Archive for the ‘Texas’ Category

Do I qualify for vehicle credit approval in Austin, TX?

Monday, July 8th, 2019
A man gazes placidly at an iMac monitor that reads "No Credit Score."

Credit Approval and Financing Assistance in Austin

Regardless of whatever has happened in your past, owning a vehicle is near-essential to living daily life in the USA. There’s not too many other ways to navigate these wide stretches of American land in the way that modern life demands. However, some people have had credit or financial issues that prevent them from qualifying to finance a vehicle purchase.

If you think you might have this issue, don’t despair – we have a special tool to allow you to easily find out if your qualify, and it can all be done online. So read on and find out if you qualify for vehicle credit approval in Austin! (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…)

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…)

Is a vehicle with a salvage title insurable in Austin TX?

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Two repairmen dressed in blue put a new bumper on the front of a car in the service shop.

Insurance Options for Salvaged Vehicles

You might find a great used car at a cheap price, only to discover that it was, in the past, totaled. This results in the vehicle being awarded (wink wink) what’s called a “salvage title.” In Texas, cars get a salvage title if the repair costs (not including repainting) are more than the vehicle’s Blue Book value before the accident. But will you be able to get insurance on such a specimen? (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…)

What are the different types of license plates in Texas?

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Several license plates are displayed together, with a Texas one featured prominently.

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…)

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…)

Can you buy a car without a driver’s license in Texas?

Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Salesman shakes the hand of a man who sits beside a woman, with a car in the background. A green question mark floats in front of the man's face, indicating something in unresolved in his mind.

Though typically individuals wait to buy a car until after they have a driver’s license, a variety of situations may arise where someone wants to buy a car despite not having a valid license. This could range from reasons such as buying the car as a gift, to buying it for an employee to drive, or buying only for use on one’s personal property.

If you’re planning to do this yourself, you’re probably wondering: is it legal to buy a car without a driver’s license in Texas? (more…)

What are the most common causes of car accidents in Texas?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Side view of two cars that collided with one another and their crumpled front ends.

Common Reasons for Car Accidents in Texas

An accident doesn’t just happen without a cause. Ideally, if every person follows the rules, there won’t be an incident, thanks to the way our traffic laws and systems are set up (although it’s also important to keep your vehicle in top condition to avoid mechanical failure). To avoid being in an accident, you should know the dangers- the common reasons that accidents occur. Additionally, always practice defensive driving as other people might not follow the rules as well as you do. Let’s take a look at the most common reason one car smashes into something it’s not supposed to in Texas.  (more…)