San Marcos Location

Sales : 512-878-0888

2701 N. I35 Frontage Rd.

San Marcos, TX 78666

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I-35 South Location

Sales : 512-280-5333

6809 I-35 South

Austin, TX 78744

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Great Used Cars for Students
August 20

Texas Auto Center August 2021 BlogIt’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!


10 Tips for Test Driving a Used Car
July 30

Texas Auto Center July 2021 Blog 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.


How Many Miles Should a Used Car Have?
June 28

Texas Auto Center June 2021 Blog 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.


Your Car is Worth More at Texas Auto Center!
May 27

Texas Auto Center May 2021 Blog 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!


Hit the Road with Your Dog!
April 23

Texas Auto Center April 2021 Blog 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!


Best Drive-Thrus Near Texas Auto Center
March 22

Texas Auto Center March 2021 Blog 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!


How to Change a Tire
February 24

Texas Auto Center February 2021 Blog 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!


Easy Ways to Improve Your Driving Habits in the New Year
January 21

Texas Auto Center January 2021 Blog 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.


Socially-Distant Holiday: How to Celebrate from Your Car
December 18

Texas Auto Center December 2020 Blog 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.


How Much Should You Put Down on Your Pre-Owned Vehicle?
November 18

Texas Auto Center Novemeber 2020 Blog 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!


Find Your Used Truck or SUV at Texas Auto Center!
October 28

Texas Auto Center October 2020 Blog 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.

You Should Shop Texas Auto Center!
September 28
Texas Auto Center September 2020 Blog

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!


What Kind of Vehicles Can You Find at Texas Auto Center?
August 28
Texas Auto Center August 2020 Blog

When you shop at Texas Auto Center, you expect to find easy credit approval and down payments starting at just $300 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.


Time to Trade-In and Buy A Used Car
July 22

Texas Auto Center July 2020 Blog 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.


Best Takeout Restaurants Near Texas Auto Center Locations
June 12

Texas Auto Center June 2020 Blog 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!


How to Make a Pre-Owned Car Feel Like New
May 27

Clean Your Used Car 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.


We’re Open and Here to Help!
March 31

We’re Open and Here to Help!

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.


Tips for Buying a Used Car with Virtually Any Credit
February 27

Tips for Buying a Used Car with Bad Credit 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.


Buy Here Pay Here: What Does It Mean?
January 22

What is Buy Here Pay Here 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!


Advantages of Buying a Pre-Owned Vehicle
December 20

Texas Auto Center December 2019 Blog 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!


Robert Blankenship wins NIADA National Quality Dealer of the Year!
June 29

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!

Say Yes To Cool Savings
September 15

Say Yes To Cool Savings!

Breeze into Texas Auto Center today and say YES to cool savings on every vehicle in stock! 

Purchase any car, truck or SUV with as little as THREE HUNDRED DOWN (for a limited time) from Texas Auto Center and we’ll say YES to free oil changes! 

Every car, truck and SUV at Texas Auto Center goes through a rigorous one hundred and twenty-four-point inspection, backed by a free twenty-four month, twenty-four thousand mile warranty. 

And with just a passport, as little as three hundred dollars can deliver right now at Texas Auto Center! 

Texas Auto Center...A Better Place to Buy A Car. 

Used Cars in Austin and San Marcos
August 15

Used Cars in Austin and San Marcos

Getting the Car That's Right For You

Texas Auto Center sales professionals and staff are dedicated to making your buying process simple. We know that more and more people are using the web to make smarter decisions, and Texas Auto Center is here to help.

First, why buy used?
Used cars, especially the ones we carry, have been thoroughly prepped for the lot and are ready for you to drive away. Statistics show there are many financial benefits to buying used such as:

  • Lower insurance premiums

  • Better bargains compared to new models

  • Improved reliability and efficiency from even 5 years ago

  • Our certified used cars include a 2 year / 24,000 mile warranty

  • We offer free Car Fax reports


5 Facts About San Marcos, TX
June 01

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. 

Can I Get a Warranty on a Used Car at Texas Auto Center?
May 08

Texas Auto Center Used Car Warranty
Free 24 Months / 24,000 Miles With Every Vehicle Purchase Texas Auto Center Warranty

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...

Read More About Texas Auto Center's 2 Year Warranty

Even without perfect credit, Texas Auto Center can help you find a car
April 24

Texas Auto Center Warranty

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.


How does Texas Auto Center make it easier to finance a used car?


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