Archive for the ‘Used Cars’ Category

What should you look for when buying a used car?

Monday, February 18th, 2019
Car salesman assisting couple in buying a car.

Used Vehicle Buying Guide

It can be hard to know where to start when shopping for a used vehicle. With this guide, we give you some tips that will hopefully shed some light on what your process should be to ensure you end up with the perfect ride. (more…)

Is Buying a Used Car a Good Idea?

Sunday, January 27th, 2019
Should you buy a new or used car?

The Benefits of Buying Used

In the past, buying a used car was associated with a certain amount of risk. There’s a reason some people referred to it as, “buying someone else’s problems.” But is that still the case today? (more…)

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…)

Car accessories that can make good Christmas presents

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
woman in a red car with her head out the window

Christmas is right around the corner, which means that the shopping frenzy is in full swing. Do you have the gifts you need for the important people in your life? If the person who has everything also has a car, truck or crossover, then you still have options for a great gift. The best Christmas gifts for people with older cars may not always be the most romantic, but they made be practical and very welcome. Here are some of our ideas below. (more…)

How can you tell if a car has been in a wreck and been repaired?

Thursday, September 13th, 2018
man looking under the hood of a car

Maybe it seems too good to be true: a beautiful used car, at the right price. The only trick is, you don’t have access to a vehicle history, and you don’t know for sure why the asking price is so low. How can you tell if a car has been in a wreck and been repaired? Here are a few signs of a past car accident on a used car that you can check yourself. Remember, many cars can be repaired after an accident and be a great value, but as a car buyer you should be informed of that before you sign on the dotted line. (more…)

Should You Get a Used Sedan, Hatchback, or Crossover?

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
View of several used vehicles lineup in a row at a used car dealership

Better Option: Used Sedan, Hatchback, or Crossover 

Are you in the market for a quality pre-owned vehicle? Are you trying to decide between a sedan, hatchback, or crossover model? If so, you’ve come to the right place to help improve your decision-making process. When you’ve made your decision between these three options, make sure you stop by Third Coast Auto in Austin, TX to check out the excellent pre-owned vehicle inventory!  (more…)

What is electronic stability control and how does it prevent accidents?

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
young man with a broken car calling someone

While many new cars are available with flashy safety features like automatic emergency braking and autonomous cruise control (which will independently adjust your cruise control speed so you don’t ram into a slow car in front of you on the highway) there are some simpler technology options that have made a big difference. One of these is electronic stability control. What is electronic stability control and how does it prevent accidents? (more…)

Test Driving: Tips and Tricks

Monday, March 12th, 2018
girl smiling in a car holding the door open

One of the most important steps in the car buying process is the test drive. The test drive is the best place to find out if the vehicle is right for you. Also, seeing the car in person is a great way to see little things that might not show up in the CarFax or the advertisement photos. But what steps should you do when you test drive a car? (more…)

What are the most dependable car brands?

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
front view of the 2015 Dodge Challenger with the words "What are the most dependable car brands?"

Here at Third Coast Auto Group, we specialize in used cars, and we know that our customers are looking for the most reliable and affordable models that they can get. However, it can be hard to tell if a vehicle is reliable just by looking at it or checking out the engine. Fortunately, organizations like the J.D. Power group offer studies about how satisfied owners they are with their vehicles, and how those models have performed. So what are the most dependable car brands? (more…)

Get a Good Trade-In Price at Third Coast Auto Group

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Third Coast Auto Group Trade-In Options with a background of people at a car dealership talking to a representative

Third Coast Auto Group has four dealership locations in the Austin area where drivers with no credit, poor credit, or bad credit can find financing for a used vehicle. But did you know that you can also sell your car to Third Coast Auto Group? We offer a good trade-in value and competitive purchasing prices for many vehicles. You can get a Kelley Blue Book Instant Cash Offer price for your vehicle at our dealership, or even make more with us than you would by going through CarMax. (more…)