Jeep Jamboree: 3 Fast Facts for the Ultimate Re-Cap

By Admin | Posted in Jeep, Special Offers on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 11:23 PM
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Jeep Jamboree Fast Fact Re-Cap

Our 23rd annual Jeep Jamboree was hosted in at the Flint Hills Jeep Club on October 12th and wow, was it a blast! Not only did we have a ton of Jeep enthusiasts from all-around Northeast Kansas, but we a great turnout for spectators as well. In order to give you the very-best re-cap, we’ve drilled down our event into 3 ultimate fast facts, so without further adieu here is our Jeep Jamboree fast fact re-cap: Read the rest of this entry »

Compact cars are easy and affordable

By Admin | Posted in Car Models, Dodge, Fuel Efficiency, Kia, New Vehicles, Nissan on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:32 PM
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Top 5 compact cars

Compact cars are extremely popular among drivers these days in the Manhattan Lawrence KS area because they are affordable, easy to drive and also get incredible fuel economy. There are a number of compact cars at Briggs Auto, as we are one of the few dealerships in the Manhattan Lawrence KS area with such a wide selection as we have.

Another reason buyers are now trending toward purchasing smaller, compact cars is because they have become far more luxurious than in prior years, and most compact cars now come with any and all of the same features that your traditional sedan will feature, including multiple airbags, a strong, supportive chassis and even an available infotainment system. Read the rest of this entry »

Are you ready for Halloween?

By Admin | Posted in Just for Fun on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 2:39 PM
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Easy adult Halloween costumes

It’s that time of year again… time to bust out the old time-honored tradition of dressing up and pretending to be someone you’re not for an evening. Whether you do this with a group of friends, with your children, with a significant other, or even just by yourself, it’s fun to escape the mundane routine of everyday life. That’s why we welcome Halloween around here at Briggs Auto Center; it’s a way to escape reality for a night.

While you may not like to think so, your Halloween costume can really set the tone for the rest of the year. Sure, maybe we’re being a little dramatic here, but there’s nothing worse than going to a Halloween party where no one either gets or appreciates your costume. We wanted to give you a little jump start on your costume ideas so you aren’t struggling on October 29 running around thrift shops piecing together an outfit.

Here are some easy adult Halloween costumes that will at least hopefully spark some sort of ideas! Read the rest of this entry »

Amplify your sound system with these best car sound systems

By Admin | Posted in Auto Body, Service, Technology on Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 2:18 PM
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Best car sound systems

Although on the surface, your car may seem like just a way to get you from point A to point B. However, we know that you spend some of the most intimate moments of your day in your car: your commute to work in the morning, taking your kids to football practice, making memories on family road trips.

When you think about it that way, your vehicle is like another member of your family. When you spend so many valuable moments in your vehicle, it helps to fully enjoy your mode of transportation. One way to further improve your moments with your automobile is by having a great audio system. Read the rest of this entry »

The Jeep Wrangler Redesign Planned

By Admin | Posted in Jeep on Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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Jeep Wrangler Redesign Debut 2016

Following the roots of the Jeep Wrangler, you will find that it dates all the way back to World War II and see that it has for the most part retained its design and overall body frame. Of course through the years it has seen a number of redesigns but still identifies with its ancestors. Recently, not much has changed about the Wrangler, at least since 1997 that is, but Allpar has started talking about the Jeep Wrangler redesign debut in 2016 and a few of the details that Jeep enthusiasts will be able to expect. Read the rest of this entry »

More Vehicles Add Stop-Start Technology

By Admin | Posted in Technology on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 8:46 PM
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How Efficient Are Stop-Start Engines

More and more new cars and SUVs are continuing to add stop/start technology, it poses the question of, is this just another cool new gadget to pay for and how efficient are stop-start engines? Read the rest of this entry »

Haunted Attractions Near Topeka

By Admin | Posted in Community on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 4:26 PM
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Haunted Houses and Corn Mazes Near Topeka KS

Lately horror movies have taken a turn towards the paranormal, but there still are some good old fashioned gory movies out there. Not like the old days, where the masks the characters wore were so bad that it was scarier than the actual movie. But now, will Halloween in just a few weeks, it’s time for a good old fashioned scare. If you’re looking for a list of haunted houses and corn mazes near Topeka, Kansas, we’ve have a pretty good collection started here. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Best SUVs To Take Off-Roading

By Admin | Posted in Jeep on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 9:56 PM
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5 Best Off-Road SUVs

More often than not, most of us spend more time driving on pavement than on dirt trails, after all this is the 21st century and we need an organized road and highway system. Still, if you’re looking for a vehicle that can actually handle off-road terrain, but one that just kind of fumbles along through a mud puddle without getting stuff, but one that has some actual trail cred, then why not consider our 5 best off-road SUVs  (Yes, we decided that trail cred, is the off-road version of street credibility.) Read the rest of this entry »

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Admin | Posted in Community, Jeep on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:01 PM
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Breast Cancer Awareness Manhattan KS

The power behind the pink ribbon is riveting and empowering for men, women, and children all across the world. This symbol doesn’t hide from the fear, but propels hope for the future. In honor of, and to help support breast cancer awareness in Manhattan, KS we are excited to be hosting the 23rd Annual Jeep Jamboree. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits of Switching to an Electric Vehicle

By Admin | Posted in Electric Vehicles on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:27 PM
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Why Buy an Electric Vehicle

It might sound crazy to drive an electric vehicle, especially when most of us have grown up on vehicles that require gas or a truck that sucks down diesel. We’re used to watching our paycheck dwindle down as our car is once again refueld. For many people, an electric car just sounded like another new fad that wouldn’t last long in the auto industry, but on the contrary, electric vehicles are actually beginning to gather more momentum and interest competing automakers.

As of right now, the Nissan Leaf is the best-selling fully electric vehicle in America, and now Kia is following suit by releasing their all-new 2015 Kia Soul EV; it will be interesting to see what others do. So now you might be wondering, why buy an electric vehicle? Read the rest of this entry »