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I Hit a Pothole and Damaged My Car: What Should I Do?

Pothole in front of Hyundai near Birmingham, AL


We’ve all had that teeth-clacking experience: you’re driving along, and all of a sudden, your car lurches with an expensive-sounding crunch, and you realize you’ve hit a pothole – a big, juicy, "I definitely have rim damage" pothole.

Usually, hitting a pothole doesn’t do any permanent damage to your vehicle. In fact, pothole damage to cars is normally either minimal or nonexistent. However, if a pothole does damage your car, it’s crucial to know the warning signs and exactly what to do so you don’t mess your ride up further—or worse, put yourself in…

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Automatic Car Washes: Bad For your Vehicle?

Automatic Car Washes near Birmingham, AL
The convenience of going to the drive-through car wash can’t be denied. Just pull up, pay, and let a robot do the rest: boom-presto, your car’s exterior is clean.

Or is it? There’s some compelling evidence out there that points to these “convenient” washes actually being more damaging in the long run than other methods. First, let’s look at the different kinds (and a video of some real, big idiots going through car washes).

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How to Safely Navigate the Dangers of Deer Season

Driving During Deer Season


It is early autumn, and the sun is just starting to set. You’re driving home from work, maybe listening to the latest episode of your favorite podcast or your favorite Spotify playlist, and then suddenly – oh, “deer”! Before you can even process what’s happening, a deer has leaped across the front of your vehicle. Deer season is quickly approaching, so we’ve collected some statistics on Alabama’s deer season, deer collision prevention strategies, and guidelines on what to do if you hit a deer (or other wild animals).

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Hyundai Recall FAQs: What You Need to Know

Recall SignToday’s modern automobiles are technological marvels. They’re packed with complex electronics and precisely engineered parts built to exacting tolerances. While most vehicles on the road today are reliable and safe, occasionally issues arise where a manufacturing defect requires a factory recall.

Hyundai takes its responsibility for resolving recalls seriously and is committed to being honest, transparent, and responsive. Therefore, we compiled the following list of common recall FAQs to help you easily navigate the recall process at Jim Burke Hyundai.

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