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Will shopping for car loans affect my credit history

We've heard it from customers time and time again. They're afraid to shop for a car loan, because they're afraid that multiple "pulls" on their credit will lower their credit score. But auto loans are different. Let us explain why.

When your credit is pulled for an auto loan (even more than once), it's ignored for the first 30 days. After that, inquiries are grouped into "sets" - typically a 14-45 day…
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What’s The Best Used Car Value Out There?

Recently, one of the managing members of DonohooAuto, Chris Donohoo, was asked a really good question: "What is the best used car value for a consumer right now"? You might be surprised to know his answer was BMW and here's why…

"Two of the best values in the used car market right now are BMW 335 and 535 series 2008 to 2010.  These vehicles are overcrowding BMW service shops because of a HPFP (High…
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Top 10 Cars for an Active Lifestyle

Honda Crosstour 

To start our list off is Honda's solution for someone who wants to do a little bit of everything. The Honda Crosstour offers all of the features its sedan brother has but boasts a larger V6 engine, wheels, and cargo space. The Crosstour gives you a sedan like smooth ride and the ability take that dirt road to your favorite camping spot.

Infiniti EX

The 2012 Infiniti EX is built on the…
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Support for the Autism Shines Gala

Aug. 19, 2016

Thanks to everyone who bought a car in July!

If you bought a car from us in July, you made a difference in the life of someone with autism. With one person in 68 affected by autism spectrum disorder, demand for autism services and support is high. Local non-profits are key to providing area families with that support.

During the month of July, DonohooAuto sponsored two autism-related non-profits, KultureCity and the Autism…
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Shades Cahaba Winter Festival

Come enjoy the fun on February 20, 2016 from 12-4 p.m.!

DonohooAuto is proud to sponsor the Shades Cahaba Winter Festival this year on February 20th from 12-4 p.m.! Each year, the Shades Cahaba Elementary School PTO puts on a day of family friendly fun for the kids and local community. The Shades Cahaba Winter Festival is the school's annual and only fundraiser and a very important way in which parents, teachers…
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Self Driving Cars: Would You Trust Them?

April 19, 2016

Self Driving Cars - Would You Trust Them?

Have you seen the news lately?

Self driving cars are actually a real thing. Google, Tesla, GM, and even Apple are entering the market to try and make a self driving car a reality. There are a TON of barriers to entry into this market and it will be many years still before the technology is good enough to rely on completely.

Below is a…
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Ride4Gabe Update – From Oregon to Idaho

From Oregon to Idaho, the Hope For Gabe team is rounding up their 2nd week of the End Duchenne campaign! Cyclists Wes Bates and Michael Staley are averaging about 90 miles and 3,000+ climbing feet a day, and desert tornadoes, blazing hot craters, and flat tires have no chance of stopping them from this pace!

Their great cause is ringing through the West Coast, as they have received abundant news coverage, free hotel rooms…
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July is Autism Month at DonohooAuto

We're helping to support Autism…will you?

One in 68 children are now affected by Autism. Children with Autism can progress, but early intervention is key. That's why DonohooAuto is supporting two great organizations in July and August, KultureCity and the Autism Society of Alabama.

During the month of July, DonohooAuto will donate $10 from every car sold to the Autism Society of Alabama (ASA) as part of our sponsorship of its Autism…
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Join Us for an AUsome Event– KultureBall 2015

DonohooAuto is excited to sponsor this year's KultureBall by KultureCity. This event is KultureCity's annual event where celebrity and philanthropy team up to promote acceptance, foster awareness, and raise funds for programs benefiting children and families with autism.

The au-some event takes place August 14th, 2015 from 6:30pm to 11:00pm at the Sheraton Birmingham Grand Ballroom. KultureBall will feature great entertainment, an elegant dinner, a one-of-a-kind live and silent auction featuring…
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How To Connect!

DonohooAuto is everywhere on social media! Follow us and stay updated with our customer stories, contests, pictures, and automotive news!

The DonohooAuto Facebook page has over 3,000 likes and it is one of the best ways to communicate with us and stay updated on our news. We try to post all different kinds of entertaining content. If you are trying to find a one stop shop for the most up to date information about…
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