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2701 South IH 35

San Marcos, TX 78666

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6809 I-35 South

Austin, TX 78744

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9151 Research Blvd.

Austin, TX 78758

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Texas Auto Center - Used Car Dealership - Austin TX

Texas Auto Center Selling Used Cars in Austin, TX.


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!

 
Tuesday Blog Post
May 20

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

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?

 

1) It's simple. We don't use banks for loans. That means your credit score does not determine whether or not you qualify to purchase a car. Instead of owing money to the bank, our customers simply make monthly payments to us. That's where we get the name, Buy Here - Pay Here. This allows us to avoid extra costs and we can quickly set up the type of payment arrangements to best fit your needs.

 

2) Another great benefit to buying from Texas Auto Center is the ability to trade in your vehicle for another. We understand that things change, so if you need a vehicle with more room, a pickup, or something with better mileage, we can easily work with you to make those changes.

 

3) We include a FREE 24-month warranty on all our vehicles, which protects our customers from unplanned expenses.

 

If you've ever been turned down for an auto loan before, stop by one of our dealerships to discover A Better Place To Buy A Car.

 

Can I Get a Warranty on a Used Car at Texas Auto Center?
May 20

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

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

As with most warranties, there is a small deductible you pay when a part needs to be repaired or replaced. Covered parts include the most expensive repairs such as:

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Drive Axle Assembly
  • Electrical
  • Heater
  • Air Conditioning (in Texas this is critical!)


You can read all about the Texas Auto Center Used Car Warranty on our site. Come out to the San Marcos store or the Austin store, you won't believe how clean these cars are!

Drive safely!

Used Cars in San Marcos and Austin Getting the Car That's Right For You
May 20

Used Cars in San Marcos and Austin
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

Second, how do you find the car that's right for you?
Knowing the kind of car you are looking for helps you save time and money when you come to Texas Auto Center. Browsing the inventory on our site is a good first step in understanding some of the options and pricing.

Used Cars in Austin - http://www.texasautocenter.com/used-cars-austin-tx.cfml?rseller=

Used Cars in San Marcos - http://www.texasautocenter.com/used-cars-san-marcos-tx.cfml?rseller=

Here are some questions we recommend you asking yourself:

What kind of a car will meet my needs?
How many miles per month will I be driving?
How long do I plan to own this vehicle?

Third, how do you choose the right brand for your needs?

You want a car that offers reliability and performance at the right price for your budget. It was once a symbol of patriotism to Buy American, and it still is for new car buyers. Used car buyers tend to be more practical favoring value over brand.

Buying American means something different in 2014, since established American brands like Ford and Chevrolet are often just as good for American jobs as Honda and Toyota.

Fourth, used car buyer have more options than ever to research their purchasing decisions. What are some of the most common sites and terminology to understand?

Sites
Edmunds.com
Cars.com
KBB.com

AD - Acronyms Demystified
TCO - True Cost to Own
TMV - True Market Value
VIN - Vehicle Identification Number
CPO - Certified Pre Owned

For 500 more common abbreviations - http://www.carbibles.com/automotiveabbreviations.html

Fifth, why is Texas Auto Center such a great place to buy a car?

Texas Auto Center has been selling quality used cars for over 18 years. Buyers choose us because they know

we have hundreds of used vehicles to choose from
all our vehicles are warrantied
special financing is provided for good credit, bad credit, and everything in between
we pride ourselves on our customer first atmosphere.

With all this information, we believe that we have the best darn Used Car Dealership in San Marcos and Austin. Come see us today.

Used Cars in San Marcos and Austin
June 13

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

Second, how do you find the car that's right for you?
Knowing the kind of car you are looking for helps you save time and money when you come to Texas Auto Center. Browsing the inventory on our site is a good first step in understanding some of the options and pricing.

Used Cars in Austin - http://www.texasautocenter.com/used-cars-austin-tx.cfml?rseller=

Used Cars in San Marcos - http://www.texasautocenter.com/used-cars-san-marcos-tx.cfml?rseller=

Here are some questions we recommend you asking yourself:

What kind of a car will meet my needs?
How many miles per month will I be driving?
How long do I plan to own this vehicle?

Third, how do you choose the right brand for your needs?

You want a car that offers reliability and performance at the right price for your budget. It was once a symbol of patriotism to Buy American, and it still is for new car buyers. Used car buyers tend to be more practical favoring value over brand.

Buying American means something different in 2014, since established American brands like Ford and Chevrolet are often just as good for American jobs as Honda and Toyota.

Fourth, used car buyer have more options than ever to research their purchasing decisions. What are some of the most common sites and terminology to understand?

Sites
Edmunds.com
Cars.com
KBB.com

AD - Acronyms Demystified
TCO - True Cost to Own
TMV - True Market Value
VIN - Vehicle Identification Number
CPO - Certified Pre Owned

For 500 more common abbreviations - http://www.carbibles.com/automotiveabbreviations.html

Fifth, why is Texas Auto Center such a great place to buy a car?

Texas Auto Center has been selling quality used cars for over 18 years. Buyers choose us because they know

we have hundreds of used vehicles to choose from
all our vehicles are warrantied
special financing is provided for good credit, bad credit, and everything in between
we pride ourselves on our customer first atmosphere.

With all this information, we believe that we have the best darn Used Car Dealership in San Marcos and Austin. Come see us today.


Free 2 Year WarrantyBetter Business Bureau

Monday Blog Post
August 15

Used Cars in San Marcos and Austin Getting the Car 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. Read More...

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

Read More...

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 PurchaseTexas 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


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?