How Do Vehicle Aerodynamics Change Gas Mileage?

March 9th, 2023 by
Aerodynamics of a Car in a Wind Tunnel

The aerodynamics of your vehicle can change the fuel efficiency of your gas tank. One key measurement comes from the coefficient of drag, a number between 0 and 1 that quantifies how the air moves around your vehicle as it travels down the road. The lower the coefficient of drag, the better your car moves…

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Road Salt and Your Car FAQs

February 9th, 2023 by
Road Salt Spreader

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How to Get Better Traction on Snow-Covered Roads

February 2nd, 2023 by
Car Traveling on Snowy Road

Driving on snowy or slushy roads can be intimidating, but there are ways to help your vehicle drive better in these conditions. Read our latest blog for some tips on how to get better traction when driving your vehicle in the snow. Add Weight to the Rear in Rear-Wheel Drive Vehicles Rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicles…

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5 Tips on How to De-Ice Your Windshield & Keep Ice Off of It

January 5th, 2023 by
Person Scraping Ice Off a Windshield

Winters are unkind to drivers. Slick roads, waiting several minutes for your car to warm up in the frigid weather, and trying to keep snow, sleet, and freezing rain off your windshield.  Today’s blog from Thompson Sales showcases how to de-ice your windshield and keep the ice off as you drive to your destination. Related…

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EV Charging Stations FAQs

December 14th, 2022 by
EV Charging Station at Thompson

Did you know we have four DC fast charging stations for your electric vehicle? They are right outside our service department for your convenience. We’ll answer frequently asked questions about EV charging stations, including the ones on our property. What types of EV charging stations does Thompson have on their lot? We have four EV…

Winter Car Emergency Kit FAQs

January 26th, 2022 by
Winter Car Emergency Kit in the Back of an SUV

Are you prepared for a car emergency in the snow? Winter precipitation can sneak up on us at any time during the colder months of the year.  The staff at Thompson Sales wants you to be safe when enjoying your vehicle in the winter. We answer several frequently asked questions about a winter car emergency…

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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…

Winter Tires FAQs

December 17th, 2021 by
Tire on an SUV Driving on Snow

The staff at Thompson Sales wants you to be safe this winter, and your vehicle’s tires are one thing to consider for you and your family’s safety.  Winter tires may be one aspect of safety, particularly if you intend on driving on ice and snow regularly during the colder months or if you live in…

Driving in Snow FAQs

December 10th, 2021 by
Cars and SUVs Driving on a Highway in Snow

Snow presents several challenges when it comes to driving from one place to another. The staff at Thompson Sales wants you to be safe when enjoying your vehicle in the winter. We’ve answered several frequently asked questions about driving in snow to help make your in-vehicle experience better when the flakes fly. How do I…

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FAQs for Missouri Vehicle Registration of New & Used Vehicles

September 7th, 2021 by
Missouri Bicentennial License Plates

Congratulations! You just purchased a new or used vehicle. Before you enjoy your ride too much, you need to know a few things about the process of Missouri vehicle registration so you can get proper license plates on your car now and in the future.   These questions and answers, posted to the Thompson Sales website,…

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