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June 14, 2024

Dear CarPro Family

HAPPY Father’s Day to all you Dads in Car Pro land!  I hope you have a wonderful day Sunday and get all the attention and love you deserve.  Enjoy our special tribute to you below.  As a Dad who lost his only child, I reflect on fond memories on Father’s Day with my son for the 30 years we celebrated together.

It is a car review extravaganza for you today!  Count them, FOUR very different car reviews await you.  I had the hot and rare 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse with a 5-liter V8 and a six-speed manual.  Also, an SUV I fell in love with, the 2025 Mazda CX-70 plug-in hybrid 5-passenger SUV.  I also had the 2024 Nissan Ariya all-electric SUV, and finish off with the redesigned 2024 Ford Ranger XLT Crew Cab.  

We have a lot of other interesting info for you today, don’t miss any of it!  The Feds have relaxed the future fuel economy cars must achieve, likely due to the cool off in electric vehicle interest.  This is verified by a new AAA survey on consumer EV interest you’ll find below in a separate story, and it is not good news for Elon Musk.  Also below, I give you the news headlines from the past week regarding electrics.

If you are tall, I have a terrific list of 28 categories of SUVs that will fit you best!  Tires are more likely to fail in summer than any other time of year, so protect yourself and your family by learning about tire safety!  Hats off to our friends at Jeep. They were once again named the most patriotic brand in America.  Plus, a story that warmed my heart about a dog that traveled 4 miles to tell his family that his Dad had been in a car accident and alerted them to call for help.  Give that puppy a treat!

Don’t miss Kim Komando’s very useful Tips of the Week. She had a lot of really great ones this week, and as always, I encourage you to subscribe to her terrific and very useful newsletter that you’ll get seven days a week.  Last Saturday, I talked about the good memories I had as a kid looking at the JC Whitney catalogGood news, they are back and I have the info for you below!  

In advice today, as promised last week, I have advice on dealing with an insurance adjuster.  This is critical right now if your car is totaled or stolen and not recovered.  This article from my FAQ page has made listeners thousands of dollars since I wrote it.    

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. #24 is titled: Dick.  This is the story of a salesperson in my younger days named Dick Ryan. It was my first position as a manager, and Dick taught me a lot about the car business, and about life.

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 Car Pro 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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  Happy Father's Day To All The Dads!


Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! I hope you enjoy your day this Sunday.  As I say on the radio show every year, anybody can be a father, but it takes a special man to be a dad.    Here is a poem, just for you Dads:


Click here for a history of Father's Day, plus a video →

  Straight Talk And Honest Answers


CarPro Advice: Dealing With An Insurance Adjustor

As promised in last week’s newsletter, this week I tell you how to deal with an insurance adjuster.  Of all the articles I have written for my FAQ page, the one about diminished value, and this one have made my listeners the most money.  It is crucial right now due to the sky-high used car values.  Insurance companies are not up to speed on this by any stretch.

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  Hot Topic: Electric Vehicles


In The News: Headlines On Electric Cars

A few weeks ago, I offered you an article titled:  The Electric Car Bubble Bursting: Headlines From The News  talking about the shift in sentiment away from EVs. This week, I bring you more recent headlines along those same lines: 

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AAA:  Consumer EV Interest Declines

In its latest study, AAA says the number of people who say they are "likely" or "very likely" to buy an electric vehicle is down 23% over last year. 

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  Tire Safety Tips For Summer Road Trips

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   Enter To Win This 'Vette And Help Veterans!

unnamedIt’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.

 Why I Love Dogs! Pup Travels 4 Miles For Help!

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 Did You Ever Get A JC Whitney Catalog? It's Back!

jc-whitney-magazine-2-1Big news for JC Whitney catalog fans like myself!  It's making a comeback as a 100+ page print and digital magazine!   A new issue of the JC Whitney Magazine + Catalog will be released every quarter. In fact the spring issue is out now.  Click below to find out more info about the paid subscription.

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   Kim Komando's Useful Tips Of The Week 

Besides the Car Pro Show and our weekly newsletter, my other favorite radio show and newsletter is Kim Komando’s.  We are on many of the same radio stations across America.  She does for her listeners and newsletter subscribers exactly what I endeavor to do:  Give you useful information to keep you up to date on the latest in cars, only she does it with technology and there is nobody who does it better.  Not sure how she puts out a top-notch newsletter seven days a week, but she does.

I reached out to her and asked if it would be OK to share information with you once a week with a tech tip, and she agreed.  I read her daily newsletter from top to bottom, and when I see info I think you could use, I will put it here to try to make life just a little better for you.

Here are some various tips I picked up from Kim’s newsletter this week I hope you find as useful as I did:


  • Add to cart: If you’re buying something online, try my go-to trick to save money. Add it to your cart, start the checkout process (including putting in your email address), then close the site. Give it a day or two, and you’ll probably get a coupon sent to your inbox.
  • Hi, you: Old voicemails can be particularly nostalgic when you’re missing someone. Make sure you save yours the right way. I did this with old messages from Mom.
  • Save AM radio: Automakers want to get rid of AM radio in cars. That’s a huge mistake. Here’s how you can help save it.
  • Cash in ASAP: Deadlines for these class-action lawsuits are coming up fast. See if you’re eligible, and get the money you’re owed.
  • Save some cash: If you’re trying to get a handle on all your streaming services and other subscriptions, use Rocket Money.* It helped me save $532 a year by canceling services I wasn’t using and had forgotten about. So smart!
  • Is it spam? Reader Ron S. in Gilbert, Arizona, dropped me a note with a reminder about a super-helpful site if you’re worried a link is suspicious. Google analyzes billions of URLs every day and adds spammy ones to a list. Paste a link in here to see if it’s been flagged. 

  On The Road: Test Drives  


  Bumper to Bumper: Industry News


Coming Soon: 2025 Toyota Crown Signia
Toyota's new hybrid-only SUV arrives this summer.
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Jeep Is Once Again America's Most Patriotic Brand

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NHTSA Issues New Fuel Economy Standards

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The Best SUVs For Tall People
iSeeCars ranks the Ford Bronco first among midsize SUVs.

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  Weekly Recalls

  True Stories From A Former Car Dealer  

dickA 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 about a gentleman I hired right after I got my first job as a manager in a dealership.  Dick was a friend and mentor and was someone I had a lot of admiration for.  Through the years, literally thousands of salespeople worked for me,  but probably none influenced me as much as Dick Ryan.

True Stories From a Former Car Dealer #24 →

  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.

  Classic Car Contest: Win An AutoHeatShield!

winner-june-14-canvaproWe have had a lot of fun with our classic car contest on the Car Pro Show Facebook page. Kevin posts the photo of a classic vehicle every Saturday morning, and we invite people to guess the year, make, and model.  The prize: An Auto HeatShield! Official rules 

CarPro listeners receive a 10% AutoHeatShield discount with the code "CarPro10". 

Visit AutoHeatShield here →

   Videos of the Week

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I’ve brought you a lot of police chases through the years, but for me, this is the scariest yet for the police officer.  In this 3-minute video, the Forest Park, Georgia police were looking for a murder suspect.  An officer spots the man and the chase was on, at extreme speeds going the wrong direction on a highway.  The chase ends in a fiery crash, but the suspect lived and was arrested.  I did not actually hear any foul language, but the closed captioning picked a word up, so I wanted to warn you.


Today's cell phones have come a long way since the 1st one. In April 50 years ago the inventor of the hand-held cell phone, Marty Cooper of Motorola, made the first cell phone call from a street in NYC to his chief competitor at Bell Labs. (It was very brief). 

He used the 2.5 lb. "brick" that went on sale to the public for $3,995 dollars. You can watch that call here. Still think iPhones are too pricey?

  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 Car Pro 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 Car Pro 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 Car Pro Radio Network:

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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