Archive for the ‘Chevrolet’ Category

Available Used Truck Models with Financing in Austin TX

Monday, January 21st, 2019
A Certified Pre-Owned Dodge Ram with the Ram logo in the lower-right corner.

What Truck Models Do We Have in our Inventory?

We like our trucks here in Texas, and we decided it was time to highlight some of the great pickup models we currently have in our inventory here at Third Coast Auto Group in Austin. We offer great prices and financing options on all these vehicles to help make owning your dream vehicle a reality. We’ve already told you about our used Ford F-150, so here we’re going to look at some of our other trucks.  (more…)

When was the first car racing accident?

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
Buick Bug race car

Car racing is fun, but it can also be a very dangerous sport. While drivers have extensive safety equipment in each vehicle to try to keep them safe in the event of an accident, still accidents happen on the race track. But when was the first car racing accident? We assume that the earliest accidents haven’t been recorded (probably the first time two people on a street had cars they would have tried to race…) but we do have access to the first ever filmed car racing accident that happened in 1919. (more…)

Learn All About: Cylinder Deactivation and Fuel Economy

Friday, January 26th, 2018
the words Explore the Advantages of Cylinder Deactivation with a V-6 EcoTec3 engine from Chevrolet in 2014

If you are looking for a new or used truck, or are exploring some of the latest new engine options in vehicles ranging from heavy-duty pickups to midsize sedans, you may be seeing the term “cylinder deactivation” bandied about. But what is cylinder deactivation? And how does it help drivers get better gas mileage? Explore the advantages and disadvantages of cylinder deactivation in this blog! (more…)

Are minivans or crossovers better for families?

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
a Honda Odyssey and Chevy Suburban side separated, with a caption "Best for families" a minivan or three-row crossover?"

When it comes to getting yourself and your family where you need to go, it’s important to find the right vehicle. While a compact or midsize sedan, or a smaller crossover or SUV might be just fine if you have a smaller family, more than two or three kids will require a larger vehicle. That is where minivans and three-row crossovers come into play. But are minivans or crossovers better for families? Explore some of the factors below. (more…)

Where can I find my car manual online?

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
SUV semi-abandoned in the desert with the caption "Find your owner's manual online"

When it comes to figuring out what kind of gas to put in your vehicle, or how often you need to check or replace your timing belt, the advice often comes down to checking your owner’s manual to find the right maintenance interval or recommended fuel. But what if you have an older car, a pre-owned model, or just can’t remember where you put the thing? Fortunately for everyone whose owner’s manual has vanished, most car manufacturers also put their owner’s manuals online for anyone to access. But if you are wondering “Where can I find my car manual online?” we’re glad you asked! (more…)

What’s the difference between the Chevy Suburban and the Chevy Tahoe?

Friday, November 17th, 2017
comparison image of the 2016 Chevy Suburban and 2016 Chevy Tahoe with a black bar between and over the top of them

When drivers think “Chevy” and “major capability” their minds probably jump first to the classic Chevy Silverado truck. While we do have several attractive trucks like the Silverado in our inventory, two other Chevy models currently in our inventory that can deliver serious towing, hauling, and transportation options are the Chevy Suburban and Chevy Tahoe. Both of these SUVs can offer enough seating for a growing family, or can deliver towing and hauling options. But what’s the difference between the Chevy Suburban and the Chevy Tahoe?  (more…)

What’s the difference between Chevy and GMC brands?

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Comparison image showing the grilles of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra

When you go looking for a truck or crossover vehicle, you may come across plenty of Chevrolet and GMC models. Both of these brands exist under the umbrella of GM (General Motors) along with Buick and Cadillac. Moreover, if you compare similar models in these two brands (for example, the Chevy Silverado and the GMC Sierra light-duty, full-size trucks) then the mechanical similarities are huge. Are they really the same vehicle with different branding? What’s the difference between Chevy and GMC brands? Learn more in this blog. (more…)

Find a workhorse truck that also offers great fuel economy

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Pre-owned truck models that offer good fuel economy ratings

Pre-owned truck models that offer good fuel economy ratings

Choosing a truck that offers workhorse capabilities usually comes with a sacrifice in the fuel economy department. But we all know how much of a pain each trip to the pump can be. Truck owners looking to save some money on the job will be searching for pre-owned truck models that offer good fuel economy ratings. (more…)

Which Chevy Vehicle Features The Most Gears?

Friday, January 13th, 2017
What is the largest Chevrolet transmission?

What is the largest Chevrolet transmission?

The birth of the automobile has brought about some pretty cool inventions over the last 150 years. One invention in particular that Chevy has taken a liking to recently is the transmission. First we were given the automatic transmission and the world rejoiced. Manual transmissions still exist, but the question of for how long has been around for more than 30 years. The reason for this high level of uncertainty in the standard transmission lies in the fact that automatic transmissions have become exponentially more efficient. We now even have continuously variable transmissions, which is a story for another day. Today, we salute the largest automatic transmission ever to come from Chevrolet Motors. (more…)