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Looking for some public off-road driving trails in Texas? We can help!

Monday, April 19th, 2021
A desert landscape with criss-crossing tire tracks.

Public Off-Road Trails in Texas 

There is a rugged beauty to the Texas landscape that has to be seen to be properly appreciated. The best way to experience that beauty is to load up a truck or other off-road-ready platform and hit the trails. However, finding places that will allow anyone to visit isn’t always easy. There are more than a few off-road driving enthusiasts at Third Coast Auto Group. These are a few of the public off-road trails in Texas that you might enjoy. Before you visit any of these facilities, make sure your vehicle is mechanically sound and that you know how to handle any surprises that might happen along the way. Let’s see what our team came up with.  (more…)

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…)

Don’t spend money you don’t have to spend when getting gas

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
A stock photo of a person filling their car with gasoline.

Should I be using premium gas in my car? 

When you’ve worked so hard to put the money together to buy a car, truck or SUV, it’s only natural that you’ll want it to perform as advertised and last as long as possible. If you’re wondering, ‘Should I be using premium gas in my car,’ you are, one, not alone; and two, you possibly might have been given some bad informationBroadly speaking, automakers split the fuel that should be used by a vehicle into two categories, recommended and required. High-performance vehicles may require premium fuel to obtain stated power and efficiency figures, while most will do just fine using regular grade. Our team sees people struggle with this choice all the time and we thought it would help to answer a few questions.  (more…)

Do you need a little help picking out your next vehicle?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
A stock photo of a vehicles lined up at a dealership.

Midsize Pickup Truck vs. 3-Row Midsize SUV 

Because of advances in automotive technology, midsize pickup trucks can deliver incredible performance and capability, while three-row midsize SUVs can offer comparable towing capacity in addition to spacious interiors. You would be surprised by the number of people who come to a Third Coast Auto Group showroom asking about the differences in convenience and usability in a midsize pickup truck vs. 3-row midsize SUV. Several automakers offer both platforms and, depending on the model year a buyer chooses, it could be outfitted with some really innovative technology. Of course, an SUV is more passenger-friendly, but a pickup has obvious advantages of ownership in its own right. These videos from KelleyBlueBook.com might be helpful in your search. If you need to know more, make an appointment with a Third Coast Auto Group product expert today.  (more…)

What positive changes have occurred due to the coronavirus?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
A variety of positive things take place in the Austin area as a result of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Positive Benefits for Austin, TX

Though there’s certainly been a fair amount of suffering as a result of COVID-19, some positive elements have arisen as well. We’ve compiled some videos below that demonstrate the brighter side of the whole coronavirus/quarantine experience. People have certainly been given a chance to rethink their perspectives on life, how they spend their time, and the possibilities for how our society can function.

So turn your gaze below for some of the silver linings around the pandemic that we’ve noticed right here in Austin!

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How many cases of the coronavirus are in Austin, TX?

Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Several masked doctors stand ready to take on the coronavirus

Travis Country Coronavirus Infection Rates

The coronavirus has hit the US hard, with currently more (reported and confirmed) cases here than anywhere else in the world. But the intensity currently varies quite a bit from place to place, with New York and NYC being the unfortunate first epicenter.

How many cases (and deaths) have there been so far in the Austin and Travis Country area?

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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…)