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What are the best summer activities in Austin, TX?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
A field with a dandelion is suffused with sunlight. Overlayed purple and blue text reads, "Summer in Austin."

Top Summer Activities in Austin, TX

At the time of this writing, back to school sales and similar propaganda are attempting to ram home the notion that summer is coming to an end soon. Come on, guys: there’s still a month left!  A full third of the season remains, so don’t throw in the towel (and swimsuit) just yet; there’s plenty more summer to enjoy.

And what better way to enjoy it by trying out some of the many activities found around Austin? Studies have shown that humans perceive time to move slower if they experience it in a variety of ways rather than settling into a repetitive routine. So pack some variety into the remainder of your summer with the help of our following suggestions, and make it last longer! (more…)

What should I do to prevent heat stroke?

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
A tired, hot man in a red shirt leans against the wall. He may be battling heat exhaustion, but we hope he's okay.

Staying Cool in the Hot Sun

We’re going to go out on a limb here and say something crazy: it can get hot here in Austin. Yeah, we know- pretty groundbreaking statement, right? Well, thanks to our toasty climate, it’s important to know how to keep cool. After all, temperature-related issues like heat stroke can be deadly.

But that doesn’t mean you should spend all summer cooped up indoors with the AC blasted (although that strategy certainly has its place). Let’s look at some tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe when the temperatures climb up to sidewalk (or in-car) egg-frying levels. (more…)

Can parents give teens their Texas driving test?

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
A woman learns to drive with an instructor who may or not be her father.

Driver’s License Testing Regulations in Texas

With license-test facilities in Texas becoming more-and-more overloaded with traffic (both vehicular and pedestrian), some parents are looking for alternative options. One movement that’s started gaining some traction is the possibility of parents teaching and testing their own teens for their driver’s license. This practice, after all, was legal in Texas until 2009.

What is the status right now? Can parents give teens their Texas driving test? (more…)

Where is the best place to buy used cars in Austin, TX?

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Rows of vehicles on a used car lot.

Where to Buy Used Cars in Austin, TX

When shopping for a used car, it’s safe to say that most people want a place where they can get fair prices, quality vehicles, and great financing options. It can be hard to find such a dream dealership- does it even exist?

Well, we’ve got good news: the dream used-car dealership does exist, and it’s known as Third Coast Auto Group! Third Coast Auto Group offers an expansive inventory across several convenient locations in Austin and the surrounding area. There are a wide variety of brands and vehicle types, with excessively flexible financing options. (more…)

What should I do for Father’s Day 2019 in Austin, TX?

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
A man and a child sit on a bench amidst grass and trees, posing happily for the camera. Presumably, they are father and son. Text in the upper left says, "Father's Day 2019 in Austin, Texas."

Best Father’s Day 2019 Activities and Events in Austin, TX

There’s always a lot going on in Austin. Father’s Day is no different. To help you choose among the many events, we picked out a few that seem particularly interesting to us.

If you’re looking for ideas on how to treat dad to a fun and memorable Father’s Day 2019, feel free to peruse the list below! You just might find something that suits your fancy. (more…)

Where can I find pre-owned Honda vehicles near Austin, TX?

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
Red 2019 Honda CR-V drives along a mountain road with a blue lake beneath it. Exterior front/side angled view.

Used Honda with Financing in the Austin, TX area

Honda vehicles are known for their reliability, strong performance, cutting-edge technology, and all-around excellent craftsmanship. Because of their well-made nature, they make great candidates for a used purchase. So where is the best place to get pre-owned Honda vehicles in the Austin, TX area? (more…)

Is it legal to sell a car without a title in Texas?

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Selling a Vehicle Without a Title of Ownership

A vehicle title is the most important document in a car sale, as it is the certificate which confirms the car’s ownership status. There are a variety of reasons, however, that you may not have a title for a vehicle in your possession, and you may still want to sell it.

If this is the case, you’re likely wondering: is it legal to sell a car without a title in Texas? (more…)

What are the best Mother’s Day 2019 activities in Austin, TX?

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
A bright array of breakfast food is fronted by a small note saying, "Happy Mother's Day!"

Mother’s Day 2019 Activities in Austin TX

Like everything in the future, Mother’s Day 2019 is drawing closer with every passing moment. If you’re looking for a good way to show mom how much she means to you this year, we’ve got some suggestions. Read on to see a few of the Mother’s Day events in Austin that we’re most excited for. (more…)

What are the best Easter 2019 events in Austin TX?

Monday, April 1st, 2019
Four colored and patterend eggs sit on vibrant green grass with a blue sky behind.

Easter Events 2019 in Austin TX

“Is it Easter yet?” You may find yourself wondering this question throughout the coming month. Occuring all the way out on April 21st, we’ve got a late Easter this year. The good news is, that gives us all the more time to prepare and find the best events to hit up.

As always, there’s a lot going on in Austin and its surroundings for Easter. We’ve got Easter breakfasts, Easter brunches, Easter parades, and Easter egg hunts. For this list, we’ve stuck mostly to the egg hunts. Read on, and pretty soon you’ll be hopping around the room with excitement. (more…)

Where can I find used SUVs in the Austin TX area?

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Red 2016 Ford Expedition drives down a desert highway.

Used SUVs for sale in-and-around Austin, Texas

If you’re looking for pre-owned SUV vehicles with great pricing and financing options near Austin, we have great news for you: here at Third Coast Auto Group we aim to provide exactly those things. (more…)