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Jeep Ducking 101

Ducking A Jeep Near Jim Burke in Birmingham, AL
In the age of the Internet, fads come and go as quickly as changes of clothes, it seems. How many times have you been harassed by a buddy to download some new app game (“play me in Scrabble Go or we’re no longer friends!”) only to indulge them, play for a couple weeks, then find out they got bored and deleted it off their phone (“Nah bro, it’s all about TriviaCrack now.”)
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How to Take a Long Road Trip with a Newborn Baby

Long Road Trip with a Newborn Baby
Baby's grandparents live in Dallas. Your little family lives in Birmingham. Instead of flying, you decide to take a 9-hour car trip with your newborn to visit Grandma and Grandpa. It’s Baby’s first road trip, and you’re excited as all get-out to load up your SUV and hit the highway. That excitement quickly turns to nervousness upon realizing that, even though you hold a stoic game face, you really have no idea how to take a long car ride with an infant, let alone how to parent.
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The Best Splash Pads in Birmingham for 2022

Splash Pads in Birmingham


Summertime is right around the corner, and with it comes the potential for tons of opportunity for outdoor fun with the family!

There are all kinds of great summer activities for parents and kids alike. You could go and grab some ice cream, go for a nice day hike in the park, or even just frolic in your own back yard. At Jim Burke, we think one of the best ways to spend time with the kids—and beat the summer heat at the same time—is to go to a good splash pad or water park near you.

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40 Years of Dodge Ram Trucks

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Ready for a fascinating Dodge Ram history lesson camouflaged as a personal anecdote?

Forty years ago, on a bright October afternoon, the very first Dodge Ram trucks began making their way to dealerships across the country. Earlier that same year, we’d bought our first home—a 3-bedroom ranch in Birmingham—and my father, like many fathers at the time, had caught pickup fever. (That’s what happens when your “honey-do” list goes unattended for an entire summer.) In the winter, Dad purchased his first truck: A 1981 Dodge Ram D150...

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The 4 Best 2020 Chrysler Cars for Newlyweds

Well, 2020 has been a year of changes and challenges for everyone. If you planned on getting married this year, you might have had to reschedule your wedding and alter your plans for the honeymoon considering the uncertainty around air travel.

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3 Ideas for a Fun Virtual Baby Shower During COVID-19

With COVID-19 and Alabama's stay-at-home order commanding all the headlines, it's hard to remember that regular, everyday events continue to go on during this pandemic. Kids go to school (virtually), many adults continue to work, and pregnant women still need to throw baby showers. However, with social distancing, it's almost impossible to have a typical baby shower. 

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But since when did you want to do anything typical? Of course, as a pregnant mom, you're paying extra special attention to news of COVID-19, and you're doing your best to shelter in place and not take chances…

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Dealership vs. Carvana: Which is the Best Option

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Carvana prides itself on offering "a whole new way to buy a car." Ordering online is great for purchases like laundry detergent and take-out pizza, but a vehicle is a serious investment. Would you buy a home online, sight unseen? Not likely. The same logic applies to buying a used car online. Take a look at these 5 reasons why shopping online is inferior to buying at a used car dealership near you.

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8 Reasons Why the Holidays are a Great Time to Buy a New Car

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We’ve all seen the holiday car ads that seem to be airing non-stop in between our favorite television shows. As the snow gently falls, a loving couple admires a beautiful car wrapped in a big red bow.

Well, here in Birmingham, we may not have the snow and cheesy storylines of those commercials, but we sure do have beautiful cars. At Jim Burke Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we have holiday deals on cars that fit the needs of Alabama drivers. The holidays are a great time to buy a new car. Here’s why:

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