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COVID-19 News


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.

Volvo Survey: Cars Are A Safe Haven During Pandemic
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are prioritizing safety and reliability more than ever in their products and services, according to a new study from Volvo Car USA and The Harris Po... More ›
Market Update: Coronavirus and Cars
Welcome to 2021 everyone! The auto industry wrapped up a tumultuous 2020 on a high note, with a strong fourth quarter. Car shoppers saw some fantastic year-end incentives and we hope you were able to... More ›
Tips on Cleaning Your Car During the Coronavirus Pandemic
As we head into the final weeks of the year, COVID-19 cases are again spiking across the nation as the “third wave” hits the U.S. It’s just as important now as it was in March and over the summer to t... More ›
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 "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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ›
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 “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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ›

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