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How to Back a Trailer, Step by Step

By emarketing | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 1:19 PM

ram trucking backing up trailerEasy Steps to Backup a Trailer

It doesn’t sound like it should be that difficult to do, backing up a trailer. That’s until the trailer starts going the opposite way that you thought it would and you’ve taken out your neighbor’s flower bed or you’ve managed to somehow jack-knife.

If this is your first time driving with a trailer, here at Kansas State Cars, we’d like to give you a few easy steps to backup a trailer, keeping you, your vehicle, and your trailer all in perfect shape. Read the rest of this entry »

Mercedes and Jeep are Welcomed Back to Jurassic Park

By emarketing | Posted in Just for Fun on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 1:27 PM

jurassic world mercedes vehiclesJeep and Mercedes Benz to Star in Jurassic World

This isn’t your average walk in the park, at least not when you’re in Jurassic Park with raptors roaming the grounds and pterodactyls soaring across the sky. In just a few weeks, the dinos will be making their big comeback in Jurassic World which will be released on June 12th.

Surely on an island inhabited by dinosaurs. you wouldn’t want to be caught on foot without some type of all-terrain form of transportation that is fast enough to make an escape. In this summer blockbuster we can expect to see Jeep and Mercedes Benz star in Jurassic World. Read the rest of this entry »

Run for Fun with Friends this Summer

By emarketing | Posted in Community on Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 11:56 AM

runs and trails in manhattan ksSummer 5K Races and Obstacle Runs Near Manhattan KS

Ditch the gym and get outside. Run to relieve some stress now that finals are finally over.

Whether you’re a competitive runner who enjoys a good 5k, someone who can run forever like Forest Gump, or are looking for a challenge with plenty of obstacles, check out our list here at Kansas State Cars where you will find summer 5K races and obstacle runs near Manhattan KS.   Read the rest of this entry »

5 Great Vehicle Choices for College Grads

By emarketing | Posted in College Cars on Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 10:33 AM

exterior of the 2015 kia soulTop 5 Vehicles for College Graduates Manhattan KS

As much fun as walking around campus with twenty pounds of books on your back might have been or longboarding back to your house a couple blocks away in the rain, you have officially graduated, are on the lookout for your big kid job, and are in the market for a new or used vehicle.

At Kansas State Cars, we have gone through the top lists created by expert automotive sources, and compiled our own list of top 5 vehicles for college graduates in Manhattan KS. Read the rest of this entry »

College Grads Save Hundreds on New Vehicles!

By emarketing | Posted in Specials on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 10:08 AM

dodge charger available in manhattan ksDodge College Grad Program Manhattan KS

College tuition. A mountain of text books. Meal Plans. Housing. There isn’t anything cheap about going to college, especially when all of these things are added up. Imagine what you could do with all of that money, but also look at all of the future opportunities that have opened up for you since earning your diploma. You’ve worked hard, and someone should cut you some slack, because you deserve it. To help get you going wherever you may be headed in the “real world” now, allow us to tell you a little more about the Dodge College Grad Program Manhattan KS. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Leasing a Good Option for College Students?

By emarketing | Posted in Safety on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 12:54 PM

side exterior of the 2015 kia rio hatchbackShould College Students Lease a Vehicle?

Walking to classes, or biking around town generally is pretty convenient option and works well for college students. But, when venturing outside of that campus bubble, having to rearrange your schedule to fit bus times or rely on others for rides can get tiring quickly. Depending on what your budget may be like, purchasing a vehicle may not be your best option, and you may be wondering, “should college students lease a vehicle?Read the rest of this entry »

Obvious Signs Drivers are Texting

By emarketing | Posted in Safety on Friday, April 10th, 2015 at 4:24 PM

don't text and drive messageHow Do Cops Catch People Texting and Driving

A large majority of drivers have admitted to texting while driving and those who have attested to experiencing a close encounter know that it only takes a few seconds of being distracted to nearly hit something or someone. Distracted driving, primarily texting while driving, has quickly risen to the top as one of the number one causes for vehicle accidents today.

Some drivers have even questioned how do cops catch people texting and driving. Well, it’s not too difficult, and it truly has become a serious problem. Here at Kansas State Cars, we hope that you are playing it safe and putting your phone down rather than reading or responding to a text message while behind the wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Helping Your Teen Choose a Vehicle

By emarketing | Posted in Used Cars on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 9:58 AM

good cars for teenage driversChoosing a Used Vehicle for a Teen

Seems like just yesterday you were picking out a two-wheeler to surprise them with, and now you’re helping them choose their first vehicle. Before you get too nostalgic on us, at K-State Cars, we’d like to help you with choosing a used vehicle for a teen. This is their first vehicle, so naturally spending is going to be tight, but that doesn’t mean it should be unsafe. Read the rest of this entry »

Helping Bicyclists and Motorists to Coexist

By emarketing | Posted in Safety on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 9:57 AM

group of bicyclists on the road5 Bike Riding Safety Tips

Winter weather brings sparse roads monopolized by vehicles, but as soon as spring and summer are fully upon us, suddenly the roads have to be shared by motorists and cyclists. To help make drivers more aware of their surroundings, and help cyclists to stay safe while in the bike lane or on the shoulder of the roads, we invite you to look over these 5 bike riding safety tips. Read the rest of this entry »

Increase in Distracted Driving Accidents

By emarketing | Posted in Safety on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 10:36 AM

teenage driver behind the wheel of a carDistractions Are Primary Cause of Teen-Driving Accidents

Teen drivers are already new to the road. It’s an exciting time, and a whole new world of freedom. The problem is, teens seem to forget that they aren’t the only ones on the road, and their driving clearly reflects it. Distractions are the primary cause of teen-driving accidents, and the solution is so simple–focusing on the road. Read the rest of this entry »