How to Determine Good Mileage on a Used Vehicle

February 9th, 2021 by
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You’re shopping for a used car. You already know you want a certified pre-owned vehicle, and you’ve narrowed it down to a particular body style (coupe, SUV, pickup, and the like). Now it’s time to start assessing individual vehicles to see which would be the best choice for your needs. But how do you know…

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How to Check the Body Condition on a Used Vehicle

February 2nd, 2021 by
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Thompson Sales wants you to find a high-quality used vehicle that meets your needs. We have a wide selection of used and certified pre-owned vehicles to choose from on our lot! Today’s blog from Thompson Sales explains how to check the body condition on a used vehicle. Scratches, Dents, and Rust Start from the top…

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

January 12th, 2021 by
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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?”  Popular Choice Flex fuel vehicles are a popular choice among American…

What You Need to Know About E85 Gasoline by Thompson Sales

January 5th, 2021 by
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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 Explains the Difference Between a Moonroof and a Sunroof

September 30th, 2020 by
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Sunroofs and moonroofs on cars have been around for a long time. The first car with a sunroof rolled off the assembly line in 1937, while the first moonroof was designed in 1973 on that model year’s Lincoln Continental Mark IV. What’s the difference between a moonroof and a sunroof? Thompson Sales explains. Removability Sunroofs…

Why Zone Air Conditioning Is Important in Cars for Sale

August 19th, 2020 by
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It’s a beautiful summer day and you’re cruising along in your car on a family vacation. You’re warm in the driver’s seat because the sun is bearing down on your left arm, but the kids in the back seat are cold because you have the air conditioning on full blast. Does this situation sound familiar?…

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…

Cars for Sale & Technology: Virtual Dealerships & Car Tours

June 30th, 2020 by
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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…

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…

What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

March 21st, 2020 by
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Traditionally, car buyers had two choices: new vehicles or used vehicles. Then, luxury car companies started offering Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) programs in the early 1990s as a way to give shoppers assurance that their used cars were in top condition. In today’s blog from Thompson Sales, we explain what certified pre-owned means when it comes…

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