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Check Your Anti-Lock Braking System Before The West Michigan Weather Changes

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With Labor Day bringing about the unofficial end of summer, it's worth thinking about your vehicle's performance in wetter weather and even ice. A key component for keeping you safe in slippery conditions is your Anti-Lock Braking System, or ABS for short. If yours hasn't been checked in a while or worse, your ABS light has been on for months, beat the pre-winter crowd and visit Borgman Service today!

In this article, we'll briefly describe how this system works, how often it needs service, and what to look out for if the system starts to fail…
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When Was The Last Time You Replaced Your Vehicle's Air Filters?

960 × 520 With the recent haze that drifted over West Michigan from forest fires and hay fever season on the way, you may be inhaling pollutants and your vehicle may be working harder than it needs to be. Cabin Air Filters should be changed at least every 30,000 miles, but if you frequently drive in areas with a lot of pollution, you should change it sooner. Same goes for your engine air filter.

If you're just a tiny bit handy, both of these parts are easy enough to find and check. However, if you're short on time or need…
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Five Exciting Road Trip Destinations Across Michigan

960 × 520 So you've had your oil changed, tires checked and rotated, battery tested, fluids topped off, and everything looked over on your vehicle. Now all that's left is to decide where to go. If you're chomping at the bit to get out of town for a weekend we've put together a list of some exciting destinations to go visit this summer. Whether you're traveling with a camper, a roof rack, mountain bikes, or just what will fit in the trunk, check out these fun destinations all over Michigan. Planning a long weekend? String some of these…
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Why Order With Borgman to Stay Ahead of the Curve

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We've kept West Michigan moving for more than 60 years now, and we're here to keep YOU moving despite the aftermath of the global pandemic and supply chain interruptions.

If you want a new ride in 2021, our team of professionals will do everything in our power to get you exactly what you want, and exactly how you want it. We just need to work ahead on the "when."

Get updates on the shortage and tips for staying ahead of the curve by ordering the Ford you want and enlisting the help of our sales professionals to make…
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Replace or Service These Oft-Overlooked Components to Ensure Summer Fun

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Summer officially arrives later this month, but that hasn't stopped West Michiganders from hitting the road and enjoying the warm weather. Before you set out though, there are some things you should make sure are in good working order first.

Today, we've decided to dive past obvious things you should check like your tires, air filters, and motor oil, favoring oft-overlooked systems that you may not necessarily think to inspect unless there's a problem. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, after all.

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West Michigan Buyer's Guide for Towing Vehicles

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Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner, and if you were thinking about celebrating the unofficial start of summer with a family road trip, Borgman is here to help. Many families tow boats or campers up north for the weekend, and if you wanted to join their ranks there are a couple of things you'll need to consider first.

1. How Heavy Is Your Trailer AND Your Load?
2. What Vehicle Will You Be Towing With?


Of course, there is more to towing than these two points. In this article, we'll talk about what to look for…
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Borgman How To: What To Know Before You Tow

960 × 520Memorial Day Weekend is coming up, and that means lots of West Michiganders will be hitting the road with trailers, boats, campers, and more in tow behind their vehicles. Hitching up a trailer may seem simple enough, but there are a number of things you need to consider first, as well as some road rules that will keep you, your passengers, and other motorists safe.

Make your Memorial Day memorable and escape to Michigan’s great outdoors. Whether you love boating, camping, or glamping, Ford Service will help you tow & go with our service specials. 
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Borgman Head to Head: Ford Bronco Sport vs. Jeep Cherokee

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With the summer fast approaching, you might be dreaming up your next big adventure in West Michigan. The New 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is up for the challenge, but it's a newcomer to the light ORV game: how does it stack up against the established Jeep Cherokee?

At Borgman, we felt that Jeep has run unopposed for far too long and the Bronco Sport doesn't just give it a run for its money, the Jeep Cherokee struggles to keep up with the Bronco Sport. Compare the two side-by-side in our latest Borgman Head-To-Head and see why 2021 Ford…
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What's The Difference Between Shocks and Struts? When Do They Need To Be Replaced?

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Spring has arrived in West Michigan, and many are looking to hit the road for fun weekends of exploration and relaxation. Whether you're traveling down interstates or cross country, your shocks and struts make sure you don't feel every single bump in the road, and even play a role in ensuring your vehicle doesn't damage itself.

Like many other moving parts on your vehicle, shocks and struts have a lifespan and will eventually need to be replaced. Learn the difference between shocks and struts, what they do, and when it's time to have them replaced at…
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Borgman Head to Head: 2021 Ford F-150 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Silverado

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With spring finally arriving in West Michigan, you might be looking for a New Truck to help you tackle your projects for the year, or for hauling boats, campers, or ATVs up North for vacation. To help you choose, Borgman is pitting the mighty Ford F-150 against its fiercest competitor: the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado. Both of these trucks are similar in many ways, but we found that the Ford F-150 crushes the Chevy in all the things that matter including engine options, towing & payload, and safety. Take a look at these two trucks side-by-side in our latest Borgman Head to…
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