FAQs for Missouri Vehicle Registration of New & Used Vehicles

September 7th, 2021 by
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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,…

Should You Purchase a New Vehicle With a Flex Fuel Engine?

January 12th, 2021 by
Open car fuel tank cover

You have plenty of options when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle. Advanced features include autonomous driving technology, driver warning systems, advanced airbag systems, and high-efficiency engines. Today’s blog from Thompson Sales answers, “Should you purchase a new vehicle with flex fuel engine?”  How popular are flex fuel vehicels? Flex fuel vehicles are a…

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! What are the initial costs…

Does Octane Rating Matter for Gasoline? Thompson Sales Explains

December 14th, 2020 by
Yellow and black octane rating buttons at a gas station

You’ve seen the big yellow buttons at the gas pump. They say something about an octane rating for the fuel you’re about to buy. But what do these numbers mean, and does octane rating matter for your gasoline? Thompson Sales explains in today’s blog. Meaning of Octane Ratings The higher the octane rating, the better…

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…

Thompson Sales Showcases 5 Totally Epic Virtual Tours of Car Museums

June 23rd, 2020 by
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Thompson Sales understands your love affair with cars. You were fascinated by them when you were a kid, and your affinity for cars never waned. You don’t need a reason to drive. You just want to drive. Your ideal summer vacation would include classic car shows, auto museums, and hot rods. In today’s blog from…

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

June 16th, 2020 by
Teenage boy getting ready to drive a car

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
Car insurance on a smartphone app

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…

Car Maintenance: 5 Best Wet Weather Tires for Your Vehicle

April 28th, 2020 by
Car tire splashing water on pavement

The Springfield area gets plenty of rain in April, May, and June. Our rainy season comes with downpours, floods, thunder, lightning, and wind. The car maintenance pros at Thompson Sales showcase the five best rain tires for your vehicle. Why Wet Weather Tires? Manufacturers create special grooves in rubber wet weather tires that shunt water…

7 Most Popular Car Modifications

March 30th, 2020 by
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There’s no doubt about it: Americans love their cars. Ever since people took to the open road to see this great country of ours, millions of drivers have lavished extra TLC on their cars. To that end, Thompson Sales discusses the seven most popular car modifications. 1. Spoilers Spoilers make a car look awesome. These…

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