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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Awesome Camp Gear to Celebrate Jeep 4x4 Day

Camp Gear to Celebrate Jeep 4x4 Day in Birmingham, AL


April is fast approaching, and with it, one of our favorite holidays. April 4 (4/4 or 4x4) is when we like to take a day to celebrate one of the most storied and trusted brands in the history of automaking. Of course, that’s Jeep.

With spring in the air and warmer weather fast approaching, it’s the perfect time of year to show your Jeep some love. The selection of camping and overlanding accessories for Jeeps has never been better, and because of this, the potential for epic adventures is at an all-time high. And, hey, those tax…

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Pros & Cons: Buying a Used Police Car

Buying a Used Police Car near Birmingham, AL


To buy or not to buy a used cop car? That is the question. On the one hand, they’re relatively affordable and can be purchased by anyone, which is great for shoppers on very strict budgets. Then again, as retired police vehicles, they’ve undoubtedly burned through their odometers and gotten a lot of wear and tear. If you’re willing to sacrifice quality and dependability, ex-police vehicles may be up your alley. For most car shoppers, however, the risks don’t outweigh the rewards.

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Jeep Gorilla Glass Windshields—A New Standard in Strength

Jeep Gorilla Glass Windshields
You’ve worked hard all year, and to celebrate the holidays, you bought yourself a new Jeep Wrangler off the lot.

Now, you’re just finishing up your Jeep’s maiden voyage on your favorite trails to play around on. Maybe you spent a weekend camping and cruising around in Talladega National, or went for an afternoon of some heavy-duty rock crawling at Gray Rock. After a day or weekend of getting ‘er dirty, you want to do something nice for your Jeep and give it a nice bath.

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8 Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Test Drive

Test Driving a Car in Birmingham, AL


The search for the perfect vehicle to fit your needs and lifestyle can feel overwhelming. Something that can help narrow down your choices is test driving – it is perhaps the biggest tool in your toolbox for making that process of elimination just a bit easier.

Here, we’ve gathered some tips and advice on test driving new and used vehicles. Hopefully this will help you make the wisest decision.

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Where to Celebrate Halloween in Birmingham (2021)

Celebrate Halloween in Birmingham

Many celebrated last year’s Halloween at a very restricted capacity — if at all — due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the vaccine being widely available as this year’s October 31st rolls around, many are looking forward to getting back into the spooky spirit.

Your kid is probably dying to make up for the candy they lost last year, so we have compiled a list of some of the best places to trick-or-treat, as well as family-friendly Halloween events near Birmingham.

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Fastest Street-Legal Muscle Cars Under $40k

Street-Legal Muscle Cars Under $40k


The fantasy of owning a blisteringly fast, heavyweight, American-made muscle car doesn’t have to exist only in your daydreams. It’s not out of the realm of possibility to find one of these fast cars on sale for under $40,000 or even $30,000. In fact, a lot of new sports cars have price tags within that range these days, so owning one isn’t exactly an “in my wildest dreams” scenario.

Live a little, eh? Here are a few of the fastest and most affordable muscle cars that you can buy legally for less than $40k.

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Jeep Wrangler 4xe: Finally, a Hybrid Electric Jeep for the Masses

Jeep Wrangler 4xe Charging in Birmingham, AL
If you’ve ever craved the open-air freedom and off-road capability of a Jeep, but never wanted to upset your Woodstock ‘69 parents by buying a gas guzzler, your time has finally come. With the new plug-in electric Jeep Wrangler 4xe, you can have your 49 MPGe cake and eat it, too!

Is the plug-in hybrid electric Jeep Wrangler right for you? If you like saving money, saving the environment, and saving your energy for weekend excursions far away from Birmingham, then yes, the 2021 Wrangler 4xe should be in your driveway. Here are a few big advantages to buying…

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2022 Honda Odyssey

2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2022 Honda Odyssey
Two of the most popular minivans in the country, the Pacifica and Odyssey, are also two of the best vehicles in the country, period. Both family vans are technologically advanced, stylish – yes, stylish even for a minivan – and spacious enough for parents, teens, and tykes alike. Really, they’re world-class vans that give the segment a good name.

Here are the main reasons why your family’s better off buying the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica over the 2022 Honda Odyssey.

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