8 Fun Fall Events in Birmingham (2022)

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We may be way past summer’s peak, but Alabama isn't done dishing out the heat. Nor are we through hosting some of the South's best fall events. Looking for something fun to do in Birmingham this autumn? Let’s dig into some awesome fall events for the whole family!
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I Hit a Pothole and Damaged My Car: What Should I Do?

Pothole in front of Hyundai near Birmingham, AL


We’ve all had that teeth-clacking experience: you’re driving along, and all of a sudden, your car lurches with an expensive-sounding crunch, and you realize you’ve hit a pothole – a big, juicy, "I definitely have rim damage" pothole.

Usually, hitting a pothole doesn’t do any permanent damage to your vehicle. In fact, pothole damage to cars is normally either minimal or nonexistent. However, if a pothole does damage your car, it’s crucial to know the warning signs and exactly what to do so you don’t mess your ride up further—or worse, put yourself in…

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The Ultimate Drive-In Movie Theater Guide

Drive-In Movie Theater in Birmingham, AL


In its heyday, during the 1950s, the drive-in was a weekend hotspot for every Jack and Sally. (You could get a hot dog and sodie-pop for about a dime!) By the 1980s, with suburban sprawls sprawling and the emergence of big cineplexes, the then-traditional drive-in movie theater began going the way of the buffalo. Today, America has just over 300 drive-in theater locations, down from 4,000.

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2022 Hyundai IONQ 5 vs. 2022 Kia EV6

2022 Hyundai IONQ 5


Remember when the electric vehicle was a niche form of transportation exclusively for hippies and the excessively wealthy? That time has come and gone, as EVs are now for everyone. Seriously. Thanks to a country-wide expansion of public EV charging stations, as well as boosts in driving range, electric cars are surprisingly accessible to most city dwellers, Birmingham residents included.

Now that range anxiety has been cured (kind of), it’s clear that the benefits of owning an EV outweigh the disadvantages. Deciding which electric vehicle to buy – well, that’s a whole other discussion.

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Electric Vehicles: Pros and Cons

Hyundai Electric Vehicles in Birmingham, AL


There’s no question about it: the EV revolution is coming, and it’s coming fast, with many big-time automakers pledging to go all-electric by the end of the current decade. Still, some remain skeptical. Are electric cars worth it? Is now the best time to buy an electric vehicle, or should you wait a couple more years until the industry works out some kinks?

Let’s weigh the costs and benefits of buying an EV. We’ll also touch on why plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) might be a solid middle ground, depending on your needs.

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Automatic Car Washes: Bad For your Vehicle?

Automatic Car Washes near Birmingham, AL
The convenience of going to the drive-through car wash can’t be denied. Just pull up, pay, and let a robot do the rest: boom-presto, your car’s exterior is clean.

Or is it? There’s some compelling evidence out there that points to these “convenient” washes actually being more damaging in the long run than other methods. First, let’s look at the different kinds (and a video of some real, big idiots going through car washes).

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12 Holiday Volunteering Opportunities in Birmingham, AL

Volunteering Opportunities in Birmingham, AL


If you’re in the mood to send something useful to those in need this holiday season, forget turtle doves, French hens and partridges. Choose to give to a good cause instead! Birmingham has tons of volunteering opportunities for those who want to spread some Christmas cheer. Check out all these places to volunteer at near you.

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