St. Patrick’s Day can bring out the worst in drivers.
Between 2012 and 2016, approximately 69% of all fatal crashes on St. Patty’s
Day were caused by drunk driving, and ¾
of those crashes involved a driver whose blood alcohol level was 2 times the legal limit of 0.08.
Although nothing can eliminate the risk of exposure to drunk
drivers this St. Paddy’s Day, you can avoid dangerous on-road situations by
spotting these 15 common warning signs of someone driving while intoxicated.
1. Weaving Between Lanes
An inability to maintain lane position is the #1 sign that a driver is impaired. According to police, a driver is 50% more likely to be intoxicated if they are zig-zagging between lanes or swerving to stay within the lines.
The 24th annual Total Quality Impact™ (TQI) awards were announced recently, and FCA was the clear winner with Dodge, Jeep, and RAM all earning trophies. What are the TQI awards, you ask? Founded by Strategic Vision, TQI is one of the industry’s most complete measures of both vehicle quality and owner satisfaction, taking into account everything from model recalls to available technology to brand loyalty.
But enough about the what; let’s discuss the why. Ladies and gentlemen, here are the prized Jeep, RAM and Dodge winners.
Dodge Durango: Best Midsize SUV
Thanks to a mix of high-end utility, built-in technology, and class-leading towing capability of 8,700 pounds, the new Durango was rewarded TQI’s Best Mid-Size SUV Award for the fifth time in six years. A competent all-weather SUV, the Durango’s is also a worthy trip-taker with its 26 mpg rating (highway), especially compared to other three-row SUVs in the segment. For that reason and many others, the Durango is not only TQI’s top midsize SUV but also the New England Motor Press Association’s official Winter SUV of the Year.
Making its long-awaited debut at the 2018 Los Angeles
Auto Show, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator – not a new Scrambler, as it was rumored
to be called – is everything you love about the Wrangler, just in a rugged
truck mold. Yes, the doors come off. Yes, the rooftop pops back. Yes, even the
windshield folds forward. To put it simply, the upcoming Jeep Gladiator will
make every other pickup in the segment green with envy once it finds its way to
your local Jeep
We won’t beat around the bush—sometimes we need to binge YouTube videos just to feel alive. Instead of filing that TPS report right this second, take a 10-minute break to watch these great car commercials from Dodge, RAM, Jeep, and Chrysler. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry, but they’ll all keep you entertained. And that’s something, right?
After replacing the beloved Liberty in 2014, the Jeep Cherokee certainly had to grow its devoted fanbase from the ground up—and so it did. Now, five model-years later, the 2019 SUV is giving those devout Jeep Cherokee-ers something more to cheer about after a mid-cycle refresh.
Don’t dilly-dally and put off planning your fall 2018 schedule of excitement. If you need something fun to do in Birmingham this autumn, take our advice and mark your calendars with one of these 9 great local events. Some are for families, some are for adults, but all of them should keep you entertained from September through December.
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Stepping foot on a showroom floor should be a fun and worry-free experience. Unfortunately for most shoppers, the entire process of financing a car can be stressful and downright confusing, especially when the auto finance manager throws around technical jargon. To avoid such confusion, it’s important to become an educated and well-informed customer.
As the area’s preferred car dealer in Birmingham, we want to ensure each of our customers has the right tools at their disposal when researching, choosing, and buying a car. That’s why we went ahead and put together a list of common (and uncommon) car loan and finance terms. When it’s time to sign your auto loan papers, you’ll feel like a car-buying veteran.
You’ve got your Birmingham campsite picked out. You’ve got your camping checklist to the side. You’ve got your SUV or truck accessories installed and ready to go. What’s left to do other than drive to the campground?
Your kids deserve more than a boring 4th of July cookout in the backyard. Plus, even with the sprinklers going and the kiddie pool filled to the brim, that summer sun can be a doozy. Instead of a traditional July 4th party at home, tell the Alabama humidity to back off by splashing around at one of these great waterparks and splash pads around Birmingham! Continue reading “Top 5 Waterparks & Splash Pads Near Birmingham, AL”