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Stay Safe and Beat the Crowds this Thanksgiving

By emarketing | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 10:19 AM

thanksgiving travelThanksgiving Travel Tips for College Students

Even compared to Christmas and the 4th of July, Thanksgiving is the busiest time of the year to be traveling, be it plane, train, or automobile. To help ensure that you make it home or wherever you’re headed, we at Kansas State Cars would like to give you a few Thanksgiving travel tips for college students because there’s no way you’d like to spend it in your dorm room–c’mon, one of the best things about heading home is the free food that’s not from a cafeteria or in the form of a T.V. dinner.

Weather Forecast:

Depending on where you’re heading, the weather outlook for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving actually looks pretty good this year…as of right now. We all know weathermen are ever so slightly indecisive and occasions (very) wrong.

All of the airports will be busy on that Wednesday, but there shouldn’t be any weather delays; the more severe weather won’t be happening until the weekend. That’s when the Midwest can expect some rain and the east coast might even have to prepare for some mild flooding on Sunday because temperatures will have warmed up a bit.

airport travel tipsTravel Tips and Tricks to Avoid the Crowds:

Leave early: If your schedule allows for it, your best bet for avoiding the crowds is to not drive or fly on the Wednesday before,; try to leave the day before or even travel early in the morning on Thanksgiving Day.

Drop the second suitcase: Travel as light as possible if you plan on flying; for those of you driving this won’t really affect you.

Map it out: The highways are going to be the most congested routes. Be prepared for heavy traffic, tailgating, getting cut off, the whole shebang. If there is an alternative route, or a few backroads you can take, this might save you time or at least save you the headache and bumper-to-bumper road rage.

If you’re worried that your vehicle won’t make it to the next holiday or survive through the winter, we would like to remind you that we have a full selection of new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs here at Kansas State Cars. We also would like to wish you safe travels hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Comfort Tips for Sleeping in Your Car

By emarketing | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 3:41 PM

2015 nissan altima interior Prepared or Unprepared: Tips for Sleeping in Your Car

Maybe you’re setting out on a road trip and are looking to cut a few corners in order to save money, maybe your vehicle broke down, or maybe your night got a little too wild and waiting for a cab will take hours. Once upon a time, automakers advertised that their vehicles were designed for spending nights, but at best your front seat passenger might recline the seat and snore a little. Whether you’re prepared or unprepared, these are few tips for sleeping your car. Read the rest of this entry »

Fast Facts to Winterize Your Car

By emarketing | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Sunday, November 9th, 2014 at 11:18 PM

driving-in-a-blizzard-largeFive Fast Tips to Winterize Your Car

Whoa there winter, can’t you just slam on the brakes and give us a little more time before we’re stuck sitting in our cars watching them defrost while we stare at our breathe and think about how amazing a cup of coffee or hot chocolate would be right now? Well, before your teeth start ch-ch-chattering, check out these five fast tips to winterize your car. Read the rest of this entry »

Try a Turkey Day 5K so you can eat a little extra

By emarketing | Posted in Just for Fun on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 4:47 PM

community-race-event2014 Thanksgiving 5k Events near Lawrence & Manhattan KS

Before the days become too short and all of the leaves fall, stretch your legs and get running. As much as we love cars here at Kansas State Cars, we also enjoy racing around on foot as well. Looking for an upcoming 5k or other running event, take a look at our list of 2014 Thanksgiving 5k events near Lawrence and Manhattan, KS that we have compiled. Read the rest of this entry »

Great States to See the Colors of Fall

By emarketing | Posted in Dealer Information on Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 8:53 AM
See all the views this Fall

See all the views this Fall

A New Car From Kansas State Cars

There are a number of places where the changing of the seasons creates a beautiful scene. This is especially true for Fall. As the leaves slowly change, they transform the green rolling hills of most states into a mixture of red, yellow and brown. near Kansas there are a number of states that you can take a weekend trip to really see this change at its greatest. So on Friday, pack up a new car from Kansas State Cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Touch My Dart Ads

By emarketing | Posted in Dodge, Just for Fun, New Cars on Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 10:54 AM

The 2015 Dodge Dart at Kansas State Cars

Not only are the don’t touch my Dart ads hilarious. They also shows off how great new look of the Dodge vehicle. And when you see the 2015 Dodge Dart at Kansas State Cars it will look even better. Craig Robinson and Jake Johnson do a number of the ads. Though the ads themselves do not tell you much about the Dart, they prompt you to go to don’ttouchmydart.com. There you can play with the interactive site, watch all of the videos or look through the available Dodge vehicles. Read the rest of this entry »

Driving the Subaru WRX

By emarketing | Posted in Subaru on Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 8:52 AM
Just don't get pulled over, especially if your car is red.

Just don’t get pulled over, especially if your car is red.

Drive the Subaru WRX

We know that Subaru makes some great cars. They’re safe, fast and reliable. Apparently that’s what has everyone so comfortable with letting the WRX see its full potential on the road. Owners of this car have been known to drive the Subaru WRX a little faster than others out there. Read the rest of this entry »

Where We’re Going We Can Still Charge Our Phones

By emarketing | Posted in Just for Fun, Technology on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 8:39 AM


Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger

If you constantly find yourself quoting Back to the Future as you speed down the highway in your new car. Then there is a great way to further enjoy yourself as you tell your friends that you’re gunning it to 88. There is now a flux capacitor USB car charger available for you to purchase and put in your car for all of time. Read the rest of this entry »

First Dodge Challenger Hellcat Goes for $1.65 Million at Charity Auction

By emarketing | Posted in Dodge, News on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 8:14 AM
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat

The Dodge Challenger Hellcat

Get a Challenger Hellcat

The Challenger Hellcat is undoubtedly an amazing car, but we wonder if anyone ever thought that it would take $1.65 Million to get it out of a door. The folks there must have really wanted to add a Challenger to their collection of vehicles. We do have to admit it is a beautiful car so we understand if the bidding got a little heated. Fortunately you can get a Challenger Hellcat without placing bids. Read the rest of this entry »

Fall Into Fun Festivities…and trip over that terrible pun

By emarketing | Posted in Community, Just for Fun on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 10:15 AM

2014 fall pumpkin patches2014 Fall Pumpkin Patches and Halloween Fun Manhattan KS

No matter how old you are, whether you’re trick-or-treat age, or get dressed up and cram into a basement for a college party, there is so much that fall has to offer in addition to free candy and seriously overpriced costumes;  it’s the time for pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides, haunted houses, and the latest…zombie paintball.

Looking for places to go or things to do? Check out these 2014 fall pumpkin patches and Halloween fun in Manhattan, KS. Read the rest of this entry »