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5 Tips For Buying Your Next Vehicle

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Car Buying Tips on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Starting Point to Buying a New Vehicle

new owner of vehicleThe next time you go to a car dealership or are searching around online at used or new vehicles, make sure you’re keeping in mind what vehicle best suits your needs, but just your sports car craving. We’ve put together a quick and easy guide for a starting point to buying a new vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

How Efficient Are Diesel Vehicles?

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Fuel Efficiency on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 2:11 AM

Diesel Cars Become Efficient Alternative

new 2014 jeep grand cherokeeUp until recently, when most people thought diesel, they pictured large trucks coughing up thick gray and black clouds of smoke. A car that ran on diesel fuel was practically unthinkable, but now diesel cars have not only become a possibility, but they are becoming a success. In fact, within the past year diesel cars have become an efficient alternative and seen a 25% increase in sales. Read the rest of this entry »

SUVS Officially Pass Up Sedans In Sales

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Car Models, News on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 9:03 PM

America Chooses SUVS Over Sedans

2014 Nissan Murano exterior

2014 Nissan Murano

If it weren’t for the introduction of crossovers and compact-crossover SUVs in addition to the original full-sized ones, we’re sure this statement would no longer be true, but the tables have officially turned and America chooses SUVS over sedans. According to the latest study by the IHS (“The Source for Critical Information and Insight) it has become apparent that Americans are turning to the wide assortment of SUV styles now available. Read the rest of this entry »

Is A “Certified, Pre-Owned Vehicle” Trustworthy?

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Car Buying Tips on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 4:08 PM

What Determines A “Certified, Pre-Owned Vehicle?”

grille of 2014 nissan altima

Pre-owned 2014 Nissan Altima

Maybe you’re considering buying used or just trying to keep your facts straight to make sure you’re getting a good deal, and not some lemon that will cost more than the money you originally saved by not buying new. You may have seen dealerships advertise a variety of used cars, but what determines a “certified, pre-owned vehicle” or not? Read the rest of this entry »

Reminder Not to Leave Kids or Pets in Hot Vehicles

By Briggs Auto | Posted in News on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Dad’s Warning Video: Don’t Leave Kids in Hot Cars

car turningWithout air conditioning or at least being able to open the windows when driving, our vehicles would be stationary through the majority of the summer months, and possibly year round in some states.

Unfortunately though, every year in the summertime, the a local news channel is plagued by a story of a child or dog that was left/forgotten in a vehicle for an extended amount of time without the windows open. This is a more serious topic we would like to address because recently, one dad’s warning video pleading that parents don’t leave kids in hot cars went viral. Read the rest of this entry »

7 Defensive Driving Tips

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Tips 'N Tricks on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Defensive Driving Can Reduce Motor Vehicle Deaths

learn how to drive defensivelyThe number of fatalities due to car accidents throughout the years has continued to increase, yet recently there has been a slight decrease in the statistics. Still, the total number of vehicle related deaths in 2012 is horrifying, 33,561. Here at Briggs Auto, we’re passionate about vehicles but more importantly, we care about the driver behind the wheel and believe that defensive driving can reduce motor vehicle deaths. Read the rest of this entry »

Apple and Android Conquer Cells, Now Cars

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Technology on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Apple Car Play vs Google Android Auto

apple carplay vehicle system

Apple CarPlay

Apple and Google have been locked in tight to a real-life Monopoly game, and the latest property the two powerhouse companies are coming after is the auto industry, more specifically, your dashboard. The introduction and combination of smartphone car technology systems is transforming people into digital drivers.

With the invention of infotainment centers, Apple naturally jumped on the idea to create an in-car iOS system–CarPlay, but Google couldn’t let them have all of the fun, and have thus introduced Android Auto.

These two companies are just heating up, moving their tokens around the board, and everyone is curious to see how Apple CarPlay vs Google Android Auto will fair. Read the rest of this entry »

Story Behind Car Company Logos

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Briggs Coffee Break on Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 9:38 PM

The History Behind Car Company Symbols

car company logosCar companies’ symbols–we identify vehicles by them on a daily basis and generally can pick up on their signature design cues that carry across their vehicle lineups, but, have you ever wondered about the history behind car company symbols? Many of these symbols originated over a hundred years ago and still can be seen on vehicles on being produced today. Read the rest of this entry »

Avoid Traffic & High Gas Prices this 4th

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Traffic and Gas Predictions for The 4th of July

cars and bus traffic jamPlan to gas up your vehicles ahead of time so that you have a full tank for this weekend. Not only because gas prices are on the rise, but traffic is predicted to be an even bigger headache than usual, it’s gonna be migraine material. To make sure you’re prepared, take a look at these traffic and gas predictions for the 4th of July this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Stand Out This Summer

By Briggs Auto | Posted in Used Vehicles on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Summer 2014 Vehicles with Individuality

ford mustangs racingThere are some vehicles that drive by and you immediately recognize the name, are able to recall a specific commercial, or can spot it a car lengths ahead because of its blaring personality. Vehicles that have individuality and don’t look like every other one on the road, kind of like when you drive through a subdivision of cookie-cutter houses–boring. If you’ve had enough of the same old, same old, then check out these summer 2014 vehicles with individuality. Read the rest of this entry »