Archive for the ‘FAQs’ Category

Three Common Car Noises that Could Mean Trouble!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
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What are the Common Car Noises?  

The sounds our cars make, such as squeaks, roars, and bangs, sometimes give the impression that they are speaking in a language all their own. These are simply background noises to the inexperienced ear unless something unusual attracts our attention. Even then, it can be simple to let such sounds blend into the ground if you must be aware of what to listen for.  

Even yet, paying attention when your automobile communicates is crucial, even though understanding this automotive lingo might be challenging. Frequently, they are attempting to alert us to a problem. The subject of today’s Third Coast Auto Group blog will be determining how to speak the automobile language. Continue reading as we translate these three typical car noises that could be trouble.  


What are the Key Differences Between Apple Carplay vs. Android Auto?

Thursday, January 19th, 2023
2023 Volkswagen Jetta

Explained: Key Differences Between Apple Carplay vs. Android Auto  

Is there anything worse than grabbing your phone to change the song while you’re alone in the car somewhere? We detest it, too! Additionally, it is risky! So let’s discuss mobile-car communication apps today. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are these area’s two most widely used apps. Although they are relatively similar, they do differ in a few ways. In this blog by Third Coast Auto Group, our team has explained the key differences between Apple Carplay and Android Auto.  


Summer Protection Tips for your Car

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Man near a car that is overheated

How to protect your car in the Summer?   

Sun and heat can be two harmful conditions for your car. During the summer season, your vehicle will require care and maintenance as the engine, exterior body, and interiors will get affected due to the extreme temperatures. Join us at Third Coast Auto Group in Austin, TX, to learn how to protect your car in the summer. Continue reading for more information.   


What is the Ford Owner Spin technology used for?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022
Google maps ford owner spin technology

New Ford Owner Spin Technology  

When route alternatives for their journeys are available, those who use Google Maps for efficient and accurate journey planning will now be able to find Spin e-scooters and e-bikes. Spin, Ford’s micro-mobility subsidiary, is working with Google Maps to make e-scooters and e-bikes available as a mode of transportation in 84 different towns and cities across the United States, Canada, Germany, and Spain. What is the purpose of the Ford Owner Spin technology? Read about the Owner Spin Technology by Ford here by Third Coast Auto Group in Austin, TX!  

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Does Ford have manual transmission vehicles for 2021?

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
2021 Ford Bronco with a sunset background

Manual transmission Ford vehicles for 2021  

The pleasures of manual transmissions are unmatched even today. Don’t we all just absolutely love them? Cars and trucks with manual shifters, sadly, are rapidly becoming obsolete. This isn’t a new trend, but it’s growing in popularity with each new model. Only a few new cars and trucks come equipped with “standard shift” as a standard feature. Although the manual transmission’s future appears to be gloomy, there are still a few dissenters. So, does Ford have any manual automobiles for the 2021 model year? Learn everything you need to know about manual transmission Ford vehicles for 2021 by reading this blog by Third Coast Auto Group. Following that, you can look through our new Ford inventory in Austin, TX.  

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Where can I get online pre-approval for financing my car near Austin, TX?

Thursday, October 21st, 2021
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Online Pre-Approval For Auto-Financing in Austin, TX

Financing a car might not be as easy as it sounds for everyone. People from different walks of life have a varied credit history and this may affect the approval for their auto loans. Are you looking to get an online pre-approval for financing your car near Austin, TX? Your search ends here! Keep reading to learn more about the online pre-approval process for auto-financing at Third Coast Auto Group in Austin, TX.


Vehicle repossession may be avoidable if you act quickly

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
A stock photo of a person getting an overdue bill notice.

Can I stop my car from being repossessed? 

Precisely zero people in the history of the explored universe have wanted to lose a job or have their income interrupted. When that happens and people start falling behind on bills, the anxiety is almost immeasurable. Few things will be more terrifying for people who aren’t currently working full-time than the thought of having their vehicle taken back because they have fallen behind on payments. If you’re wondering, ‘Can I stop my car from being repossessed,’ Third Coast Auto Group is ready to help. Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast answers that will apply to everyone. Each of these steps are only a few of the options available to vehicle owners. Some people may need to try a few of them. Let’s take a closer look.   (more…)

Do you have any plans yet for the summer? We have some thoughts!

Monday, May 24th, 2021
A stock photo of a thermometer at a beach.

State or National Parks near Austin, TX 

There is no doubt that Texas is a beautiful state. Several members of the Third Coast Auto Group product team like to spend their free time exploring the several state or national parks near Austin, TX, and take advantage of everything those facilities have to offer. You should have no problem finding plenty of trails for hiking or biking. Do you want to enjoy some time on or near the water? There are several lakes, streams and rivers to enjoy. Of course, Austin is only a short drive from the President Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historical site, if that is your idea of a great family vacation. Whatever you choose to do, we hope you do so safely. Remember to dress appropriately for the warm weather and to stay as hydrated as possible.  (more…)

Do you know when it’s time to replace your car’s tires?

Monday, May 17th, 2021
A stock photo of a person picking out a new tire.

How long should car tires last? 

Most vehicle owners don’t think about their vehicle’s tires until they are stranded on the side of the road with a flat. If you’re wondering, ‘How long should car tires last,’ the automotive experts at Third Coast Auto Group have some answers for you. Like any other automotive component, a set of tires will take care of a vehicle owner as well as they take care of their tires. That means keeping up with regularly scheduled maintenance procedures, like having the tires rotated on time as well as demonstrating good driving habits. Our team wants to be a total automotive resource for current and future Third Coast Auto Group customers. Let’s take a closer at a few things you might be interested in knowing.  (more…)

Buyer’s guides are an important tool in the used car business

Friday, May 14th, 2021
A stock photo of a person signing a contract in their car.

What does a used car’s buyer’s guide tell you? 

Third Coast Auto Group is always trying to fight through the bad actions of bad actors in the used car industry. Our team makes sure that all the vehicles we sell are safe and reliable, but we would never ask you to take our word for it. That’s why we strictly follow Federal Trade Commission guidelines and provide a buyer’s guide with each vehicle. So, what does a used car’s buyer’s guide tell you? It is important to note that a buyer’s guide differs slightly from the information contained in a CarFax report. Both provide important details about an individual vehicle, they just kind of approach things differently. Let’s take a closer look at this important element in buying a pre-owned vehicle.  (more…)