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Borgman Ford Applauds Ford’s Local & Global Volunteer Efforts

September 7th, 2018


Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids MI, is proud to represent a company with as much philanthropic reach as Ford. September is Ford Global Caring Month and all across the globe, Ford’s Volunteer Corp is hard at work to brighten the lives of people and improve their community infrastructure.

These projects include enabling access to clean water and building homes all over the world, to other community-based projects as close to home as Detroit. The Ford Motor Company Fund has also chipped in $700,000 to support these projects – providing the global volunteer corp with tools, materials, and other necessary support. Read the rest of this entry »

Back To School: Basic Car Maintenance Survival Guide for Teen Drivers

September 5th, 2018

Photo of a teenage driver in West Michigan driving a Ford vehicle from Borgman Ford

The Borgman Service Center in Grand Rapids is always here for your automotive needs, and a part of that means working with you as a team to ensure your vehicle is operating smoothly and safely. Parents with new teen drivers can do the same, and while teaching the basics of auto maintenance with your teen driver will make them a more aware, responsible owner, it can also be a fun bonding experience.

Whether or not you have a new driver in the house, learning to care for a vehicle’s various systems will help everyone stay safe on the road and stave off expensive repairs. Join us in our latest Borgman How To as we go back to school for basic vehicle maintenance! Read the rest of this entry »

Ford Announces Special “Heritage” Packages for the Ford GT for 50th Anniversary of Le Mans Victories

August 29th, 2018

A photo of the New Ford GT Heritage Edition

Borgman Ford Congratulates Ford on the 50th Anniversary of Their Victory at Le Mans

Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids is cheering alongside Ford this week as they celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their victory at Le Mans. To pay homage to their iconic Ford GT entered in the race, Ford has announced a special “Heritage Edition” of their modern GT. The most notable throwback to the legendary car is the blue and orange paint scheme – a color combo that has become one of the most recognizable in motor sports since Ford’s 1968 victory. Read the rest of this entry »

A Quick Look at Mazda’s Unique Design Approach

August 24th, 2018


Experience KODO: Soul of Motion Design at Borgman Mazda in Grand Rapids

At Borgman Mazda, we appreciate the hard work and dedication it takes to bring a car from concept to the road. The fact that Mazda takes so many extra steps further during this process makes it even more impressive, and we wanted to give these masters of their craft a little shout-out today.

This article from InsideMazda talks about their design philosophies and how they relate to human emotion, conveying motion, and imbuing their creations with life. Read the rest of this entry »

One-of-a-Kind Ford Mustang Auctioned For Charity Delivered at Woodward Dream Cruise

August 23rd, 2018


Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids, MI is always excited to see the custom Mustangs that are created for charity benefits. This year’s model in particular did not disappoint. The 700 horsepower monster pictured above was named the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT, and was sold for $420,000 at auction to benefit youth aviation education programs.

Better yet, the car was delivered to its new owner at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit last weekend by none other than famed drift racer Vaighn Gittin Jr. Read the rest of this entry »

Join Us For The 14th Annual 28th Street Metro Cruise August 24th – 25th

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

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.

These Top-Tier Ford Engineers Helped Make Your New Ford Better

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 »

The Ten Millionth Ford Mustang Was Just Produced in Michigan

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 »

Ford Deploys Wearable Exoskeletons to Assembly Plants in Americas, Europe, and Asia

August 8th, 2018

Ford deploys wearable exoskeletons in assembly plants around the world

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 »

Borgman How To: Understanding Transmission Fluid

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 »


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