6 Great Cyber Monday & Black Friday Deals for Gearheads

Black Friday Deals

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite gearhead? We have one every car-lover is sure to love – a brand new Hyundai Elantra! If that’s a bit outside of your gift-budget comfort zone, how about one of these great Black Friday and Cyber Monday car accessory deals instead? We’ve rounded up 2019’s six best holiday deals that any gearhead will appreciate.

Tip: Before you start shopping, check out how to find the best Cyber Monday deals. You may want to add a few apps to your phone to help you get even better deals!

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Thanksgiving Volunteer Ideas & Opportunities in Birmingham

Thanksgiving: The holiday in which gratefulness gets dished out by the spirited bowlful. However, tens of thousands of people across the country aren’t able to truly enjoy the Thanksgiving festivities. In some cases, the kindness of volunteers is the only holiday joy they get to experience. So, embrace the time you have with family, then pay it forward by volunteering on Thanksgiving Day.

Halloween Volunteer
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13 Reasons Why Hyundai Kona Beats the Honda HR-V

There you are, swiping past seemingly hundreds of subcompact SUVs as you search for a new crossover to call your own. Two of the more popular SUV models, Hyundai Kona and Honda HR-V, strike your fancy. But which one should be your family’s next home away from home? When it comes time to buy or lease a new compact SUV, make the right choice. Read on to find out why the 2020 Hyundai Kona is HR-V’s more capable arch-nemesis.



The 2020 Kona is priced competitively in the subcompact crossover segment, and its price is lower than the HR-V’s. Compare pricing of comparable HR-V and Kona trims below:

  • Kona SE vs. HR-V LX: $19,990 vs. $20,620
  • Kona SEL vs. HR-V EX: $21,800 vs. $23,820
  • Kona Limited vs. HR-V EX-L: $25,550 vs. $25,420
  • Kona Ultimate vs. HR-V Touring: $27,500 vs. $28,640
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2020 Hyundai Elantra: Impressive Is As Impressive Does

Something exciting has been brewing at Hyundai HQ. It looks like an Elantra. It acts like an Elantra. It sounds like an Elantra. Could it be a new 2020 Hyundai Elantra? You bet.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Birmingham

The Elantra has always been impressive (read about the 2013 model that traveled over 1 million miles on its original powertrain). Now, following an inspired facelift last year, the upscale 2020 Elantra is even more impressive, proving once and for all that cars – that is, affordable, well-equipped, good cars – still have a place in our crossover-crowded world.

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Hyundai: Vehicle Reliability is the Name of the Game

Are Hyundai vehicles reliable? Farrah Haines of Kansas has your answer; in just 5 years, Haines, a delivery driver stationed in Kansas, stunningly put 1 million miles on the odometer of her original ’13 Hyundai Elantra. To put that dumbfounding number in perspective: driving an average of 14,000 miles annually, your typical American driver would rack up 1,000,000 miles in…71 years and change. Farrah, you’re a certified legend in our book.

That sentiment also extends to the Elantra she’s driving. Putting a million miles on any car is an astounding feat, but doing it on an original powertrain — well, that sends Hyundai to the ranks of “next-level legendary.” So, being one of the most reliable auto brands in America, Hyundai is well-deserving of all the internet salutes and reimagined The Proclaimers song lyrics you can muster.

But I would drive 500,000 miles
And I would drive 500,000 more
Just to be the car who drives a million miles
To deliver boxes, door-to-door

But how did the Hyundai Elantra do it? The answer may surprise you (probably not – it’s TLC and maintenance).

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Birmingham’s Hottest Summer Concerts of 2019

From Hoover to Tuscaloosa, local concertgoers are in for a real summertime treat this year, as musicians from all over America are planning tour pit stops in Alabama. Whether you’re into country, classic rock, or kid music, Birmingham’s the place to be! Fill up your 2019 summer calendar with these brilliant Birmingham events and concerts. 

Birmingham Summer Concerts 2019

Shoot 2 Thrill: All-Girl AC/DC Tribute Band 

Date: July 5, 2019 
Location: Iron City Grill (Birmingham, AL) 
Price: $10+ (buy tix here
Ages: E for Everyone/21+ 
Details: Based out of Raleigh, Shoot 2 Thrill is setting their amp volume to 11 for a special Birmingham concert at Iron City Grill this July. The 5-piece, all-female, AC/DC tribute band invites everyone to come rip some air-guitar chords, belt out the hits, and have a great time reliving hard rock classics. –(www.ironcitybham.com)  

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas: The Best Hyundai Accessories for Every Type of Dad

June 16. Father’s Day. The day after frantic sons and daughters are reminded to buy Dad a gift. Will you settle for a homemade macaroni necklace and whatever cheesy Father’s Day card is left at the store? Or will this be the year you show Dad that he’s more than just your piggy bank and occasional chauffeur?

This Father’s Day, give your Hyundai-loving pops something he can really enjoy. Here are a few Hyundai accessories that may be right in his wheelhouse.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy The 2019 Hyundai Sonata

Even as more and more Americans flock to the land of crossovers, the midsize sedan segment is holding strong thanks to a few quality cars—the Hyundai Sonata being one of them. Surprisingly spacious, highly affordable, and heavy on the in-car tech, the 2019 Hyundai Sonata doesn’t rest on its laurels as one of the most recognizably named sedans. Instead, it’s setting new standards in its class. Here are the 5 main reasons why any shopper should consider buying or leasing the new Sonata.

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Auto Safety Comparison: Hyundai SmartSense vs. Honda Sensing®

When shopping for a new family SUV or car, you’ll probably want to pick one that has a robust list of advanced vehicle safety features. But before you even consider selecting a model, it’d be wise to compare auto brands and their available active and passive safety systems. To choose between the two most popular vehicle brands in America, take a few minutes to run through our Hyundai SmartSense vs. Honda Sensing® comparison. They may look alike, but these auto safety systems are worlds apart.

Hyundai SmartSense vs Honda Sensing

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) vs. Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CBMS™)

Hyundai’s FCA is similar to Honda’s CMBS™ in that they both detect imminent crashes and automatically apply emergency brakes to avoid or reduce the severity of a collision.

However, Hyundai’s safety feature also offers Pedestrian Detection, which does exactly that—detects pedestrians. When pedestrians or cyclists are spotted by the forward-facing camera, FCA will activate in-cabin warnings and apply emergency brakes as necessary.

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Hyundai Kona Wins North American SUV of the Year Award

Congratulations are in order, as the 2019 Hyundai Kona and Kona EV drove away from January’s Detroit Auto Show with some serious hardware: The North American Utility Vehicle of the Year award. Scoring 203 out of a possible 540 points, the Kona eked out a win against the Jaguar I-Pace (181 points) and Acura RDX (156 points) to become the latest trophy-winner.

If you took our suggestion and jumped on the Kona bandwagon last year, you’d know that this victory was well deserved. If you didn’t, it’s not too early to hop aboard. Here are a few key reasons why NAIAS judges pushed the new Hyundai Kona and EV crossovers into “Best SUVs in America” territory.

More Affordable Than Most Rivals

Base 2019 Hyundai Kona SE models come with a mouth-watering sticker price of just $19,990, which is lower than competitors like the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3. Move up the trim levels and into the range-topping Kona Ultimate, and you’re looking at a $2,000-plus price difference compared to the comparable HR-V trim. (Additional savings on the Kona are also available in the form of Hyundai special offers at our Birmingham Hyundai dealership.)

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