Austin winters may not bring heavy snowfall, but the cooler temperatures and occasional frosty mornings create the perfect backdrop for a scenic road trip through Texas' hill country. At Texas Auto Center, we understand the call of the open road and have an assortment of vehicles suited for your winter journey.
As the Texas winter breeze begins to sweep through our vibrant cities, Austin and San Marcos come alive with holiday festivities. From Cedar Park's shimmering oaks to the energetic streets of The Domain, there's a festive spirit that captivates both locals and visitors. For those of you planning to dive into these festivities, imagine pulling up in a reliable, economical vehicle from Texas Auto Center. It’s about more than just the journey; it’s about making memories along the way.
Austin’s rich tapestry of flavors is best epitomized by its barbecue – a culinary tradition that sings tales of time, smoke, and passion. While we’ve previously shared some of our favorite BBQ spots in town, the list was far from exhaustive. There's a multitude of joints ready to tantalize your taste buds, and there’s no better way to explore them than in a reliable used car from Texas Auto Center. As you embark on this BBQ journey, let your senses dive deep into the essence of Texas. Today, we delve into three more iconic establishments that have carved a niche in Austin's barbecue lore.
Have you ever cruised down the iconic I-35 in Austin and noticed the staggering number of brand new vehicles? With each shiny new model, there's a significant price tag, not only in dollars but in depreciation. Many aren't aware that new cars can lose up to 20% of their value the moment they leave the dealership, and up to 50% within the first three years. So, for those driving around San Marcos Square or heading to Zilker Park in Austin for a weekend picnic, a used car often presents a smarter choice, giving more value for every dollar spent.
As the temperature cools and the leaves begin to change, Austin and San Marcos transform into a hub of fall festivities. From music festivals to motor racing, there's a diverse range of events to enjoy. Why not take your used car from Texas Auto Center and embark on an unforgettable autumn journey?
Austin, Texas, is not only the state's capital but also a vibrant city that blends urban life with Texas charm. Known for its bustling music scene, rich history, and lush green spaces, Austin is also surrounded by some of the most stunning landscapes in the Lone Star State. And what better way to explore these scenic views than from the comfort of a reliable and stylish vehicle from Texas Auto Center?
Summer is in full swing, and we all know how scorching it can get in Austin, TX. With your reliable and affordable used car from Texas Auto Center, explore some of the best swimming spots around Austin to keep cool and have a blast this season. From natural springs to pools and creeks, our city has something for everyone.
As an experienced used car dealership in Austin, TX, we at Texas Auto Center know a thing or two about preparing your vehicle for the long, hot Austin summer. With temperatures frequently soaring above 100°F, it's essential to take a few proactive measures to ensure your car remains in tip-top shape for those trips to Barton Springs, drives along Mopac, or weekend getaways to Lake Travis. Here are our top tips for getting your car ready for the intense Austin heat.
Are you searching for your next used car in Austin? Texas Auto Center has some advice no matter what you’re looking for. Whether it’s a fuel-efficient compact to save while battling rush hour traffic on MOPAC or a bigger SUV to get all the kids to the next event at Zilker Park, there are some things to keep in mind when you’ve got a fresh ride in mind.
It’s spring in Texas, time to enjoy some lovely outdoor weather before summer arrives. As the temperatures are mild, the festival calendar heats up in Austin. We’re looking forward to many different events this spring, including Austin’s amazingly eclectic music festivals. Here are some of our top picks to check out this spring. If you need a fresh ride to make it work, school, or your next festival, visit us at Texas Auto Center!
At Texas Auto Center, we work hard and we need a great lunch to get us through the day. We’re experts at getting you approved for a fresh ride, and we know a lot about where to find a great meal at lunchtime. If you need to get approved for a used car, visit one of our dealerships, and we’ll get to work for you. If you need a delicious lunch, try one of these great local spots!
It’s January, and it’s time to look forward to tax season. I know, sounds strange, as doing taxes isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite pastime. If there’s a thought that can help you through doing your taxes, it’s using your down payment for a fresh ride from Texas Auto Center! That’s right, tax season is a great time to use your refund as a down payment on the vehicle you need to get around Austin or San Marcos!
It’s December, and what better way to get into the winter mood than with ice cream? (Because the Texas weather probably is not going to cooperate on that.) We’re sharing our list of favorite places to get a sweet, cold treat this season. If you need a fresh, cool ride, then come to one of our Texas Auto Center locations in Austin or San Marcos!
The temperature is finally cooling off and the holidays are approaching. We can’t be more excited at Texas Auto Center. There’s a lot to enjoy around San Marcos during the holidays, and we’re going to share the events we’re most excited about. If you need a fresh ride to make it to your next holiday event, get around town to shop, or pick up the Christmas tree, then see us at Texas Auto Center. We can get you approved today!
Buying a used car could be a stressful experience, particularly if you’re worried that you’ll be on your own once you drive it off the lot. Let Texas Auto Center put those fears to rest with our Limited Warranty. We don’t leave you behind once you drive off, we stand behind the vehicles we sell. Let’s take a look at how the Texas Auto Center Limited Warranty is such a great value.
The summer heat is (almost) over and Austinites are looking forward to fall. After a summer like this, it will be nice to see temperatures drop and enjoy some time outside that doesn’t involve a lot of perspiration. Texas Auto Center has some suggestions on where you can spend some quality time around town. If you need a fresh ride to get there, come see us at Texas Auto Center.
Buying a car can be a hassle. The paperwork, the time, and the money required can be serious stressors. At Texas Auto Center, we strive to simplify the process for our customers, but the thought of going to a dealership to obtain a vehicle can be too much for some intenders, so much so that they may consider going through a private seller instead. Here are some great reasons why going through a dealership like Texas Auto Center for a used car is the better choice. Read on to find out more.
It’s a particularly hot summer in Austin, but that’s not going to stop the live music capital of the world from throwing some great summer festivals. Texas Auto Center is here with some of our favorites to round out the summer season. Need a fresh ride to get there? Come to Texas Auto Center and we’ll get you behind the wheel and on your way to one of these great events!
The Texas heat has moved in and it’s time to think about trading in and trading up to a fresh ride around Austin and San Marcos. Where will you get a great value on your trade? Texas Auto Center! We’re a locally owned and operated used car dealership with multiple locations we need to keep stocked with fresh inventory, so we’re ready to deal for your trade.
Summer is almost here and it’s time to think about that Texas heat and hitting the road for a relaxing vacation. At Texas Auto Center, we can’t do anything about the temperature, but we can get you into a fresh ride to carry you to some great places this summer. Our selection of used cars and SUVs is great for any family looking to beat the heat at the beach or anywhere the road takes you. If you need a few suggestions on where to go this summer, we’ve got you covered
Austin loves its BBQ and everyone has their favorites. Texas Auto Center is no exception. We love to pop out for some hot brisket for lunch or after a long day. There’s no shortage of great places to get great-tasting smoked meats in Austin, these are a few of our favorites that are just a short drive away from our Central Texas used car dealerships. Get a fresh ride from Texas Auto Center and celebrate with some great BBQ!
The best part of paying taxes is expecting a refund. The good news is that the vast majority of Americans can expect a refund from Uncle Sam this year. Smartly deployed, a tax refund can go a long way to improve financial health. Texas Auto Center wants to share some smart ways that you can put your tax refund to work by investing in your financial future:
Austin's official motto is “Live Music Capital of the World.” and at Texas Auto Center, we couldn’t agree more. Music and Austin are inseparable as live music is the lifeblood of the city. Since concerts, intimate or large, are a daily occurrence within city limits, it’s no wonder that Austin boasts some of the best venues west of Carnegie Hall. Texas Auto Center wants to share just a few of our favorites with you!
Within city limits, Austin is blessed with a galore of activities, events, and fun this winter. Its location within Central Texas means that much of the state is accessible within a reasonable trip by car or truck. Such is the beauty of its location that beautiful locations are easily within reach. Texas Auto Center has a handful of winter destinations where you can discover and enjoy the magnificence and wonder of our great state without straying too far from home.
Texas Auto Center is proud to call Austin and San Marcos home. At the holidays, these thriving cities bustle with festive cheer and fun activities. We think there is nothing better than a short, happy holiday road trip within our region once you’ve got a fantastic deal on one of our high-quality pre-owned vehicles.
If there’s an argument about food in Austin, it’s probably about BBQ, right? Well, that might be true a lot of the time, but everyone, everywhere, has a favorite pizza. Texas Auto Center is no different. When we’re not helping our customers get into a fresh ride, we’re passionate about our pizza. Here are a few of our favorite places to get a slice near our convenient Texas Auto Center locations.
Fall has got to be one of the best times of the year in Texas. It’s cool but not cold, warm but not hot, it’s perfect for getting outside and heading out on a hike! We’ve got some gorgeous trails here in Central Texas, and some right around the corner from both of our Texas Auto Center locations. Here are some of our favorite spots to get out and enjoy nature!
When you’ve got a lot of people to move, there’s nothing better than a minivan. These people-movers have been favorites of big families for decades, and it’s easy to see why! Parents love all of the seating, cargo space, and safety features, while kids love the rear captain chairs and entertainment options they offer. Perfect for road trips, soccer games, or just your everyday life, minivans are a great option for anyone looking for a reliable and spacious vehicle. Lucky for you, Texas Auto Center often stocks minivans and full-size vans at our Central Texas Buy Here Pay Here dealership.
It’s time to go back to school! Whether you’ve got a first-time driver that wants to drive to high school or you’re heading off to college for the first time and need reliable transportation to get you there, Texas Auto Center is a great place to find the perfect back-to-school car! We have hundreds of vehicles available, so you’re sure to find a ride that’s right for you!
So, you’re looking for a top-quality pre-owned vehicle. You’ve done your homework, you’ve narrowed your search down to your dream car, and you’ve actually found what you’re looking for at a dealership. What’s next? The test drive! Well, hold on just a moment because here at Texas Auto Center, we know that people are excited to drive a car, truck or SUV for the first time, and they may forget to do some very important things before and during the drive.
When you’re looking for a high-quality pre-owned car, truck, or SUV in Texas, there are few things to consider before you buy. One of the biggest things to consider on any pre-owned vehicle is the number of miles it has. The mileage can be a great indicator of the vehicle’s condition, but how do you know if a vehicle has good mileage or not? Lucky for you, Texas Auto Center has put together this handy guide to help you understand what mileage really means for a used car. We have a huge selection of low-mileage vehicles, and we’ll do everything we can to make sure you find the right one for you.
Texas Auto Center has always been a Better Place to Buy a Car, but we’re also a better place to sell one too! Pre-owned value has skyrocketed, and we need vehicles just like yours to meet demand. If you’ve got a ride you’ve been thinking about selling, now is the absolute best time to do it!
There’s nothing better than hitting the open road and heading out on an adventure with your favorite pup! Traveling with dogs can be a great time, but there are a few things to consider to ensure your furry friend stays safe and comfortable. We love dogs at Texas Auto Center, so we’ve put together a few tips for traveling with a canine co-pilot!
At Texas Auto Center, we’re proud to be a part of both the Austin and San Marcos communities. There’s nothing we love more than supporting local businesses, especially when it comes to food! If you’re looking for some local drive-thrus to hit up after you get a great deal on one of our high-quality pre-owned vehicles, just check out our list of favorites near our stores!
At Texas Auto Center, we want all of our customers to stay safe on the road, and that starts with proper vehicle maintenance. One of the most important components of your vehicle to monitor and maintain are the tires. Properly inflated tires with good tread will increase your traction for shorter stopping distance and better maneuverability, while also increasing your fuel efficiency. If you need new tires or are looking for other maintenance tips, come see the experts in our service department! All that said, accidents do happen, however well-maintained your tires are. If you find yourself with a flat tire it is important to know how to properly change it. We’ve put together a step-by-step guide so you can learn the proper way to change your tire and stay safe!
The new year is here, and if you’re looking for some easy-to-keep resolutions, Texas Auto Center has you covered! We’ve put together a list of some simple steps you can take in 2021 to stay safe and improve the life of your vehicle.
If you want to safely spread some holiday cheer, just celebrate the season in your car! We’ve put together a list of some socially-distant activities so you can stay safe and enjoy the holidays responsibly.
When shopping for a pre-owned vehicle, there are a few things to keep in mind. What is your budget? What kind of vehicle are you looking for? Do I need a warranty? Those are all great questions to ask, but one of the most common, and important, questions to ask is, “How much should my down payment be?” If you’re not certain how much you should put down on your next ride, Texas Auto Center is here to help!
At Texas Auto Center, we’re known for our 2-year/24,000-mile Limited Warranty, our super-low Down Payments, and our easy approval process. What you might not know is that we have a huge selection of high-quality pre-owned trucks and SUVs! If you shop our two Central Texas Buy Here Pay Here car dealerships, you’ll find a wide selection of road-trip-ready SUVs and plenty of hard-working trucks to choose from.Read More...
Looking for a pre-owned vehicle? That’s great! Buying a used car, truck, or SUV is a great way to get a high-quality ride at a great price. But where should you go to buy your perfect pre-owned? Well, if you want big selection, low down payments, a great warranty, and easy approvals, then Texas Auto Center is for you!
When you shop at Texas Auto Center, you expect to find easy credit approval and down payments starting at just $500 down, but you might be surprised by how diverse our inventory is! We have hundreds of vehicles in stock across two Central Texas Buy Here Pay Here stores. Not only do we have a large number of vehicles, we have a huge variety of high-quality pre-owneds.
Are you thinking about replacing your current car, truck, or SUV? You have options available to you and questions, too, especially now. That is why at Texas Auto Center, more than ever, we’re open and here for you. We are your local, trusted, and best source in Austin and San Marcos.
Nothing works up an appetite quite like shopping our huge selection of high-quality pre-owned vehicles at Texas Auto Center! If you’re looking for a bite to eat after stopping by one of our stores, check out this list of some of our favorite spots to stop for takeout!
At Texas Auto Center, we sell cars, trucks, and SUVs that are built to last. We’re so confident in our pre-owned vehicles that we include a 2-Year/24,000-Mile warranty! We want you to be confident that the vehicle you buy from us will be reliable for years to come, so we stand by you long after the sale. If you want to boost the life of your vehicle and keep it feeling and running like new, there are a few simple steps you can take. Just check out our handy guide and see for yourself how easy it can be.
In these uncertain times, we wanted you to know that Texas Auto Center is open and here to help! We have been deemed an essential service and are here for all of your automotive sales, service, and repairs! You can rest assured knowing that Texas Auto Center, your trusted pre-owned vehicle source in Central Texas, is ready to assist you with all of your automotive needs.
Need a car but your credit has seen better days? Come see us at Texas Auto Center! We have two Central Texas Buy Here Pay Here dealerships that can help you get approved for a great pre-owned vehicle.
If you’re shopping for a pre-owned vehicle, you’ve probably seen the term Buy Here Pay Here come up a few times. If you’re unsure of what it means, we’ve got you covered! We’ll explain what a Buy Here Pay Here dealership is, how it differs from a traditional used car dealership, and illustrate why an Austin Buy Here Pay Here dealership like Texas Auto Center is the right choice for you!
At Texas Auto Center, we know a thing or two about high-quality pre-owned vehicles. With two Central Texas used car dealerships and many years of experience, we consider ourselves pre-owned experts. One thing you may not know is that there are actually several advantages to buying a used vehicle over a new one. We’ve put together a handy list of some of the top reasons why buying second-hand should be your first choice!
We’re proud to report that Texas Auto Center owner and CEO Robert Blankenship was selected as the National Quality Dealer of the Year by the NIADA in Las Vegas! Robert was chosen from a large group of dealers across the nation by the NIADA (National Independent Automobile Dealers Association) for the honor.
National Quality Dealer of the Year is an award given to a dealer who is committed to quality, excellence, outstanding customer service, and to making a better community. Robert Blankenship has led Texas Auto Center for over 20 years with those precise values in mind.
“Our business culture is built on a foundation of respect for our customers and one another and the understanding that we are in business because of our customers,” Blankenship said in his acceptance speech. “We do the right thing, because it is the right thing to do.”
Texas Auto Center salutes you, Robert! Congratulations!
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5 Facts About San Marcos TX!
Located between Austin and San Antonio in Texas Hill Country, San Marcos is on the Interstate 35 corridor and is the seat of Hays County. Here are some facts that may surprise you:
1. The area is thought to be among the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the Americas.
2. In 2010, San Marcos was listed in Business Week's fourth annual survey of the "Best Places to Raise your Kids."
3. Due in part to its natural beauty, the city was nicknamed "San Marvelous."
4. For more than 20 years, the San Marcos Performing Arts Commission and the San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department have hosted the Summer in the Park concert series with live music at an outdoor venue every Thursday night from June to August.
5. George Strait formed his first band here.
Texas Auto Center Used Car Warranty
Free 24 Months / 24,000 Miles With Every Vehicle Purchase
One of the questions we are asked most often is about our 24 month / 24,000 mile warranty. When we created this industry leading program, we wanted Texas Auto Center to be the kind of company that our customers could trust, with the peace of mind knowing that expensive repairs should not be part of the used car buying process...
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Shopping for a used car in Central and South Texas? Don't let your credit history get in the way!
Having a history of bad credit can be the end of the road at most car lots, but not at Texas Auto Center. While most auto dealers use credit scores as a barrier to getting a car, Texas Auto Center is able to get almost anyone into a vehicle. Between our two dealerships in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX, we have 181 pre-owned vehicles on our lot to choose from, and a service department to make sure they're all in great condition.