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The All-New 2024 Subaru Crosstrek: What’s New?

August 31st, 2023 by

Ahh, the Crosstrek. It first hit the market 11 years ago, a fresh-faced minnow in the impossibly large pond that is the automotive world. It was intended to be Subaru’s answer to the ever-growing compact SUV trend. Fast forward a decade, and against any odds, it’s proven itself to be one of the all-around best…

Roadside Assistance Plans: Are They Worth It?

July 17th, 2023 by

Whether you’re hitting the road on a cross-country excursion or simply hitting up Publix for a gallon of milk, any unexpected car problems can quickly derail your plans. That’s why there’s roadside assistance. As a safety net, emergency roadside assistance service eliminates the risk of being stranded on the side of the road for an…

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Best July 4th Events in Birmingham: 2023 Edition

June 14th, 2023 by

It’s summertime, and you know what that means: swimming pools, cookouts, camping, and most important of all, America’s birthday. (This year, our favorite country is gonna be 247 years old!) In keeping with tradition, July 4th fireworks are mandatory. Having fun with fireworks at home is always a good time, but there’s nothing better than…

Brake Rotors: Best to Resurface or Replace?

May 31st, 2023 by

When it comes to car care and maintenance, some of the first things that might come to mind are the things that make a car go. Gas. Oil. Tires. But what about the things that make a car stop? Whether you’re a first-time car buyer or a 40-year automotive veteran, we bet you don’t often…

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2023 Subaru Forester vs. 2023 Honda CR-V: Comparison

April 20th, 2023 by

Subaru and Honda are both brands that inspire diehard loyalty among their customers, and looking at the vehicles they make, it’s easy to see why. Both are reasonably priced. Both have earned a solid reputation regarding their reliability. Both have been making some of the best compact SUVs for a real, real long time. And…

Oil Change Extractor vs. Drain: Which One’s Best?

March 22nd, 2023 by

Your engine oil is the lifeblood of your car, and having it changed regularly is absolutely essential to making sure it runs right. Wait too long between oil changes, and you risk permanent damage to the motor, or even catastrophic failure. The traditional way to change the oil is to use the drain plug on…

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2023 Subaru BRZ: Now a 10 Best-Winning Sports Car

February 24th, 2023 by

Around this time last year, we wrote about the newly revamped 2022 Subaru BRZ, an affordable, compact sports car that has the distinction of being the only rear-wheel drive vehicle in the acclaimed automaker’s lineup. We followed a fellow Subie enthusiast named Steve and his journey from SUV to full-on performance vehicle owner. Now, the…

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Birmingham Dog Parks: A Guidebook

January 30th, 2023 by

Need a place for your furry BFF to get their “zoomies” out? Here in the Birmingham area, you’ve got the pick of the dog-park litter! Home to over a dozen certified off-leash bark parks, as well as several more dog-friendly parks nearby, Jefferson County offers something for just about every canine. Snap on Fido’s harness…

Subaru Ascent vs. Toyota Highlander: May the Best Camping SUV Win

December 30th, 2022 by

Our fellow Toyota friends have long commanded the respect of the three-row SUV market. While the Highlander continues to be a darn fine family vehicle for all kinds of situations, one question remains: Is it the best family SUV? As always, it depends on who you’re asking. In our opinion, however, the winner of the…

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11 Best Tips for First-Time Car Buyers

November 10th, 2022 by

Wondering how to buy your first car? These tips will point you in the right direction. Having just received your diploma and landed your first “real” job, you’re (kinda) prepared to take on #adulting. Sure, becoming a full-fledged human, with real bills and responsibilities, is a scary prospect, but everyone’s gotta start somewhere! Unless you…

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