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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 »

Places to Explore Around Manhattan

By emarketing | Posted in Just for Fun on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 8:35 AM

things to do in manhattan ksDay Trips in Manhattan KS

When you’re looking for something to do in Manhattan, Kansas, whether you’re born and raised, a college student at K-State, or visiting family for a mini vacation, we have a list of locations worth exploring on a day trip in Manhattan KS. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Camping Tips Presented by Jeep

By emarketing | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 5:34 PM

2015 jeep renegade at kstateJeep Summer Camping Tips

Ditch the city lights for a night beneath the stars, circled around a fire with your friends roasting s’mores. If you plan on setting out on the trails in search of adventure, there are a few Jeep summer camping tips worth checking out before you begin your getaway. Read the rest of this entry »

Quick How To: Remove Scratches from Vehicles

By emarketing | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at 10:03 AM

how to buff out scratch from carHow to Remove Different Types of Scratches from Vehicle

Is your vehicle a hand-me-down, or did you get a discount on it because the exterior condition wasn’t in 100% perfect condition and is covered in scratches and small dents? Whether it’s been banged up by siblings or was cheaper because of its added character, you’re looking for ways on how to remove different types of scratches from your vehicle. At Kansas State Cars, we have a number of methods that we have come across and found to be popular among drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Drunk Driving Prevention Technology

By emarketing | Posted in Safety on Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 1:11 PM

drunk driving prevention system technologyNHTSA Drunk Driving Prevention Technology

Within recent years, you’ve probably heard of the IIHS and NHTSA, especially when researching safety ratings for vehicles or watching for recalls on the news. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration focuses its attention on making vehicles safer for drivers and reports back each year on a number of driving statistics. Unfortunately, in 2013, the NHTSA found that 10,706 people lost their lives in accidents that involved the use of alcohol. The scary part is that while this number already sounds too high, this is actually an improvement compared to the year prior.

Although it’s still in development, the NHTSA drunk driving prevention technology for vehicles could greatly reduce the number of drunk driving-related accidents and fatalities. The primary use of this technology is to prevent drivers from driving drunk in the first place. While there is a legal limit of .08 across all 50 states, there isn’t anything actually preventing drivers from getting behind the wheel of the vehicle while over the limit; unless they are of course stopped by a police officer. Read the rest of this entry »

Car Gift Ideas for Dads

By emarketing | Posted in Just for Fun on Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 12:38 PM

fathers day gift suggestions manhattan ksFather’s Day Car Gift Ideas

Maybe he was the one that packed your lunches, taught you how to ride a bike, how to work the grill, or was the one who taught you how to drive. Yes, you guessed it, we’re talking about dear old dad, and in case you may have forgotten or are trying to get ahead of the game, Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 21st. It doesn’t matter if your dad is a car nut or not, chances are, he spends at least an hour in his vehicle a day, he probably wouldn’t mind a upgrading the exterior or interior of it, or certainly wouldn’t mind adding to his garage. Here at Kansas State Cars, we’ve come up with some Father’s Day car gift ideas that are sure to please. Read the rest of this entry »