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Texas Folklife Festival

By markagofsa | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 6:09 PM

texas folklife festival

Texas Folklife Festival

Every year San Antonio celebrates Texas Folklife Festival at the Institute of Texan Cultures on the UTSA Hemisphere campus. The celebration lasts 3 days and has 6 stages that feature performances of different ethnic and cultural entertainment. On the grounds everyone has an opportunity to experience foods from different countries. The Texas Folklife Festival is the largest cultural celebration in Texas.

texas folklife festival

texas folklife festival


The very first Texas Folklife Festival was held in September 1972 at Hemisfair. It was O.T. Bakers dedication and inspiration that has resulted in countless international, regional and local awards the San Antonio event has received.

hemisfair park

hemisfair park


Today, more than 40 different cultural groups in Texas are represented at the festival. More than 250 participants come together and celebrate their culture and heritage thru dance, music, arts & crafts and delicious ethnic food.  The festival showcases Texas’ rich multicultural heritage!

texas folklife festival

texas folklife festival


UTSA Institute Of Texan Cultures

The festival is hosted at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures. The museum tells the stories of immigrants from around the world who settled in Texas. The museum is a great destination for history buffs, tourists and schools offering many hands-on projects for kids.

The Institute of Texan Cultures offers exhibits, programs and special events designed to inspire and educate the community about Texas’ multicultural history. In 2010 the institute formed an agreement with the Smithsonian Institute  which grants access to the Smithsonian’s artifacts.

texas folklife festival

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Memorial Day

By markagofsa | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Memorial Day

In the United States, Memorial Day is always celebrated on the last Monday of May. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

For nearly 150 years, Americans have honored the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in service to their country. When the Civil War began there were only dozens of informal commemorations of those killed in the War. Now Memorial Day has grown to become one of the nation’s most solemn and hallowed holidays.



Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day after the American Civil War.  Decoration Day was decreed to be observed on May 30th, (regardless of the day of the week). This was a time for the Nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. For more than 50 years, the holiday was used to commemorate those killed just in the Civil War, not in any other American conflict.







It wasn’t until America’s entry into World War I that the tradition was expanded to include those killed in all wars. In the 1880s the term was changed to Memorial Day. Memorial Day was not officially recognized nationwide until the 1970s, when America was deeply embroiled in the Vietnam War.




In 1971, Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be observed on the last Monday in May. Today, Memorial Day is celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery with a ceremony in which a small American flag is placed on each grave. It is customary for the president or vice president to give a speech honoring the contributions of the dead and to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. More than 5,000 people attend the ceremony annually.

Cinco de Mayo

By markagofsa | Posted in Cinco de Mayo, San Antonio on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 5:28 PM

Today is Cinco de Mayo!

Yes, for those who failed in Spanish at school (or didn’t take it) that’s May 5th.

Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebration with dances, re-enactments, Mexican food and appreciation of Mexican culture – not only in Mexico but also in the United States.

However, there is some confusion around the date with many wrongly assuming that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day.

It’s not, Mexico’s Independence Day is actually on September 16, and it is actually linked to a battle with the French.

Here’s everything you need to know.


What is Cinco de Mayo all about?

Cinco de Mayo 2017: What it's all about and how to celebrate
Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a reenactment of the 1862 battle between the French and the Zacapuaxtlas Indians (Picture: Susana Gonzalez/Newsmakers)

Well, in 1861 Mexico couldn’t afford to pay back the money it owed to some European countries. France, under the leadership of Napoleon III – who rather fancied being influential in Latin America, used this as an excuse to start the Franco-Mexican war, which lasted from 1861-1867.

On the 5th May, 1862 a great battle took place at the Mexican town of Puebla. Despite the French army being about three times bigger the Mexicans completely crushed Napoleon’s troops. This was a great symbolic victory for Mexico.

However, it didn’t actually help them win the war as this went on for another five years.

Is Cinco de Mayo a big deal in Mexico?


Only really in the town of Puebla, where the battle took place. Locals dress up as soldiers to re-enact the battle and once the Mexican side triumphs the celebrations begin.

Interestingly though Cinco de Mayo really is a big deal in the USA, where it’s become a real celebration of Mexican culture and history.

How do people celebrate?

The biggest festivals take place in the US: in Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston. Celebrations usually involve some or all of the following: folk dancing, Mexican food, piñatas, parades, mariachi music and street festivals. And booze – expect to see lots and lots of Coronas and margaritas being served.

Things to do in San Antonio to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo in San Antonio Texas has several events and parties at local restaurants & bars. No matter your reasoning for celebrating Cinco de Mayo in San Antonio TX, you will find plenty of things to do. Around this time of year you will find several parades, Mexican Festivals and of course Margaritas & Corona specials. Not only is this day a national holiday in Mexico but for most here in San Antonio TX, Cinco de Mayo 2017 is a day to party and celebrate with friends!

Celebrating Ford on St. Patrick’s Day

By markagofsa | Posted in 4x4, Big Trucks, Lifted Trucks, Luxury Cars, Off Road vehicles, San Antonio, Uncategorized, Used Trucks on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 4:20 PM

Celebrating Ford on St. Patrick’s Day!

Celebrating Ford on St. Patrick’s Day!

In 1938 Ford celebrated the 25,000 vehicle built in Cork, Ireland. William Ford the father of Henry Ford was an Irish Canadaian businessman.

More than 160 years ago, Henry Ford’s grandfather, John, and father, William, left their Irish homeland in search of prosperity in the ‘New World.’
William’s eldest son established one of the greatest business empires in the world. Henry Ford’s ideas and production methods made a huge impact in the lives of millions. These changes were felt all over the world including the land of his ancestors, Ireland.

Quadricycle Built in 1896

 Henry Ford’s first vehicle the Quadricycle consisted of four bicycle wheels and a four-horsepower engine. The gear box had only two gears, reverse was not one of them and a tiller as a steering wheel.


 The ford logo was created by Childe Harold Wills using his grandfather’s stencil set.  This style of writing was taught in schools when Ford and Wills were children.

2015 Ford F-150 Platinum Lifted

Ford F-150 is the part of the sixth generation of the E-Series. The F series was first presented in 1948. The F-150 came along in 1975 for the 1976 model year. The F-150 was designed to meet federal emissions requirements.

This F-150 not Irish yet, a true American Legend

The Ford F-150 has long been used as a workhorse for farm and ranch, as well as a choice for tuners and off-road enthusiasts. This rugged F-150 is a bargain in the used-truck marketplace.  It straddles the line between daily commuter and light-duty work truck.  It sits on a high-strength hydro-formed chassis and delivers a car-like ride and handling, yet offers impressive towing capacity!


  • Voice-Activated Navigation
  • 10 Speakers
  • Radio: Sony Single CD w/HD & SiriusXM Satellite
  • Sync with MyFord Touch
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Rear window defroster
  • Memory Seat
  • Pedal Memory
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Windows
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Steering Wheel Memory
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • 4-Wheek Disc Brakes
  • Exterior Parking Camera Rear
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front Bucket Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • 20″ Polished Aluminum Wheels
  • Navigation System

Spring Break 2017 in a 2013 Dodge Durango SXT Sport

By markagofsa | Posted in Dodge Durango, Uncategorized, Used Cars, Used SUV's on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 8:01 PM

 Spring Break 2017 In a 2013 Dodge Durango SXT Sport

As we approach Spring, the first thing that comes to mind is Spring Break 2017!  This family friendly Dodge Durango is ready to go on a trip to the beach. You’ll be impressed with the Durango’s car-like driving feel, firm ride and smooth handling for an SUV. The 2013 Dodge Durango has an attractive cabin design and nice materials.

Auto Group is  pleased with the overall power provided by the 2013 Dodge Durango’s standard V6.

2013 Dodge Durango SXT

The Durango has up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Satellite radio and an auxiliary input are standard.

2013 Dodge Durango SXT 4D Sport Utility, NO ACCIDENTS NOTED ON CARFAX, and 25K. RWD

The third-generation Durango was built alongside the Jeep Grand Cherokee at the Jefferson Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan, sharing the assembly line, running gear, powertrains, and chassis parts with the Grand Cherokee.

The Dodge Durango is in it’s third year after a major renovation for 2011. The complete make-over for the SUV included all-new exterior styling, a new interior and a new base V-6 engine. The 2013 Dodge Durango seats up tp seven people in three rows.

What you’ll love about the 2013 Dodge Durango SXT

  • Cruising comfort
  • Long driving range
  • Stable handling
  • Stylish design inside and out
  • Comfortable, supportive front seats
  • 3rd row seats: split-bench
  • Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats
  • Front Bucket Seats
  • Split folding rear seats
  • 7,400 pound towing capacity
  • RWD
  • Front Center Armrest w/Storage
  • Passenger door bin
  • Outside temperature display
  • Trip computer
  • Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Ford F-150 King Ranch

By markmrmxagofsa | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 10:38 PM

King Ranch

What Is The King Ranch?

As you might have guessed – King Ranch trucks are especially big in Texas. Ford says more than 40% of all Super Duty King Ranch pickups are sold in the Lone Star State. King Ranch was founded in 1853 by Richard King in what is now Kingsville, Texas and consumes 825,000 acres. The “running W” brand used on Ford trucks today first saw duty in the 1860’s and was officially registered on February 9th, 1869.

running w brand

running w brand

When the ranch needed a lot of trucks they partnered with Ford in 1999. The King Ranch name started being marketed on the 2001 F-150 and became so successful it was introduced to the Super Duty pickup and the Expedition.

Ford F-150 King Ranch vs Platinum Trims

For a lot of people the difficulty in picking out a truck isn’t in deciding what model they want, but instead the particular trim that works best for them. If you’ve decided on a Ford F-150, or are at least curious about it, then narrowing it down to the trim can be pretty difficult, since there’s many differences. Two of the higher-end options that often get compared are the Ford F-150 King Ranch vs Platinum Trims.

For a high-end truck, there not much separating the two in terms of price, so what do these trucks all have to offer? Both of them come standard with powerful 5.0L V8 engines that can accomplish most jobs with ease, but also have an optional upgrade to the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 for improved efficiency and towing. They also both come standard with one of our favorite entertainment options: the 10-speaker Sony audio system with an amp.

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Ford F-150 King Ranch Ford F-150 Platinum
5.0L V8 Standard Engine 5.0L V8
18″ Painted Aluminum Standard Tires 20″ Painted Aluminum
Standard Running Boards Powered
King Ranch Leather Seats Multi-Contour Leather

Differences between the Ford F-150 King Ranch and Platinum Trims

Many of the differences you’ll find between the F-150 King Ranch and F-150 Platinum trim are small things like one having body-colored skullcaps on the mirrors, and the other offering chrome. But these small differences can add up to make a truck feel or look very different when put side by side. Another one that seems small at first is the wrapping on the steering wheel. The King Ranch has mesa leather and the Platinum uses a black leather.

Speaking of leather, the King Ranch comes with the trim logo embedded onto the seat design, whereas the Platinum takes another approach. It instead is fitted with unique multi-contour leather to provide maximum comfort. The Platinum also provides a few features that offer loads of convenience, like the power running boards that deploy when you open a door, and the standard rain sensing wipers.

2013 king ranch



Hill Country Village Neighbors

By markmrmxagofsa | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 4:44 PM



Hill Country Village Neighbors

Auto Group of San Antonio has been located in Hill Country Village since 2008. We have the pleasure of being a part of their community and getting to know the home owners and city council members. One of our neighbors brightened our day recently when he visited us on his beautiful horse. It’s not every day a dealership has someone ride up on horseback. Our staff enjoyed a welcomed break from their daily duties to come outside and see them!

In May 2016 San Antonio Express News published an article stating Hill Country Village was once a hog farm, but is now known for its massive estates. This small North Side community has a population less than 1,000 and is home to some of the most expensive homes in the San Antonio-area. The article goes on to say Hill Country Village has been named one of the best small cities to live in by an online study.

Auto Group of San Antonio was recently invited to participate in Hill Country Village’s 2016 Fall Festival. We were honored to be included in the event and had a great time providing “trunk-or-treats” to everyone there.

Auto Group of San Antonio couldn’t agree more with the online study quoted in the San Antonio Express news article, Hill Country Village is definitely one of the best small cities to live in. We also think they are the best city to do business in!


King Off Road Racing Shocks On Lifted Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

By markagofsa | Posted in 4x4, Aftermarket Equipment, Jeeps, Leather, Lifted Trucks, Off Road vehicles, Rodeo, San Antonio, Uncategorized, Used Jeeps on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 9:36 PM

King Off Road Racing Shocks On Lifted Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

King Off Road Racing Shocks is a quality product for anyone who is looking for daily driver capabilities with high quality off-road abilities.

With King’s Off Road Racing Shocks, you can effectively tune the suspension and maximize performance. If you want the competitive edge on the racecourse or just the best handling Jeep on your daily commute.

This is your Jeep! 

 King Off Road Racing Shocks racers achieved impressive results in Jeeps

The occupants in any Jeep Wrangler traversing off road are subject to the pounding and literally feel the harsh terrain from their seat. Jeeps Wranglers equipped with King Shocks are truly at an advantage due to advances dampening technology and shock design.

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4D Sport Utility, Lifted Truck

Options included on the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Lifted

  • JKS 3.5 inch Suspension Lift
  • 17″ American Racing Wheels with Bead Locks
  • BF Goodrich K2 37×12.50 Mud Terrains
  • Factory Electric Lockers Front and Rear
  • Heavy Duty Drag Links
  • Gearing Modified for Tire Size
  • Modified Front Axle and Steering for Offroad
  • Synergy Ball Joints and Link Arms
  • ARB Dif Covers
  • King Offroad Racing Shocks
  • Offroad Evolution Front and Rear Bumpers
  • Offroad Evolution Rockskins Body Armor and Full Undercarriage Protek Skid System
  • VIAIR On Board Air Compressor
  • Warn R 8000-S Winch with Remote and Synthetic Rope
  • Custom Under Carriage LED Lights
  • Rigid Cube LED Hood Lights
  • HI Lift Jack, Alpine Subwoofer
  • Rear View Camera
  • 3.6L V6 24V VVT, 5-Speed Automatic
  • 4WD, Dark Saddle/Black w/Cloth Bucket Seats or Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
  • Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
  • Navigation System





By markagofsa | Posted in Aftermarket Equipment, Rodeo, San Antonio, Used Jeeps on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 8:08 PM

San Antonio Rodeo Ready! 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4D Sport Utility

If you own a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited you probably have the confidence to drive anywhere!

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was named 4×4 of the Decade by Four Wheeler. Jeep Wrangler represented a big step in on-road ride and handling for the Jeep brand’s flagship ride, yet its offroad capability wasn’t compromised in the least.  It’s like having a convertible for a vehicle but can then go hit the trails and off road on the same day. This Jeep does something no other vehicle can. No other vehicle would be better to go out and have a Blast at this year’s San Antonio Rodeo! Take the doors off and top down. Enjoy that great weather!

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4D Sport Utility

Options included on the 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4D Sport Utility

  • 3 Piece Hard Top
  • 18″ Aluminum Wheels
  • 3.6L V6 24V VVT
  • 5 Speed Automatic
  • 4WD
  • Black Cloth


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Recommended Trucking Practices for San Antonio’s Rodeo and Stock Show

By markagofsa | Posted in Big Trucks, Diesel Trucks, Lifted Trucks, Rodeo, San Antonio, Used Trucks on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 5:21 PM
Ram 3500 Laramie 4D Mega Cab

Recommended Truck Practices For 2017 Rodeo

If you are part of the 2017 San Antonio Stock show and Rodeo, you must know there’s a couple of steps you must follow before heading out to the Rodeo. Here at Auto Group of San Antonio we are starting to prepare for one of San Antonio’s most popular events, The 2017 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo! When it comes to transporting your livestock, safety comes first! These recommended trucking practices might come in handy.

When a loading ramp is constructed from concrete, stair steps are recommended. The steps should have a 10 cm rise and a 30-60 cm tread length. Do not exceed a 10 cm rise. The minimum tread length is 30 cm. The steps must be grooved to provde non-slip footing. These dimensions are recommended for cattle, water buffalo, horses and other large animals. For pigs, a smaller 8 cm rise is recommended.


Truck Loading Densities
Feedlot Fed Steers
or Cows, Avg. Weight
English / Metric Units
Horned or Tipped
or more than 10%
Horned and Tipped
English / Metric Units
No Horns
English / Metric Units
800 lbs ( 360 kg ) 10.90 sq.ft. (1.01 sq.m) 10.40 sq.ft. (0.97 sq.m.)
800 lbs (360 kg ) 10.90 sq.ft. (1.01 sq.m) 10.40 sq.ft. (0.97 sq.m.)
1000 lbs ( 454 kg) 12.80 sq.ft. (1.20 sq.m) 12.00 sq.ft. (1.11 sq.m.)
1200 lbs ( 545 kg) 15.30 sq.ft. (1.42 sq.m) 14.50 sq.ft. (1.35 sq.m.)
1400 lbs (635 kg) 19.00 sq.ft. (1.76 sq.m) 18.00 sq.ft. (1.67 sq.m.)
Market Weight Pigs
English / Metric Units
English / Metric Units
temp.75+ degrees F (24C)
English / Metric Units
200 lbs. ( 90 kg ) 3.50 sq.ft. ( 0.32 sq.m.) 4.00 sq.ft. ( 0.37 sq.m.)
250 lbs. ( 113 kg ) 4.26 sq.ft. ( 0.40 sq.m.) 5.00 sq.ft. ( 0.46 sq.m.)





Used trucks Auto Group Offers


  • 4×4
  • 20″ Custom Wheels with Mud Terrain Tires
  • Lifted Truck
  • 5K Mi
  • Rear-View Camera
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • Black Leather
  • 3rd Row DVD Screen
  • Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System
  • HD Radio
  • Navigation System
  • NavTraffic
  • Power Moonroof
  • Radio: Cadillac CUE Info/Media Ctrl Sys w/EmbdNav
  • Rear audio controls
  • Rear Seat Entertainment System
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio.


2014 Ram Laramie Perfect for Hauling Trailers

Ram 3500 Laramie 4D Mega Cab

Ram 3500 Laramie 4D Mega Cab

Find The Perfect Truck That Suits You Best

Auto Group of San Antonio is ready to offer a great variety of trucks for all your hauling needs and more!  With all the different trucks on their inventory it will be easy to find the perfect truck for this year’s 2017  San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.  Click here for pictures

Financing your next vehicle.

Auto Group of San Antonio has multiple options to consider when financing your next vehicle.  Click the link to our credit application and let your team of financing specialists find your best option. Get Approved NOW!

Did you know we have a service department?

Franchise dealerships are not the only ones with Service Departments.  Auto Group of San Antonio has a service department filled with factory trained technicians.  Whether you purchase a vehicle from us or just need service work done, our service team can help! Book Service NOW!