Grand Rapids Ford & Mazda Dealer News

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


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

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
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The Ten Millionth Ford Mustang Was Just Produced in Michigan

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

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.

This recent article, published in the Official Ford Media Center tells more about how the vests help reduce worker fatigue, discomfort, and injury.
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Borgman How To: Understanding Transmission Fluid


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…
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Check Out The New Ford Ranger's Blind Spot System for Towing

Photo of two fishermen after using the New 2019 Ford Ranger Towing System to safely bring their boat to a West MI river.

Tow Smarter Through West Michigan in the 2019 Ford Ranger

When the 2019 Ford Ranger pickup arrives at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids this upcoming winter, there's one very handy feature you're going to want to check out. New Ford Ranger XLT and Lariat models will include the Blind Spot Information System, and you'll be able to adjust the "size" of your blind spot to include the length of your trailer! Whether you're a towing pro or just getting the hang of it, having this "extra set of eyes" so to speak can be a valuable…
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Hey West Michigan Truck Fans: They Put the Raptor Engine in the F-150 Limited.


Look For The 2019 Ford F-150 Limited at Borgman Ford Later This Year

Attention Ford Truck Enthusiasts: Ford just announced some serious upgrades coming to the F-150 Limited later this year. The biggest is that the 2019 model will include the same 3.5L high-output EcoBoost Engine as the Ford F-150 Raptor, delivering more power than ever in an ultra-luxurious package.

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Coming Soon: The Faster & More Powerful Mazda MX-5 Miata

Photo of the New 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Roadster, coming soon to Borgman Mazda in Grand Rapids, MI

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Arrives at Borgman Mazda in Grand Rapids Fall 2018

Whether you've just recently taken a Miata for a test drive at Borgman or have been a fan of the roadster for years, you know just how much fun they are to drive. The low curb weight, spirited engine, responsive handling (and of course the optional roof) all make this the perfect summer car for cruising West Michigan. They're…
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F-150 Lifting Sales and Breaking Records for Ford

The Ford F-150 is a West Michigan favorite and a hot seller at Borgman Ford. The built-tough overachiever is also on pace to smash all records in terms of sales since 2004, Ford reported earlier this week in it's mid-year sales report.

The popularity of the F-150 is also helping fuel the company's sales momentum for Trucks and SUVs year-to-date. The newly launched EcoSport had its best month with a 23% gain in…
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On the Road in a Ford Transit Van - More Women Are Finding Freedom Connecting with Transit


Surfer and graphic designer Tasha Rivard lives in a 2010 Transit Connect in Carbondale, Colorado.

Move Over, Jack Keruouac, Jackie's Hitting the Road

At Borgman Ford, we know just how popular the Ford Transit Connect and Ford Transit Van are becoming. Our Commercial Department regularly helps business operate their fleets with these sturdy, economical and fabulously flexible vans. But we were intrigued with this story of women hitting the road in outfitted Transit vans…
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