Archive for the ‘Ford’ Category

Get a look at some of the trucks that might come to Third Coast Auto Group

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
Take a look at what the latest pickup trucks have to offer before they arrive.

How good are newer pickup trucks? 

Third Coast Auto Group is quite famously a pre-owned vehicle family of dealerships. However, our team has found that it’s helpful for our customers to be aware of what the latest vehicles have to offer. Sure, it might be a little time before these vehicles going through a new owner and finding their way to us. According to our research, Ford, Ram and GMC are really locked into a three-way arms race for supremacy in the full-size pickup truck segment of the automotive community. While answering some questions from prospective clients, one of our product experts came across these videos that will really pull the curtain back on what these incredible platforms will bring to their owners. Give these videos a watch and let us know what you think. If you want to learn about what is available at any Third Coast Auto Group location, make an appointment with any of our product experts today.  (more…)

Where can I find used Ford vehicles in Austin, TX?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
2019 Ford F150 blue exterior towing horse trailer on dirt road

Ford was one of the first vehicles to be made available for mass market. This brand was also one of the first auto manufacturers to use automate production with an assembly line. Today, many people come back to Ford vehicles because of their quality, value, and efficiency. Ford drivers also enjoy the customer-first mentality that the brand promises.

 Where can you find a decent selection of used Ford vehicles in Austin, TX?

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Highlights from the 2019 Detroit Auto Show

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Three 2020 Toyota Supra sports cars cruise around a corner on a track at sunset.

2019 Detroit Auto Show First-Day Overview

The 2019 North American International Auto Show, held annually in Detroit, kicked off its press preview yesterday. This year is the show’s last time taking place in January, as the traditionally winter show will be moving to June starting next year. Let’s look at some of the yesterday’s most exciting highlights. (more…)

What’s the most popular car in Texas?

Monday, January 7th, 2019
A blue 2019 Ford F-150 pulls a big camper through a ranch.

Texans’ Favorite Vehicle(s)

We’ve often wondered at the question: what’s the most popular car here in Texas? Is it really the pickup truck, the vehicle we’re so commonly associated with? Or does a sedan or SUV take the real lead? Well, we decided to delve into this all-important issue, and found that, unfortunately, the answer is not completely straightforward. (more…)

Ford Co-Pilot360 To Be Standard By 2020

Friday, December 7th, 2018
"Ford Driver Assistance Features" over a blurred image of the Ford Edge

While Honda and Toyota have been offering fairly extensive driver assistance safety features on their vehicles for a few years, other brands are just getting into the game. Nissan is planning to make Nissan Safety Shield a standard feature on most new Nissan vehicles by 2021, while Ford introduced a new suite of safety systems for 2019 that it plans to make standard by 2020. But what features come standard with Ford Co-Pilot360? And what models are currently available with this feature? (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…)

Celebrate Ford Truck’s 100th Anniversary with Social Media!

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
100 Years of Ford Truck History - Celebrated on Social Media

Here at the Third Coast Auto Group we have plenty of great vehicles available with accessible financing, but today, in honor of Ford’s 100th anniversary of truck history, we are turning our attention to some of the great trucks in our inventory. While Ford was not the first automaker in the world, he pioneered the system of factory construction that made cars practical and affordable for much of the population. The original Model TT truck (released in 1917) was designed to manage heavier loads for hard work and deliveries. From that first truck, a legacy was born. Today, the Ford F-Series has been America’s best-selling truck for 40 straight years. No wonder we have such a nice selection of them in our used truck inventory here in Austin TX! Check out what people are saying on social media to celebrate 100 years of Ford truck history below. (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…)

Ford SmartLink Infotainment Update: No Installation Needed

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
How To Upgrade Used Ford With SYNC 3

How To Upgrade Used Ford With SYNC 3

Good news, everyone! You can now update your Ford SYNC infotainment features with Ford SmartLink. Do you own a Ford vehicle made after 2010? Did you miss SYNC 3 by one year? You are not alone! Many drivers have faced frustration in this area, missing out on features that seam as simple as a software update like the ones Tesla vehicles get regularly. This problem is now a thing of the past with Ford SmartLink. (more…)