Taking Your EV on a Long Road Trip by Thompson Sales

February 23rd, 2021 by
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You’re a proud owner of a new electric vehicle! With so many options available, and more on the way in future model years, it’s a great time to own an electric vehicle to keep your fuel and maintenance costs low.  EVs offer great ways to save gas on your daily commute, but what if you…

Thompson Sales Explains How to Use the 2022 Hummer EV’s CrabWalk Mode

February 16th, 2021 by
Off-road vehicle view of a tire in a dry wilderness

You’ve seen the amazing videos of the 2022 Hummer EV and its advanced features. CrabWalk mode is, perhaps, the most jaw-dropping of them all. Why would you want to use a CrabWalk mode? Thompson Sales explains. Off-Roading In the promotional video, you see the Hummer EV cruising along a dirt road in the middle of…

What You Need to Know About E85 Gasoline by Thompson Sales

January 5th, 2021 by
E85 Gas Pump at a gas station

E85 is a special type of gasoline that isn’t completely based on petroleum. The overall idea is to offer Americans a more eco-friendly option for people who own vehicles with internal combustion engines. Today’s blog from Thompson Sales explains everything you need to know about E85 gasoline. What’s in E85 Gasoline? E85 gasoline contains anywhere…

Thompson Sales Discusses EVs Versus Gas: Which Is Cheaper to Own?

December 28th, 2020 by
White electric vehicles in a row at charging stations

Every year, we see more and more headlines about electric vehicles and how they’re going to reduce our carbon emissions. But are electric vehicles cost-effective? Thompson Sales dives deeper into a cost comparison to determine whether it is cheaper to own EVs or gas vehicles. The answer might surprise you! Initial Costs The average initial…

Thompson Sales Explains How Your Car’s Wi-Fi Works

October 28th, 2020 by
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Modern cars have plenty of infotainment options, many of which use a dedicated Wi-Fi connection. How would we entertain the kids on long trips without them? Wi-Fi in cars debuted in 2008, but it’s a feature we almost can’t live without now. Today’s blog from Thompson Sales explains how your car’s Wi-Fi works to keep…

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Thompson Sales’ Take on Vehicle Emissions & Global Warming

August 13th, 2020 by
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The transportation industry accounted for 29% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2017. This accounted for the largest portion of total U.S. emissions for that year, with electrical generation coming in second. Yet the world can see what happens when cars drive in huge cities. Images of smog-free areas around the world highlighted what happens when…

Cars for Sale & Technology: Virtual Dealerships & Car Tours

June 30th, 2020 by
Row of new vehicles for sale in a showroom

Technology in cars is always changing. From infotainment and heads-up displays to hybrid and electric vehicles, car manufacturers improve their models every year. There are also ways we enhance how we sell cars. Many manufacturers offer virtual tours of vehicles, so you see exactly what’s on the inside and under the hood. Dealerships are starting…

GMC Electric Vehicles: Is the Hype Real?

April 18th, 2020 by
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General Motors, including the GMC brand, is preparing for a new lineup of electric vehicles (EVs) in the next five years. The American auto giant announced $20 billion in investments between now and 2025 as the carmaker embraces an electric future. Thompson Sales explains the EV frontier and the hype in today’s blog. Batteries GM,…

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Must-Have Features in Your New Vehicle From Thompson Sales

February 24th, 2020 by
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Your choices for features and options are endless when you’re shopping for a new vehicle at Thompson Sales. From automated technology and infotainment to safety enhancements and advanced gadgets, Thompson Sales explains several must-have features to look for in your next new car. Safety Enhancements Safety is a huge deal when it comes to new…

Best Apps for Beating Traffic

January 1st, 2020 by
Traffic app on dashboard as car goes down a highway

No matter where you live, daily commuters spend a lot of time in the car. Those of us in an urban area will spend much of that time in traffic. A recent study found that drivers commuting in an urban environment sit in traffic for up to 42 hours each year. That staggering amount of…

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