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In today’s market, automotive parts are available from hundreds of vendors and at a wide range of prices and quality. At Thompson Automotive we are very selective about the quality of the replacement parts we provide. We firmly believe the part that is replacing the original should be of equal, if not superior quality and fit. Therefore, our customers can rest assured that their vehicle will run the same as or better than it did when it arrived!

OEM parts are the original parts produced by the manufacturer for your vehicle. OES parts are the exact same parts, but they are sold by a supplier and placed in a different box. They are not aftermarket. An aftermarket part is any part for a vehicle that is not sourced from the car’s maker. A number of companies make parts designed to function the same, or in some cases even better than the original and are often times less expensive than OEM parts. We use a combination of each here at Thompson Automotive, depending on the application. The one thing that remains the same is the confidence we have in every part we install.

We want you to have the utmost confidence after we have repaired your vehicle too! Confidence in the level of technicians we are and the craftsmanship of the parts we provide. As an added piece of mind, every repair we provide and part we install comes with a Worry Free 3 Year/36,000 Mile Nationwide Warranty!

Our Brake Jobs Make the Difference

We take our brake jobs very seriously! Your safety is our #1 one priority. We not only machine (or turn) your rotors, we clean and lubricate them as well as all mounting components. We ensure that the thickness of each rotor is acceptable before it is reinstalled on your vehicle. Having a rotor that is below the manufacturer’s spec is unsafe to drive with. Should this happen, we will notify you immediately that your vehicle will require new rotors to pass our safety inspection. We use high quality ceramic brake pads to insure that your brakes can withstand high temperatures, last longer and reduce noise and dust.

Power Flush

Sludge, carbon and oxidized fluids can build up in your engine and transmission. Fortunately, we can help! We are a proud vendor of BG Products that were designed to clean out vehicle systems. We promote and recommend these products as a standard of excellence for your vehicle.