Grand Rapids Ford & Mazda Dealer News

Why Rotating Your Tires Regularly Saves You Money and Keeps You Safe

08_2022_RotateTires_960x520.jpg We hope you're having an excellent summer and enjoying your travels across West Michigan! With all that driving, it's important that you don't neglect your tires - especially when it comes time to rotate them. It might seem like a small thing, but rotating your tires on schedule and keeping them properly inflated will pay dividends - especially if you do a lot of traveling.

In this article, we'll explain how keeping your tires in good shape is simple and easy maintenance. We'll also explain how it not only makes your tires last much longer, it keeps…
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Borgman Service Summer Towing Guide for Trailers and Campers

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At Borgman, we know the West Michigan summer is best enjoyed with a boat, camper, ATV, dirt bikes, and more. While getting out of town and enjoying the warm weather is great, making sure you tow your trailer safely is important too.

Take a look at our revised towing guide for a quick primer on what to do and not do, then head to the Borgman Service Center for a pre-vacation checkup or to have towing equipment installed!

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Save Fuel & Keep Your Vehicle Clean On Your Next Adventure in West Michigan

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?With summer officially arriving this month, it's time to think ahead on your upcoming West Michigan adventures! Whether that means spontaneous trips to the lakeshore, long weekends at a campground, or even a week up in the UP, there are easy things you can do to get your vehicle ready.

Check out our quick summer adventure guide for tips on keeping your vehicle clean and saving money on gas!
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Oft-Overlooked Drive and Suspension Parts To Check Before a Road Trip

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Did you know there are parts of your powertrain and suspension that are designed to be replaceable? Aside from the obvious ones like shocks and struts, there are a number of components that all work together to power the wheels, keep your vehicle stable, and keep your steering tight and predictable. We typically don't think about these parts until there's an issue, but they are all under stress every time you use your vehicle and they do eventually wear out. 

If you're hitting the road in West Michigan this summer, it's worth having the Borgman Service…
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When To Replace Your Timing Belt & Why It's Important

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Did you know that there's one rubber belt within your vehicle that's responsible for "conducting the whole orchestra" in your engine? Timing Belts don't get talked about a whole lot because they're tough, concealed, and don't need attention very often. However, if it fails, it will bring your road trip to a screeching halt.

The West Michigan adventuring season is about to begin, and making sure your vehicle is ready is key. Below, we'll explain what a timing belt is, what it does, and why it pays dividends to have it replaced on schedule…

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Problems With Your Vehicle After Storage? Borgman Can Help!

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Spring arrives this month in West Michigan, and some of us may be spending an upcoming weekend getting their summer vehicle out of storage. It's not uncommon to find things not working like they should, or even not working at all. The causes are as varied as the issues, but there are some common systems that can be affected while your vehicle is in storage.

In this article, we'll cover some common issues you may see when taking your vehicle out of storage, including a couple of tips for winterizing your vehicle for a hassle-free 2023 season!

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What's The Difference Between All-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive?

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Many in West Michigan rely on All-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive to get to their destinations safely in the winter weather. While front-wheel drive has advantages over rear-wheel drive in slick conditions, nothing beats having all four wheels working together to keep you moving.

Naturally, having all four wheels receive power means there's more moving parts to your vehicle, so in this article we'll explain what those parts are called and how they function as well as how to maintain them. We'll also cover the key differences between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. Let's take a…

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Trouble Starting In The Cold? It Could Be Your Battery

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It's been a milder winter in West Michigan so far, but the nights are still cold enough to freeze a battery. If you've been having trouble starting your vehicle in the morning, it's probably time to replace it.

If your battery is getting worn out, you may not notice until the cold weather arrives. While you should replace your battery every 5 years, sometimes you need one sooner. In this article, we'll explain how batteries work, why they wear out, and things you can do to prolong their life.
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Driving Tips For Safe Holiday Travel in West Michigan

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West Michigan is already seeing regular snowfall, and early on in the season you're bound to see more traffic accidents than usual. Slippery conditions can appear out of nowhere too, which means you need to be adaptable and patient. The good news is that by just internalizing some simple techniques you can become a winter driving pro.

We've gathered up some simple things you can do to keep you, your passengers, and other motorists safe. Take a look below, and Schedule An Appointment with the Borgman Service Center in Grand Rapids for winter tires or needed cold-weather maintenance…
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What's The Difference Between All-Season and Winter Tires? Which Should I Choose?

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West Michigan saw its first snowfall this month. Even though they were just morning flurries, more snow is certainly on the way. If you need new tires before the West Michigan winter weather arrives, don't delay: nationwide supply chain interruptions are going to make them more and more difficult to get.

When shopping for tires this season, you have two viable options: All-Season Tires or Winter Tires. Both have their advantages and drawbacks, and what works for one person might not be worth it to another. To learn about their differences take a look below!
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