Taking Your EV on a Long Road Trip by Thompson Sales

February 23rd, 2021 by
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You’re a proud owner of a new electric vehicle! With so many options available, and more on the way in future model years, it’s a great time to own an electric vehicle to keep your fuel and maintenance costs low.  EVs offer great ways to save gas on your daily commute, but what if you…

Thompson Sales Explains How to Use the 2022 Hummer EV’s CrabWalk Mode

February 16th, 2021 by
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You’ve seen the amazing videos of the 2022 Hummer EV and its advanced features. CrabWalk mode is, perhaps, the most jaw-dropping of them all. Why would you want to use a CrabWalk mode? Thompson Sales explains. Off-Roading In the promotional video, you see the Hummer EV cruising along a dirt road in the middle of…

How to Determine Good Mileage on a Used Vehicle

February 9th, 2021 by
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You’re shopping for a used car. You already know you want a certified pre-owned vehicle, and you’ve narrowed it down to a particular body style (coupe, SUV, pickup, and the like). Now it’s time to start assessing individual vehicles to see which would be the best choice for your needs. But how do you know…

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How to Check the Body Condition on a Used Vehicle

February 2nd, 2021 by
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Thompson Sales wants you to find a high-quality used vehicle that meets your needs. We have a wide selection of used and certified pre-owned vehicles to choose from on our lot! Today’s blog from Thompson Sales explains how to check the body condition on a used vehicle. Scratches, Dents, and Rust Start from the top…

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Thompson Sales Discusses Tips for Winter Travel With Your Family

January 26th, 2021 by
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You’re traveling with your family this winter, whether it’s to grandma’s house three states away or to a fun winter destination for a weekend getaway. Read Thompson Sales’ tips for winter travel with your family as you pack the car and set off on a cold-weather adventure! Prepare Emergency Items It’s extremely important that you…

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How to Winterize Your Gas Tank for Car Maintenance

January 19th, 2021 by
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It’s winter time in the Ozarks! Get ready for colder temperatures and snow. Even with the chilly weather, we still have to drive to work, go shopping, and take the kids to their rehearsals and sports practice. In today’s blog from Thompson Sales, we talk about how to winterize your vehicle’s gas tank as part…

Should You Purchase a New Vehicle With a Flex Fuel Engine?

January 12th, 2021 by
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You have plenty of options when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle. Advanced features include autonomous driving technology, driver warning systems, advanced airbag systems, and high-efficiency engines. Today’s blog from Thompson Sales answers, “Should you purchase a new vehicle with flex fuel engine?”  Popular Choice Flex fuel vehicles are a popular choice among American…

What You Need to Know About E85 Gasoline by Thompson Sales

January 5th, 2021 by
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E85 is a special type of gasoline that isn’t completely based on petroleum. The overall idea is to offer Americans a more eco-friendly option for people who own vehicles with internal combustion engines. Today’s blog from Thompson Sales explains everything you need to know about E85 gasoline. What’s in E85 Gasoline? E85 gasoline contains anywhere…

Thompson Sales Discusses EVs Versus Gas: Which Is Cheaper to Own?

December 28th, 2020 by
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Every year, we see more and more headlines about electric vehicles and how they’re going to reduce our carbon emissions. But are electric vehicles cost-effective? Thompson Sales dives deeper into a cost comparison to determine whether it is cheaper to own EVs or gas vehicles. The answer might surprise you! Initial Costs The average initial…

Car Maintenance Tip: Do Fuel Additives Really Work?

December 21st, 2020 by
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You’ve probably seen the shelves in your local auto parts store. There are entire sections devoted to fuel additives, which can be part of your regular car maintenance routine. Today’s blog from Thompson Sales answers the frequently asked question, “Do fuel additives really work?” What Types of Fuel Additives Are There? When you’re trying to…

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