How to Winterize Your Gas Tank for Car Maintenance

January 19th, 2021 by
Cars driving in the snow

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…

Car Maintenance Tip: Do Fuel Additives Really Work?

December 21st, 2020 by
Fuel nozzle in vehicle at gas station

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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Does Octane Rating Matter for Gasoline? Thompson Sales Explains

December 14th, 2020 by
Yellow and black octane rating buttons at a gas station

You’ve seen the big yellow buttons at the gas pump. They say something about an octane rating for the fuel you’re about to buy. But what do these numbers mean, and does octane rating matter for your gasoline? Thompson Sales explains in today’s blog. Meaning of Octane Ratings The higher the octane rating, the better…

Our Car Maintenance Pros Answer: What’s in Your Car’s Gasoline?

December 7th, 2020 by
Colorful gasoline pumps all in a row

You probably know that gasoline comes from petroleum. But what goes into the gasoline that you pump at the station? Today’s blog from Thompson Sales answers the question, “What’s in your gasoline?”  What’s in Your Car’s Gasoline? Gasoline typically contains up to hundreds of different hydrocarbons. These chemicals, made of long chains of hydrogen and…

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Car Maintenance Advice for Drivers With a Leaking Radiator

November 30th, 2020 by
White car leaking radiator fluid underneath

You’re getting ready to drive to work. You approach your car, and you see fluid near one of the front tires. Now what? It’s not oil. It’s not red, which is the color of transmission fluid. You may have a leaky radiator. What do you do about it? The certified service team at Thompson Sales…

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Rain Is Leaking in Your Car Window. Now What?

November 23rd, 2020 by
Raindrops on car window seen from the inside

You’re driving on a cloudy afternoon when it suddenly starts pouring rain. Your windows are already rolled up, but you feel some wetness on your arm. Then you see the water coming into your car. You double-check that the window is rolled all the way up. Great. You have a leaky window. Now what? Thompson…

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Car Maintenance: How to Clean Vomit From Your Car’s Interior

October 21st, 2020 by
Happy family in red car after car maintenance

You have small kids or a pet. Chances are good you’ll have to deal with your kids or dog throwing up in your car at least once in your adult life due to someone getting sick in your car. Todays’ blog from Thompson Sales explains some tips and tricks for how to clean vomit from…

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Cleaning Leaves Out of Your Vehicle for Car Maintenance

October 7th, 2020 by
Colorful Leaves Covering a Car Needing Maintenance

Fall is in the air in Southwest Missouri! That means cooler temperatures, getting out your lightweight jackets, and trees changing beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow! Today’s blog from Thompson Sales explains how to clean leaves out of your vehicle as part of your car maintenance routine this autumn. Why Clean the Accumulated Leaves?…

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Washing Bird Droppings Off Your Vehicle as Part of Car Maintenance

September 23rd, 2020 by
Man's hand and a wipe cleaning bird droppings on a car

Birds. They’re the enemy of your car’s shiny, like-new paint job that you just washed. You can’t stop birds from flying over your car, but you can easily clean up the messes they leave behind. Today’s blog from Thompson Sales discusses how to wash bird droppings off your vehicle as part of car maintenance. Why…

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Car Maintenance: How to Use Waterless Car Wash Products

September 16th, 2020 by
Man's hand using a green cloth to clean a car with waterless wash

Waterless car washes provide a simple and effective alternative to traditional car wash methods. You don’t need to get out 10 different kinds of tools or waste time with prewashing, soaping, rinsing, and waxing. A waterless car wash can save you time and money when it comes to car maintenance for the exterior. Thompson Sales…

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