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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2020 Hyundai Palisade: The Year’s Best Vehicle Debut

Something special is arriving at our Birmingham Hyundai dealership later this summer: the all-new Palisade SUV. We briefly touched on its potential game-changing bravado last month, and now we’re back for round two to discuss all the Palisade’s packaged goodies – and why it may be the “next big thing” in a heavily saturated SUV segment. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade, ladies and gentlemen…

2020 Hyundai Palisade_Last Year’s Best Vehicle Debut

Large & Definitely In Charge

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Automotive Gossip & Rumors: What’s In The Hyundai Pipeline?

Have you overheard the chatter around the water cooler? Word has it that Hyundai is on the verge of releasing some really cool stuff in the coming year or two. Nostradamus we are not, but when Hyundai gossip starts spreading, we can’t help but foresee the possible future—and it’s looking splendid. Here’s what the rumor mill’s been spinning.

2020 Palisade, Party of Eight!

It’s no surprise that Hyundai has begun investing heavily in its SUV lineup, and the upcoming 2020 Palisade is proof to that rumor’s pudding. Debuting officially at the LA Auto Show last month, the Hyundai Palisade will be its 3-row, 8-seat, family-oriented flagship SUV. That means all the Sierras and Pilots of the world should prepare for an SUV-versus-minivan battle once it lands at our Birmingham Hyundai dealership.

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The Ultimate List of 2018 Black Friday Sales on Car Gear & Accessories

Skip the Black Friday sale advertisements and head straight for the good stuff: car accessories. We painstakingly went through all the ads for you, pulling the absolute best Black Friday deals on auto accessories and traveling gear. Happy shopping!

Black Friday Car Sales Birmingham

Pittsburgh Advanced 3-Ton Floor Jack

This Black Friday deal has our Hyundai mechanics’ mouths watering. Perfect for show cars, the car jack lifts vehicles nearly 2 feet off the ground in just 3 or 4 pumps. Now you’ll have no reason to avoid changing your oil at home.

Where? Harbor Freight
When? 7 AM on Black Friday
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The 5 Scariest Haunted Houses In Birmingham, AL

Need something to do in Birmingham this Halloween? Sure, you could cross-stitch a new piece for your bathroom, but why pretend to have graying hair when you could scare those follicles white at a Birmingham haunted house? Get your fright on this Hallows’ Eve. Here are the 5 creepiest haunted attractions you won’t want to miss.

The 5 Scariest Haunted Houses In Birmingham, AL

Sloss Fright Furnace

Known for its unique horror attractions come Halloween, the Fright Furnace is no joke. OUTBREAK 2 will have your heart racing; a full zombie-infested forest maze, complete with a 300-foot slide into the pits of Hell, will leave your own pits hellishly damp. If you make it out of the woods in one piece, park your Hyundai Santa Fe near the Marathon of Horror, a 25-foot projection screen, and watch horror films until your pulse normalizes.

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