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Things to Do for Halloween 2023 in Manhattan KS

Can you believe fall is already coming up within the next week or so? Soon the leaves will begin to change colors and pumpkins will start to adorn patio steps all around the city. If you love wearing sweaters and feeling the brisk air on your cheek, then your favorite time of year is almost here. But our favorite part of the season has got to be Halloween! It might still be a little early, but we wanted to get a jump start on helping you find things to do for Halloween 2023 right here in Manhattan, Kansas. Check out the list below for some fun events and be sure to let us know if you have any other ideas we should keep in mind!

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How do I prevent my car from overheating?

The weather has been incredibly hot this summer, and while fall is on the horizon we might not be out of the woods just yet. If you own a vehicle one thing that might be on your mind is the risk of overheating, especially if your vehicle is old or well-used. Just in case this is a worry for you, we decided to go over some tips and tricks to help you prevent your car from overheating.

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What benefits do new employees get at Briggs Automotive dealerships?

If you’re interested in starting a career in the automotive industry, particularly on the dealership level, you should definitely check out the Briggs Auto Career Center to learn more about open positions. We’re always looking to hire motivated people to join our team, and we’ve got a ton of opportunities available to hard-working individuals right now! However, it’s important to know what kind of benefits you might get before applying for a job. So, check out below to learn about those that new employees get right here at Briggs Automotive dealerships.

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Become an Office Administrator at a Briggs Automotive Dealership

If you’re interested in joining the automotive industry but don’t find the sales or service departments to be up your alley, perhaps you should consider becoming an office administrator at a Briggs Automotive Dealership. The Office Administration department might not seem as exciting as selling or fixing cars, but it’s every bit as important to the day-to-day operations of the dealership. We’ll go over some of the different positions you might be interested in and the responsibilities of joining the team below, so keep reading if you think you might be interested.

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What to Consider when Buying a Used Car

Shopping for a used car is a great alternative for those with a tighter budget. Typically speaking, used vehicles are going to cost less than new ones. Even if you’re not on a tight budget, it doesn’t hurt to save some money if you know you’re getting a reliable vehicle with a long future ahead of it. Not every used vehicle is going to be right for your situation though, so there are definitely some things you’re going to want to consider before buying a used car. Let’s go over some of these factors today!

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Become an F&I Representative at a Briggs Automotive Dealership

The first person you’re likely to meet when heading into a car dealership with the intention of buying a vehicle is a sales associate. But if you go through the whole process you’re likely going to work with an F&I representative as well. F&I stands for finance and insurance, which is exactly what these representatives take care of in the car-buying process. If you’re interested in starting a career in the auto industry, consider becoming an F&I representative at a Briggs Automotive Dealership today!

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Become a Business Development Center Representative at a Briggs Automotive Dealership

One oft-overlooked department at the many dealerships that we have under the Briggs Automotive umbrella is the business development center. These folks are every bit as important as sales associates or service technicians and so on, as they’re responsible for doing just what their department says – developing business! While walk-ins to the dealership are great and account for plenty of sales, a dealership cannot sustain itself on that alone. That’s where the business development center comes into play. If you’re looking to kickstart your career in the automotive industry, consider becoming a business development center representative here at a Briggs Automotive dealership.

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Used Vintage Brand Vehicles For Sale in Manhattan, KS

We often see used vehicles from vintage brands that are no longer on the market pass through our inventory, but there naturally aren’t enough of them to necessitate their own page like Chevy or Nissan. We thought we’d go ahead and lump them together into a blog, though. We’re just going to touch on a few discontinued brands and their last models, which you could potentially see show up for sale in our inventory here in Manhattan, KS.

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Car Dealership Business Development Employee

What does the Business Development department do at a car dealership?

If you’ve been looking through any of our blogs on starting your career in the automotive industry, you probably have really seen any curveballs thus far. Service specialists, repair mechanics, sales persons, these are the obvious employees of a car dealership. But one thing that might throw you for a loop is the Business Development department. That’s not exactly self explanatory, so what do employees of that department do at the car dealership? We thought we’d give you the rundown here so you have a better idea of this excellent automotive career path.

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What does it take to start a career in sales at a car dealership?

If you’re looking to start a new career path, then there’s a good chance you’ve already considered a career in sales – maybe even automotive sales specifically. But if you haven’t already considered it, we definitely think you should. Automotive sales at a car dealership like one in the Briggs Automotive family is a lucrative career, and there aren’t a ton of requirements like many other  career paths. We’ll give you the rundown on what it takes to start your career in automotive sales at a dealership.

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