Avoid Simple Tax Mistakes This Year

By Admin | Posted in Tips 'N Tricks on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 7:16 PM
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Five Easy Tax Mistakes to Avoid

It seems as though we say this every year but, wow did 2014 fly by. We’re just a few weeks from 2015 and if you’ve finished your holiday shopping, there are three important questions you must ask yourself: “What am I doing for New Years?” “Who is going to be in the Super Bowl”  and “Why are taxes such a pain to file?” Well, at Briggs Auto we aren’t going to file your taxes for you, sorry, but we can give you a heads up on five easy mistakes to avoid that are commonly made each year. Read the rest of this entry »

Chrysler Engines Get Direct Injection

By Admin | Posted in Engines on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 8:47 PM
pentastar v6 engines

Chrysler Pentastar Engines Increase Efficiency

In effort to make Chrysler vehicles more fuel efficient without entirely overhauling every single vehicle, the automaker instead is planning to add direct injection and turbocharging. The Pentastar engine family has withstood the test of time and is available in a variety of branches including Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles, but now the Chrysler Pentastar engines increase their efficiency in order to produce higher fuel economy ratings and boost output from these V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Most Wonderful TIme of the Year To Buy a New Car

By Admin | Posted in Car Buying Tips on Monday, December 8th, 2014 at 6:14 PM
2015 dodge journey in the snow

Best Month to Buy a New Car

No this isn’t an advertising gimmick, and yes some of the Christmas car commercials out there are horribly cheesy, but December actually is the most popular time of the year to buy a new vehicle. There are a number of reasons behind this, but according to car sales across the United States from 2009 until 2013, it’s proven that December, followed by March and August ranked the highest for new car sales.

At Briggs Auto, we’d like to explain a little further why December just might be the best month to buy a new car this year. Although a new car might not exactly fit underneath the tree, and if you do manage to make it fit, we’d be nervous to see what kind of condition your house is in or just how big that tree is, but giving a car for Christmas really does happen and these are the reasons why. Read the rest of this entry »

Common Mistakes Experienced Drivers Make in the Snow

By Admin | Posted in Tips 'N Tricks on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 4:17 PM
poor driving conditions because of snow

Avoid Common Mistakes When Driving in the Snow

Whether the snow has already hit or you’re still anticipating that first heavy snowfall, make sure that you’re prepared for the winter weather this year. It usually takes a little adjusting to remember that you can’t go your normal speed, that remote start is the greatest invention ever on below zero days, and that you have to really pay attention to other drivers around you. Take a look at these tips to avoid common mistakes when driving in the snow, even the most experienced drivers still make them. Read the rest of this entry »

Introduction of Google’s Infotainment Center

By Admin | Posted in Technology on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 10:25 PM
interior view and dash of buick la crosse

Introduction Google Android Auto System

Here at Briggs Auto, we do our best to stay ahead of, or at least on top of the latest in cutting-edge technology. They’ve only just been introduced, and already infotainment centers are stirring up a large debate. There has been quite a bit of controversy over whether a vehicle’s infotainment center is helpful and makes for a better driving experience or if it’s too much of a distraction for drivers who already are doing too much multitasking rather than paying attention to the road.

Most of the attention has been placed on Apple’s version, the Apple CarPlay system which is being added to a variety of new vehicle models that are coming to dealerships sometime next year. Naturally, Google came up with a competing version, and we’d like to tell you a little bit more, and give you an introduction to the Google Android Auto system that will be appearing in a variety of vehicles and automakers across the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »

The Fiery Hellcat Can Warm Hearts

By Admin | Posted in Dodge on Friday, November 28th, 2014 at 5:33 PM
2015 dodge challenger hellcat

Jay Leno Surprises Veteran with 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

There are two things that most everyone loves, and one of them is hearing a heartwarming story, one that inspires, and really makes you stop and think about your life and the lives of those around. The other thing that most of us love is a performance car that goes fast–really fast. Combine these two things together and you get the latest story of comedian Jay Leno surprising a veteran with a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Ready for the Renegade

By Admin | Posted in Jeep on Friday, November 28th, 2014 at 12:25 AM
2015 jeep renegade front grille

2015 Jeep Renegade Arrival in US

There’s always a lot of excited when a brand new vehicle is introduced, not an updated or refreshed model, but an entirely new vehicle to be announced.One of the most highly anticipated vehicles to arrive on the U.S. dealership floors, is the 2015 Jeep Renegade. Quite a few months have passed since its design was first announced. We’ve been given the specs and we’ve seen videos showing off its off-road abilities, proving that is belongs in the Jeep family, but we still haven’t seen the Renegade out driving around city streets and parked in neighborhood driveways.

Just last month, on October 1st the Renegade was officially released overseas, but here in the states the 2015 Jeep Renegade’s arrival in the U.S. is still to announced. There is some good news though, and that is, deliveries have been scheduled for the end of this year, which means we can expect to see them on dealership floors in the early months of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Find Christmas Events Near You

By Admin | Posted in Community on Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 6:08 PM
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Christmas Events Near Topeka KS

Even though all of the department stores are already one step ahead and probably are putting out Valentines Day decorations, at Briggs Auto, we want to help you get into the holiday season with your friends and family this year. Take a look at our list this year for Christmas Events Near Topeka, KS. Read the rest of this entry »

Tall, Short, Narrow, or Full–Find the Perfect Christmas Tree

By Admin | Posted in Community on Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 7:01 AM
lit up christmas tree

Christmas Tree Farms near Manhattan KS

For some, it just wouldn’t really feel like Christmas time without a real tree and for others, finding the boxed up fake tree that’s stashed away in the attic is more than enough fun. Maybe you finally caved this year and decided to go out and pick out a live tree or perhaps it’s been tradition ever since you were little; either way, at Briggs Auto we’re getting into the holiday spirit and would like to help you find the perfect tree this year. Check out these Christmas tree farms near Manhattan, KS. Read the rest of this entry »

Service Your Vehicle Before the Snow Hits

By Admin | Posted in Service on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 2:52 AM
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Oil Change and Service Deals Manhattan, Lawrence, Topeka KS

Already too cold to lay on your frozen garage floor and slide beneath your vehicle to give it a tune-up and oil change before winter? Is your car, truck, or SUV prepared the brutality of the snow, ice, and salt? To help save you money, because we know those Christmas lists and heating bills are always growing, we would like to offer our oil change and service deals in Manhattan, Lawrence, and Topeka, KS. Read the rest of this entry »