Introducing the 2023 RAM Truck Family

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It’s been nearly 15 years since the RAM truck brand was given its own division in the Fiat-Chrysler family, and the award-winning powerhouse nameplate has only gotten stronger since then. Now, with their 2023 RAM trucks unveiled, the automaker continues its mission to deliver the absolute best—the power of a Dodge, the utility of a Jeep, and the luxury of a Chrysler, all rolled into one.

Strap in, because we’re taking a first look at the 2023 RAM 1500 and RAM Heavy Duty. What’s changed? What’s stayed the same? Let's find out.

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The Best Cars of 2022: Justice League Edition

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Between DC, Marvel, and every other franchise, it’s hard to keep all this superhero stuff straight. Still, both hardcore and casual comic book fans tend to agree that the Justice League reign supreme as the best all-star team of heroes—whether you’re talking about far-flung galaxy saving in classic print, or Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot bringing our favorite heroes to the silver screen. 

With decades of history behind their adventures, let’s play a little game: if we were gonna cast our favorite vehicles in the roles of DC heroes, what would we pick? The answers might…

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How Long Do Tires Last on a New Car?

New Tires for Sale at Jim Burke CDJR


As your car’s only point of contact with the road, tires are sort of important—and that's an understatement. Ensuring you have the right tires, in the right condition, is crucial if you want to avoid being stranded on the side of the road, or worse.

So, let’s say you just drove off the lot with a new car. You may be wondering how long those new tires are good for. Well, like so many car questions, the answer is: it depends.

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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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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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