Kelley Blue Book & NADA Guide FAQs

July 10th, 2022 by
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Both the Kelley Blue Book and NADA guides are online tools for auto dealers and car sellers. They have been around for decades and are the definitive sources for trying to determine a vehicle’s value. We’ll tell you more details about these guides in today’s educational blog post. What is the purpose of the Kelley…

Thompson’s Complete Guide to Tire Rotation Service

October 16th, 2021 by
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  At Thompson Sales, you don’t need an appointment to have your car tires rotated. Just come by our Quick Lube between 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and our technicians will rotate your tires. Take a look at your comprehensive guide to Thompson’s tire…

Our Guide to Common Types of Car Maintenance

October 6th, 2021 by
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The staff at Thompson Sales prides itself on service after the sale. We have a world-class service department that keeps your vehicle running smoothly, whether it’s time for routine maintenance or your vehicle needs something done right away. Please read our complete guide to common types of car maintenance. Oil Changes Your vehicle owner’s manual…

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,…

Why Are Used Vehicle Prices So High Right Now?

August 31st, 2021 by
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If you’ve been shopping for a pre-owned car, you’ve probably noticed that buying a used vehicle is significantly more expensive now than it was a year ago.  Understandably, this can be shocking if you’re expecting to find a used car at a more typical price. However, there are several different reasons for the sudden increase…

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How to Detail Your Used Car to Make it Look Sharp

August 6th, 2021 by
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Searching for ways to clean and restore your used car to a “like-new” condition? Making small upgrades to your older car can help you keep it longer and may also improve your chances of selling it down the road if you choose to. Here are six great ways to detail your car, from Thompson Sales….

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How to Handle Rust On Your Used Car

July 27th, 2021 by
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Rust on used vehicles is a common problem, especially in colder areas of the country where road salt and other chemical products are used to melt ice on the road. Whether you purchased a used car that already had a bit of surface rust on it or your vehicle developed some rust over time, rust…

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Why Is the Used Car Price Different From What It Says in KBB or NADA?

July 22nd, 2021 by
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It’s always a good idea to use vehicle pricing resources like Kelley Blue Book (KBB) or the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) while shopping for a used car. But what happens when a vehicle is being advertised for a price that’s more or less than what KBB or NADA estimates? The experts at Thompson Sales…

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What Goes Into Pricing a Used Car for Sale?

July 17th, 2021 by
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Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a used car, you’ll want to make sure you get the best deal. (Or at least a fair one!) Since different factors will affect the value of a used car, understanding how pricing works can help you more easily navigate the sale or purchase of a car.  At…

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What’s the Market Like for Selling a Used Electric Vehicle?

July 12th, 2021 by
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Thinking about selling your electric vehicle? At Thompson Sales, we will buy your car for cash without requiring that you trade it in for another vehicle on our lot. Even if you’re not wanting to buy a new car right now, selling your used EV to our dealership could save you the hassle of making…

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