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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2021 Hyundai IONIQ: The Best Company Car for Businesses

2021 Hyundai IONIQ
If your company is looking for the best fleet vehicle to buy or lease, you’ve got a short list of choices. You can aim for cheap company cars, the kind of small cars that sacrifice space for great mileage and cost savings. Then there are the larger, high-end sedans that make great first impressions yet cost significantly more to fuel and maintain.

With the new Hyundai IONIQ, companies no longer have to pick between cost savings and first impressions. Here are a few big reasons why the IONIQ is this year’s best car for businesses.  

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14 Shopping Tips if You’re Afraid of Buying a Lemon Car

Lemon Car in Birmingham, AL
Like in most states, Alabama lemon laws may be very strictly enforced, particularly when it comes to used car dealerships. So, buying a pre-owned vehicle from a verified auto dealer virtually guarantees you won’t be the victim of any car sales scams. However, you’re at the mercy of the lemon-law gods if you choose to buy privately or from an untrusted dealer.

Besides buying from a licensed used car dealer near you, how else can you reduce your risk of buying a lemon? Here are some tips to help you learn how to spot a lemon car and…

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Meet the Best Car in America: The 2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Hyundai ElantraA few months ago, we discussed why the best car to buy is the 2021 Elantra. Now that it’s won the prestigious 2021 North American Car of the Year Award, we'd like to give ourselves a pat on the back for being uber-clairvoyant. Nostradamus, eat your heart out.

But enough about us. With 35.2% of the popular vote, the new Hyundai Elantra rightfully earned the award, beating other contenders like the all-new Genesis G80 and Nissan Sentra. Its win was all but written in stone thanks to its numerous segment-first features, the addition of an Elantra Hybrid…

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Hyundai Recall FAQs: What You Need to Know

Recall SignToday’s modern automobiles are technological marvels. They’re packed with complex electronics and precisely engineered parts built to exacting tolerances. While most vehicles on the road today are reliable and safe, occasionally issues arise where a manufacturing defect requires a factory recall.

Hyundai takes its responsibility for resolving recalls seriously and is committed to being honest, transparent, and responsive. Therefore, we compiled the following list of common recall FAQs to help you easily navigate the recall process at Jim Burke Hyundai.

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