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“Nearly-New” Used Cars, Trucks and SUVS

By emarketing | Posted in Used Cars on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 11:02 AM

used kia sportage ksUsed 2015 Vehicles Manhattan KS

When you think of buying used, how old do you generally think the age range for the vehicle is? Maybe your mind immediately jumps to an old beater that has served as a generational family vehicle, passed down to each fresh, sweet-sixteen driver. Or maybe you figure something around five to ten years old with mileage nearing 100,000 miles with only a minor problem here or there.

It might be strange to think that although we still are in 2015, there there plenty of used 2015 vehicles in Manhattan KS and even some 2016 models as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Haunted Houses and Pumpkin Patches near K-State

By emarketing | Posted in Community on Monday, October 5th, 2015 at 4:41 PM

halloween events near k-stateHaunted Houses and Pumpkin Patches Manhattan KS

Looking for something to do around K-State this fall before you’re cooped up indoors or stuck in the dorms the majority of the winter? More than likely, you’ve probably hung up the Dracula cape and retired from trick-or-treating because neighbors uttered that fateful question, “Aren’t you a little old to be trick-or-treating?” My how the candy bowl has turned and now you’re stuck passing candy out, keeping a tally of which kids didn’t say thank you. The silver lining of the Milky Way here is that you’re never too old for haunted houses and pumpkin patches in Manhattan, KS. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips to Improve the Quality of Your Car’s Sound System

By emarketing | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 3:05 PM

new sound system in carWhat’s the first thing you do after starting your vehicle’s ignition and buckling up? Do you immediately turn on the radio and begin scanning stations or skipping through songs on your CD or ipod to find the right one to suite your mood? If music is an important part of your commuter or short drive just down the street, check out these tips to improve the quality of your car’s sound system. Read the rest of this entry »

Front End Car Noises and Their Meanings

By emarketing | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, September 28th, 2015 at 2:32 PM

woman-driving-vehicleThere are a lot of different sounds that can come from your vehicle; unfortunately it’s not always something as thrilling as the growl of a Dodge Hellcat engine or the low rumble of an old-time classic. The sounds coming from your vehicle have been turning heads….but not in a good way…more so in a, sink down low in your seat and look the other way while pretending you don’t hear the sound or that it’s coming from the vehicle next to you.

At Kansas State Cars, we know that cars don’t always cooperate, and sometimes it comes down to the decision of, “Do I really want to dump more money into this car, or is it time to get something new?” If you feel like you’re stuck in one of those situations, or if your car has been running perfectly up until this point and you’re just looking to see what these front end car noises are and their meanings, our team at Kansas State Cars is here to help. Read the rest of this entry »

Steering Wheel Drunk Driving Sensors

By emarketing | Posted in Technology on Friday, September 18th, 2015 at 9:32 AM

woman driving a vehicleNew Preventative Drunk Driving Technology

“Are you okay to drive?” A question that is asked all too often every Friday and Saturday night, to which the response usually is “Yes”…whether it’s true or not. Sometimes this conversation isn’t even had where the driver insists that they are fine to get behind the wheel. A few miles up the road, around the block, or across town, no matter the distance, each year more than 10,000 drivers have been killed by a drunk driver–that’s a frighteningly high number.

Before a driver even makes their staggering way home, there may be a way of preventing them from traveling, halting them behind the wheel with new preventative drunk driving technology. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Determine Your Vehicle’s Fuel Economy Rating

By emarketing | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 12:14 PM

gassing up vehicle and mileageNever having to gas up again is the dream, but unfortunately not the case considering many of us find ourselves at the gas station approximately once a month or even as frequently as once a week depending on daily commutes and unexpected paths followed.

If you feel like you’ve been gassing up more often than usual or maybe just are curious about what your vehicle is actually earning, we’d like to give you a quick and easy technique on how to determine your vehicle’s fuel economy rating. Read the rest of this entry »

Popular Questions about Child Car Seats

By emarketing | Posted in Safety on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at 3:36 PM

family with vehicleNeed-to-Know Facts on Child Car Seats

Let’s face it, it’s been quite some time since you last rode in a car seat or booster seat, so how are you supposed to remember how this stuff works? For those of you who are first time parents, have a younger sibling, are a babysitter, or nanny, it’s important to know how to keep your passengers safe in the vehicle, especially the ones still at the “wheels on the bus stage” or younger.

Because next week is Child Passenger Safety Week, it’s only fitting that we cover these need-to-know facts on child car seats. Read the rest of this entry »

Just how much can you cram in your car for college?

By emarketing | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 at 12:59 PM

college girl driving carDon’t forget to pack these items in your car for college

How is it that it’s almost fall already? Soon the leaves will be changing and begin to fall, while you and your friends make caramel apples and coordinate Halloween costumes. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves though, we can’t forget about one very important thing that not all of you are exactly looking forward to; it’s back to school time and for those of you who are planning on taking your car up to school with you, be sure you don’t forget to pack these items in your car for college. Read the rest of this entry »

Former K-State Wildcat Teammates Suit Up as Seattle Seahawks

By emarketing | Posted in K-State News on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 at 3:19 PM

kansas state cars footballK-State QB Jake Waters Signed By Seattle Seahawks

Big news for the Cats! Another key player from the team has proven to be king of the jungle and has earned his spot in the NFL as K-State QB Jake waters was signed by the Seattle Seahawks. Read the rest of this entry »

Pros and Cons of Bringing Your Car to College

By emarketing | Posted in College Cars on Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 5:20 PM

college girl in her carYou’re a student, you know all about making a handy dandy venn diagram. Yes, thats the one with the two overlapping circles, but one always ends up too small and awkwardly lopsided that you have to ask the teacher for a new piece of paper and explain that you can’t make a circle. We’ve all been there. To spare you the humiliation, we’ve instead come up with a list of pros and cons to bringing your car to college, to help with your dilemma. Read the rest of this entry »