Decorated Pumpkins

Best Ways to Experience Fall in Manhattan KS

Almost everyone loves summer, but it’s hard to argue with the beauty of autumn. This is especially true when we’ve had to deal with some extremely hot days. The chilly breeze is a welcomed change, and plenty of people are naturally stoked about the reemergence of pumpkin spice or the beginning of #SpookySeason. Here in Manhattan, Kansas, there are tons of things to do throughout the season, so we thought we’d highlight a few of the best ways to experience fall right here in town and in the surrounding area.

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Oil Change in Progress

What are the different types of motor oils?

Get ready for the next installment in our recent series of blogs looking into common aspects of a vehicle that have many different options you might not know the difference between. We’ve looked at things like gasoline and transmissions before, but today we’re going to look at the different types of motor oil. If you’ve ever gone to get your oil changed and noticed all the different types there are but weren’t sure the difference between them, this blog will be for you. Let’s dive right in!

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Winter Driving

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Driving

Winter is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get your vehicle prepared for driving through those kinds of conditions. Whether it be personal safety for unforeseen circumstances or making sure your vehicle is ready to tackle those difficult road conditions, there is plenty you should do to get ready before the first snowfall. We’ve put together a list of some of the best tips and ideas for what you should do before the season below, check them out and feel free to give us a call with any questions.

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2022 Ford Escape Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile

Are there any advantages to buying a used vehicle instead of new?

While we sell plenty of new vehicles at the other Briggs Automotive dealerships, here at Briggs Supercenter in Manhattan, Kansas, we specialize in used vehicles specifically. We have hundreds upon hundreds of different kinds of used vehicles from which to choose, but have you ever wondered if there are any real advantages to buying a used vehicle instead of a new one? There are certainly some benefits, so we thought we’d walk you through them here today.

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Subaru All-Wheel Drive System Cutaway

What are the different types of drivetrains?

One of the crucial parts of your vehicle is the drivetrain, though you might not be as familiar with that umbrella term as you might be with the different types of drivetrains. There are four different types of drivetrains, including front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. They’re often abbreviated to FWD, RWD, AWD and 4WD respectively. Each one offers a little something different in the way that they make your vehicle move, so we thought we’d highlight them for you.

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Lineartronic CVT Cutaway

What are the different types of transmissions?

For a long time, it seemed like there were only two main types of transmissions available. While they both were available in a number of different speeds, there wasn’t a ton of variety overall. In today’s automotive market, there are at least four different types of transmissions, and even more than that when you think of all the different kinds of variations you can have with them. We thought we’d give you a little bit of a rundown on the different types of transmissions that you might find in your next used vehicle today.

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Man Pumping Gas

What are the different types of gasoline and which can I use?

If you own a vehicle it’s no secret that filling up your vehicle with gasoline has been a little difficult lately. Even if you don’t own a vehicle, you’ve surely heard someone complaining about the rising prices. While we’re hopeful they’ll continue to drop, you still might be asking yourself all the different types of gasoline that are available in an effort to try to save some money. Just because there are different kinds, doesn’t mean that every vehicle can be filled with all of them, so it’s important to pay attention to which ones you can use in your vehicle as well. We hope to give you a little extra information in that regard, so that you might be able to make a more educated decision before filling up the tank.

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2021 Ram Power Wagon Crew Cab Exterior Driver Side Front Profile while Towing a Boat

How to Weigh Your Boat & Trailer

Now that the summer months are firmly upon us, you might be thinking about busting out the boat and taking it to the lake, beach or whatever body of water happens to be nearby. If you’re new to owning a boat, you might be curious as to how to go about weighing your boat & trailer to make sure you’re not overtaxing your truck. Trying to trailer more weight than your truck is capable of can have catastrophic consequences, so it’s important to know exactly how to weight your boat & trailer and compare the two numbers to one another.

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2020 Toyota Prius Exterior Driver Side Front Angle

Where can I find used hybrid & electric vehicles in Manhattan, KS?

It’s becoming clearer and clearer each year that electrification is the future of the automotive industry. Hybrid vehicles have been around for the past couple of decades, increasing in popularity and prevalence every year. Electric vehicles have been slower to take over the past few years, but it’s about to ratchet up in the years to come as legislation around the world hastens many manufacturers’ schedules. If you’re looking to try your hand at a hybrid or electric vehicle, you can find all sorts of used models right here at Briggs Supercenter in Manhattan, Kansas.

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Fourth of July Fireworks at Night

2022 Fourth of July Festivals & Activities near Manhattan KS

The Fourth of July 2022 is just around the corner, and we’re getting excited about celebrating the holiday in style this year. There are plenty of great festivals and activities in the area of Manhattan, Kansas, that we’re stoked to start making plans. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorites here in the Little Apple itself plus the surrounding area like Junction City and Milford, so check them out and enjoy this year’s Independence Day festivities however you decide to celebrate!

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