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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2021 RAM Truck Comparison: RAM 1500 vs. 2500 vs. 3500

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Any way they’re configured, RAM trucks are some of the best trucks on the market. They can tow a lot, haul a lot, and offer enough space and technology to ensure you never have to backtrack from the worksite to the warehouse 

Choosing RAM is easy. Choosing the right RAM to buy in Birmingham might be more complicated. The team at our truck dealership near Hoover is here to help you decide between the legendary RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500. Let’s see how these pickups compare.
 

 

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2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Ford Bronco SportIf you’re looking for a small yet rugged crossover that’s capable of getting you “out and about,” you’ve no doubt put Jeep at the top of your list. With the new 2021 Cherokee, you’ll get that very type of SUV, one in which you can explore till your phone’s camera runs out of space.

Let’s compare the new 2021 Jeep Cherokee and 2021 Ford Bronco Sport to see which of these compact SUVs is better built for the outdoors.

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Introducing Jeep’s® 80th Anniversary Limited Edition Lineup

Jeep’s® 80th Anniversary Limited Edition Lineup

The rugged, reliable, and ready-for-adventure Jeep. Forged in the crucible of World War II and forever etched in the hearts of heroes, it remains an icon of American ingenuity 80 years after joining troops storming the beaches of Normandy and helping American GIs secure victory in the Pacific.

As your premier Jeep dealership near Birmingham, Jim Burke Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram proudly salutes Jeep’s historic heritage by introducing you to Jeep’s award-winning lineup of exclusive 80th Anniversary Limited Edition Jeeps.

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6 Ways to Maximize Your Tax Refund at Your Car Dealership

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If you’re getting a tax refund from Uncle Sam this year, congratulations! Whether it’s a few hundred dollars or perhaps even a few thousand, you may be wondering what you should do with the refund check when you get it. The answer is simple: Lease or finance a vehicle. That’s why we here at Jim Burke Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, your preferred auto dealership in Birmingham, have put together six ways you can maximize the impact of your tax return when visiting our car lot near Hoover.

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