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June 21, 2024

I truly hope all you Dads had a wonderful day last Sunday!  We have another newsletter just full of information for you today.  After four grueling reviews last week, I only have one for you this week, but Amy is bringing you two!

Even six months ago, I never thought I would see the day that used electric cars would sell for less than used gasoline vehicles, but we are here.  You can read all about it below.  Speaking of electric cars, so far this year, U.S. consumers have received one billion dollars upfront in payments from the federal government for purchasing electric vehicles.  Good use of taxpayer money, or no?  You be the judge!

In other stories, new cars continue to fall in price, I have the most stolen vehicles in America, details on the hot new 2025 Honda Civic, and if you have a Senior Citizen in your life, send them my Empowering Seniors video, hosted and narrated by your favorite Car Pro. Are you happy with your auto insurance?  If not, you are not alone.  Take a look at the J.D. Power survey on this subjectSalute to our friends at Hyundai Motor North America, they are helping to plant 300,000 more trees across North America.

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.   

In advice today, if you are taking a driving vacation this summer, for the safety of you and your family, please go through my checklist to make sure your vehicle is ready to hit the road.  In reviews, after the 500-horse Mustang Dark Horse, I have the 2024 Volvo V90 Cross Country station wagon, but I liked it!  Our Amy Plemons gives you a full review of the 2024 Genesis G70 3.3T sedan and the 2024 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited.

We have another True Story from a Former Car Dealer below. This is a series of 40 stories written by me. Today,  #25 is titled: Auctions.  This is possibly my favorite story of my early days. I had just purchased my first dealership and was trying to stock my used car lot quickly by buying cars at auctions.  I remember it like it was yesterday, especially the day I bought a mobile x-ray equipped bus.  There are plenty of other funny stories in this one, my friends.

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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  Straight Talk And Honest Answers

mazda-cx-50credit-maxdaSummer Road Trip Checklist For Your Car 

Plus, the top three safety and driver assistance must-haves for road trippers in a new Mazda-sponsored survey.

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  U.S. Car Market  


KBB: New Car Prices Continue to Fall

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Used EVs Now Cheaper Than Gas Models  

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  U.S. Consumers Given $1B In EV Tax Credits YTD

vw-id4-charging-volta-amy (1)Consumers have saved more than $1 billion in upfront costs on their purchase of more than 150,000 clean vehicles since January 1, 2024, according to a U.S. Department of the Treasury and IRS June press release.

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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.

 My Empowering Seniors Video


I was invited to join a group of other local celebrities, media folk, and sports figures a few years ago for an annual event called Empowering Seniors. I shared some advice for seniors on a number of automotive topics.

If you are a senior citizen, I hope you will take a moment and watch the video.  If you have senior parents, relatives, or friends that this may help, please pass the video on to them.  It could be very helpful, and it could be a life saver.

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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:


  • That’s a wrap: Ever wonder about wrapping your luggage in plastic before a flight? The TSA says it's not worth the $30. If they want to see inside your bag, they’ll cut through the plastic and won’t rewrap it. Get a TSA-approved luggage lock instead.
  • Stop paying for things you don’t use: It might sound counterintuitive, but with many streaming services, you can cancel immediately after subscribing (or let Rocket Money* do it for you!) and still enjoy the entire trial period. Just check their policy first. Perfect for when there’s one movie on your to-watch list.
  • Before you hit the road: Download directions so you can navigate if cell service cuts out. Open the Google Maps app and search for your destination’s name. On Android, swipe up. On iOS, swipe to the end of the options. Tap Download to save an offline map you can access at any time.
  • The ad-friendly skies: Fly United and you’ll soon see personalized ads in the app and on the back of your seat. Just one more way to make money off you. But since you get this free newsletter, here’s where you can opt out of the ads. You’re welcome.
  • 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.

  On The Road: Test Drives  


Want to step out of the SUV lane? Jerry  says the 2024 Volvo V90 Cross Country is a safe and luxurious alternative that looks and drives great.  

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One of our favorite luxury sport performance sedans gets some great updates for 2024.

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The 2024 Hyundai Sonata gets some fantastic updates, including a new available dual screen curved display.

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  Bumper to Bumper: Industry News


Refreshed 2025 Honda Civic Sedan Arrives 
The lineup includes the first Civic Hybrid in roughly a decade.
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Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles In America

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New York AG Busts Two Nissan Dealers

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2024 J.D. Power Auto Insurance Satisfaction Study

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Hyundai Will Help Plant 300,000 More Trees In North America

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  Weekly Recalls

  True Stories From A Former Car Dealer  

auction-true-stories-shutterstock-578570983-1-1404x1112A 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 things that happened, both good and bad, when I bought my first car dealership at 29 years of age and needed a bunch of used cars quickly.  As I say on the radio, you can make serious mistakes at auctions, and as you’ll read, I did.  Many of my purchases turned out well, including a mobile x-ray bus.

True Stories From a Former Car Dealer #25 →

  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.   

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  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!

july-20-winnerWe 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


Maybe you can figure out what went wrong here.  In this just over 30-second video, a Jeep tries to go up a snowy hill and doesn’t make it.  OK, no big deal.  Seconds later, not one, not two, but THREE Jeeps are wrecked, and people almost got run over.  Bad driver?  Medical emergency?  Vehicle malfunction? You be the judge!


When something goes really, really, wrong people might call it a "trainwreck".

This video is full of REAL trainwrecks along with some idiot car & truck drivers.

  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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