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Sunday Hike: The Vortex

2024-02-22

The Vortex Hike in Southern Utah is a captivating exploration of nature's wonders and the mysteries that lie within. As you navigate the red rock labyrinth, absorbing the energy and embracing the stunning vistas, you'll find yourself transported to a realm where the Earth's energy and natural beauty converge.

Stephen Wade Express - The Fastest Way to Purchase a Vehicle

2024-02-20

Shopping for a new or used car has never been easier! With the tools available on our website, you can find the car you want, determine your monthly payment, and fill out the paperwork before you ever set foot on the lot!

Sunday Hike - Yant Flats

2024-02-11

Get out and take a hike this week! We suggest taking the trip up to the Yant Flat Trail. This 3.4-mile adventure whisks you away to a surreal world of marbled orange and white sandstone formations, swirling and layered like a dreamscape of candy cane stripes.

Dixie Transportation Expo

2024-02-02

Every February the Dixie Transportation Expo offers Washington County residents the opportunity to see what's going on in the St. George Area when it comes to transportation projects. From mass transit options to updates planned for the trail system, to new roads and highways, all the information on just about all the projects is conveniently on display.

Sunday Drive - Petroglyphs at Little Black Mountain

2024-01-22

Throughout southern Utah there are numerous places where rock art carved by Native Americans thousands of years ago can be found. A few of these sites are well-known and relatively protected. One such place is the subject of our Sunday Drive this week, the Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site on the Arizona Strip south of the St. George Regional Airport.

How to Get Top Dollar For Your Car Whether Selling Private Party or Trading It In

2024-01-05

Wondering how to get top dollar for your car? If you have a car to sell and want to get the most you can out of the sale, there are a few things you can do. Some of them might seem fairly obvious but they're all solid tips for making sure your used car makes the best impression on a buyer, whether you're selling it to a private party, trading it in, or selling it to a dealership.

Sunday Drive - Take a Hike Among the Hoodoos

2024-01-05

The Toadstool Hoodoos near Kanab, Utah, stand as an ode to the wonders of the natural world. In their silent grandeur, they invite us to contemplate the vastness of time and the interconnectedness of life on this planet. It's a pilgrimage into the heart of the earth, a journey that leaves an indelible mark on the soul.

Sunday Drive - The Ghost Town of St. Thomas, Nevada

2024-01-05

In the 1930s as water from the Colorado River began to pool up behind the recently completed Hoover Dam, residents of the small town of St. Thomas, Nevada began to abandon their homes and businesses. As the water levels rose and Lake Mead began to fill, the town was flooded and eventually lay under about 80 feet of water when the lake reached full pool. But as a result of the lower levels of water in Lake Mead, the ghost town of St. Thomas has emerged from beneath the waters and the cooler months of the year offer the best times to visit this amazing piece of history. And for that reason, we’re featuring it as our Sunday Drive this week.

Sunday Drive - Take a Hike To Scout Cave

2023-12-18

The sun hangs low over the crimson cliffs of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, casting long shadows upon the sandstone canvas. A gentle breeze whispers through the sage and mesquite, carrying the scent of desert blooms and distant rain. Beneath this sky, a hidden world awaits – a labyrinthine realm of cool darkness etched within the ancient rock: Scout Cave.

Holiday Gift Guide To Buying a Used Car For Your Loved One

2023-11-30

While traditional presents like jewelry, gadgets, or clothing are always appreciated, there's a unique and memorable alternative that can light up someone's holiday season—the gift of a new or used automobile. To help you out this Holiday season, we've got a list of tips for purchasing your loved one a used car for Christmas!

Sunday Drive - Best Friends

2023-11-29

In the spirit of giving this Holiday Season, we thought we’d use this week’s Sunday Drive suggestion to encourage you to head on out through Hurricane and Colorado City and take the drive out to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab.

Sunday Drive - Silver Reef Ghost Town

2023-11-18

Take a Sunday Drive with us to the Ghost Town of Silver Reef. In the late 1800s Silver Reef was a booming mining town where silver deposits had been discovered in sandstone - a geological rarity. After the silver mines played out, the townsite was abandoned. Numerous abandoned mines and ruins remain and a museum dedicated to preserving the history of the area still stands at what was the center of town.

Sunday Drive - Airmail Beacon 37C

2023-11-10

This week’s Sunday Drive features the airmail arrow that formed the base of Beacon 37C, located on the ridge above Quail Creek Reservoir and behind the industrial area north of I-15’s Exit 18.

Sunday Drive - Old Irontown, Utah's First Ghost Town

2023-10-27

This week our Sunday Drive features Old Irontown, Utah’s first ghost town. The towns of Parowan and Cedar City were founded in 1851 in an effort to support the mining and production of iron in what would become Iron County. A few years later, a town closer to the mine sites had sprung up, but less than a decade after it was founded, the iron mining had proved unprofitable and the town had been abandoned, making Old Irontown Utah's first ghost town.

Sunday Drive - Leaf Peeping in Southern Utah

2023-10-20

Southern Utah is a stunning destination year-round, but it's especially beautiful in the fall when the leaves change color. The red rock formations and alpine forests provide a dramatic backdrop for the vibrant hues of yellow, orange, and red.

Winter car service: Everything you need to know

2023-10-14

Winter can be a tough time for your car. The cold weather, snow, and ice can put a strain on your vehicle's components and make driving more dangerous. That's why it's important to have your car serviced before winter arrives.

Sunday Drive - Cathedral Gorge

2023-10-11

Our Sunday Drive this week features, Cathedral Gorge State Park in eastern Nevada. Cathedral Gorge is a truly unique and breathtaking natural area that offers something for everyone. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a nature lover looking for a peaceful place to relax, you're sure to find something to enjoy at this beautiful park in Nevada.

Sunday Drive - Grafton Ghost Town

2023-10-05

Everyone loves going to Zion National Park but have you had the chance to make the stop at Grafton Ghost Town while you’re on your way? If you haven’t, it’s definitely worth it!

Sunday Drive - Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area

2023-09-25

If you’re looking for a serene and picturesque drive, consider the journey from Saint George to Beaver Dam National Conservation Area off of Old Highway 91. This scenic route will immerse you in the stunning landscapes of southwestern Utah and offer a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Comparison Shopping For Cars

2023-09-19

Comparing options on major purchases often has a great deal of impact on your buying decision. Yet, when it comes to shopping for most major purchases, comparing between your options can be difficult. Luckily, when it comes to purchasing a car, you can rely on Stephen Wade for both your online comparison shopping experience and your brick-and-mortar comparison shopping.

Sunday Drive - Valley of Fire

2023-09-16

Our Sunday Drive for this week features Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. It's a beautiful park filled with red sandstone rock formations carved by water located between Mesquite and Las Vegas, just off of I-15.

Stephen Wade's New Personalized Online Shopping Experience

2023-09-14

When it comes to the car shopping experience, many of us still expect to have to physically show up at a dealership to touch, see, feel, and often drive a new car before we purchase it but at Stephen Wade we've upgraded our website to help you make as many decisions online as possible, before you need to set foot in a store.

Sunday Drive - Cedar Breaks National Monument

2023-08-23

For this week’s Sunday drive we are highlighting the beautiful Cedar Breaks National Monument!

Sunday Drive - Kolob Section of Zion National Park

2023-08-18

Last spring, portions of the road that winds through the Kolob Section of Zion National Park collapsed during the barrage of wet storms that passed through southern Utah. Repairs to the road are expected to possibly take a year or more but you can still make your way up to the South Fork Picnic Area and enjoy the quieter side of Zion or foot or bicycle from there. For that reason we're featuring the Kolob Section of Zion as this week's Sunday Drive.

Sunday Drive - The Children's Forest at the Kiln

2023-08-11

Looking for a fun and educational activity for your family? Take this week's Sunday Drive to the Children's Forest at the Kiln Trail in Leeds, Utah!

Vehicles Under $25,000? Unicorns Do Exist At Stephen Wade!

2023-08-04

As hard as they’ve been to find, a used vehicle under $25,000 isn’t as rare as the elusive unicorn and there are still deals to be had!

Sunday Drive - Brian Head

2023-08-04

For this week’s Sunday Drive, we loaded up the car and we took the roughly hour-and-a-half drive up to Brianhead.

Red Tag is BACK for July of 2023!

2023-06-28

Stephen Wade Auto Center’s biggest sale of the year is back by popular demand and this year, we've added a new twist - We've got a cash machine and we'll be giving away chances to step inside and grab all the cash you can!

Sunday Drive - Pine Valley Scenic Byway

2023-06-27

For this week’s Sunday drive, we are encouraging people to escape the desert heat and take a drive to Pine Valley.

Tips for Keeping Your New Or Used Car Clean

2023-06-27

Your car is one of your most prized possessions, and it's important to keep it looking its best. Car detailing is the process of cleaning, polishing, and protecting your car's exterior and interior. It can be a daunting task, but it's worth it to keep your car looking like new.

Sunday Drive - Mt. Trumbull

2023-06-14

If you’re looking for a fun Sunday drive you might not think of the Arizona strip but you may want to reconsider! Thanks to all of the rain we’ve gotten over the last several months, the desert has definitely come alive and driving out to the Mount Trumbull Schoolhouse is prettier than you might think.

Sunday Drive - Snow Canyon State Park

2023-06-01

For this week’s Sunday drive, we suggest taking a familiar but breathtaking drive through Snow Canyon State Park. Snow Canyon State Park is known for its red sandstone cliffs, lava flows, and unique geological formations. The park offers a variety of scenic vistas, including panoramic views, narrow canyons, and towering sandstone walls.

Sunday Drive - Veyo Pool

2023-05-26

For this week's Sunday drive we suggest a drive out to Veyo Pool Resort. Veyo Pool offers a peaceful retreat that features a natural hot spring pool, campground, picnic areas, and rock climbing.

Summer Auto Service Near Me

2023-05-26

We've got ten tips to help get you ready for the summer driving season!

Sunday Drive - Gold Butte National Monument in Spring

2023-05-15

Spring is the perfect time to take a Sunday Drive to Gold Butte National Monument near Mesquite!

How to Choose the Best New Car For You

2023-05-11

Here at Stephen Wade Auto Center, we have 13 brands all in one location for you to choose from. But with thirteen brands, the options can seem intimidating. So, how do you choose which new car works best for you? There are four main factors you should take into consideration when deciding on a new vehicle: Lifestyle, Budget, Feel, and Value.

Cars.com vs Autotrader.com and Other Online Purchasing Options

2023-04-17

Ultimately, the key to a successful online car-buying experience is doing homework and taking time. If you have any questions, always feel free to call us. Because whether you are buying online or in person—you've got it made at Stephen Wade.

Sunday Drive - Gunlock Falls

2023-04-16

The falls at Gunlock State Park are flowing again, a rare sight you don’t want to miss. Gunlock Falls is a beautiful natural attraction located near the town of Gunlock. This stunning waterfall is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike and is known for its crystal-clear waters and stunning surroundings. The cascading falls are created when the reservoir reaches capacity and creates a stunning natural waterfall.

Sunday Drive - Capitol Reef National Park

2023-03-29

Spring is an amazing time of year for a visit to Capitol Reef National Park, one of Utah’s hidden gems, located in the heart of the state. The park is less crowded, and the wildflowers and trees are in full bloom, making it a picturesque sight.

Tips For Getting Great Photos and Selling Your Used Car

2023-03-17

If you're planning on selling your car through a private party sale, creating an eye-catching ad that highlights the best features of your vehicle is essential. And one of the most important aspects of a successful car ad is the photographs.

Sunday Drive - Valley Of Fire State Park

2023-03-03

Our Sunday Drive this week features Valley of Fire State Park located just about an hour south of us not far off Interstate 15. This Nevada state park is known for its stunning rock formations, unique landscapes, and ancient petroglyphs, and the early spring is a perfect time to explore this amazing place.

Ride & Drive Event on March 11th

2023-02-22

We now have new car inventory available at every single one of the Stephen Wade family of dealerships, so we’re hosting our first Ride & Drive event where we’ll be shining the spotlight on these new cars and encouraging car shoppers to come to take them for a test drive.

Sunday Drive - Zion in Winter

2023-02-19

Living in southern Utah, we are blessed to have some amazing scenery right here in our backyards. However, many of us avoid visiting some of the most spectacular places, like Zion National Park, because they're just so crowded with tourists. Especially during the summer months. But winter offers an amazing opportunity, for those of us who live here, to experience the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Used Car Prices Are Falling. Is Now A Good Time To Buy?

2023-02-09

Used car prices are falling and new car inventory is increasing so is now a good time to buy a vehicle?

Find the Perfect Used Truck for Your Needs with Our Expert Help

2023-02-08

Are you in the market for a used truck but feeling overwhelmed by all the options available? Look no further! With the help of Stephen Wade Auto Center, you will be able to find the perfect used truck that fits your needs and budget.

Sunday Drive - Gold Butte National Monument

2023-02-05

Gold Butte National Monument is one of the newest National Monuments in the United States and it's right in our backyard. A drive through Gold Butte provides spectacular views and lots of things to do and see. For that reason, we're featuring it as our Sunday Drive of the week.

Used Trucks Near Me In St. George, Utah

2023-01-10

Buying a Truck has Never Been Easier It's the time of year again when the weather forgets how to be warm, and the mountains cover themselves in snow. You are starting to realize that it might just be time to upgrade to a truck. Yet no matter how you try, you cannot stop thinking about the what-ifs.

Sunday Drive - Pipe Springs National Monument

2023-01-03

Pipe Springs National Monument is a beautiful and historic place located in the Arizona desert. It is a perfect destination for a day trip or a weekend getaway, and it offers a variety of activities and attractions that will keep you entertained and engaged throughout your visit.

Searching for "Used Cars Near Me?"

2022-12-20

Buying a newer used vehicle could be saving you so much money, but how can you get rid of your current vehicle?

Help the Stephen Wade Auto Center work to help homeless and at-risk youth in Southern Utah

2022-12-20

Stephen Wade Auto Center is supporting four organizations that work to help homeless and at-risk youth in Southern Utah through the holiday season. The dealership has set a goal to donate a total of $50,000 to Switchpoint, Youth Futures, the Washington County School District, and the Washington County Children’s Justice Center.

Sunday Drive - Santa Clara River Reserve

2022-12-12

Our Sunday Drive this week features the Santa Clara River Reserve. Located along the Santa Clara River and the surrounding mesas south of Ivins and west of Santa Clara, the reserve is well worth the drive.

First Ever Auto Tech Competition At Stephen Wade!

2022-12-07

On Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 students from across Washington County gathered at Stephen Wade Toyota in St. George to determine who's auto tech students would take home a trophy declaring their school has the top auto tech program in the area.

Why Buy a Used Car in St. George

2022-12-01

So, it’s time to start looking for your next vehicle purchase. Perhaps you have been out of the car-buying market for several years, or maybe you are on the lookout for a second vehicle. Either way you’ve probably realized that in the current economy, finding a new vehicle is proving to be more difficult than you originally anticipated.

Wish Trees holiday drive returns

2022-11-26

With the holidays just around the corner, Stephen Wade Auto Center has partnered with Switchpoint, Youth Futures, the Washington County School District and the Washington County Children’s Justice Center to collect essential items for at-risk kids.

Sunday Drive - Snowy Pine Valley

2022-11-20

Occasionally, you might get an urge to go see the white stuff and enjoy the scenery and the cold. Luckily, there's a fairly short drive one can take to enjoy a little winter-wonderland-type scenery – a drive to Pine Valley – and it's our Sunday Drive for this week.

5 tips to make purchasing a used car in St. George, UT easy.

2022-11-18

No matter which option you choose for buying a used car in St. George, there are a few ways you can make sure you get the car you want without getting swindled.

Stephen Wade, Goldenwest Credit Union and Canyon Media present Kick4Cash checks to local schools

2022-11-15

Stephen Wade Auto Center, Goldenwest Credit Union and Canyon Media recently awarded checks to Washington County high schools for participating in their eighth annual Kick4Cash events.

It's Black Friday Everyday in November at Stephen Wade!

2022-11-04

We think you should be able to spend Thanksgiving Day and the weekend following it relaxing with your family, watching football and John Wayne movies. That’s why we’re making every day in November “Black Friday” at each of the seven Stephen Wade dealerships.

Working to Build Stronger Schools, Families and Communities in Southern Utah

2022-10-07

The Stephen Wade Auto Center always is working to build stronger schools, families and communities. They’ve been giving back to Southern Utah for the past 28 years and don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.

Water Bottles for the Lions Club and the Dixie Roundup Rodeo

2022-09-12

Every year in September the Dixie Roundup Rodeo takes place in the historic SunBowl in downtown St. George, Utah. The rodeo is in it’s 88th year of existence and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the St. George Lions Club and the Stephen Wade Auto Center is proud to help raise funds for this worthy organization every year.

School Supply Drive a Success

2022-08-26

Students in Washington County have headed back to class for the 2022-23 school year. For many of those students, finding the extra funds to pay for school supplies can be a challenge. In order to help our community out with that challenge, Stephen Wade hosted a school supply drive this month and donated a truckload of supplies to the Washington County School District Foundation.

Stephen Wade Auto Center hosts back-to-school supply drive for Washington County students

2022-07-31

Stephen Wade Auto Center knows that kids are the future. When times are tough, the community is responsible to help make sure every student is set up for success, public relations director Jamie Bahlmann said. Now through Aug. 20, bring school supplies to any of the seven Stephen Wade dealerships in St. George.

The History of the Stephen Wade Red Tag Sale

2022-07-18

Since 2015 car shoppers have been getting incredible deals during the July Red Tag Sale

Sunday Drive - Mesquite's Aviation Arrow

2022-06-19

Our Sunday Drive this week features another aviation beacon. We’ve mentioned all the arrows in Washington County before but there’s another beacon close by, just a few miles over the border in Nevada. Back in the 1920s, in order to help airmail pilots navigate across the county, a series of beacons were built by the Postal Service stretching from San Fransisco and Los Angeles to New York. Four of the concrete arrows that helped pilots navigate from LA to Salt Lake City are still in existence here in southern Utah and a fifth, our featured drive this week, is just a few miles outside of the state, atop Mormon Mesa west of Mesquite.

Sunday Drive - Pine Valley

2022-05-29

As we head into summer in St. George, we all know those hot, triple-digit days are on their way. So we thought for this week’s Sunday Drive we’d suggest driving up to Pine Valley to enjoy one of the best hikes for escaping the heat in southern Utah - Forsyth Canyon.

Re-opening of Exhibit at St. George Children's Museum

2022-05-05

ST. GEORGE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM TO HOST GRAND RE-OPENING OF THE STEPHEN WADE AUTO CENTER EXHIBIT

Congrats to Mercedes-Benz of St. George!

2022-05-04

Mercedes-Benz of St. George is proud to announce it has received recognition for performance – the Best of the Best – Silver Laurel Award for 2021.

We've got a car for every budget at Southern Utah's Auto Mall

2022-04-12

If you’re in the market for a vehicle, there’s no better place to find an extensive selection of quality cars, trucks and more at competitive prices than Stephen Wade Auto Center, Southern Utah’s one-stop auto mall.

Sunday Drive - Babylon Ghost Town

2022-04-03

This week our Sunday Drive features the ghost town of Babylon located on the shores of the Virgin River inside the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.

New Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in St. George

2022-03-31

On Saturday, March 26th a dedication ceremony was held for a new black granite monument to honor the Gold Star Families of Southern Utah at Town Square Park in St. George.

Sunday Drive - Northern Corridor

2022-03-27

Again this week, with gas prices as high as they have been, we thought we’d keep our recommendation for a Sunday Drive a little closer to home. For that reason, we’re suggesting a short drive on Washington Parkway - what there currently is of the Northern Corridor.

Sunday Drive - Toquerville Falls

2022-03-20

Our Sunday Drive this week features an off-road adventure to one of the most scenic spots for a swim in Southern Utah. The trip to Toquerville Falls is a rough and rocky trek of about 11 miles but the scenery is worth the journey. And when the heat of summer arrives, there are few better places to take a swim than Toquerville Falls.

Stephen Wade, Goldenwest, Canyon Media Team Up to Donate a Total of $3,500 to Washington County Schools Through "Shoot4Cash" Events

2022-03-17

Stephen Wade Auto Center, Goldenwest Credit Union and Canyon Media recently awarded checks to local Washington County high schools for participating in their annual Shoot4Cash events.

Sunday Drive - Quail Creek State Park

2022-03-11

With gas prices soaring we thought we’d offer a shorter Sunday Drive this week and suggest a drive out to Quail Creek State Park.

Sunday Drive - Tri-State Monument

2022-03-06

This week’s Sunday Drive features a journey remarkable not for its scenic beauty but for the fact that the destination, the Tri-State Monument, is the spot where three lines – the borders of Utah, Arizona, and Nevada – meet on the map.

We Love Where We Live

2022-03-05

Stephen Wade Employees help with massive clean-up effort along I-15

Sunday Drive - Cedar Breaks

2022-02-24

Our Sunday Drive this week features some of the most spectacular scenery in southern Utah, Cedar Breaks National Monument. In winter, the white snow, the green pines, and the red sandstone formations combine to create a breathtaking view.

Snow Canyon High School vs. Dixie High School

2022-02-23

4A State Basketball Champioship tonight at Burns Arena at DSU

Sunday Drive - Gregory Natural Bridge

2022-02-18

Our Sunday Drive this week features Gregory Natural Bridge on Lake Powell. It is a spot that will require driving not just your car but a boat as well.

Sunday Drive Beaver Dam Wash

2022-01-20

Over the past few weeks here in southern Utah, much needed moisture has been falling. Here in St. George and in the lower elevations it’s come in the form of rain but as you drive north into higher elevations, the rain quickly turns to snow.

Helping at Risk Youth in St. George and Washington County

2021-12-13

This Holiday Season the Stephen Wade Auto Center is planing to donate a total of $50,000 to three local charities engaged in work to help the homeless in Washington County – Youth Futures.

Sunday Drive Gunlock

2021-12-13

This week our Sunday Drive features a trip on Gunlock Drive to Gunlock Reservoir and back to St. George.

How to Disinfect Your Car

2021-10-06

Find out how to stay sanitary as best as possible.

NissanConnect: SiriusXM

2021-10-06

Find out how great the SiriusXM is!

The New 2021 Nissan Rogue

2021-10-06

Find out what comes in the new Nissan Rogue

The 2021 Nissan Sentra S Vs. The 2021 Honda Civic LX Vs. The 2021 Toyota Corolla L

2021-10-06

Find out the right fit for you, Nissan Sentra or Honda Civic?

Things to do in St.George

2021-10-06

Find out where to explore if you're new in St. George

Nissan Battery Replacement in St. George, UT

2021-03-16

A vehicle owner should understand that a good battery is essential for their Nissan. The battery serves a very important purpose. A vehicle’s battery is essential for getting a vehicle started. A car battery isn’t only important when it comes to ignition. It’s also important to...

Sell Us Your Car

2021-03-16

Here at Stephen Wade Auto Center, we don’t just sell cars, trucks, and SUV’s —we buy cars too! In fact, we want to buy your vehicle: any make, any model, any condition. The best part? No...

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