Grand Rapids Ford & Mazda Dealer News

Why Isn't My Vehicle's Air Heater Working?

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Grand Rapids has already seen its first snowfall even before the official start of winter. Though it was short-lived, there will be plenty more to follow before spring arrives in West Michigan. Therefore, making sure your vehicle's heater is in good working order makes the difference between a comfortable winter, or bundling up every time you go for a drive. Not to mention, you'd have difficulty clearing the windshield every morning!
 
This article briefly explains how your vehicle's heater works, plus some common issues within its systems that cause your heater to stop blowing warm air.
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Ford Rolling Out Hands-Free Driving Mode for select Ford F-150 Trucks & Mustang Mach-E

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Borgman is happy to announce that Ford Is introducing a new feature for West Michigan drivers: Active Drive Assist. This feature, often thought of as a premium feature of upscale, leading-edge vehicles at the top of the market, is beginning to become more mainstream thanks to Ford's ongoing research into autonomous vehicles. Just as Henry Ford made the automobile accessible to the masses, Ford is taking the next step in mobility.
 
This article from the Official Ford Media Center tells more, including how it works and why Ford feels this is an important step for the industry.
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Borgman How To: Go Prepared on West Michigan Winter Road Trips

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The holidays are fast approaching, meaning many of us will be traveling across West Michigan to see loved ones. Given the time of year, there's a chance you may drive through some of West Michigan's famous winter weather.
 
Earlier in the season, West Michigan is prone to lake-effect snowstorms, which come on suddenly and can deposit up to a foot or more of precipitation. If you're out driving during one of these storms, preparedness is key for arriving safely. In this Borgman How-To, we'll give you some pointers on preparing your vehicle for the trip.
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Ford Announces The New Bronco Sasquatch Package Will Be Available With 7-Speed Manual Transmission

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Calling all adventurers in West Michigan! Borgman Ford is pleased to announce that after fan feedback, Ford has decided to expand the New Ford Bronco Sasquatch Package to include an optional 7-speed manual transmission! This upgrade will be available for both 2 and 4-door models and marks the first time a vehicle in this class will support a 7-speed manual. 


Fans have already been excited about the New Ford Bronco Sasquatch Package: aptly-named for its adventure-readiness. The package includes class-first 35-inch Goodyear mud-terrain tires, 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, and more!

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Borgman How-To: 4 Critical Vehicle Parts To Check Before the West Michigan Winter

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Ready or not, the colder weather is on its way to West Michigan. As most Michiganders know, the mixture of cold, dry air, and the salt spread on the roads wreak havoc on your vehicle over time. 
 
However, there are things you can do to minimize the risk of something going wrong from the winter wear and tear on your vehicle. In this Borgman How-To, we'll go over some things you can do or check for yourself. That way you'll know when it's time to bring your vehicle in for service.
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Ford Has Started Production on the All-New Ford F-150 in Michigan

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Borgman Ford is pleased to share some exciting news with truck fans in Grand Rapids and West Michigan: production of the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 has officially begun! This hotly-anticipated truck will be produced within the historic Rogue Center in Michigan, and the newest F-Series truck will be arriving at Borgman this November. 

Ford also confirmed that they are planning a huge, $700 million expansion at the Rogue River complex, adding a new, high-tech facility to produce the all-electric F-150, which will arrive at Borgman around the summer of 2022.

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Compare the 2020 Ford Expedition, 2020 Chevrolet Suburban, and 2020 GMC Yukon in this Borgman Head to Head

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Fall is on its way to West Michigan, so if you're looking for a full-size SUV for your cold-weather adventures or something for next season, this article is for you! We're pitting 3 industry-leading SUVs against each other, each with lots of power, interior comfort and safety features, and the capability to take you on any adventure imaginable in West Michigan.
 
Looking over the specs of the Ford Expedition, the Chevrolet Suburban, and the GMC Yukon, we're finding that the Ford Expedition has some key advantages over the others - especially if comfort and towing is a factor…
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Ford Completes 50,000th Ventilator, Pledges To Produce and Donate 100,000 Masks

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Borgman Ford is proud to represent a company that has stepped up to the plate during this COVID era to take care of their neighbors. With the completion of their 50,000th ventilator recently, they've again pledged to produce and supply 100,000 masks through 2021 to help communities all over, West Michigan included.

In this recent story from Ford, you can learn more about what they're doing to produce these masks and the Michigan workers making it happen. Take a look below, including this short documentary called On The Line, which recently made its debut on YouTube…
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Check out these Fun Outdoor West Michigan Road Trip Destinations

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With Labor Day marking the unofficial end of the summer season, you might be looking to have one last hurrah through West Michigan before the colder weather arrives. Road trips are a fun, inexpensive way to see Michigan and visit places you'd otherwise never see. 

Best of all, day trips don't even require a whole lot of planning. However, if you want to be sure your vehicle is ready before leaving, trust the experts at the Borgman Service Center to thoroughly inspect your vehicle. We'll make sure your tires, brakes, fluids, and other systems are in ship…
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Ford Seeks to Fully Automate Parking Vehicles, with Testing To Begin in Michigan

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Parking in downtown Grand Rapids MI can be a drag, but someday in the not-so-distant future, your Ford may be able to do it for you like your own personal valet! Borgman Ford was intrigued by this recently-announced demonstration by Ford, Bedrock, and Bosch, where they will show how parking garages of the future could feasibly operate more conveniently and efficiently.

Using a modified Ford Escape, Bedrock's Assembly Garage, and smart technology from Bosch, Ford is looking to prove that automatic parking in urban areas can be both easy and convenient for drivers.
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