1. How to Get the Most Out of Selling Your Used Car

    Are you putting your car on the market? Well, then you want the best price for your old set of wheels. So, how do you earn extra dollars on your vehicle? And what can you do to sell your car quickly? We have a variety of tips to help you get rid of your current vehicle so that you can upgrade to your next. Here’s our advice: Clean, Clean, Clean First and foremost, it’s essential that you clean…Read More

  2. Common Radiator Issues & Their Sources

      If your vehicle is overheating, you’re damaging your engine. High heat can warp engine components, including your vehicle’s pistons, which means that it’s essential to keep your car cool while its out on the road. That’s precisely the purpose of your radiator. Your radiator pulls heat from your engine, and it radiates that heat into air that passes through your engine compartment. As yo…Read More

  3. 7 Myths About Your Car | Thompson Automotive

    Just like the game of telephone that you played when you were a kid, there are a variety of car facts that somehow get lost in translation along the way. Before you know it, a car fact is now a car myth, and the myth is what people are remembering. Well, fear not! We’ve put together some car myths so that we can get those facts back out there! Here are 7 of the most common car misconceptions! 1.…Read More

  4. Spring Break in Colorado | Thompson Automotive

    It’s hard to believe February is already over and before you know it the kid’s spring break will be upon us! If you have been putting off planning your spring break vacation or if you want to stick close to home but just can’t figure out where to go, we’ve put together a list of four great drives to take this month. Whether it’s just a day drive or a trip to Western Slope, these destinat…Read More

  5. Why should you do a brake flush?

    As it goes with many aspects of our cars, until something goes wrong, we don’t think about getting it checked. The last thing you want is to be driving back from a weekend ski trip, on your way down from the Eisenhower tunnel, and start having brake issues. Taking good care of your brakes may mean more than just replacing the pads and rotors when they have worn down. It includes having your brak…Read More

  6. Transmission Repair

    At Thompson Automotive we have seen just about every transmission issue you can think of. Many of these problems could have been easily avoided. If you drive a car with an automatic transmission, here are five simple things that can easily ruin your transmission. FORGETTING TO SERVICE YOUR TRANSMISSION Believe it or not, this is the most common reason that something goes wrong with your transmissi…Read More

  7. Don’t Ignore These Transmission Problems

    Every car has one. It is one of the most critical internal systems in your car. It’s your car’s transmission and it’s not a matter of if it’s going to go out, it’s a matter of when. However, you can be prepared and know the signs to look for so that you can take action immediately, so you don’t run the risk of experiencing a breakdown or worse, a collision, on the road. Here are five t…Read More

  8. Alignment for your Car

    A lot of the time when we are driving around from here to there, dropping kids off at school, running errands, or driving to work, we can be so focused on other things going on around us that we could easily miss something essential. It might not be until you are driving on the highway, focused only on your driving, that you notice it. The pull. Ever so slowly there goes your car, drifting to the …Read More

  9. WINTER DRIVING TIPS

    ALTHOUGH THE WEATHER SO FAR THIS WINTER HAS BEEN MILD, THIS IS COLORADO, AND WE ARE BOUND TO GET OUR FAIR SHARE OF SNOW. MAKE SURE THAT YOU AND YOUR CAR ARE PREPARED FOR WHEN WINTER HITS! FIRST, YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CAR IS READY. THE LAST THING YOU WANT IS TO HAVE SOMETHING HAPPEN TO YOU OR YOUR CAR IN THE MIDDLE OF A BLIZZARD. THE WEATHER IN COLORADO CAN CHANGE IN AN INSTANT, SO NOW IS…Read More

  10. Pre-Purchase Inspections

    If the person you are buying the car from seems hesitant or refuses to let you take the car to a mechanic on your own, try to convince the seller to come with you to the shop. If they still refuse, best to just move on. The best way to feel confident about buying a new-used car is to take it to your trusted mechanic and have them get it up on the lift. While many things can be seen by lifting the …Read More