing through a new or used dealership.  When some dealerships secure your finance rate from a lender, many opt to mark up that very interest rate, increasing the money you’ll pay for the vehicle in interest and putting money in the pockets of the dealer that you may not realize they’re receiving.  Broadmoor Motors works with many of the same banks and credit unions that are familiar to you already, but a singular difference from the other car dealerships in town, we choose not to mark up the interest rate you’re paying for your vehicle.


A Lower Payment Means The Best Deal

Getting a low payment on your vehicle sounds great but if you pay too much in interest or your payments go on for another year or two, how much are you really saving?  When buying a car it’s important to look at all the numbers before evaluating if it’s the right deal for you.  Besides the price of the vehicle, look at your interest rate, the terms of the loan, and what you’re receiving for your trade in, as well as any hidden fees you might not be aware are involved in either your financing or the overall sale.


Buying A Used Vehicle Has To Be Difficult

We’re going to let you in on a secret… buying a vehicle doesn’t have to be difficult, painful or full of frustrations.  And if you’re experiencing those feelings while hunting for your next used vehicle, then you’re buying it from the wrong dealership.  At Broadmoor Motors, we are committed to serving our customers.  Our passion is in helping the people who live in the communities we are located in and the customers who walk through our door.  Our goal is to make your next car buying experience a pleasant one and to help you find the right vehicle for you needs and your budget.


If you want to find a reliable vehicle and skip the stressful and difficult hurdles you run into at other dealerships we invite you to check out our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs and Cars.  At Broadmoor Motors Hastings, 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 both our Hastings and Caledonia locations with financing available to those who qualify, and we will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs.

Let Broadmoor Motors Hastings save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car or Work Truck and on your next Car Rental.  Whether you need a short term car rental, long term car rental, a replacement while your vehicle is getting serviced or simply need to replace your car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out.  Broadmoor Motors Hastings is here for all your Car Rental, Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the greater Barry County area, Hastings, Middleville and Caledonia.  Give us a call at 269.320.6304 in Hastings or 616.698.9595 in Caledonia to see how we can get you back on the road!

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