August 17th, 2018
Join Borgman Ford & The West Michigan Mustang Club At The Metro Cruise!
Calling all car fans: Mark your calendars for Friday, August 24th – Saturday, August 25th and stop by Borgman Ford for the 14th Annual 28th Street Metro Cruise! We’ll be acting as the West Anchor for the cruise, just as we have in years past. The West Michigan Mustang Club will also be joining us this year and hosting a Mustang Show on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Stop by to check out some cool cars from yesteryear through present day, and see over 50 Years of Mustang history right on our lot! We hope to see you there!
About the 28th Street Metro Cruise
The 28th Street Metro Cruise began in 2005. The Wyoming Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce began the event to help drive business to the 28th Street corridor when M-6 opened on the south end of Grand Rapids. Since then, the event has grown from 85,000 attendees the first year to over 250,000 in recent years. The number of participating vehicles attending each year is estimated at well over 15,000. People have come from all over the United States to attend and participate in this annual car-fest. To learn more about the event, visit 28thstreetmetrocruise.com.
Borgman: Grand Rapids’ Home of the Fair Trade Deal
While you’re here, feel free to peruse our selection of Ford Mustangs too! We’ll give you a Fair Trade Deal on any New or Used vehicle you see. Take a look at our current selection of Ford Mustangs here and visit the West Michigan Mustang Club’s website here.
August 15th, 2018
Borgman Ford happened on a story this week that’s sure to interest West Michigan Ford Performance fans and casual buyers alike. It tells the story of an elite team of engineers who push Ford’s high-performance vehicles to their absolute limit. This is all done to collect data – pertaining to braking, steering, acceleration, and more. It sounds like maybe the coolest job ever, but it’s their work that refines technologies such as EcoBoost Engines – now commonplace in Ford vehicles around Grand Rapids. Read the rest of this entry »
August 10th, 2018
Borgman is joining Ford in celebration this week, as the ten millionth Ford Mustang has just rolled off the Flat Rock assembly line here in Michigan! This particular vehicle is a 2019 Ford Mustang GT V8 convertible in Wimbledon White, boasting a whopping 460 horsepower. What makes this one special though, is that it pays tribute to VIN 001 – the first ever serialized 1964.5 Ford Mustang.
The Ford Mustang has long been a favorite here in Grand Rapids and West Michigan, just as it has around the world for decades. The car has become something of a cultural icon, appearing in countless movies and bringing people together. This includes our friends at the West Michigan Mustang Club or the 50+ fans that visited Flat Rock to pay tribute and make the above photo possible. Read the rest of this entry »
August 8th, 2018
Last year Borgman Ford shared an article with West Michigan readers about Ford’s implementation of wearable exoskeletons in the Flat Rock, MI plant. These “suits” help support workers while working in the plant, especially employees that perform repetitive, overhead tasks. We are pleased to announce that Ford is sending exoskeletons to fifteen different Ford assembly plants across the globe. Read the rest of this entry »
August 6th, 2018
Borgman Recommends Checking Your Transmission Fluid Often to Extend The Life Of Your Vehicle
The Borgman Service Center in Grand Rapids is dedicated to keeping you out on the road to adventure in West Michigan. For this reason, we recommend having your transmission fluid checked or changed every 30,000 miles, despite what you may see in your owner’s manual.
We hope everyone who drives a vehicle in West Michigan understands why having your engine oil changed regularly is important. It’s the lifeblood of your engine, but we don’t often see the transmission getting the same love. The engine and transmission work as a team to keep you moving, and keeping an eye on your transmission fluid level is just as critical.
In this Borgman How To, we’re going to briefly touch on how automatic transmissions work and why having the fluid changed regularly is paramount for maintaining a healthy vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »
August 2nd, 2018
Tow Smarter Through West Michigan in the 2019 Ford Ranger
When the 2019 Ford Ranger pickup arrives at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids this upcoming winter, there’s one very handy feature you’re going to want to check out. New Ford Ranger XLT and Lariat models will include the Blind Spot Information System, and you’ll be able to adjust the “size” of your blind spot to include the length of your trailer! Whether you’re a towing pro or just getting the hang of it, having this “extra set of eyes” so to speak can be a valuable thing while heading out to your favorite getaway for the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »
July 27th, 2018
Look For The 2019 Ford F-150 Limited at Borgman Ford Later This Year
Attention Ford Truck Enthusiasts: Ford just announced some serious upgrades coming to the F-150 Limited later this year. The biggest is that the 2019 model will include the same 3.5L high-output EcoBoost Engine as the Ford F-150 Raptor, delivering more power than ever in an ultra-luxurious package.
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July 25th, 2018
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Arrives at Borgman Mazda in Grand Rapids Fall 2018
Whether you’ve just recently taken a Miata for a test drive at Borgman or have been a fan of the roadster for years, you know just how much fun they are to drive. The low curb weight, spirited engine, responsive handling (and of course the optional roof) all make this the perfect summer car for cruising West Michigan. They’re hands-down the most fun you’ll have in a roadster relative to their price tag.
Though if you’re ok with waiting until fall, Mazda has just announced some enhancements for the 2019 model year. These include increased efficiency and power through lighter engine components, a much higher rev limit, color options and more. This latest article from Inside Mazda tells the full story – take a look Read the rest of this entry »
July 10th, 2018
Borgman Ford Urges Grand Rapids & West Michigan Residents to Share Thoughts on Transportation
Borgman Ford has been serving the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community since 1960, and in that time we’ve had the unique pleasure of watching the city grow. In recent years, Grand Rapids has become a nationally-renowned destination for tourism, art, medicine, technology, and more. However, as more people flock here, the fastest-growing city in Michigan, issues with public transportation, traffic flow, parking, crosswalks, and other infrastructure have become more pronounced. The good news is, Ford is offering help.
We’re happy to share that Grand Rapids has been selected to participate in the Ford City of Tomorrow Challenge. This summer, Grand Rapids residents are encouraged to share their ideas in this crowdsourced, grassroots effort towards improving the transportation and infrastructure of their city. Read the rest of this entry »
July 6th, 2018
Have you seen the interior of the New 2018 Mazda CX-5? If not, Borgman Mazda in Grand Rapids would be happy to give you the grand tour. There are a number of driver-focused tweaks and changes over the previous generation that allow you to comfortably adjust the stereo or climate settings, charge your devices or reach for a beverage – all while staying focused on the road.
Mazda put a lot of care and attention into the layout and design of the Mazda CX-5’s interior, and the best way to experience it is to visit our showroom and take one out for a spin. If you’re short on time though, we’ve also included some snippets from an article on InsideMazda: check out some of the highlights below! Read the rest of this entry »