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…

GMC & Buick Maintenance Schedules Explained

December 17th, 2023 by
Man Inspecting a Vehicle for Regular Maintenance

  When you invest in a quality truck or SUV, you want it to last as long as possible while giving you many years of service. Whether you drive a GMC truck or a Buick SUV, we have experience in the maintenance routines that matter.  In this blog, the team at Thompson Sales shares what…

Our Complete Guide to Removing Mud From Your Car Carpet

June 16th, 2023 by
Mud on a Car Floor

Muddy car carpets in your vehicle happen all the time. Whether you enjoy off-roading, are out in the rain, or have active kids who love playing outside, you’ll get mud on your vehicle’s carpets at some point.  When mud dries on your carpet, it can turn into a stubborn stain that’s hard to come out….

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Car Body Damage FAQs

June 26th, 2022 by
Blue Car With Body Damage

We hope we never see your car in our body shop. Unfortunately, accidents happen. As many as 43 percent of first-year drivers and 37 percent of second-year drivers will get into accidents. If you’re ever in a fender-bender, you’ll need to bring it to a good body shop. What are the main types of car…

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Serpentine Belt FAQs

March 31st, 2022 by
Close-up of a vehicle’s serpentine belt

Thompson Sales wants you to get the most out of your vehicle, which is why we offer certified service technicians to help you keep your car running smoothly for as long as you own it. Today, we answer frequently asked questions about the serpentine belt, a common part found on cars. What is the serpentine…

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Transmission & Transmission Fluid FAQs

March 3rd, 2022 by
Inside of a Car Transmission

  Thompson Sales wants you to get the most out of your vehicle. As such, we provide car maintenance and repair tips for you as you get many years of service from your car, truck, or SUV. We answer several frequently asked questions about your vehicle’s transmission and transmission fluid as part of common types…

Winter Car Accidents FAQs

January 12th, 2022 by
Silver gray SUV and dark blue car in an accident

  The staff at Thompson Sales wants you to be safe when you’re driving your vehicle. Accidents are a part of life, and around 6 million traffic accidents occur every year in the United States. Winter presents its own set of challenges when it comes to avoiding accidents. Read on to discover our body shop’s…

FAQs About Sunroofs on New & Used Vehicles

September 21st, 2021 by
Family of four looking out the sunroof of a vehicle

A sunroof is a great accessory on a new or used vehicle! It allows you to get a good breeze going through the cabin without having a full convertible. In today’s blog from Thompson Sales, we take a look at frequently asked questions about sunroofs on new and used vehicles. What is a sunroof? A…

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Why Are Some Car Colors More Popular Than Others? Our Body Shop Explains

August 17th, 2021 by
Silver Car View From Above the Roof

When it comes to design for cars, homes, and other products, color trends change over time. The same is true of car colors, both for the interior and exterior of the car. What’s popular now may not be in five years, but some colors will always be popular despite the trends that come and go….

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