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Month of the Military Child Celebration & Parade

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Community on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Month of the Military Child KS

month of the military child parade and celebrationThe sacrifice that military men and women make in honor to serve our country is beyond words of gratitude, especially those with families, having to leave their spouses and children behind as they protect our country. As for the children, no matter their age, the strength, courage, and patience it takes to wait to see their parent for extended lengths of time is admirable. Read the rest of this entry »

April Showers Bring Slippery Driving Conditions

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Tips 'N Tricks on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 3:35 PM

5 Tips for driving in the rain Topeka KS

driving in the rain

Photo by: Beverly LeFevre http://bit.ly/1fgp7UD

April showers bring slippery driving conditions. Many of us are in the midst or soon will be entering the rainy seasons of our state’s climates. Driving during a slight drizzle is no big deal, our vehicle’s windshield wipers can swat the drops away no problem, but when a downpour hits, and your wipers are frantically swatting back and forth while you desperately squint to see the faint red glow of the car’s tail lights in front of you, this can be a scary scenario.

It doesn’t matter the number of years you have been driving, nor does it matter what type of vehicle you are in, new or old, hazardous driving conditions due to weather can happen to any driver. To stay calm when situations such as this arise, keep in mind these 5 tips while driving in the rain: Read the rest of this entry »

Illuminating Thoughts

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Technology on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 3:30 PM

New Type of Headlights Topeka KS

new brighter headlights for cars

More focused and intense headlights
Photo by: Mike Smail http://bit.ly/1jvuD8v

Have you seen the commercials and magazine articles about all of the latest technology packages offered for 2014 and 2015 vehicles? The capabilities and safety features now available are incredible not to mention unimaginable years ago. Features such as lane departure warning, blind spot warning, heated mirrors, and of course the ability to sync your smartphone to a nearly foot long touch screen that offers 3-D maps and apps. Many of these things were designed with the intention of preventing accidents, while vehicle structures have been enforced with higher grade steel and include crumple zones, but what if something so simple that vehicles have had all along could be readjusted to provide more preventative safety? A new type of headlights can be found on many of the vehicles driving throughout Topeka KS.  Read the rest of this entry »

Hero Appreciation Week Follow-Up

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Community on Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Thank You To Our Community & Heroes KS

briggs auto says thank youThank you, thank you, thank you to those of you who were able to be apart of our Hero Appreciation Week Event April 4th thru April 14th. Whether you stopped by just to say hi or drove away in a brand new or used vehicle, we are excited to have met you and hope to see you again soon.

We are thankful for all of the friendships we have formed with customers over the past 35 years at all of our locations that together form the Briggs Auto Group. No matter how big we may grow or expand, we will continue our promise to achieve 100% customer satisfaction while serving car driving throughout the surrounding areas in Kansas.   Read the rest of this entry »

Hero Appreciation Week April 4th-14th

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Community, Giveaways on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Briggs Auto Group Thanks Military & First Responders KS

Briggs Hero Appreciation WeekTwo little words, “thank you”, don’t seem like enough when it comes to telling our military and 1st responders how much we appreciate their dedication to people across our nation. All of us from the Briggs Auto group, as a collective whole, want to demonstrate our gratitude by giving away $50 Dinner Cards to all of these American Heroes.

A thank you doesn’t come with strings attached, so all you have to do is just stop in at one of our dealerships listed below and say hello. Simple enough because all of you already do enough to protect and serve our friends and families. The following Briggs dealerships across Kansas: Nissan (Manhattan), Buick GMC, Dodge, KIA, Subaru (Topeka), and Briggs Super Center are doing this as a collaborative effort  with Thanks-A-Bunch for Keeping Us Safe, a “non-profit 501c3 charity.” Read the rest of this entry »

Meltdown Madness Winners

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Meltdown Madness on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Briggs Meltdown Madness Giveaway Winners

Briggs Kia Winner

Stephany receiving the keys to her new 2014 Kia Forte

Groundhog Phil really wasn’t kidding about a couple extra weeks of winter, but with warm weather finally on the way, we would like to formally announce and congratulate the Meltdown Madness winners one last time. For those of you who missed the event and would like a brief recap of how the giveaway worked, check out all of the details here.

The March Madness Final Four games are playing out this weekend, so without further adieu, here are the March Meltdown Final Three winners. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Ram EcoDiesel can pull its weight in the truck segment…a long way!

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Ram Trucks on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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Learn about the truck that is changing the full-size market one mile at a time!

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Towing Capacity and MPGs

The long awaited 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is finally hitting our highways and providing drivers with a much needed diesel engine option in a lightweight pickup truck. Surpassing all expectations, the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel towing capacity and MPGs are by far the most impressive aspects of the newest addition to an already highly awarded line of automobiles from Ram. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 4 automotive safety checks to make before you buy a new car

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 3:54 PM
Important Auto Safety checks

Important Auto Safety checks to make before you buy a car.

Automotive Safety Checks

When searching for a new car, there are many things that consumers look for and require in their new vehicle.  Most car shoppers look for power or fuel economy in their new car while others may want the latest features and a comfortable interior.  One of the most important things to look for in a new car that many of us overlook is the safety of the vehicle.  When searching for a new car there are several factors that you need to evaluate a vehicles overall safety that it provides the driver and passengers.  This list will help inform car buyers of the proper automotive safety checks they should be looking for in their new or used car in Kansas. Read the rest of this entry »

Duck and cover your car

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Just for Fun on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 2:24 PM

How Did April Fools Even Begin?

april fools car prankTomorrow is April Fool’s Day (consider this your warning to either prepare the pranks or duck and cover your car) and you’re probably wondering how such a ridiculous trend even started in the first place, even if you’re not, you’re probably at least a little curious by now. Read the rest of this entry »

One man’s used car, is another man’s treasure

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Used Motorcycles, Used Vehicles on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Vehicles under 10k and 5k in KS

2008 Ford FocusHave you recently taken a look at our vehicle specials under $10,000 or our category with vehicles under $5,000? We aren’t kidding when we say that there is a wide selection of used cars, trucks, bikes, and SUVs for an affordable price. Maybe you’re still on the fence about purchasing a used car, or afraid that this deal is too good to be true and that you’re going to be handed over the keys to a junker. This is not the case, and we’d like to give you a brief overview, and consumer reports about a few of the vehicles that we currently have in stock and still are dependable rides even though they aren’t brand-spankin-new 2014 models that have only been driven to a dealership. Read the rest of this entry »