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Do Electric Cars Use Oil?

More and more Americans are choosing to forgo the gas pump and plug-in instead. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly half of U.S. adults support phasing out gas-fueled cars in favor of hybrid or electric vehicles (EVs). While 51% oppose the idea of switching from gas to electric cars, the research shows that a…

2022 Used Car Buying Trends

Will car prices drop in 2022? Over the last couple of years, the automobile industry witnessed a surge in new car prices. The pandemic disrupted supply chains and caused shortages in critical components which led to a lack of new vehicles hitting car lots, only making matters worse for consumers.  The recent uptick in new…

How to Trade-in a Car That is Not Paid Off

When you’re ready to trade in your old clunker and get a new car, there are a few important things that you should consider.  If you have positive equity, then trading in a car that has an existing loan attached to it could be profitable. But if your debt is greater than the value of…

Finding the Best All-Season Tires for Snow

Winter is coming! Depending on what your plans are for the holidays, you may opt to skip the plane tickets and hit the road to visit friends and family instead. But before you suit up in your winter wear and begin your trek, make sure your car is properly outfitted to safely cruise in the…

Guide to Used Electric Cars

If you’re interested in buying a used electric cars (EV), becoming more environmentally sustainable can be a very exciting experience. EVs have no tailpipe emissions and don’t require the maintenance internal combustion engine cars do. Nowadays, there are economical choices such as the Nissan Leaf or Hyundai Ioniq as well as luxury EVs like the…

Wintertime Essential Tips on Driving

According to the American Automobile Association, 2,000 people die in road crashes every winter, and about a half million automobile crashes occur during this time, often due to severe weather. Many of the hazards caused by winter storms and poor road conditions can be avoided by following these essential tips on driving. 1. Get Your…

Is Right Now the Best Time of the Year to Buy a Used Car?

In general, late fall and early winter is actually the best time of the year to buy a used car. You’ll find the best deals in January and February, but also save significantly in December as well. It’s therefore a good time to start planning as dealers will soon want to clear their inventory to…

Complete Guide to Buying a Used Luxury Car

If you strive to buy a luxury car, purchasing a used model can save you money and provide access to more features. Buying a used luxury car can be a productive and satisfying experience if you know what to look for. Luxury sedans, SUVs, hatchbacks, wagons, etc. offer higher-quality materials, more comfort, and advanced technologies….

The Ultimate Buying Used Cars Checklist

Consumers are increasingly considering used cars, trucks, and SUVs to save money. But if buying a new vehicle wasn’t hard enough, shopping around for a used one can be even more complicated. Hawthorne Auto Square has compiled this “Buying Used Cars Checklist” with a FREE downloadable checklist to help make the process easier.   Click…

Finding the Best Off-Road Vehicles: SUV Buying Guide

Off-road SUVs come in many forms, but finding the best off-road vehicles can be an exciting experience. SUV’s are generally great at handling dirt roads, but the overall capabilities can vary significantly from one model to another. Sometimes, there’s a tradeoff between capability, comfort, and cost, but it all mainly depends on your needs and…