What Emergency Items Should You Keep in Your Car?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 8:49 PM
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How to Be Prepared for Any Automotive Emergency Situation

If you are a new driver or you just bought a car for the first time, you’re probably unsure of what you should always have on hand. Anything can happen while on the road, so you should always have a supply of emergency items in your trunk or cargo area. Check out our list of emergency items to ensure you are ready for all emergencies.

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Third Coast Autos Is a Spanish Speaking Dealership

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs on Friday, July 31st, 2020 at 9:35 PM
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Spanish Speaking Car Dealer Near Austin, TX 

Here at Third Coast Autos we work hard to make sure they you don’t have to when it comes to shopping for your next vehicle. That includes ensuring communication is timely, honest and clear. Therefore, if you or someone you know is in need of a Spanish speaking dealership near the Austin, TX area, we can help. 

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What Is Wrong With Your Car’s Air Conditioning

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs on Friday, July 31st, 2020 at 9:16 PM
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How to Diagnose Car A/C Problems? 

Cars can get awfully hot in the summer, and for many, rolling down the windows just isn’t enough. Vehicle air conditioning is the only thing that makes it bearable, but what happens when the A/C in your vehicle isn’t working. 

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Where can I get a car loan for bad or no credit around Texas?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Finance, Texas on Friday, July 31st, 2020 at 7:03 PM
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Bad/No Credit Car Loans at Third Coast Auto

A car is a major purchase that puts a significant dent in the budget for most customers. This typically requires you to finance a car, with loan payments spread out over multiple years. Unfortunately, car buyers with bad or no credit may struggle to find a dealership or lending institution that will offer a car loan.

Here at Third Coast Autos, we take the opposite approach. We take great pride in enabling car buyers throughout Texas to get behind the wheel of one of our high-quality used cars.

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Find the value of your trade in vehicle online

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Texas, Used Cars on Friday, July 31st, 2020 at 6:48 PM
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What is the value of your trade in vehicle?

If you plan on buying a vehicle, you may want to consider trading in your current vehicle for some extra cash. This is not required, but many drivers opt to do so rather than going through the process of selling the vehicle themselves, because that is a lot more involved. Selling your vehicle to a used car dealership will take less than one day, whereas selling it yourself may take weeks or months. Of course, how much money you can make on your used vehicle should be a factor in your decision. That’s why we let you check the value of your trade in vehicle right here on our website.

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How to repair a rust spot on your vehicle

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, July 16th, 2020 at 4:33 PM
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Here at Third Coast Auto, we want to ensure you’re taking great care of the vehicles we sell you so that we see you a few years down the road still enjoying your ride. One way we do that is to share the occasional tips and tricks on how to keep your vehicle well maintained. One of those aspects you should consider is the rust that builds up. While this isn’t usually a catastrophic issue, it takes away from the appeal of your vehicle and can affect resale value. Take a look at the video below to learn how to repair a rust spot on your vehicle! Read the rest of this entry »

How to change a tire

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, July 10th, 2020 at 5:46 PM
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If you’ve ever gotten a flat tire out on the open road, you know how frustrating it can be. You could be stuck for a long while out in the extreme cold or heat trying to figure out how to get it changed or wait for a roadside assistance service to come help you out. Many people find themselves stuck without the knowledge of how to fix it, but it’s actually a lot easier than it may seem. Take a look at the short video below to learn how to change a tire and be better prepared the next time this happens to you. Check out the rest of our blog for more tips and tricks! Read the rest of this entry »

Is my transmission going bad?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 at 4:23 PM
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How to tell if your transmission is going bad

Like any automotive-related failure, your transmission will give off some warning signs that it is failing or starting to go bad. The longer you wait to address the issue, the more damage you may incur and the more money you’ll have to spend to get it fixed. That being said, there are a few different signs that your transmission is going bad. Learn more below! Read the rest of this entry »

Tips to make your tires last longer

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, June 26th, 2020 at 1:44 PM
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How can I make my tires last longer?

If you’ve ever had to purchase new tires before, you probably already know that they can get pretty expensive. Tires can range in durability and quality, but regardless, a new set of tires might be a bit taxing on your wallet. With that in mind, it probably makes sense to do everything in your power to conserve them as long as possible. Check out some tips below for making your tires last longer! Read the rest of this entry »

How to change your cabin air filter

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 5:55 PM
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Over the time you own your vehicle, you’ll undoubtedly have to bring it in every now and then for a service appointment. It’s a sad fact of life that putting on miles will cause your vehicle to go through a little wear and tear, so keeping it maintained and serviced correctly is essential. One service that will need to be done is replacing the cabin air filters. Fortunately, this is something you can do yourself and it only takes a few minutes. It’s not that expensive, but it can be an easy way to save a quick 30 or 40 bucks, depending on how much your auto shop charges. Take a look at how to change your cabin air filter below! Read the rest of this entry »