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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Hyundai SmartSense: What Is It?

What’s the most important feature in a car, truck, or SUV?

Hyundai for Sale in Birmingham, AL


It’s the first question you should ask yourself when purchasing a new ride, but the answer will be different for everybody. For the racer or the gearhead, it might be cubic inches or horsepower. For the blue-collar worker, maybe it’s the towing capacity or bed length. The avid outdoorsman’s main priority may be off-road ability or availability of third-party camping accessories, while the oft-traveling road warrior may care for nothing but a decent highway MPG rating.

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2022 Hyundai Veloster N vs. 2022 Honda Civic Si

2022 Hyundai Veloster N vs. 2022 Honda Civic Si


Compared to the 2022 Veloster N, the new Civic Si is but a child’s toy. With the new Veloster model, you get a beefier entry-level engine: a 2.0 inline-4 Turbo that makes 275 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque at 1450 RPM, which is 68 more torque at a lower rev cycle, if our math is correct. Both sports cars come packaged with a standard 6-speed manual transmission – a feature lost in the throes of an automatic CVT world – though the Veloster can be fitted with an optional N 8-speed Wed Dual Clutch Transmission with paddle shifters, which…

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How to Safely Navigate the Dangers of Deer Season

Driving During Deer Season


It is early autumn, and the sun is just starting to set. You’re driving home from work, maybe listening to the latest episode of your favorite podcast or your favorite Spotify playlist, and then suddenly – oh, “deer”! Before you can even process what’s happening, a deer has leaped across the front of your vehicle. Deer season is quickly approaching, so we’ve collected some statistics on Alabama’s deer season, deer collision prevention strategies, and guidelines on what to do if you hit a deer (or other wild animals).

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Is Usage-Based Auto Insurance (UBI) Right for You?

Researching Usage-Based Insurance


Would you let your car insurance track your every move? What if it meant saving $500 a month? $1,000 a month? A lifetime supply of canned “cheese”?

That’s essentially the long and short of UBI or usage-based insurance. If you want to save money, go with UBI. If you hate being tracked – even though the likelihood your data has already been leaked is high -- maybe UBI isn’t for you. But it’s worth investigating because there’s canned “cheese” on the line!*

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