Archive for the ‘FAQs’ Category

The Basics of Car Transmissions: Types and How They Work

Tuesday, July 18th, 2023
Representation of a car transmission

What Is a Car Transmission? An Informative Overview 

Car transmission serves as a crucial component that enables smooth and efficient driving. Acting as the intermediary between the engine and wheels, the transmission translates the engine’s power into various gear ratios, providing the right amount of torque to move the vehicle at different speeds.  

To give you an informative overview of what car transmission is, we supply a video prepared by the folks at Toyota. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a pre-owned SUV, sedan, or truck in Austin, TX, look no further than Third Coast Auto Group! 


Save Money on Your Next Car: A Comprehensive Guide

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023
Staff seeing off the customer

Tips for Getting the Best Price on a Used Car  

Are you looking to buy a used car? You’re not alone. Many people prefer using cars over new ones for various reasons, such as affordability, lower depreciation rates, and a more comprehensive selection of models. However, getting the best price is one of the biggest challenges when buying a used car. In this blog post by Third Coast Auto Group, we’ll share some tips for getting the best price for a used car.  


How to Secure Financing for a Car from a Buy Here Pay Here Dealership?

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
2023 Volkswagen Jetta on the road

Top Tips for Financing a Car from Third Coast Auto Group  

Financing a car can seem impossible if you need help with bad credit. However, an alternative option could work for you – a buy here pay here dealership like Third Coast Auto Group. Here are a few helpful tips to successfully finance a car from a buy here pay here dealership.  


Three Common Car Noises that Could Mean Trouble!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
Vehicle service

What are the Common Car Noises?  

The sounds our cars make, such as squeaks, roars, and bangs, sometimes give the impression that they are speaking in a language all their own. These are simply background noises to the inexperienced ear unless something unusual attracts our attention. Even then, it can be simple to let such sounds blend into the ground if you must be aware of what to listen for.  

Even yet, paying attention when your automobile communicates is crucial, even though understanding this automotive lingo might be challenging. Frequently, they are attempting to alert us to a problem. The subject of today’s Third Coast Auto Group blog will be determining how to speak the automobile language. Continue reading as we translate these three typical car noises that could be trouble.  


What are the Key Differences Between Apple Carplay vs. Android Auto?

Thursday, January 19th, 2023
2023 Volkswagen Jetta

Explained: Key Differences Between Apple Carplay vs. Android Auto  

Is there anything worse than grabbing your phone to change the song while you’re alone in the car somewhere? We detest it, too! Additionally, it is risky! So let’s discuss mobile-car communication apps today. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are these area’s two most widely used apps. Although they are relatively similar, they do differ in a few ways. In this blog by Third Coast Auto Group, our team has explained the key differences between Apple Carplay and Android Auto.  


Summer Protection Tips for your Car

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Man near a car that is overheated

How to protect your car in the Summer?   

Sun and heat can be two harmful conditions for your car. During the summer season, your vehicle will require care and maintenance as the engine, exterior body, and interiors will get affected due to the extreme temperatures. Join us at Third Coast Auto Group in Austin, TX, to learn how to protect your car in the summer. Continue reading for more information.   


What is the Ford Owner Spin technology used for?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022
Google maps ford owner spin technology

New Ford Owner Spin Technology  

When route alternatives for their journeys are available, those who use Google Maps for efficient and accurate journey planning will now be able to find Spin e-scooters and e-bikes. Spin, Ford’s micro-mobility subsidiary, is working with Google Maps to make e-scooters and e-bikes available as a mode of transportation in 84 different towns and cities across the United States, Canada, Germany, and Spain. What is the purpose of the Ford Owner Spin technology? Read about the Owner Spin Technology by Ford here by Third Coast Auto Group in Austin, TX!  

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Does Ford have manual transmission vehicles for 2021?

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
2021 Ford Bronco with a sunset background

Manual transmission Ford vehicles for 2021  

The pleasures of manual transmissions are unmatched even today. Don’t we all just absolutely love them? Cars and trucks with manual shifters, sadly, are rapidly becoming obsolete. This isn’t a new trend, but it’s growing in popularity with each new model. Only a few new cars and trucks come equipped with “standard shift” as a standard feature. Although the manual transmission’s future appears to be gloomy, there are still a few dissenters. So, does Ford have any manual automobiles for the 2021 model year? Learn everything you need to know about manual transmission Ford vehicles for 2021 by reading this blog by Third Coast Auto Group. Following that, you can look through our new Ford inventory in Austin, TX.  

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Where can I get online pre-approval for financing my car near Austin, TX?

Thursday, October 21st, 2021
Man signing an auto loan agreement with a key in the foreground

Online Pre-Approval For Auto-Financing in Austin, TX

Financing a car might not be as easy as it sounds for everyone. People from different walks of life have a varied credit history and this may affect the approval for their auto loans. Are you looking to get an online pre-approval for financing your car near Austin, TX? Your search ends here! Keep reading to learn more about the online pre-approval process for auto-financing at Third Coast Auto Group in Austin, TX.


Vehicle repossession may be avoidable if you act quickly

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
A stock photo of a person getting an overdue bill notice.

Can I stop my car from being repossessed? 

Precisely zero people in the history of the explored universe have wanted to lose a job or have their income interrupted. When that happens and people start falling behind on bills, the anxiety is almost immeasurable. Few things will be more terrifying for people who aren’t currently working full-time than the thought of having their vehicle taken back because they have fallen behind on payments. If you’re wondering, ‘Can I stop my car from being repossessed,’ Third Coast Auto Group is ready to help. Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast answers that will apply to everyone. Each of these steps are only a few of the options available to vehicle owners. Some people may need to try a few of them. Let’s take a closer look.   (more…)