Help! I’ve Run Out Of Gas! What Should I Do?

We’ve all been there, driving past the outskirts of a city like Birmingham with a fuel gauge displaying the ominous “E” and no gas pump in sight. Sure, you’ll make it to a gas station 99 out of 100 times, but there’s still that 1% chance you’ll run out of fuel before finding a sign for unleaded. In those rare instances when your fuel tank goes dry, what are your options and how should you proceed?  

Be Safe, Friends! 

Running out of gas can be scary and stressful, especially if you’ve got kids in the backseat or you’re late for a job interview. But it’s important to remain calm! Should you ever run out of fuel, follow these tips from Jim Burke Nissan

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Hurricane Michael Aftermath: Alabama Sees Increase in Flood-Damaged Cars

We’re all opportunists in some respect, but it takes a certain type of villainous conman to scam people into buying a flooded car. Unfortunately, after Hurricane Michael tore up Florida and east Alabama, thousands of car shoppers around the country are, unbeknownst to them, being pushed into flood-damaged vehicles. And the problem has grown into a full-blown epidemic as the 2018 market has seen a 47% year-over-year increase in flooded cars being sold (500,000).

At Jim Burke Nissan, we have three words for these crooks: Shame on you. Because we’re always on the consumer’s side, we want to educate you on the issue—and how to avoid buying a vehicle that’s been through the water-soaked wringer. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions our Birmingham Nissan dealership and service center receives about car flood damage.

Car Flood Damage FAQ

Is a flood-damaged car repairable?

Generally speaking, no, “car flood damage repair” isn’t really in the realm of possibility. Most car insurance companies write off a flood-damaged car because of the problems that can arise if “fixed.” Water-locked engines, short-circuiting wires, flooded transmissions—the issues can be pretty severe. Continue reading “Hurricane Michael Aftermath: Alabama Sees Increase in Flood-Damaged Cars”