15 Obvious Signs of a Drunk Driver (& How to Report Them)

St. Patrick’s Day can bring out the worst in drivers. Between 2012 and 2016, approximately 69% of all fatal crashes on St. Patty’s Day were caused by drunk driving, and ¾ of those crashes involved a driver whose blood alcohol level was 2 times the legal limit of 0.08.

Although nothing can eliminate the risk of exposure to drunk drivers this St. Paddy’s Day, you can avoid dangerous on-road situations by spotting these 15 common warning signs of someone driving while intoxicated.

1. Weaving Between Lanes

An inability to maintain lane position is the #1 sign that a driver is impaired. According to police, a driver is 50% more likely to be intoxicated if they are zig-zagging between lanes or swerving to stay within the lines.

2. Driving Without Headlights

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Dodge, Jeep & RAM Win 2018 Total Quality Impact Awards

The 24th annual Total Quality Impact™ (TQI) awards were announced recently, and FCA was the clear winner with Dodge, Jeep, and RAM all earning trophies. What are the TQI awards, you ask? Founded by Strategic Vision, TQI is one of the industry’s most complete measures of both vehicle quality and owner satisfaction, taking into account everything from model recalls to available technology to brand loyalty.  

But enough about the what; let’s discuss the why. Ladies and gentlemen, here are the prized Jeep, RAM and Dodge winners. 

Dodge Durango: Best Midsize SUV 

Thanks to a mix of high-end utility, built-in technology, and class-leading towing capability of 8,700 pounds, the new Durango was rewarded TQI’s Best Mid-Size SUV Award for the fifth time in six years. A competent all-weather SUV, the Durango’s is also a worthy trip-taker with its 26 mpg rating (highway), especially compared to other three-row SUVs in the segment. For that reason and many others, the Durango is not only TQI’s top midsize SUV but also the New England Motor Press Association’s official Winter SUV of the Year

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The 2020 Jeep Gladiator: Wrangler Or Pickup Truck?

Making its long-awaited debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator – not a new Scrambler, as it was rumored to be called – is everything you love about the Wrangler, just in a rugged truck mold. Yes, the doors come off. Yes, the rooftop pops back. Yes, even the windshield folds forward. To put it simply, the upcoming Jeep Gladiator will make every other pickup in the segment green with envy once it finds its way to your local Jeep dealerships.

More Than Just A Wrangler Truck

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The Best Car Commercials from the Last Decade

We won’t beat around the bush—sometimes we need to binge YouTube videos just to feel alive. Instead of filing that TPS report right this second, take a 10-minute break to watch these great car commercials from Dodge, RAM, Jeep, and Chrysler. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry, but they’ll all keep you entertained. And that’s something, right?

Halloween Jeep Commercial

Look, it’s not our job to ask why human-sized hamsters are driving around in Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawks. Our job is to showcase the very best cars commercials of all time, and that means highlighting the odd, the peculiar, the downright surreal. This 2018 Jeep commercial is all three, and then some. (Don’t worry – the Grand Cherokee SUVs at our Jeep dealership near Hoover do not include nightmare-causing rodents.) Continue reading “The Best Car Commercials from the Last Decade”

2019 Jeep Cherokee: What Do Critics & Owners Think?

After replacing the beloved Liberty in 2014, the Jeep Cherokee certainly had to grow its devoted fanbase from the ground up—and so it did. Now, five model-years later, the 2019 SUV is giving those devout Jeep Cherokee-ers something more to cheer about after a mid-cycle refresh. 

Available in six trim levels – Latitude, Latitude Plus, Altitude, Trailhawk®, Limited, and Overland – the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is for sale today at our Jeep dealership near Hoover. Here’s what you can expect when taking the Cherokee for a test drive at Jim Burke CDJR. 

2019 Jeep Cherokee_ What Do Critics & Owners Think

Easy Like Sunday Morning 

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2018’s Nine Best Autumn Events in Birmingham, AL

Autumn Events in Birmingham, AL

Don’t dilly-dally and put off planning your fall 2018 schedule of excitement. If you need something fun to do in Birmingham this autumn, take our advice and mark your calendars with one of these 9 great local events. Some are for families, some are for adults, but all of them should keep you entertained from September through December.

MotoAmerica Championship of Alabama (Season Finale)

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Auto Financing Terms Every New Car Buyer Should Know

Stepping foot on a showroom floor should be a fun and worry-free experience. Unfortunately for most shoppers, the entire process of financing a car can be stressful and downright confusing, especially when the auto finance manager throws around technical jargon. To avoid such confusion, it’s important to become an educated and well-informed customer.

As the area’s preferred car dealer in Birmingham, we want to ensure each of our customers has the right tools at their disposal when researching, choosing, and buying a car. That’s why we went ahead and put together a list of common (and uncommon) car loan and finance terms. When it’s time to sign your auto loan papers, you’ll feel like a car-buying veteran.

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Unique Summer Camping Recipes: S’mores Edition

Unique Summer Camping Recipes: S’mores Edition

You’ve got your Birmingham campsite picked out. You’ve got your camping checklist to the side. You’ve got your SUV or truck accessories installed and ready to go. What’s left to do other than drive to the campground?

As you walk out the door, your kids holler: “Don’t forget the s’mores!” Yikes—that was a close call. Continue reading “Unique Summer Camping Recipes: S’mores Edition”

Top 5 Waterparks & Splash Pads Near Birmingham, AL

Top 5 Waterparks & Splash Pads Near Birmingham, AL

Your kids deserve more than a boring 4th of July cookout in the backyard. Plus, even with the sprinklers going and the kiddie pool filled to the brim, that summer sun can be a doozy. Instead of a traditional July 4th party at home, tell the Alabama humidity to back off by splashing around at one of these great waterparks and splash pads around Birmingham! Continue reading “Top 5 Waterparks & Splash Pads Near Birmingham, AL”