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Ford Spreads Holiday Cheer In Puerto Rico By Investing $1.2M In Communities

December 22nd, 2017


Happy Holidays from Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids!

Borgman Ford would like to wish all of our readers in Grand Rapids and West Michigan a very happy holiday with friends and family! In keeping with the spirit of the season, we’d like everyone to think of those less fortunate and consider some ways you could help.

That’s exactly what Ford did in Puerto Rico recently, where many communities are still without power or necessities by the Category Five hurricane swept the area in September. Ford sought to help with the disaster relief in a unique way: by funding college educational grants for community building, vehicle donations of Transit Connect cargo vans and an F-150, water filters and 10,000 new books! Read the rest of this entry »

Toys For Tots & Borgman Ford Spread Holiday Cheer Through West Michigan!

December 19th, 2017


Ford Transits From Borgman Help Volunteers Work More Efficiently

Contrary to popular belief, gifts aren’t always delivered for Christmas morning by a team of reindeer pulling a sleigh. In the case of the Marine Toys For Tots organization in Grand Rapids, MI, those gifts will need to be picked up from drop-off points all over Kent County, sorted, then given for children in need throughout West Michigan – all before Christmas.

TransitInterior_600x600This is a monumental task, and Borgman sought to help make the job easier by loaning two Ford Transit Vans to the local Marine Corps Reserve Unit and volunteers for making toy pickup runs. I met up with Pete and Ben, two volunteers for Toys For Tots, and they invited me to follow along as they made their pickup run in a new Ford Transit-250. Read the rest of this entry »

Ford Volunteer Corps Assists With Over 1,700 Community Service Projects In 2017

December 15th, 2017


Dedicated Volunteer Work of Ford Employees Helps Communities Across The Globe

Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids is pleased to share that Ford employees have contributed to more than 1,700 volunteer projects in 2017. We’re tremendously proud of the hard work they have been doing throughout the year, whether it’s building homes, providing clean water for the developing world, aiding disaster relief efforts, and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Advanced Winter Driving Tips For West Michigan Roads

December 12th, 2017


Learn How To Recover From Different Skids, Retrain Your Pedal Foot, and More!

The winter weather has arrived in Grand Rapids and West Michigan, and it looks like it’s staying for the season. While it’s undeniably beautiful to look at, snow and ice can make driving hazardous, especially with the influx of cars on the road during the holiday shopping and travel season. In the interest of making sure everyone arrives at their destinations safely, Borgman has put together a few advanced tips for winter driving, which include a quick hit on some vehicle physics plus 4 types of skids and how to recover from them. We’ve written an article that covers the basics of safe winter driving, which you can find here. To further sharpen your winter driving skills, keep on reading! Read the rest of this entry »

The First Ever Ford Plug-In Hybrid Police Car Arrives in Grand Rapids Next Summer

December 8th, 2017


Borgman Ford Proud To Offer Eco-Friendly Options for West Michigan Public Safety Organizations

Borgman Ford is proud to offer quality Ford Vehicles to drivers in West Michigan, and we pride ourselves on our selection of eco-friendly cars, SUVs, and Trucks. Saving money on fuel isn’t the only benefit of choosing from the Ford EcoBoost, Hybrid, or Energi lineup; drivers also help keep West Michigan beautiful by reducing or eliminating emissions.

Because public safety officials such as fire chiefs and detectives spend a considerable amount of their day driving around, Ford has added a New Plug-In Hybrid sedan to their municipal offerings. This gives organizations a way to cut down on fuel costs, and preserve the air quality of the communities they serve. This is a first-ever for Ford’s public service lineup, and will be available for pre-order very soon! Read the rest of this entry »

5 Awesome Improvements You’ll See In The New 2018 Mazda6 Next Spring

December 1st, 2017


Check Out The Latest Upgrades to the 2018 Mazda6: Coming Soon to Borgman Mazda in Grand Rapids

With the recent reveal of the New 2018 Mazda6 at the Los Angeles Auto show, Borgman Mazda is excited to share some key improvements that were announced during Mazda’s presentation! Although the 2018 model-year carries a big update to the Mazda6 with a long list of new features and tweaks, there are five key areas that shine the brightest. These include significant changes to the interior with redesigned seats, the addition of a beefy 2.5L Turbocharged engine, a 360° View Monitor feature, and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Motor Trend Crowns The New F-150 As “Truck of the Year” For Fifth Time

November 30th, 2017


Borgman Ford is pleased to announce to our truck fans in West Michigan that Motor Trend has named the New Ford F-150 as 2018 Truck of the Year! This is the 5th time the F-150 has earned the honor, and it compliments the Ford Super Duty’s win from last year.

Every year, Motor Trend editors review several trucks from many different manufacturers. After spending quality time with the 2018 F-150 XL, Lariat, Platinum, and Raptor, the decision was unanimous. The F-150 would take home the crown this year, thanks to superior design, engineering, safety features, value, efficiency, and performance. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Toys for Tots Drive 2017… in Transit Vans!

November 16th, 2017


Borgman Ford is playing Santa’s sleigh-helper for the 2017 Toys for Tots Drive. Area Marine Corps Reserve volunteers will be touring the town to collect toys to brighten the life of a child this Christmas in two Ford Transit Vans loaned to the cause. Each year, the US Marine Corps teams up with various businesses and organizations to provide toy drop-off locations for those wishing to make a donation. The Marine Corps Reserve, Marine Corps League and civilian volunteers collect all toy donations and distribute them to needy families in the area.

“The Transit Cargo Van is a very capable Dasher or Comet ” said Tod Tobin, Commercial Account manager in Borgman’s Fleet department. “Pick any reindeer who’s a reliable performer with some zip and you have the soul-twin of the Transit Van.”

Ford’s best selling delivery workhorse will be making the rounds at Grand Rapids area businesses this year throughout the balance of November until the final pickup December 20th.

“We challenge every business to do what they can to collect toys for this great cause. Sign up and brighten the life of a child,” said Matt Borgman, General Manager of the dealership.

Borgman Ford Mazda will be calling on its own customers to fill a few van loads of toys this season. Drop-offs begin today, with a $10 Off Oil Change coupon for the first 250 donors.


Stop by the dealership at 3150 28th Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI any time before Dec. 10th with your unwrapped toy(s). The average age for children receiving toys is 14 years and younger. Please note that Toys For Tots will not accept realistic looking weapon toys and gifts with food.

To register as a Toys For Tots recipient, contact a Marine Corps representative.


The deadline to register to become a drop off location is Nov. 26. Follow this link to sign up:

Ford Helps Michigan Assembly Line Workers Reduce Fatigue With Wearable “Exoskeleton”

November 14th, 2017


Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids Applauds Ford For Investing In Their Employees’ Well-Being Both On The Job & Off

Borgman Ford is continually impressed with the advances Ford is making in their current and future generations of vehicles. However, this latest trial-run of new technology isn’t going into the vehicles themselves but helping to support the workers who make them. With the help of Ekso Bionics in California, Ford is outfitting some of their assembly line workers with an advanced, non-powered exoskeleton to better support their upper body while performing tasks above their head. Read the rest of this entry »


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