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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…

Posted in Green, New Inventory

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…

Posted in Green, New Inventory

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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Why the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is the Year’s Best Buy SUV

January 31st, 2022 by

The arena of so-called car experts is crowded, indeed. Yet, in a field of thousands, few have earned the level of trust and respect that Kelley Blue Book has. That’s why we’re so proud to announce that the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe has won the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award in its class, for…

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12 Holiday Volunteering Opportunities in Birmingham, AL

December 9th, 2021 by

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…

Posted in Community Events

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

November 30th, 2021 by

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…

Posted in Hyundai Safety

2022 Hyundai Veloster N vs. 2022 Honda Civic Si

November 1st, 2021 by

Honda’s touting its 2022 Civic Si as one of the “best-handling and most fun-to-drive” models ever. As Maury would say, its standard 1.5L 200-horsepower in-line 4-cylinder engine determined that was a lie. Compared to the 2022 Veloster N, the new Civic Si is but a child’s toy. With the new Veloster model, you get a…

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How to Safely Navigate the Dangers of Deer Season

September 27th, 2021 by

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….

Posted in Parts, People, Service

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

August 30th, 2021 by

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…

Posted in Finance, News

2021 Hyundai IONIQ: The Best Company Car for Businesses

July 30th, 2021 by

If your company is looking for the best fleet vehicle to buy or lease, you’ve got a shortlist 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…

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