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2023 Hyundai Santa Fe: The Best SUV of the Year (Again)

December 30th, 2022 by

Four – that’s the number of consecutive Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards Hyundai Santa Fe has reeled in. Following last year’s win, the 2023 Santa Fe put on its best Katherine Hepburn hat and accepted the automotive industry’s Oscar trophy for the 4th straight time, forcing other, less deserving midsize SUVs to awkwardly stand…

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Where to Trunk-or-Treat in Birmingham (2022)

October 20th, 2022 by

Taking an unguided, terror-fueled tour of a scary haunted house isn’t for everyone. If you don’t want your kids to sleep in your bed for the next 2 weeks, you might want to find other, less traumatizing Halloween activities for the family. Sounds like trunk-or-treating is in your future! As an alternative to trick-or-treating around…

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2023 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2023 Kia Sportage

September 30th, 2022 by

Don’t ya just hate it when siblings fight? Hyundai and Kia may both come from the same South Korean bloodline, but that doesn’t mean their vehicles are identical twins. Let’s look at and compare two of their most recognizable nameplates: the 2023 Tucson and Sportage. What’s the final word? Which is the best compact SUV?…

8 Fun Fall Events in Birmingham (2022)

August 15th, 2022 by

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! Catch a College Football Game: UAB vs….

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I Hit a Pothole and Damaged My Car: What Should I Do?

July 22nd, 2022 by

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…

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Awesome Places to Camp Near Birmingham, AL

June 27th, 2022 by

Being nestled right in central Alabama, Birmingham is just a stone’s throw away from tons of killer campgrounds, both in the Yellowhammer state and beyond. Let’s take a look at some of the best campgrounds in Alabama and other fun things to do in Birmingham. Oak Mountain State Park Oak Mountain State Park is one…

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The Ultimate Drive-In Movie Theater Guide

May 9th, 2022 by

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,…

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2022 Hyundai IONQ 5 vs. 2022 Kia EV6

April 21st, 2022 by

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…

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Electric Vehicles: Pros and Cons

March 22nd, 2022 by

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…

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Automatic Car Washes: Bad For your Vehicle?

February 28th, 2022 by

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….

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