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The Best Pubs in Austin, TX
A good pub is a treasure. The inexpensive comfort food, the perfect beer selection, and the laid-back atmosphere all combine into something greater than the sum of its parts. Austin is a big city, and it can be hard to know where all the best spots are. So, we decided to do the research for you and figure out which pubs the locals think are the best.
Here are the best pubs in Austin, TX. (more…)
What’s going on this fall near Austin, TX?
Austin is a diverse, bustling city. With such an eclectic group of people, it makes sense that the autumn events list is as long as it is disparate. We’ve sorted through some of the coolest stuff going on this October and November so you don’t have to.
Without further ado, here are some fall 2019 events happening near Austin, Texas. (more…)
The Ingredients That Make Up Synthetic Oil
You’ve probably heard a lot about synthetic oil; these days, more and more vehicles are recommending it. Synthetic oil is a more effective form of engine lubricant that boasts improved viscosity performance under extreme temperatures, resists oxidization and thermal breakdown, and avoids the occasional sludge issue. But what is actually in synthetic oil? (more…)
Strangest Car Commercials
Car companies are always working hard to stand out from one another. One way to do this is to make a unique ad. Sure, showing a crossover cruising through a striking landscape with a soothing voice-over conveying the upgrades in an endearingly concise manner is all well and good, but it’s not likely to be remembered.
The drive to make an impression is likely what motivated the following collection of “unique” commercials. And we’re grateful- whatever else one may say about them, they are indeed entertaining. We’ll leave it up to you to decide whether the oddness comes across in an ultimately successful or unsuccessful manner. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
Depending on where you live and who you know, it might seem that most people these days own no cars, one car, or more than one car. Of course, these statistics vary based on age, socio-economic situation, and location, but some overall trends can be detected. Let’s check out the facts. (more…)
Types of Texas License Plates
Driving around Austin and the surrounding cities, you might have glimpsed a variety of different license plates. These days, the most common will be the familiar, beautifully simple faded blue background and bold text design that is the modern official plate of our Lone Star State. However, you may also see designs representing hobbies, organizations, or nature, or might come across an outdated colorful plate.
What exactly are the different types of license plates Texas vehicles can have? Texas license plates fall into three categories: General Issue, Specialty, and Souvenir. Let’s take a moment to look at each. (more…)
The Wild, Wacky Creative Underbelly of the Automotive World
Automakers must have a lot of time on their hands, because they come up with some pretty far-out ideas. But hey, that’s how progress is made- ideas that initially seem absurd find their way into common usage in unique ways.
We wanted to let you in on some of the craziest concept cars we’ve heard about over the years. Who knows, you might just find one that slipped through the production cracks and ended up in our Third Coast Auto Group inventory. (more…)