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May 31, 2024

Dear CarPro Family,

Welcome to a slightly abbreviated edition of our newsletter.  We’ve put out a lot of content in the past six weeks or so, many special reports to try to help our subscribers, and frankly, the staff was tired.  So, instead of working on a newsletter over this past Memorial Day weekend, we enjoyed a few days of rest.  We’ll be back next week with all the regular features you are used to.

Still, there is a good amount of info today for you like the breaking news that Ford has told its Dealers to hit the brakes on electric vehicle plans after a series of meetings with Dealers across the country.  Nobody knows what is next, but I share some thoughts on this belowAfter a string of successes, the UAW suffered a defeat in Alabama as it tried to organize a Mercedes plant there.  Shocker alert:  J.D. Power did a study and found electric car consideration is dropping.  We even have our video of the week for you!

Also below, I hope you’ll share the information with any young folks you may know.  The 100 Deadly Days of Summer starts now, a time when young drivers are at risk of dying in car accidents and the numbers are staggering.  I also give you my teen driver contract that I’ve talked about for yearsMost schools are out for the summer, so I give you tips on watching out for kiddos.

If you missed my interview last Saturday with David Mills, the father of Kailee Mills who died when she undid her seatbelt for a split second, please take a moment and listen to the words of a father who lost a childThen share it with any young people in your family or in your circle of friends.

In reviews this week, I have two very different vehicles that were built in very different parts of the world, one in China and one in Italy.  I have the stunning all-new 2024 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label SUV and it’s a beauty.  I also had the 2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, a hot and fast sedan with 505 horses under the hood. Our Amy Plemons has for you the all-new 2024 Toyota Tacoma Limited i-FORCE MAX hybrid.

In advice today, I wrote about whether or not you should trade your car in or sell it yourself and the pros and cons of each.

We have another True Story from a Former Car Dealer below.  This is a series of 40 stories written by me.  Some are really funny, some are incredibly sad.  I really peel back the curtain on my career highs and lows in the car business, and also share a lot of personal information.  I hope you’ll take a minute and read these each week, I truly believe you’ll enjoy them. #22 is titled:  Golf.  As you’ll read, I really hate golf, and I hated it even more after it cost me a LOT of money!

Plus, lots of other information you will enjoy, including our videos of the week we talk about on the air all the time!  If you have never been to our FAQ page, take a minute and peruse the categories, something there will interest you for sure.

You’ll find the following stories and more info as you scroll down the newsletter: 


We so appreciate all of you who take this newsletter and listen to the show every week.  We know that without you, there is no CarPro Radio Show.  So always let us know when we can help you. If you have not been there lately, take a look at our website,, it changes all the time!

Have a terrific week.  See you on the radio!

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  Straight Talk and Honest Answers

Kmpzzz-shutterstock-key-fob-car-salesTrading In Your Car Vs. Selling It Yourself

The pros and cons of trading in your vehicle vs selling it yourself, plus the best way to find your vehicle's used car value.

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   Ford to Dealers: Pause Your EV Plans 


In a memo to Ford dealers across America, Ford Motor Company sent a message to dealers last week to “pause their actions” when it comes to Model-e plans.  Model-e is the division of Ford that electric vehicles fall under.  A Ford dealer that is not  part of the Car Pro Show shared the memo with me, and in turn I'll share part of it with you, along with my thoughts.

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  My Interview With David Mills

Last weekend, I welcomed special guest David Mills on the show. David is the father of the late Kailee Mills, who died in a car crash in the fall of 2017 when she undid her seat belt for a split second.  She was only 16 years old. Her parents David and Wendy started the Kailee Mills Foundation, a nonprofit that's doing AMAZING work to spread the message that seat belts save lives. I spoke to David about the tragic loss of his daughter and the mission of the foundation.


  100 Deadliest Days For Teen Drivers 

teen-drivers-nhtsa-imagesWe are officially into the most dangerous time of the year for teen drivers. It's what's known as the "100 Deadliest Days", a time period that spans from Memorial Day to Labor Day when the American Automobile Association says there is an increase in deadly crashes involving teen drivers.  Parents, talk to your teens about safe driving habits, and also have them sign a teen driver contract. I share one with you below:

   Enter To Win This 'Vette And Help Veterans!

unnamed It’s not very often you get a chance to help someone and win something special in the process. The | Vehicle For Good “Corvette For Vets” sweepstakes is just such an event, and it is on right now!  Roll Call of North Texas and Veterans Freedom Retreat will directly benefit every time you enter! And every $10 entry gets you a chance to win a 2024 Corvette Stingray 3LT Z51 –and you know it’s RED! You’ll also get $10,000 in cash! Enter as many times as you like before July 5th! You will be helping our veterans find healing and community in the process!


DISCLAIMER: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Sweepstakes ends July 5th, 2024. Open to legal residents of the United States, EXCLUDING THE STATE OF NEW YORK OR WHERE PROHIBITED. Must be 18 years of age at the time of entry. See the official rules for more.

  On The Road: Test Drives  



The 2024 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label is a truly luxurious SUV filled with amazing technology. 

Read Review →



If you love performance, the sporty 2024 Giulia Quadrifoglio and its 505-ponies will not disappoint.

Read Review →



The new Tacoma's i-FORCE MAX hybrid system is the powerful powertrain ever offered on the Tacoma.

Read Review →

  Bumper to Bumper: Industry Newse

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Alabama Mercedes Workers Vote No On UAW  
The United Auto Workers is now seeking a new election.
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J.D. Powers Study: EV Consideration Drops

Read More →


Alleged Auto Theft Ring Busted In Michigan

Read More →


What To Do If You Are Pulled Over By Police 

Read More →


CAUTION: Children Are Out Of School

Read More →

  Weekly Recalls

  True Stories From A Former Car Dealer  

Win-a-Car-Golf-3-1-e1529338329787A few years ago, I started writing a series of True Stories From A Former Car Dealer.  Over 40 weeks, I wrote about experiences I had from my days as a dealership owner.  Some will make you laugh, others will make you cry.  The reaction was beyond my wildest expectations.

For our new subscribers, and for those of you who may have missed one or perhaps simply forgotten the details, we’ll bring these to you in the order they were written.

In this episode, I tell you how much I hate golf.  Yes, it’s true.  I’ve sucked at it my whole life and I’m sure if I tried to play today, I’d still suck.  I sponsored a lot of hole-in-one contests when I owned dealerships and people loved them, but it got expensive to buy the insurance, so I quit buying it.  Any guesses what happened after that? 

True Stories From a Former Car Dealer #22→

  Miss the Show? Catch Our Podcast!

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Catch all three hours of the CarPro Show national podcast!  You'll find them posted Saturday afternoon following the show. 

Click here for the WBAP DFW podcast →

  Factory Incentives


Check out our vehicle incentives and lease specials page for information on understanding incentives, plus links to every major manufacturer's incentive page for the latest offers by zip code.

Incentives By Automaker → 

  Sell Your Car Through GiveMeTheVin!

givemethevinlogoAs I say on the air, a car is only worth what someone is willing to write a check for, and KBB doesn't write checks. I have set up an affiliation with an online car buying service called Give that DOES write checks - and you'll get a firm offer in under two minutes.

The process is simple:  Put your vehicle info in a That alerts them you are a listener of mine.

Visit GiveMeTheVin→


  Exclusive Approved Products & Services

CarPro Radio Show host Jerry Reynolds can count the number of products he's endorsed on one hand. He's had many opportunities, but after much due diligence, he usually ends up saying no. 

Jerry won’t recommend a product or service unless he's tried it himself and feels good about recommending it.   

Here are the companies Jerry endorses and personally uses: jerry-approved-canvapro-march-31

FAQ: Research Your Questions Before You Shop

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Our FAQ page offers answers to questions CarPro Show host Jerry Reynolds is asked most frequently.   

Visit our FAQ Page →

  Searching for a New or Used Vehicle?

If you are searching for a particular new or used vehicle, we can help you!  The best news is, if you use CarPro to search, when you find the car of your dreams it will be at a CarPro approved dealership.Screen Shot 2023-07-13 at 9.41.44 AM

Best of all, it’s simple to use.  Choose new, used, or certified.  You can select the make and model, or find a price range you are looking at.  Choose the number of miles you are willing to travel and enter your zip code.

From there, you can look through all your matches, knowing you are shopping at a dealership I have handpicked that adheres to the high standards I require.

Start your search on the front page of If you don't find the car of your dreams, check back regularly.

    Videos of the Week


Nothing should surprise me anymore, but a 27-year-old woman in Florida takes a Honda Civic from a dealership for a test drive.  The only problem is she doesn’t bring it back.  The police spot the car, the chase is on reaching speeds of 90 miles per hour, and I can’t count how many innocent people’s cars got hit by her.  So, how does this minute and a half video end?  When she can’t go any further, she bails out of the passenger side and jumps off a bridge into a lake!  She was eventually arrested and faces a ton of charges, further proving crime doesn’t pay.


When you hear people compare muscle cars, there are two time periods at play: 1964-1970 & the 1970s. Fans love to argue about which cars were faster, so to settle that argument for the early group, here are the Top Ten fastest cars that ran the streets between 1964-1970.

  Subscribe to the Free DFW Newsletter


Live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and haven't subscribed to the DFW edition of the CarPro Radio Show Newsletter?

Just click here or on the left for a link to subscribe. You'll see it in your inbox every Friday morning. 

  CarPro Guide To Online Car Buying

Buying a vehicle online has never been easier.Our step-by-step guide will help you buy a car from the comfort of your living room, starting with selecting your CarPro Friend.

Guide to Buying A Car Online

On The Air 


You have 5 hours to call the show!  From 9AM- 2PM Central, 7AM-Noon Pacific, and 10 AM to 3 PM Eastern, the phone numbers are:

DFW Show: 9 AM to 11 AM Central,  1 (800) 288-9227
National Show: 11 AM to 2 PM Central,  1 (800) 926-7777 

Add the numbers to your cell phone; you never know when you are going to need straight talk and honest answers about everything automotive.

So, what is the CarPro Radio Show?

Confused about the car buying process? Worried you won’t get a fair deal? Wondering about which vehicle is best for you? Then tune in to the CarPro Radio Show every week where Jerry Reynolds and Kevin McCarthy will guide you through the car-buying process with confidence. 

No matter where you listen to the show or which station you listen to, you have five hours to call in and ask your questions. We take calls every Saturday from 9 AM-2 PM Central time, 7 AM to Noon Pacific. The phone number is different the first two hours, then changes, so keep that in mind.  

We would love to help you in any way possible!  Keep in mind, we don’t take mechanical questions, but everything else is great!

 On the Air 

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The CarPro Radio Show is heard every weekend all over the United States, and every weekend we deliver straight talk and honest answers about everything automotive. We would greatly appreciate it if you would take a moment and tell a friend about the show.


We've recently welcomed some new markets to the CarPro Radio Network:

Other additions to the CarPro Show family in 2023:

  • B103 WOWS Indy,  Indianapolis: Sundays from 7PM-10PM ET (replay)

  • KFIR 720 AM , Albany, Oregon: Sundays from 4PM -7PM PT (replay) 
  • News Talk 98.9 The Word, Greenville, South Carolina region: Saturdays 12PM-1PM (live), Saturdays 3PM -6PM (replay), and Sundays 11AM -4PM (replay)
  • WQXL AM/FM 1470 AM and 100.7 FM , Columbia, South Carolina: Saturdays from 12PM-1PM ET
  • News/Talk 103.7 FM WEEO, Hagerstown, Maryland: 12PM -3PM ET Saturdays WEEO covers parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the Washington D.C. area.   
  • Talk 1370, Austin: Saturdays from 11AM -1PM CT

Most of our listeners tell us that they never thought they would look forward to a show about cars.  You may have friends or relatives who feel the same way in the cities below, please make them aware.

WBAP 93.3Here are the DFW markets the show airs in, times, and stations, and don't forget you can now listen to WBAP on the FM dial at 93.3 FM!

  • Dallas, TX:  WBAP 820 AM/93.3 FM/99.5 HD 2, Saturday 9am to 11am Central
  • Dallas, TX:  KRLD 1080 AM, Saturday 2pm to 4pm Central (replay)
  • Granbury, TX:  KPIR 1420 AM, Saturday 11am to 2pm Central 
WBAP DFW Podcast Here →
FOR ALL OTHER MARKETS, CLICK HERE→ radio-schedule-button

 Closing Message From Jerry Reynolds

Thank you for reading this edition of the CarPro Weekly, recommending it to your friends and family, and for listening to the CarPro Radio Show. 

We hope you found it to be informative and entertaining. Remember we're always here for you at

Until next week, stay safe, don't drink and drive, remember our Troops and public safety officers, and may God Bless.

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