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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 »

Is a V6 Better than a 4-Cylinder?

By emarketing | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 4:40 PM

4-cylinder engine in carHow Does a V6 Compare to a 4-cylinder

“That thing got a hemi?” Remember those commercials? The bigger the engine the better.  They have more horsepower, more torque, but are they more efficient and will they save you more money in the long run? What you want compared to what economically makes sense blurs together sometimes.

When it comes time to shop for a new vehicle, it’s a logical question to wonder whether or not the number of cylinders make a difference in an engine. Here at Kansas State Cars, we’re here to help explain how a V6 compares to a 4-cylinder. Read the rest of this entry »

What do Auto Warranties Cover?

By emarketing | Posted in Dealer Information on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 12:59 PM

front view of nissan sentraBuying a new car is an exciting time, and while you’re signing the dotted line and daydreaming about what it’s going to look like driving around in your new vehicle, everything the salesperson is saying about warranties is going in one ear and out the other. All you care about at this point is peeling out of the parking lot and showing it off to everyone that you know.

It’s been a few months now, and maybe something has gone wrong, or maybe things are still all clear and you’re just curious about what auto warranties cover. Read the rest of this entry »

Which Pickup Truck Class Size Fits You?

By emarketing | Posted in Trucks on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 at 12:59 PM

midsize gmc canyaon manhattan ksMidsize vs Light Duty vs Heavy Duty Pickup Trucks

Like with most things in life, vehicle shopping is no exception; it’s easy to get caught up in what we want rather than what we need. We get lost in all of the packaging options and as we’re designing our dream vehicle, realize that it’s quickly grown beyond the limits of our budget and it’s time to be reeled back in by reality.

One of the first things you’ll have to think about while shopping for a new or used truck is which size is going to be the best fit for your lifestyle; your options are midsize vs light duty vs heavy duty pickup trucks. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Features to Check Out for Your Next Vehicle

By emarketing | Posted in Technology on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 9:52 AM

stop start push button start When is the last time that you shopped for a new vehicle? Is this your first time, that you’re finally ditching the family’s hand-me-down minivan? Or maybe it’s time to upgrade to a newer model and retire your current riding while hoping that it’s enough to be a future down payment. Whether it’s your first time car shopping, or it’s been quite some time, there are plenty of new gizmos and gadgets to consider, and that’s exactly why at K-State we would like to tell you more about the top 10 feature to check out for your next vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Learn Something New About the First Automobiles

By emarketing | Posted in Just for Fun on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 11:55 AM

one of the first automobiles7 Things You Didn’t Know About the First Automobiles

At times, it’s difficult to appreciate the creature comforts we’ve come to grow up with in vehicles; especially the younger generations who won’t even realize that crank windows and a cassette tape player, heck even a seat belt were a luxury at some point in time. Most new vehicle shoppers are always shooting for the next trim level filled with newer technology and comfort options as well as design upgrades for a more impressive interior and sportier exterior to match.

Maybe you’re a smarty pants and you already know all of this, but hopefully here are 7 things you didn’t know about the first automobiles. At the very least, we hope that you can see where automobiles have come from in order to appreciate what we have and see what the future holds. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Quickly Cool Your Car Engine Off

By emarketing | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 at 11:28 AM

overheated engineSteps to Prevent Car Engine from Overheating

While driving, you probably glance at your gas gauge every so often to make sure that you still have enough in the tank. As for your mileage, you more than likely don’t pay too much attention to this unless it turns an interesting number, but how often do you look at the temperature gauge. On hot days, it’s especially important to to keep an eye on things and make sure it isn’t close to or already on “H.” In the event that this does happen, these are important steps to prevent your car engine from overheating. Read the rest of this entry »

Ice Cream and Autographs with Tyler Lockett

By emarketing | Posted in K-State News on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 12:22 PM

tyler lockett comes to briggs buick gmcTyler Lockett Coming to Briggs Buick GMC Manhattan KS

Kansas State Fans and Seattle Seahawk fans, listen up because we have exciting news for you! Tyler Lockett is coming to Briggs Buick GMC in Manhattan KS to sign autographs! Read the rest of this entry »