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Why Opt for a Certified Pre-Owned vs. a Used Vehicle? Unpacking the Pros and Cons

April 12th, 2024 by
Vehicles for Sale on a Car Lot

In your quest to find your next four-wheeled family member, you might consider purchasing a certified pre-owned or used vehicle to save some cash versus a new vehicle. Understanding the nuances between a certified pre-owned vs. a used vehicle can guide you to the choice that aligns best with your needs, budget, and preferences.  This…

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Pros and Cons: Making the Right Choice Between a New and Used Vehicle

April 5th, 2024 by
New Vs. Used Concept on Pavement

Choosing between a new vs. used vehicle is a significant decision for many car buyers. This choice can impact not only your finances but also your driving experience and peace of mind.  Thompson Sales in Springfield has outstanding new vehicles from Buick and GMC on our lot. We also carry reliable certified pre-owned vehicles from…

What It Means to Have Four World-Class GM Technicians at Thompson Sales

March 28th, 2024 by
World Class Technicians

  At Thompson Sales, we’re proud to have four General Motors World Class Technicians on our staff. Joe Evans, Chris Ritter, and Jon Kratzer all earned these vaunted distinctions in 2022 and 2023. Reece Gilbert joined this exclusive group in early 2024. These men bring excellence to their jobs every day at Thompson Sales. This…

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What Goes Into a Trade-In Value?

March 21st, 2024 by

  At Thompson Sales in Springfield, you can trade in your current ride to put its value towards a new or pre-owned vehicle. Or, we will buy your car, truck, or SUV, whether you purchase an upgraded one from us or not. We do get a lot of questions about this process and what goes…

High-Tech Safety Features Found on GMC & Buick Vehicles

March 14th, 2024 by
Buick Vehicle for Sale on Our Lot

Advanced safety features have become standard on new vehicles for several years. There are backup cameras, blind spot monitors, emergency braking, and sensors that alert you when you veer out of your lane. We pride ourselves on selling vehicles that have advanced safety features to keep you and your passengers secure and out of an…

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Why Buy a Used Car From Us?

February 29th, 2024 by

Now is a great time to purchase a pre-owned car, truck, or SUV from Thompson Sales. Why? We’ll tell you! A Quality Used Car for Sale Is Great During High Interest Rates There are still high interest rates for many car shoppers, even with an outstanding credit score. Higher interest rates affect your monthly payment,…

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How to Change a Tire Properly and Safely

February 25th, 2024 by
Man Changing a Tire Outdoors

A flat tire may be something you’ll need to deal with on the road eventually. Whether it’s from a pothole or small debris like a nail or a screw, a flat tire is an inconvenience that throws a curve ball into your day.  You’ll need to know how to change a tire safely and adequately…

Battery Down? Here’s How to Jumpstart Your Car

February 20th, 2024 by
Man Attaching Jumper Cables to Battery Terminals

Nothing grinds your gears faster than hopping into your car, turning the key, and getting greeted by a lifeless engine. We’ve all been there, and the frustration is real. If you’re dealing with a dead battery, don’t worry. Jumpstarting your car, truck, or SUV is easier than you think! With some knowledge and the right…

How Do Brakes Work? Our Complete Guide to Brakes on Your Car

January 10th, 2024 by
Disc brakes with brake pads

Brakes are a vital part of your vehicle’s operation and safety. You need them to work correctly so you can stop in time when traveling on roads and highways. Keep reading our answers to frequently asked questions about brakes. How do brakes work on cars, trucks, and SUVs? Your foot presses the brake pedal. Once…

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AWD vs. 4WD vs. 2WD: Our Complete Guide to These Drivetrains

January 10th, 2024 by
AWD Vehicle Driving in Mud

When purchasing a new vehicle, there are many crucial factors to consider. One of the most significant of these is the drivetrain, as it can affect the car’s overall performance and capabilities, particularly as you choose a vehicle based on your lifestyle and driving habits.  You have an option for three types of drivetrains: all-wheel…

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