Archive for the ‘FAQs’ Category

Vehicle repossession may be avoidable if you act quickly

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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…)

Now is the time to start thinking about Father’s Day plans

Thursday, May 13th, 2021
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Golf Courses Open for Father’s Day 2021 near Austin, TX 

Dads and golf are a winning combination. Whether your dad is ready to play on Sundays or he just likes to play the occasional round, why don’t you join him this year? A few of our Third Coast Auto Group product experts found some area golf courses open for Father’s Day 2021 near Austin, TX that should work for your needs. If you plan on going this route, you will want to schedule a tee time as soon as possible. Courses are going to fill up very quickly. On the other hand, you can also avoid all of that and help your dad with his game by giving him a gift certificate for some lessons. Our team also included a map to businesses that offer that particular service.  (more…)

Transmission trouble? A fluid flush could be what you need

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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Do I need to change my transmission fluid? 

A person need not be a master mechanic to understand thimportance of a vehicle’s transmission. However, the average vehicle owner might not know that a transmission is filled with fluid to provide lubrication and to dissipate heat. Learning this, you might also be wondering, ‘Do I need to change my transmission fluid?’ Well, the answer is a resounding, maybe. There are many factors that can make such a determination such as the number of miles on the vehicle, the environment in which the vehicle operates, and, most importantly, the manufacturer’s recommendations. Let’s take a look at a few things that might be helpful in taking care of your vehicle.  (more…)

Don’t skimp on flowers for Mom this year

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
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Best Florists for Mother’s Day in Austin, TX 

Regardless of what else you might have planned for Mother’s Day, everything really rides on the flowers you give her. A few members of our team have dropped the ball in this area, and they want you to learn from their mistakes. We’ve included a map that is filled with the best florists for Mother’s Day in Austin, TX. Each of these local businesses will almost certainly have what you’re looking for – as long as you act quickly. Waiting until the day before will ensure you end up getting flowers from a gas station, which might not even live for the entire weekend. If you really want to do something special for mom, consider upgrading her current vehicle. Give us a call today.  (more…)

Owning a good car with bad credit is not impossible

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
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Easiest Way to Buy a Car with Bad Credit in Austin, TX 

For any of several reasons, people who need to finance the purchase of a vehicle run into obstacles when applying for a loan. The easiest way to buy a car with bad credit in Austin, TX is to work with the financial experts at Third Coast Auto Group. We understand that bad things happen to good people and that our customers are more than just a series of numbers on a credit report. Third Coast Auto Group functions as what is known in the pre-owned automotive industry as a ‘buy here, pay here’ dealership. Our goal is to help everyone who comes to us to find a car, truck or SUV that will best fit their family’s needs and their budget. Let’s take a look a few things that you might want to know.  (more…)

Are you ready for some new adventures this summer?

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
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Public Lakes for Swimming in Austin, TX 

It might just barely be spring in Texas, but temperatures are already starting to hit summer levels. That means people will be looking for a place to cool off or just plain relax. Everyone at Third Coast Auto Group understands this desire to get outside to hang out with family and friends. If you are looking to explore some of the public lakes for swimming in Austin, TX, a few Third Coast Auto Group product experts found this map that will be helpful. You have likely been staying close to home for the last year and this summer could present the opportunity to see some different parts of our beautiful area. If a new-to-you vehicle would make trips to the lake more fun, make an appointment with a Third Coast Auto Group product expert today.  (more…)

Does one automaker have better used cars than another?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
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Which brands make the best used cars? 

There are a lot of decisions a person needs to make when they buy an automobile. The top two categories people use to start their search for a vehicle are the purpose (who is using the vehicle and what are they using it for) and price. Once they figure out those elements, the next question they ask a Third Coast Auto Group product expert is, ‘Which brands make the best used cars?’ Certainly, some original equipment manufacturers have better reputations than others in terms of reliability and cost of ownership. However, the badge or logo on the front of the vehicle might tell the whole story. Let’s take a look at a few things you might need to know before you visit any of our dealerships.  (more…)