Thompson Sales Explains: What Happens When Your Car Is Totaled?

July 26th, 2020 by
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No one wants to be in a car accident. Around 6 million car accidents happen every year, and 3 million people are injured annually. Around 18 percent of vehicles in accidents are totaled, as of 2017. Part of that is due to people driving older vehicles (because manufacturers build them to last). In today’s blog…

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Thompson Sales Explains the Fees to Register a Vehicle in Missouri

July 14th, 2020 by
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Congratulations! You just bought a new or used vehicle from Thompson Sales! You’ve got temporary tags on it (because you have insurance for the vehicle) until you get your new plates from the state of Missouri. Today’s blog from Thompson Sales explains the fees you need to pay to register your vehicle in Missouri. Timing…

What’s the Best Way to Handle Car Insurance for Teens?

June 16th, 2020 by
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Thompson Sales understands the thrills and chills of learning how to drive for the first time. Teenagers are excited about the prospects of more freedom, while parents worry about the safety of their kids. It’s an emotional time all the way around! Today’s blog from Thompson Sales explains what’s the best way to handle car…

Used Vehicles and Insurance: How Much Do I Need?

June 10th, 2020 by
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Car insurance is one thing you must consider when buying a used vehicle. Insurance rates may vary based on your driving history, how much you plan to drive your vehicle, and the area where you live. States may mandate certain minimums for coverage as well. Today’s blog from Thompson Sales answers, “How much insurance do…

Questions to Ask Your Car Salesperson When Buying a New or Used Vehicle

March 1st, 2020 by
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Thompson Sales wants you to have the most comfortable, relaxing, and rewarding experience when buying a new or used vehicle. When you first come to our lot, we promise not to put any pressure on you to select one vehicle over another. Today’s blog from Thompson Sales discusses some questions to ask your car salespeople…

Choosing a Car for Uber and Lyft Drivers

January 13th, 2020 by
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Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing programs have taken over the transportation industry, making it easier than ever to travel. The innovation behind ride-share programs allows you to apply to be a driver and immediately get to work! These programs will enable you to pick your hours, giving you the flexibility to work at your own…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Vehicle Financing

June 30th, 2019 by
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If you’re planning on getting a new vehicle, there’s a good chance you’ll be financing it. If you’re not familiar with the car financing process, it can be a bit intimidating. We understand! That’s why Thompson Sales is happy to break down the financing options, walking you through the entire process. However, it never hurts…

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Tax Implications of Buying or Selling a Car

May 26th, 2019 by
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If you buy or sell a car this year, those are both transactions that potentially will have an impact on your taxes. Today in the Thompson Sales blog, we’ll talk about how each of these needs to be reported and what you can expect from a tax perspective. Taxes When You Buy a Car When…

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Vehicle Upgrades to Use Your Tax Refund On

May 21st, 2019 by
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Chances are you received your tax refund not too long ago, and you’re probably wondering what you should do with it. One good use of a tax refund is putting some of it into your car. But what, specifically, should you spend it on? Today in the Thompson Sales blog, we’ll give you some ideas!…

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Should I Lease or Finance? Which is Best for You

February 8th, 2019 by
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When you’re in the market for a new vehicle, one of the first things you’ll have to decide is whether you want to lease or finance. Each of these options has its own set of benefits, but which is the right option will depend entirely on the individual. Today in the Thompson Sales blog, we’ll…

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