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Our Extended Service Plan

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Everything you need to know about Ford’s Extended Service Plan.


At Borgman Ford, we want to ensure you’re getting the best service at the best prices. We strive to leave our commercial customers with endless possibility of improving their business while driving Ford. Read below how the Ford Extended Service Plan can offer you exactly what you need and deserve as a small business owner in Michigan.

Why Buy a Ford Extended Service Plan?

We’re proud to say that it’s plan is the ONLY extended service plan (ESP) backed by the Ford Motor Company. By paying for future repairs at today’s ESP cost, you will be protected against inflation and increasing parts and labor costs. It’s as simple as this: one repair bill can easily exceed the price of your Ford ESP coverage. The coverage can quickly pay for itself!

What is included or offered:

  • Service at all Ford and Lincoln dealers in the U.S. and Canada
  • Genuine Ford parts and service – all repairs are made with genuine Ford parts by factory trained and certified technicians
  • 24-hour roadside assistance (call 1-800-241-3673 toll free)
  • Rental vehicle benefits – provides coverage for up to 10 days of rental for a covered repair
  • Interest free payment option – finance your coverage in monthly installments with no interest or fees; everyone qualifies

The best part? You can choose the coverage that is right for you.

Ford ESP PremiumCare provides the ultimate Ford extended warranty coverage. The plan is so complete that we only talk about what is not covered. It’s for those that want the advantages of an ESP with maximum component protection and high-tech coverage. Over 500 key components covered for New and Used vehicles.

Ford ESP ExtraCare provides the additional component coverage to the BaseCare plan and includes many high-tech items. If you want the advantages of a Ford extended warranty and the security of more comprehensive protection, this is the plan for you. 113 major components covered for New and Used vehicles.

Ford ESP BaseCare is the next step up from the Ford ESP PowertrainCare, offering a broader range of component protection. It’s for those that want a basic, yet thorough Ford extended warranty. 84 major components covered for New and Used vehicles.

Ford ESP PowertrainCare is the foundation for all new vehicle component plans. If you want the advantages of a Ford extended warranty but only want major mechanical component protection due to budget or other reasons, this is the plan for you. 29 vital components covered for New and Used vehicles.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on this great coverage opportunity!

Ford F-150 Rescues Stuck Semi in Snowbound Chicago

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Screen shot 2015-02-09 at 11.41.10 AMAt Borgman, we love the Ford F-150, and there’s little wonder why. It’s built to take the beating winter regularly dumps on the midwest! Alex Nunez wrote a great article for after receiving video evidence of Ford F-150′s award-winning “toughness” after a Chicago snow storm. The F-150 Fx4 EcoBoost towed the semi “like a tugboat pulling a grounded aircraft carrier to open water.” We thought we’d share this testament to our tough-built favorite truck. Check it out here:




The X-Plan

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015


The X-Plan, or Partner Recognition Program, is offered by Ford to employees, retirees, and household members of selected Tier 1 suppliers, business partners, fleet partners and some other special organizations. As commercial partners with Borgman Ford, you may qualify for this preferred business partner exclusive pricing!

Participation is invitation only. How do you know you’re invited? Contact Borgman to check for you. Large local employers and companies are frequently on the X-Plan partner list with Ford Motor Company.

Although X-Plan savings vary from vehicle to vehicle, the percentage usually remains similar. Overall, a large amount of savings are reflected off of the MSRP price.

For more details, read the Ford Partner Rules. Don’t forget, Borgman Ford Commercial is here for all of your commercial needs. Contact us with any questions on this savings opportunity.

Commercial Vehicle Spotlight: 2015 Ford F-150

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

It’s smarter. It’s tougher. It’s better.

The patent-filled aluminum beast made by Ford has been the talk of the trucks for the past year. It’s no secret why. With ingenuity that’s smarter than before, the 2015 Ford F-150 is constructed for both top-of-the-class efficiency and performance. It’s perfect for any workload, fleet or commercial business. Upfits and available features make it ultra-customizable to your needs.

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The military grade aluminum has shaved roughly 700 pounds off of the full-size truck weight and allowed for better aerodynamics, thus improving mileage to best-in-class. An improved power-to-weight ratio across the four engine lineup (3.5L Ti-VCT V6, 5.0 Ti-VCT V8, 2.7L ECO

BOOST, 3.5L ECOBOOST) gives turbo performance, but sips less fuel. Smaller engine, more power.

Tow more, and tow smarter with the 8-inch productivity screen, dynamic hitch assist, and smart trailer tow connector. And, it has a best-in-class 3,300-lb payload maximum.

Everything else just makes your experience easier, better, and more enjoyable. And there’s plenty of that, too…


The 2015 F-150′s brains seem superhuman. With it’s 360-degree camera with split-view display, a vibrating lane-keeping system and SYNC MyFord Touch, every duty will be done with confidence and ease. It’s not just you driving anymore; it’s you driving with the 2015 F-150.

Other luxurious functions include LED lighting throughout the vehicle, including head and tail lamps, side mirror, tailgate and boxed lighting for improved visibility at anytime. What’s in the back? An integrated tailgate step with lift assist, available box side steps, and a class-defining pickup box, available with accessories including the e-Track seen left.

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It’s no longer a question of how it’s done, it’s the question of where can we get it. Borgman Ford is proud to be your partner for any of your 2015 F-150 needs. Contact our commercial department with any questions or stop in our showroom to meet with one of our commercial sales managers.

Tuff Turf Molebusters Wins Ford Grand Prize

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Being in the lawncare business has given Jim Zylstra and his family many stories to remember. There’s the time he thought he secured a mole in the back, and it crept under the driver’s seat. Or the time when his kids’ pet moles, housed in a dirt-filled aquarium, escaped to mom’s flower bed. And then there’s the story about winning a brand new Ford Transit in a national competition.

Jim began Tuff Turf lawncare 21 years ago from his parent’s basement. After only a year, he had 350 fertilization and weed control customers. After his acquisition of Molebusters in 2000, he combined the two services and began expanding. Now, he has a fleet of vehicles and a full staff, including technicians, mole specific technicians, salesmen, a service manager, an assistant, a horticulturist, and more. His Byron Center, Mich. business has grown exponentially, and in 2013, he even expanded to Detroit.

The 2014 Transit Means Business Challenge is a nationwide competition put on by Ford. Jim casually entered the contest while he was on vacation in August 2014. As an early riser, he was the only one awake at the time. He read an e-mail about the contest and decided to give it a shot. “It never even crossed my mind that I would win. I entered out of boredom,” he said, laughing.

By November, he received the news that he was a top 10 finalist­­, which was judged by a panel based on the originality and validity of the company, as well as the level of interest their story created. Natalie Olson, the communication and events coordinator at Ford, informed Jim that he had a good shot at making the top 30. Then, the probability heightened to making the top 10.

The grand winner was left up to the public. The judges stepped out, and the business with the most public votes was deemed the winner: Tuff Turf Mole Busters. “I wasn’t shocked when I received top 10 due to Natalie’s optimism, but to be the winner? That was a huge surprise,” said Jim.


Ford Features Two Local Businesses in their 2015 National Commercial Calendar

Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Buist Electric will be featured on the cover of the 2015 calendar and inside, along with Tuff Turf Molebusters.

Buist Electric will be featured on the cover of the 2015 calendar and inside, along with Tuff Turf Molebusters.

Borgman Ford Commercial is proud to announce that Tuff Turf and Buist Electric, two of our commercial customers, are being featured in the 2015 Ford Commercial Truck Calendar! Buist Electric will be featured on the cover and inside along with Tuff Turf. What fantastic representation for the Grand Rapids area.

Out of all Ford’s clients in the nation, these two companies from West Michigan made the cut.

Tuff Turf and Buist Electric fit the profile for the calendar with their optimal commercial services and loyalty to Ford.

Jim from Tuff Turf Molebusters thinks that Ford is stacking the deck with great businesses. “With two of us from West Michigan, I think that’s awesome,” he said.

We’re certainly proud to be their transportation partner. Congratulations, Tuff Turf and Buist Electric!

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Section 179 Increases Passed by the Senate

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Business owners, we have good news!

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Borgman Ford is ecstatic to announce that on December 16, the Senate approved H.R.5771, which reinstates the prior and significantly greater Section 179 limits of 2013. This allows small and medium sized businesses to purchase qualifying commercial vehicles with expense deductions up to $500,000 (as opposed to $25,000). In addition, it reinstates prior bonus depreciation levels.

Although 2015 is approaching quickly, this allows two weeks for you business owners to makes some decisions. Please spread the word to your fellow small and medium business owners, for this is major news!

Don’t forget, Borgman Ford Commercial is here for all of your commercial needs. Contact us with any questions.

Ford Tough Truck Challenge Winners Revealed!

Friday, January 17th, 2014

After a public vote featuring Ford’s top 10 Tough Truck Challenge Finalists, the winners have been revealed! Read how these small business owners have used their trucks on a daily basis to complete trough, rigorous, and detailed tasks. As a reward, the grand prize winner received a brand new F-250! Accelerate and revamp your business by getting your new truck at Borgman Ford today!

Screen shot 2014-01-17 at 3.20.23 PMGrand Prize Winner
D.H. Badger, Badger Custom Homes

“I can’t thank Ford enough for the chance to win a new F-250. I have over 400k miles on my ’99 F-250 with the 7.3L diesel and the truck is as reliable as the day I bought it. I’ve heard great things about the new 6.7L diesels and I can’t wait to give one a try!”

Badger Custom Homes

Here’s my 1999 F-250. I’m a custom home builder in Austin, Texas and the truck has been with me since I got into the business with a production builder. It is used every day and currently has over 400,000 trouble-free miles on it and counting.

This truck has hauled a Case 480D backhoe 10 hours round-trip several times, and pulls a Bobcat S250 skid-steer all over the Texas hill country. It hauls lots of different equipment and we regularly run tools, machinery, plants, and jobsite materials from home to home. There is constantly something in the bed or headache rack.

I don’t see ever getting rid of the truck since it’s never let me or my business down. Many of my subcontractors have had 3 or 4 trucks since I’ve owned “Big Blue” and they can’t believe how long it’s lasted (they are the few that really know how it gets used). Not only does it still perform flawlessly, it looks as good as the day I got it. Well, from 30 feet away anyhow. I put one dent in the truck when I forgot I was pulling a generator and jack-knifed it!

The truck has proven so reliable that when it was time to replace my wife’s Explorer, we went with an Excursion with the same motor and transmission as my truck. Why change a good thing?

Now that I’m taking on more work, I need to expand with another truck. With the track record of Big Blue, I don’t see how my company could go wrong. This truck has helped build hundreds of houses in the Central Texas area and has really been like a partner in the company. Whether we need to haul a rock saw for utilities or agave cactus for landscaping, we’ll be there.

2nd Place
Norris Farm
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3rd Place
Jerry Toy Farm
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Click here for the complete Ford story of the 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Borgman to Hold 2015 Transit Introduction Event

Friday, December 13th, 2013

TransitVideoScottCome check out the new 2015 Transit at Borgman Ford on March 19! The Full Size Transit Introduction Event will feature a production model for you to experience the new, advanced innovations. Contact Scott Gibbons, Commercial sales for your invitation to this exclusive event!

The 2015 Ford Transit is completely reconstructed, yielding lightweight yet durable unibody construction. Going beyond the typical vehicle redesign, it features five wheelbases, three roof heights and four models including cargo van, passenger wagon, chassis cab and cutaway. The new Transit is a major transformation in the full-size van you’ve been accustomed to driving. Read more!



Transit Connect Wins “International Commercial Vehicle of the Year 2014″

Friday, November 8th, 2013

11_newslettertransitWe at Borgman are proud to announce that for the second year in a row, Ford won the “International Van of the Year 2014″ award at a commercial vehicle exhibition in Moscow. The 2014 Transit Connect isn’t even on sale yet, but it’s already riling commercial vehicle buyers around the world!

Ford is the only company to win this award two years in a row; in addition to Ford’s 2014 and 2013 win, they were awarded the same honor in 2001, 2003, and 2007.

“The all-new Transit Connect has moved the game on for compact vans – and we are really proud to win this significant award again,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president of Product Development, Ford of Europe. “The new Transit Connect is just as tough and hard-working as all our commercial vehicle range, and comes with smart new looks and much lower fuel bills.”

Visit the the autoblog article for complete access to the press release and award details.