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SPECIAL COVERAGE: COVID-19

It is an unprecedented time for the world, our country and the automotive industry. Both manufacturers and car dealers are doing all they can to weather the coronavirus pandemic, as well as in some cases help in the fight against COVID-19 by helping to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for first responders. Manufacturers are also offering car buyers payment relief and for those who may be in need of a new vehicle at this time, there are great incentives to buy. Dealers meanwhile are doing what they can to remain accessible via online sales and home delivery so they, too, can keep their employees and consumers safe. You can find all of our continuously updated Coronavirus coverage, including how to keep your car germ-free, here.

Keeping
Keeping Your Car Germ-Free During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Steps you can take to keep your vehicle clean and prevent illness from germs that can hide out on various surfaces inside and outside of your vehicle.

While the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is... More ›
Navigating
Navigating The Road Ahead During the COVID-19 Crisis: Your Car Questions Answered
If you’re like us, you’ll never again take for granted the freedom to get in your car and head to your local grocery store to pick up a few things. The ability to do so is just one way transportation ... More ›
New
New "Ford Promise" Program Allows Eligible Buyers To Return Vehicle Due to Job Loss
A lot of people are worried about their financial future right now in the uncertain times forced upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic that refuses to loosen its grip. That can make the proposition of buyi... More ›
The
The Car Pro Guide To Buying Your Car Online
Imagine picking out your new or used vehicle from the comfort of your living room, having it delivered to you for a test drive, getting your trade-in evaluated, then completing all the paperwork onli... More ›
Dealers
Dealers Warn Buyers: New Vehicle Supply Is Vanishing
I’ve been talking about this for weeks on the Car Pro Show, but it’s always nice to get affirmation from others. I also warned about inventory shortages in a May post you can read here. At the time I ... More ›
Honda
Honda Produces Face Shields For Health Care Workers
I have to admit, if I needed a face shield, I’d probably want Honda to make it. As part of its response to help protect frontline healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Honda is produ... More ›
Ford
Ford Tests Coronavirus Technology In Police Vehicles
So how do you kill the Coronavirus in a vehicle? Ford’s idea is to “bake” it. The automaker says its designed new sanitization software to pilot with its Police Interceptor Utility to help protect la... More ›
Hertz
Hertz Files For Bankruptcy Citing COVID-19 Pandemic
We brought you the story last week about Hertz selling off its special edition Corvettes, so it makes a little more sense now. The rumor of Hertz filing bankruptcy has been swirling for weeks due to t... More ›
AAA
AAA Is Not Forecasting Memorial Weekend Travel For First Time In 20 Years
So just how different is Memorial Day weekend this year? So different, that for the first time in 20 years, the American Automobile Association isn’t issuing its holiday weekend travel forecast. Not a... More ›
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76 Percent of Americans Miss Driving, Survey Finds
If you miss driving your car due to the COVID-19 pandemic which is keeping many of us at home, you’re not alone. Seventy-six percent of Americans miss being behind the wheel according to a new survey ... More ›
Kia
Kia “Telluriders” Deliver Medical Supplies
Kia is among the automakers supporting health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by donating and delivering critical medical equipment to workers on the front lines. They’re doing so with the h... More ›
Moving
Moving Words From Saturday’s Show: Looking Forward
On last Saturday’s Dallas-Fort Worth Car Pro Show, I asked a dear friend, Doug Dunbar, to come on the air with us. Doug is the 5, 6, and 10 PM anchor at CBS 11 TV in our market.

I had seen h... More ›
Barrett-Jackson
Barrett-Jackson Cancels 5th Annual Northeast Auction
The list of public automotive events cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic keeps growing. Barrett-Jackson’s 5th Annual Northeast Auction, scheduled for June 24-27, 2020, at Mohegan Sun in Co... More ›
Porsche
Porsche Offers Free Warranty Extension Due To COVID
If you have a Porsche with a warranty that expires before May 31st, you’re in luck. Porsche is joining a list of automakers that are extending warranties during COVID-19.

The offer applies to ... More ›
Fiat
Fiat Chrysler Dealers Embrace Online Sales
As Car Pro Show host Jerry Reynolds has discussed on the Car Pro Show over the past few weeks, COVID-19 is changing the way people are buying vehicles. With the pandemic forcing the temporary closure ... More ›
GM
GM Suspends Cash Dividends To Preserve Cash
Right now, it looks like General Motors along with Ford and Fiat Chrysler are targeting mid-May for reopening U.S. plants and restarting production. They will have safety protocols in place to protect... More ›
With
With Less Traffic, More Drivers Are Speeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic
So now it’s come to this. A warning not to speed during the COVID-19. With fewer cars on the road, apparently a lot of people are doing it. The Governors Highway Safety Association says state highway ... More ›
Special
Special Message From The Car Pro, Jerry Reynolds
As America starts to reopen for business, there are some things I think you should know if you are going to need, or if you want, a new vehicle anytime this year. I know many won’t think this is a go... More ›
Mazda
Mazda Honors Healthcare Workers With Free Oil Changes
Well BRAVO for our friends at Mazda North America and Mazda retailers! WELL DONE ladies and gentlemen!

Mazda North American Operations is honoring health care workers by providing free standard... More ›
Fiat
Fiat Chrysler Brings You Music Mondays
If you’re like us, a little live music makes everything better. So we think Fiat Chrysler’s new #MusicMonday live performance series is pretty cool. The live music performance series kicked off this w... More ›

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