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10 Tips for Safe Holiday Travel

November 22nd, 2017

TurkeyFiesta2Borgman Ford Mazda wishes you and yours a safe and happy holiday. Whether you’ll be spending your time with loved ones in the greater Grand Rapids area, or taking your family on a road trip, please take care on the roads. AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.

Nobody wants to hear this, but holiday travel, combined with holiday drinking, will result in hundreds of deaths and injuries this holiday season.

Over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend alone, the National Safety Council estimates 433 deaths and 52,300 injuries requiring medical attention may occur because of car crashes. But the annual projection isn’t meant to scare you off, the nonprofit group says. It’s meant to remind you to take good care on the road and remember, we’re all in this together.

Red Cross Holiday Safety Tips:

1. Make sure your car is in good condition for a road trip.

2. Pack an emergency preparedness kit and supplies in the trunk.

3. Share travel plans with a family member or friend.

4. Check the weather along your route and plan for travel around any storms that may be coming.

5. Be well rested and alert.

6. Buckle up, slow down, and don’t drive impaired.

7. Follow the rules of the road and use caution in work zones.

8. Give your full attention to the road. Avoid distractions such as cell phones.

9. Make frequent stops. During long trips, rotate drivers. If you’re too tired to drive, stop and get some rest.

10. If you have car trouble, pull off the road as far as possible.


Ford Drive 4 UR School Event Raises $4,000 For Grandville Band Boosters

October 25th, 2017

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Borgman Ford Thanking The Community For Helping Support The Grandville Band Program

Borgman Ford would like to thank all of the people in the Grandville community, band parents, friends, and family who made time to stop by last Saturday to test drive a new Ford. Thanks to an excellent turnout, we are pleased to share that the Grandville Band Boosters raised over $4,000 for uniforms, equipment, student scholarships, and travel expenses!

FordDrive4UR_Vehicles_390x293During the Ford Drive 4 UR School Event on Saturday, people came out and visited us at Grandville High School to test drive a New Ford. For every person who went out for a spin, Ford pledged $20 to the band program.

To date, Ford “Drive 4 UR” events have helped schools and community organizations all across the country raise over $35 million dollars for their associated causes. For more information, visit FordDrive4URcom.

Thank you again to everyone who came out and made Saturday a rousing success. We could not have asked for better weather and met so many nice people throughout the day. We enjoyed seeing some familiar faces turn up as well! Together, we really made a difference to further music education in the community.

We hope to see you all again next year!


Ford Drive 4 UR School: Go For A Spin in a New Ford & Support The Grandville Band

October 10th, 2017

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Drive One for the Grandville Band: Ford Donates $20 For Every Person Who Test Drives – up to $6,000!

Want to help the Grandville Band Program raise up to $6,000? Join us at Grandville High School on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and take part in the Ford Drive 4 UR School event!

For every person who comes by for a test drive, Ford will donate $20 to the Band Booster program. With enough people, they could raise up to $6,000 for new instruments, uniforms, and other band-related expenses. Read the rest of this entry »


New 2017 Ford Focus for as low as $13,995 in West Michigan

October 2nd, 2017

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Back to School 2017 Ford Focus Deals: Save up to $5,000 Off MSRP at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids!

If you’re looking for a fun, sporty, and fuel-efficient new vehicle for cruising West Michigan in style, look no further than Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids! Right now, we’re offering a special Back to School Deal on New 2017 Ford Focus models, saving you up to $5,000 Off MSRP. We have New 2017 Ford Focus Sedans for as low as $13,995, and hatchbacks for as low as $14,995, making them a very affordable option for college students, recent graduates, and commuters alike.

You can see our full selection of New 2017 Ford Focus Sedans and Hatchbacks, or read more below to see some of the great features available on this high-quality and dependable budget vehicle! If you’re interested though, hurry in because these deals won’t last long! Read the rest of this entry »


Head to Head: The 2017 Ford Explorer vs. The 2017 Mazda CX-9

September 20th, 2017

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See the 2017 Ford Explorer and the 2017 Mazda CX-9 Side-By-Side at Borgman Ford Mazda

Borgman Ford Mazda in Grand Rapids has been driving the difference in West Michigan for three generations.  We owe our success over the years to our policy of being clear and honest with our customers, who in-turn come back to us when it’s time to buy their next Ford or Mazda vehicle. In order to help our customers better explore their Ford or SUV options, we’re putting two of our most popular SUVs Head to Head: The New Ford Explorer and the New Mazda CX-9.

Both of these Full-Size SUVs are capable and spacious, meeting the needs of the average Michigan shopper. Read on below to see how they stack up against each other and feel free to visit our showroom in Grand Rapids to compare them yourself! Read the rest of this entry »


How Would Self-Driving Cars Communicate With Pedestrians?

September 14th, 2017

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Ford Is Testing Ways For Autonomous Vehicles To Communicate With Pedestrians in Urban Settings like Downtown Grand Rapids

Borgman Ford knows that many West Michigan drivers are at least curious about autonomous vehicles and the progress Ford is making toward bringing them to market. As these vehicles undergo more and more testing, we start to unearth some problems. Some of them are software bugs or mechanical flaws, and those are relatively easy to correct over time. It’s the social hurdles that will prove more difficult to overcome.

If you’ve ever driven through downtown Grand Rapids, you know exactly how important it is to communicate with pedestrians or other drivers – even non-verbally. The head-nod, the wave, or even just eye contact can signal a driver’s intent to others around them. How will autonomous vehicles do the same? Ford and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are currently testing a solution: a series of lights mounted behind the windshield that flashes three easily-recognizable patterns to people around the vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »


7 Car Prep Tips For Fall Road Trips in West Michigan

September 1st, 2017

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Get Ready To Hit The Road for Labor Day Weekend

At Borgman Ford, we want to make sure that everyone taking off for the long Labor Day weekend has a safe trip across West Michigan. Whether your weekend plans are taking you up north or just across Grand Rapids, it’s still a good idea to check out the health of your vehicle from time to time. If you are about to embark on a long trip, making sure that your vehicle runs like a top before setting out can ensure that you arrive on-time and safely.

Below, we’ve included a handy 7-step guide from MyFordMag.com that shows some simple but important tips for checking out your vehicle and making sure you’re prepared for anything on a long drive around Michigan. Read the rest of this entry »


Please Join Us for The 13th Annual 28th Street Metro Cruise and Mustang Club Car Show

August 21st, 2017

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Friday, August 25th from 4-10 p.m. | Saturday, August 26th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Borgman Ford Mazda will be acting as the west anchor for the 13th Annual 28th Street Metro Cruise, a huge celebration of cars and car culture on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th. Also joining us this year is the West Michigan Mustang Club, who will be showing off their Classic Mustangs as well as their new ones at Borgman Ford on Saturday, August 26th from 10am to 4pm. Stop by this weekend to see some cool cars from yesteryear through present day, and check out 50 Years of Mustang history right on our lot!

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.

While you’re here, you can take a peek at our Mustangs too! We’ll give you the best possible deal on both New and Used vehicles. See our current selection of Ford Mustangs here.

You can visit the West Michigan Mustang Club’s website here, or you can read more about the 13th Annual 28th Street Metro Cruise and download a program schedule here.


7 Tips For Driving Your Ford Through a Severe West Michigan Thunderstorm

July 7th, 2017

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So the saying goes in West Michigan: if you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes. Sometimes it can be pretty funny, but when you’re driving along I-96 and some severe weather develops right over your head – not so much.

Because the beautiful weather in West Michigan can sometimes turn ugly out of nowhere, Borgman Ford has put together a list of driving tips from MyFordMag.com that can help. The best thing you can do in heavy rain is to pull over and wait it out, but just in case that’s not an option, here are 7 driving tips for navigating a bad rainstorm: Read the rest of this entry »


Ford Confirms The Bronco & Ranger Are Coming Back by 2020

January 9th, 2017

ranger-bronco-teaserJust as the Borgman Ford team in Grand Rapids suspected this last October, it has just been confirmed on the Official Ford Media Center that the Ford Bronco and Ford Ranger will be making their triumphant comeback, and they will be produced in Michigan. During the exciting reveal at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, Ford gave the news along with more information about the 2018 Ford F-150 and their ambitious vision of the world of tomorrow.

“We’ve heard our customers loud and clear. They want a new generation of vehicles that are incredibly capable yet fun to drive,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of The Americas. “Ranger is for truck buyers who want an affordable, functional, rugged and maneuverable pickup that’s Built Ford Tough. Bronco will be a no-compromise midsize 4×4 utility for thrill seekers who want to venture way beyond the city.” Read the rest of this entry »


 

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