Archive for the ‘FAQs’ Category

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.   

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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.

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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…)

Do you have any plans yet for the summer? We have some thoughts!

Monday, May 24th, 2021
A stock photo of a thermometer at a beach.

State or National Parks near Austin, TX 

There is no doubt that Texas is a beautiful state. Several members of the Third Coast Auto Group product team like to spend their free time exploring the several state or national parks near Austin, TX, and take advantage of everything those facilities have to offer. You should have no problem finding plenty of trails for hiking or biking. Do you want to enjoy some time on or near the water? There are several lakes, streams and rivers to enjoy. Of course, Austin is only a short drive from the President Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historical site, if that is your idea of a great family vacation. Whatever you choose to do, we hope you do so safely. Remember to dress appropriately for the warm weather and to stay as hydrated as possible.  (more…)

Do you know when it’s time to replace your car’s tires?

Monday, May 17th, 2021
A stock photo of a person picking out a new tire.

How long should car tires last? 

Most vehicle owners don’t think about their vehicle’s tires until they are stranded on the side of the road with a flat. If you’re wondering, ‘How long should car tires last,’ the automotive experts at Third Coast Auto Group have some answers for you. Like any other automotive component, a set of tires will take care of a vehicle owner as well as they take care of their tires. That means keeping up with regularly scheduled maintenance procedures, like having the tires rotated on time as well as demonstrating good driving habits. Our team wants to be a total automotive resource for current and future Third Coast Auto Group customers. Let’s take a closer at a few things you might be interested in knowing.  (more…)

Buyer’s guides are an important tool in the used car business

Friday, May 14th, 2021
A stock photo of a person signing a contract in their car.

What does a used car’s buyer’s guide tell you? 

Third Coast Auto Group is always trying to fight through the bad actions of bad actors in the used car industry. Our team makes sure that all the vehicles we sell are safe and reliable, but we would never ask you to take our word for it. That’s why we strictly follow Federal Trade Commission guidelines and provide a buyer’s guide with each vehicle. So, what does a used car’s buyer’s guide tell you? It is important to note that a buyer’s guide differs slightly from the information contained in a CarFax report. Both provide important details about an individual vehicle, they just kind of approach things differently. Let’s take a closer look at this important element in buying a pre-owned vehicle.  (more…)

Now is the time to start thinking about Father’s Day plans

Thursday, May 13th, 2021
A stock photo of a person lining up a putt.

Golf Courses Open for Father’s Day 2021 near Austin, TX 

Dads and golf are a winning combination. Whether your dad is ready to play on Sundays or he just likes to play the occasional round, why don’t you join him this year? A few of our Third Coast Auto Group product experts found some area golf courses open for Father’s Day 2021 near Austin, TX that should work for your needs. If you plan on going this route, you will want to schedule a tee time as soon as possible. Courses are going to fill up very quickly. On the other hand, you can also avoid all of that and help your dad with his game by giving him a gift certificate for some lessons. Our team also included a map to businesses that offer that particular service.  (more…)

Transmission trouble? A fluid flush could be what you need

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
The gear-shifter used by an a manual transmission.

Do I need to change my transmission fluid? 

A person need not be a master mechanic to understand thimportance of a vehicle’s transmission. However, the average vehicle owner might not know that a transmission is filled with fluid to provide lubrication and to dissipate heat. Learning this, you might also be wondering, ‘Do I need to change my transmission fluid?’ Well, the answer is a resounding, maybe. There are many factors that can make such a determination such as the number of miles on the vehicle, the environment in which the vehicle operates, and, most importantly, the manufacturer’s recommendations. Let’s take a look at a few things that might be helpful in taking care of your vehicle.  (more…)