High-Tech Safety Features Found on GMC & Buick Vehicles

March 14th, 2024 by
Buick Vehicle for Sale on Our Lot

Advanced safety features have become standard on new vehicles for several years. There are backup cameras, blind spot monitors, emergency braking, and sensors that alert you when you veer out of your lane. We pride ourselves on selling vehicles that have advanced safety features to keep you and your passengers secure and out of an…

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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…

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 is in E85 gasoline? E85 gasoline contains…

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

October 28th, 2020 by
Young business professional using a tablet at Thompson Sales

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
exhaust pipe on car emitting carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases

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…

Must-Have Features in Your New Vehicle From Thompson Sales

March 6th, 2020 by
Man driving modern new SUV with hand on steering wheel

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 23rd, 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…

Best Apps for Car Owners

August 6th, 2019 by
Person Using Map App in a Car

In today’s technology-driven society, people can’t seem to get off their phones. And it’s hard to blame them! With so many apps, games, and more at your fingertips, it’s easy to get lost in that little device. There seems to be an app for just about everything, but some apps are definitely better than others….

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