Highway 2 Help Benefit Run August 22, 2015 Manhattan KS

By Admin | Posted in Community on Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 8:51 PM
briggs auto highway 2 help benefit run

For those of you who have motorcycles, one of the greatest things about summer that you more than likely look forward to is being able to go out for a ride. Some of you may swap out your car and make your daily commute to work on the bike, while others plan cross-country trips and little excursions to get away and go for a ride.

Here at Briggs Auto, we are proud to announce that we will be hosting the Highway 2 Help Benefit Run on August 22, 2015 in Manhattan, KS alongside the Prairie Band Casino & Resort and Heartland Corvette Club. Read the rest of this entry »

Choosing the Best Truck Cab Style

By Admin | Posted in Car Buying Tips on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 at 5:12 PM
gmc sierra extended cab

Before you get caught up in all of the different color choices, leather vs cloth seats, available technology, and all of the other packaging options, there are a couple of things you’ll have to first address when configuring your truck. The truck class for one will be important to determine, whether you’re going to go with midsize, light duty or heavy duty, and the truck bed length will also come into play soon enough. But what we would like to talk to you about today is choosing the best truck cab style. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Aren’t My Steering Wheel Audio Controls Working?

By Admin | Posted in Tips 'N Tricks on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 3:57 PM
audio steering wheel controls

As drivers, we’ve become spoiled over the years, to the point where having to reach over and press the buttons on our dash to change the station or turn up the volume is an inconvenience compared to just sliding your thumb over on the steering wheel to tap one of the audio controls. Maybe you haven’t noticed just how much you’ve come to rely on these controls because they really do help to keep your eyes on the road and you focused behind the wheel, that is, until they suddenly stop working and you’re stumped, wondering, “why aren’t my steering wheel audio controls working?Read the rest of this entry »

NFL Player Experiences How Hot Vehicles Get for Pets

By Admin | Posted in Safety on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 5:06 PM
female driver with pet dog

You’ve seen it before, you’ve heard it before, but still it keeps happening. Leaving a child or a pet in a hot vehicle, especially throughout these summer months is a dangerous and life-threatening decision. When a child or pet becomes apart of a family, it is up to the parents or owners to look after these members, and that certainly includes their safety and well-being.

By now, you may have seen the videos before of famous athletes, celebrities, policemen, and community members sitting in a parked, closed up vehicle for a couple of minutes. In just a short amount of time you are able to see this NFL player experience how hot a vehicle gets for pets. Read the rest of this entry »

2015 Must See Summer Vehicle Commercials

By Admin | Posted in Videos on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 9:14 PM
2015 jeep renegade in yellow

Here at Briggs Auto, we do our absolute best to bring you all of the latest and greatest details and updates about the brands that we are so proud to carry throughout northeastern Kansas. We report on the rumors of new vehicles designs and announce the confirmations made by the automakers. Any technology that may stump you in your vehicle, we’ll explain, and all of the hottest and most popular vehicles we compare to highlight any strengths and weaknesses.

Most importantly we make sure you’re the first to know when the freshest vehicles arrive to our showrooms so that you can see them in person and get your hands on the wheel as soon as possible. As you can imagine, and as many of you have probably already read, we’ve done a lot of talking and explaining, and we believe it’s time for the vehicles and their automakers to do the talking and showing while you sit back and enjoy these 2015 must see summer commercials, all of which are home brands here at Briggs Auto.

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Best 2015 3rd Row SUVS With the Most Room

By Admin | Posted in Car Buying Tips on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 9:23 PM
best 3 row family suvs

Two rows of seating just not doing the trick? Whatever your reason may be for needing a third row of seating: you have a family of 7, frequently carpool, cart your kids and their friends around, or need the additional cargo space, at Briggs Auto, we get it. Space, safety, and flexibility are probably going to be your three top priorities followed by decent gas mileage and any additional features you’ve grown accustom too or have been wanting to for your next new vehicle.

To help with your research and shopping process, we’ve put together the best 2015 3rd row suvs with the most room. In the chart below, you may notice that there are some drastic differences between vehicles, and namely has to do with the engine offered as well as the size of the vehicle. Some are smaller crossovers like the Dodge Journey and Nissan Rogue, while the Dodge Durango and GMC Yukon are full-size SUVs. Read the rest of this entry »

All-new Trackhawk Swoops in to Join Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

By Admin | Posted in Jeep on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 3:44 PM
jeep grand cherokee srt front view

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Confirmed

You haven’t flown over the cuckoo’s nest if you haven’t heard the rumors and possible reports running rampant about another Hellcat on the way, code-named the Trackhawk. For those of you who are familiar with Jeep, you’ve heard of Trailhawks—Jeep’s trail rated vehicles. Right now as you are reading this, there are Trackhawk test mules running around on the roads. What exactly is the Trackhawk? What if we told you that it’s a Hellcat version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee? And the good news doesn’t stop here, because this isn’t another rumor. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is confirmed.   Read the rest of this entry »

Which is Best for You? Cloth vs Leather Interior.

By Admin | Posted in Car Buying Tips, Tips 'N Tricks on Friday, July 10th, 2015 at 8:59 PM
clothe seats of the nissan altima

Pros and Cons of Cloth vs Leather Seats

It’s finally time to shop around for a new vehicle, and you are bombarded with vehicle choices, models, trim levels, and options. The entire shopping process will be filled with decisions; choosing one  thing over another. One of the most popular choices drivers will be faced with is deciding on the pros and cons of cloth vs leather seats. Read the rest of this entry »

The Debate Between Steel vs Aluminum

By Admin | Posted in Car Buying Tips on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 3:39 PM
steel vs aluminum pickup trucks

Steel vs Aluminum Trucks

Ford’s redesigned F-150 half-ton pickup truck has sent consumers in a tizzy. The new aluminum body of the 2015 Ford F-150 has triggered a great debate among truck owners, buyers, and automakers about which material ultimately is the most efficient, affordable, and reliable; is it steel or aluminum? At Briggs Auto, we carry a number of different automakers and therefore would like to tell you a little more about steel vs aluminum trucks to help you to better gauge which direction you feel is best. Read the rest of this entry »

Soak Up the Sun and Have Some Fun this Summer

By Admin | Posted in Community on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 9:06 PM
events and festivals in manhattan ks

2015 Summer Festivals and Events Manhattan KS

Make this summer the best one yet. Gather up your friends and family and explore your options throughout Manhattan. Just to give you a few ideas, be sure to check out this list of 2015 summer festivals and events in Manhattan KS. Read the rest of this entry »